The Holocaust is one of the most memorable moments of our time and juxtaposes into the mist of this tragedy was Oskar Schindler. A hero is considered to be someone who in the face of danger puts themselves before others, and that is exactly what Schindler did. Many thought him to be a horrible man, but he saved thousands of Jews in the time of despair. Schindler’s lying, cheating, and bribing gave many people hope (Roberts 95). Oskar Schindler proves to be one of the most righteous humans through his early life, his life during the Holocaust, and his life after the Holocaust.
The Holocaust; probably one of the most brutal and horrifying genocides in the history of politics. It was the dark secret of Germany during World War II, As a result, the defeat of the Nazi’s sparked a huge newcomming, and with it, the formation of the United Nations. But that is not the main concern here. The events and documents that we have found about the Holocaust still horrify us today. Documentations such as the book Night by Elie Wiesel and the story of the White Rose show us how brutaly a person can treat one another, and the exents powerful people can go to in order to hold their power.
Throughout American history, the Civil War has been one of the most devastating and intriguing wars. May scholars and students of history have studied in depth this war, but it has been said that none have been able to portray it as accurately as Stephen Crane. Daniel Hoffman about Crane’s life wrote, “Crane 's life was brief; he was dead of tuberculosis before his thirtieth birthday. His career as an author lasted only from 1892 to 1900. Yet he wrote the greatest novel of the American Civil War, perhaps the best fictional study in English of fear The Red Badge of Courage” (Hoffman).
On the other hand, Billy gets away with keeping a diamond. It is worth considering the fact that Vonnegut finished Slaughterhouse-Five more than twenty years after the war was over so we should not forget the fact that Vonnegut always writes from the survivor’s point of view, many years away from the fury of the war and he has the accommodation to laugh, to satirize, ironies with war and all the laughter has to be a step away from madness of the war. As a result of making the death of Edgar Derby as the climax of the novel, Vonnegut doesn’t minimize the destruction of Dresden but he succeeded to reveal the injustices of the war by showing the fate of only one individual in the war. Vonnegut shifts the attention of readers through irony from the destruction of whole city and the death of ten thousands to the execution of an American soldier Edgar Derby for picking up a teapot out of ruins: Derby’s crime is so minuscule in comparison with the larger crime of destroying an undefended city that if death is the proper punishment for his actions, what punishment should be given to those responsible for burning Dresden? rightly asks Tom Hearron
Tim Snyder’s “Bloodlands” gives a detailed history of Europe during the reigns of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. In “Bloodlands” Snyder’s main point is to describe that although Hitler and Stalin had conflicting goals and viewpoints, their actions directly affected one another and resulted in one of the most horrific time periods in European history. Timothy Snyder is an American author and historian who specializes in the Holocaust and Central and Western Europe. After graduating high school, Snyder received his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his Doctorate from Oxford University; Snyder also has held fellowships Paris, Vienna, and Warsaw (Timothy Snyder, 2018). Due to his vast experience and education in Europe, specifically in Warsaw and in Vienna, Snyder probably had a large amount of exposure to the events he writes about in “Bloodlands.” There may have been more opportunity to hear from primary sources about the events that occurred and as a result, these experiences sparked his interests.
Alan Turing: The Amazing Code Breaker Alan Turing was one of the most influential people in WWII. He made a machine to break the German codes that gave the Allied Forces lots of needed military intelligence. Historians believe that his work at Bletchley Park helped cut the war by 2 years (Ferro 3). Alan Mathison Turing was born on June 23, 1912, in London, England. His father worked for the Indian Civil Service, so his parents would leave Alan and his brother in England when they would travel to India.
For example, he rallied America against Nazi Germany and Japan right after the Great Depression. He also established the U.S. Social Security System. Another point is that he was the longest serving president in U.S. history. You have to be a really good leader in order to be elected as president four times and serve 12 years (he died soon after he was elected for his fourth term). He reshaped the American presidency to look and act more like the caretaker of the people.
Franz Kafka is a famous Austrian writer known for his theme of alienation and feelings of inadequacy in his writing ("Franz Kafka." Encyclopedia). Although he received little recognition for his work during his lifetime, he is considered today as “one of the foremost European writers of the twentieth century” (“Franz Kafka." Europe). Kafka was born on the third of July in 1883 in Prague Austria-Hungary, both a time and place that impacted not only his writing but deeply his personal life as well ("Franz Kafka."
When Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on January 30, 1948, the world hailed him as one of the greatest spiritual leaders, not just of the century, but of all time. He was ranked not just with Thoreau, Tolstoy, and St. Francis, but with Buddha, Mohammed and even Jesus. “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth,” Albert Einstein wrote at the time. Gandhi’s legacy includes not just the brilliantly waged struggle against institutionalized racism in South Africa, the independence movement of India, and a ground4breaking path of interreligious dialogue, but also boasts the first widespread application of nonviolence as the most powerful tool for positive social change. Gandhi’s nonviolence was not
Chaucer was a pioneer because he was the first person to actually use english as a scholarly language (Minnis). Even the royal court of England spoke French. This is why his work was so important, without him the English monarchs would have faced a more difficult time proving that English was a mature language that could develop (Higl). In a time dominated by other language, English printers profited from Chaucer’s work. In 1532, Chaucer became the first English poet to have his collected works published.