“Why dwell upon the study of the Holocaust when history is loaded with other tragedies? Because the Holocaust was unique. This is not to say that other tragedies were less horrible, only that the Holocaust was different and should not be compared and trivialized,” the author noted (Tarnor Wacks 9). A mere 71 years ago a defining feature of world history took place, in concentration camps across Eastern and Western Europe. 6 million Jews were ripped out of their homes and ultimately murdered.
In Nothing to Envy written by Barbara Demick, the author describes North Korea as "a country that has fallen out of the developed world" (Demick 4). Through diction, Demick is attempting to demonstrate the notion that North Korea is surviving solely without interruption from the outside world. This is done by ruling the country by a totalitarian dictatorship, such as an absolute monarchy controlled by generations of the same family in pursuit of the same goal. In North Korea, each individual person is denied basic human rights in attempt to control the incoming knowledge about the world around them. They are taught to solemnly worship and abide by the rules of their supreme leader and are denied any uncontrolled access to electronics, such as movies, television, and internet.
Night describes Elie’s horrific years in the concentration camps such as Auschwitz and Buna. People assume that our modern day-society will never allow such genocides to occur. However, persecutions are still at large in Syria. Saudi Arabians and Iranis are fighting and killing each other, because they believe their religion is superior to the other. Many countries are still controlled by strict dictators and their corrupt government.
Censorship is when people put suppression on part of books, news, and other information. People censor other people because some martial is considered objectionable or harmful. Some information that can be blocked is the news, websites, and even the internet. In fact, censorship continues all around the universe. Furthermore, censorship occured in the past and continues in the 21st century.
In several ways the novella Anthem can be compared to the modern day communist dictatorship North Korea. Although they are similar in some places they are completely different in other ways. Ways they are able to be compared and contrasted are the forms of government, the state and mentality of the citizens, and development or progress as a civilization. Although it is often said that anywhere can be better than a certain place, such as people saying that school is the worst place that exists for a relatable example, there are various different factors that play into the overall condition of something that it can be extremely difficult to tell. To finish the previous thought, school can be hated because people are put up to endure hours upon
One of the most significant arguments that historians make in regards to the uniqueness of the Holocaust, is that it was an event that was ‘unlike’ any other event or genocide in history. The fact that it was unlike any other event, seems to allude to the belief that it cannot be compared to any other event like it. Consequently, it could be said that because of the belief that the Holocaust is ‘incomparable’ and ‘unlike’ any other event in history, there is a strong case for historians who subscribe to the theory that it is inherently unique. In saying this, however, it should be pointed out that, before one agrees to the theory of the Holocausts uniqueness, they should first ask themselves what makes the Holocaust unlike or incomparable to other events in history, and furthermore, how do these differences equate to its uniqueness? Similarly, before one begins their research in the hopes of discovering whether or not the Holocaust was indeed unique, it is also important to remember that historians claiming its uniqueness are not (in most cases) implying that those who
Kim Jong Un’s Political Track Record There is no much change since Kim Jong Un came into power. North Korea does not experience radical change. “Military first” policy is still put into power. Economic policy is centered to carry military’s interests and fulfilled the interest of the single party.
Trevon Shorts Shorts 1 Ms. Gallagher College Writing 18 November 2016 How did each ruler of the Kim Dynasty come to power? North Korea has been under a dictatorship where even the most beloved soldier can be executed. North Korea is in an systematic tyranny.
Our society has gone through many life changing events all throughout the course of history. Many of these events are the type that affects not one or two individuals, but thousands and even millions, like the unspeakable terror attacks of September eleven. The Holocaust is one these occurrences that affected the entire world. What is the Holocaust? Why do we teach it to our children in school?
To the people, politicians, and allies of America, our world knows the impact of war. Our world knows what can come out of arguments in the political universe. Our world knows what it is like to suffer the aftermath of catastrophy. Our world, with all of us together, knows when a threat is imminent. Every continent can feel the cold shiver of fear, and worry, through the tug of war between the United States and our opposing North Korea.