The majority of this article is emotion appeals. The author draws the conclusion that the way the Republican leaders in the United States are responding to this refugee situation is a way of repeating history. The number inferences made between the current situation and the Holocaust pull at the audience’s emotions. The Holocaust is such an powerful part of history with extreme hate and tragedy that at the mere mention of the word “Holocaust” emotions are being affected. The author furthers this tug at emotions by mentioning the story of St. Louis, reminding the us that United States has turned away people in need before and forced them into a death by ignoring their need for help.
Ellie Wiesel said during his Nobel Prize speech that silence is nothing but trouble. There is a lot of things in this speech relevant to today. The German Nazi’s were after the Jewish and today terrorists (Isis) after Christians. We need to speak up and not be silent. If people would speak up more often we’d find a way to stop terrorists.
This book was very insightful into the lives of the people involved in the Holocaust. It showed that no matter how confident a person is about who they are, life is unpredictable, and people change. The Holocaust put many lives at risk while bringing others to an end. This piece was very effective in showing what the Holocaust was like, and what it took to survive. Elie Weisel, the writer of this book, gave the reader a personal account of his experiences as a Sightet Jew in the Holocaust.
During the Great Depression America had instigated many new regulations on immigration. When World War 2 happened it help get the U.S. out of the depression but the new immigration laws stayed in tack. With the increase of Jewish immigrants more regulations where implemented to keep them out. In a State Department memo it said, “We could do this [stop immigrants] by simply advising our consuls, to put every obstacle in the way and to require additional evidence and to resort to various
There is a saying: “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” As long as there are people in the world with the intention to do harm, or crime, (which unfortunately is a great percent of mankind), there will be abuse and corruption. The Criminal Justice System was implemented to protect against such acts against citizens of the United States. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The implementation of the U.S. Patriot Act in 2001 is an example of such massive abuse of power that has ultimately led to countless unjust arrests, unjust government surveillance on citizens, and most importantly it has stripped U.S. citizens of their civil liberties.
The prisoners in the Holocaust were tormented and treated so cruelly, and the acts so inhumane, that bystanders had to resist, help, and fight back against the Nazis even if the consequences were death. The people that resisted weren 't just in the camps (Meir Berliner), but also outside the camps (Sophie Scholl), and people even hid Jews in their homes in Poland (Zegota). Sophie Scholl, who was an anti-nazi, helped to spread the information about the Holocaust . Scholl and her group made leaflets and passed them around secretly to encourage the people to resist passively against Nazis. “...the leaflet warned [the citizens] that Hitler was leading Germany into the abyss...” (Sophie Scholl Paragraph 12).
In Voices of the Holocaust, it is shown that the Nazi party and German people’s anti-semitism and persecution allowed the horrors of the Holocaust to occur. Prior to the massive deportations to concentration camps, the predominant hatred for the Jewish people is evident and thus allowed the Holocaust to occur undisturbed. Depicted
The Holocaust and World War II changed the way we should look at people with different religions, because what happened to the Jews shouldn 't happen to anybody on the earth. Back in January 1933 Adolf Hitler persuaded that he could change the everything, so the people of Germany united an army which is called the Nazi. When Hitler made the Nazi army it was double the size of the army, before Hitler was in control of the army. Then the army started to take valuable, and privileges from the jews. Soon after the army started to capture the innocent jews.
Images of Muslims are constantly recycling in American culture, whether accurate or neutral, images of Muslims presented in mainstream media and cultural forms are usually tied to terrorism. Although they existed before, stereotypes have emerged since 9/11. The reaction to them has increased, they are seen in movies, news media, political debates, and it distorts the way every Muslim is now seen. Peter Morey and Amina Yaqin in Framing Muslims: Stereotyping and representation after 9/11, suggest that Muslims tend to always appear as a problematic presence whenever they are represented.Stereotyping fixes certain characteristics, Muslims are now stigmatized as a threatening to society. Agreeing with what Morey and Yaqin have to say, Mohammed Saleem and Michael Thomas studied the reporting of September 11th terrorist attacks in textbooks and found that Muslim Americans are misrepresented.
These consisted of: Jews, Gypsies, Poles, Slavs, Political Dissidents, People with mental disabilities, Jehovah 's Witnesses, Homosexuals, and any government personnel that went against the Hitler and his Nazis. Now it was tragic what happened to all these people, but for the subject’s sake this essay is only going to focus on the Jews. The Germans started off the persecution by boycotting the Jewish business. It slowly grew more serious as they began to ban Jews from public places (A Teacher’s Guide). As the Nazis progressed in the war, Hitler decide that the best option would be to kill off the Jewish population as a whole.
Hitler’s main focus was to “ethnically cleanse” Germany in an attempt to create the perfect race. Since he was able to create his own laws, he decided to create laws that gave Jews few rights, and, with the help of a man named Adolf Eichmann, eventually leading them to be placed in camps called concentration camps. The Holocaust went on for a long time before anyone found out what had been going on causing the effects to be tremendous. Adolf Hitler was appointed as Chancellor of Germany on January 30th, 1933. He created a party called the Nazi party and they later started World War II.
It showed that people will listen to people of authority even if it puts other people 's lives in danger. This shows how people react and behave to an authority figure and shows that the forming of the Nazi organization in world war two could have happened to any country. What happened to Germans by Adolf Hitler during that time is basically a large and extreme scale of what Milgram was doing to these test subjects during his experiment. Knowing that Americans were just as susceptible to becoming Nazi 's as much as Germans were, gives us all more of an understanding towards why everyone followed Hitler and helps us empathize with them instead of judging them. Most of the time deception is justified with the results that are made with the experiment.