The justification for their atrocious actions was that they were simply following orders from their superiors. Milgram wanted to find an answer to the question ”Could it be that Eichmann and his million accomplices in the Holocaust were just following orders? Could we call them accomplices?” (Milgram, 1974) Milgram’s experiment
Individuals make choices every day that affect history. During the Holocaust, the mass murder of Jews during Hitler’s reign, ordinary European citizens shaped history by allowing Jews to die. Their decisions were greatly influenced by their understanding of the universe of obligation, which sociologist Helen Fein defines as “The circle of individuals and groups ‘toward whom obligations are owed, to whom rules apply, and whose injuries call for [amends]’ (“We and They” 56). The majority of ordinary citizens chose to neglect Jews in order to protect themselves or their families. However, some brave individuals called upstanders chose to stand up to the Nazi regime by rescuing Jews and other victims of persecution.
He still tried and tried until it was finally published. This book shows how the Holocaust should be taught and not be forgotten, due to it being a prime example of human impureness. Humans learn off trial and error, how the Jewish population was affected, decrease in moral, and the unsettled tension are prime examples of such mistakes. The Jewish population was in jeopardy, therefore other races in the world are at risk of genocide as well and must take this event as a warning of what could happen. In the Auschwitz concentration camp, there was a room filled with shoes.
I led my men straight into a massacre, (Example 2, imagery and inference. The strong wording of this line allows one to infer that Washington is still plagued with guilt from his past mistakes, as well a providing imagery towards the brutality of what happened and how this still effects him. This line could also be considered hyperbole, as he did not purposefully lead anyone into a known massacre, but the event seemingly did turn into one— so it would not be accurate to classify it as a hyperbole.) I witnessed their deaths firsthand. (Example 3, imagery.
Jeremiah made an important prophesy that the land of Jerusalem will be under the army of Babylonian. However the authorities of the King’s court and Pashur who was the head cleric, strived to prove to the King Zedekiah so as to punish Jeremiah with a death sentence, since he was dispiriting the army as well as the public. The King however told that he will not act against them. As a result of this, Zedekiah’s army caught Jeremiah and
Conscience is the feeling inside one 's self that alerts them that something is wrong. This can sometimes be overpowered by stronger external forces such as a powerful authority figure, surrounding circumstances, or the belief that what they did was correct. Through, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Hannah Arendt argues that for the first time the world has encountered a different kind of criminal- - one that blindly followed orders from superiors and was made to believe the anti-Semitic ideology, although it could have been any ideology. Similarly, in her work, A Human Being Died That Night, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela claims that the actions of ordinary citizens could be influenced by surrounding practices and drive people
The first line of defense was that they sent their troops down to guard the wall. The second was the command to shoot anyone who was escaping on sight, which is why there were hundreds of casualties. The West Berliners desperately tried, again, to get the help of the U.S. The following quote is President John F. Kennedy’s response to the cries of help, “A wall is a hell of a lot better than a war.” When he realized that this aggravated the West Berliners, he made a speech near the wall and tried to comfort them by saying, “Ich bin ein Berliner!” which translates to “I am a Berliner!”... or so he thought. It actually translates to “I am a jelly donut!”, but JFK had no idea
There have been many cases in history of people justifying evil to further a greater cause, whether it be good or bad. It has been as extreme as Hitler’s genocide against Jewish people believing he was helping the German people. There have been some cases in recent history such as the NSA’s spying network and the government believes they are protecting its citizens by spying them. The justification of evil is also present in the story The Possibility of Evil. People can justify their evil by claiming to protect people from others evil.
These innocent Muslims from London went to their holy mosque just to be met by the man that would attempt to kill them solely because of their religion. An article called, “Teens are Often hated recruits” by Tamara Koehler and Tom Kisken, establish the idea that, “the most religiously motivated hate crimes are acts of vandalism, and personal attacks are directed against Muslims” (Koehler 2). The question is why Muslims suffer from so many hate crimes? Muslims are blamed for immigration crisis in many countries because it’s another group that the whites have to compete against and are considered a threat. Muslims are also to blame for bringing terrorism to America and have gained so much power that they put fear in the citizens of victimized countries (Moore 1).
He would show lovely posters for people to think that he is the best. Hitler would have a recruitment system very strict, soldiers that were trained to be ruthless and fiercely loyal. The SS could arrest people without warrant and search houses. Hitler later on built concentration camps, in these he would send people, he though was not perfect to his eyes: they would be either exterminated or would have to do hard labour. Hitler even had a secret called Gestapo; they could open your mails, tap telephones, arrest and torture people without going through courts.
(Add more stuff). After Germany’s loss in World War I, Adolf Hitler was appointed the chancellor of Germany. He blamed all the world’s problems on the Jews, and explained how they needed to be exterminated in his speech about International Jewry. During his speech, the crowd loved what he had to say, and they too believed that Jews were a menace to society. Hitler was able to persuade them that killing them would do the world a favor, which established an ethnic tension (Doc I).
This lesson was effective because it showed you what different people thought of the same event. In many people 's accounts it was biased, but others close to what we believe is the truth. An example of a biased depiction of the Massacre is Paul Revere 's engraving, which he actually copied from Henry Pelham. It depicts a line of British soldiers firing on unarmed colonists, and the British commander giving them an order to fire, while in real life the colonists were taunting the British and has weapons such as sticks, snowballs and small knives. Also, only one British soldier fired after a colonist hit him with a stick, which proves that while Revere 's engraving is famous, it is not even close to accurate.
Malcom X’s assassination is a perfect example of backstabbing. Malcom X was a civil rights leader for the nation of Islam. The assassination of Malcom x was justified because members of the nation of Islam saw Malcom as a threat after his departure and many thought Malcom X’s way of protest was dangerous and put many lives in danger. However Malcom was a man who fought for blacks to be the superior race “at any means necessary.” After Malcom was released from jail he went to the nation of Islam to work with their leader Muhammed. Malcom later became a minister for Temple No.7 and Temple No.11 in Boston.
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.
It is the Old Commandant and his vast skills and expertise that crafted the laws, established the colony, and assembled the machine to carry out his will by punishing those who opposed it (p.196). This is quite similar to how the omnipotent and omniscient God led the Israelites (through Moses) to their promised land, passed on his Commandments and laws to Moses and to other devout believers he deemed worthy throughout time, and struck down, often mercilessly in the Old Testament, those who were deemed wicked or opposed his will and laws. If the Old Commandant could be considered God in this situation, then the Officer is similar to believers who hold an extreme conviction and blind faith in God and his teachings, almost akin to higher ranking Church officials in the past. This comparison is confirmed by the intense reverence the Officer has for the Old Commandant and his ideology evidenced by the “glassy look” the Officer had whenever he recalled the deceased Commandant (p.196). The torture apparatus was used by the Old Commandant, and later the Officer, in order to enforce the laws he had created, employing macabre means to do so.