The unbelievable genocide during the Nazi’s regime has already happened; is the past that one could learn from. Realization and regret most likely appeared after an action had been done. Roger Forsgren composes the “Architecture of Evil”, which is the story of Albert Speer with the combination of the history of Nazi’s evil action. In his essay, it shows how Speer gain his authority during his era as a minister, during his days in the Nazi’s regime, there was no sign of realization of how bad his action was. The way Forsgren assume about his audience helps his essay in a way that it is easy to understand and has strong and detailed background information.
In Borowski’s This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentleman, the members of “Canada” are faced with the reality of trying to survive inside the most notorious Nazi death camp, Auschwitz II – Birkenau. In the camp, death, horror and fear were present at all times, but in order for the members of “Canada” to survive the atrocious conditions of the camp, it was necessary for them to not only conform, but to actively participate in the hateful and demoralizing hierarchal nature of the camp. With the death camp, the Nazis were at the top of the hierarchy, but the members of Canada created a hierarchy among the other prisoners in order to survive. Tadek and Henri, the most highlighted members of “Canada”, understood that hierarchy among the prisoners
Before the times of War World II Adolf Hitler rose power because of the dissatisfaction from the German community. His influence and power built up it began to spread to a national level; he decided it was necessary to exterminate all of the Jews. The Holocaust left quite the scar in the world's memories as an extremely barbaric event in history. There are not many pieces of work that can come close to illustrating the horror that occurred during this time; however, writers such as Eliezer Wiesel and Roberto Benigni have helped build a fairly clear picture of these dark times. With these works readers have the ability to face the facts and understandings of human nature around such an important time of mankind’s history.
2.1 million people in a year on average have to make an emergency department visit for assault. There are 16,000 homicides per year on average. Cruelty follows people in life, regardless of where they are or who they are. In the book, Night, Elie Wiesel tells the horrors of concentration camps from his point of view as a survivor. In the novel, In Cold Blood, Truman Capote shines a new light on the 1959 murder of the Herbert Clutter family in the small community of Holcomb, Kansas.
Analysis. In the discussion, the guest speaker mentions that the German army conquered and occupied countries leading to Russia. Without a choice, Endel Keller was drafted in the German army fighting against Russian troops. After World War 2, Joseph Stalin ordered the secret police to capture and imprison anyone who opposed war efforts such as Germans soldiers, politician, espionage individuals, etc. The guest speaker explained that people were imprisoned for long period and the secret police did not disclose information for the reasons of incarceration to the public.
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).
Through contrasting the lives of Elie Wiesel, and the fictional character of Giosue from Life is Beautiful, in the concentration camp, the evolution of the father-son relationship over time can be seen. Before the war had come to the forefront, both the lives of Wiesel and Giosue are similar in the basic sense. Their relationship with their father was, for the most part, one of reliance -- a bond similar to that of a teacher and a learner. Through the experiences documented in Night, Wiesel tells of how he saw his father as a leader, and as a protector. Wiesel remembers, “his [father 's] advice on public and even private matters was frequently sought” (4).
In “This Way to The Gas, Ladies and Gentleman” by Tadeusz Borowski was a poet and was detained because he was clinically depressed. In this essay I will discuss the importance of “human nature” in the Holocaust and why it contributed to the deaths of millions of Jewish people (among other minority group’s i.e. gay men, black people, disabled people). The question of human nature is irrelevant and inappropriate in discussions about the holocaust. Since it was those questions of human nature that - What makes a human? What is natural?
The husband of one of the Hoss children says that, “She was as much a victim as anybody else. She was just a child when this happened” (Harding 15). The Hoss children were all young when their father was a Nazi, and they were not given the full story. One of the children says that she always thought that her father was an excellent person, and he gave no indication of being capable of the horrible crimes he committed. Even after the war, their mother stayed silent about their father’s crimes, and would not tell the British army where he was.
Imagine you are nineteen years old and driving with your mother and you crash the car, killing your mother. When a young girl named Sage Singer accidently kills her mother while driving, she starts attending a grief support group intended to help her get though the death of her mother. Sage meets a friendly yet distant old man during the grief support group and they immediately connect. Soon the old man, named Josef Weber, starts of open up about his clandestine past as a Nazi officer at Auschwitz, and his horrible crimes against humanity, as well as his compunction for these crimes. In this journal I will be predicting, evaluating and questioning.
At the latest from summer 1941 onwards, the National Socialist leaders had only one aim: the murder of all Jews. Accordingly, the phases of forced labor that involved Jews differ from the general kind of forced labor.” Jews were forced in the first step to get to work and if they failed to do that to be exterminated. When in concentration camps many jews were forced to participate in experiments and torture. Many experiments were about Hypothermia, and testing diseases on innocent people, these people did not say it was okay to allow all of this to happen but because they were practically slaves, Nazis could do anything they wanted to these people.
While studying Nazi war criminals in the World War II, Hannah Arendt discovered that Eichmann, who was sentenced to death for devising egregious methods for massive Jews execution, was in fact a passive receptor of authoritative orders from the Nazi regime. She proclaimed the concept of “banality of evil”, noting that “There are no dangerous thoughts; thinking in itself is dangerous.” Such fickle and even potentially dangerous orientation of humanity is well demonstrated in An Essay on Man, where Alexander Pope illustrates the constantly errant and confused nature of human. Similarly, in Miguel Cervantes’s Don Quixote, the foolish protagonist Don Quixote shows how men may often fail to notice the absurdity and errors in certain actions. Here, exploration of the similarities and differences between two pieces and search for relevant contemporary examples may reveal how two works effectively characterize the faults and flaws that humans fail to learn from and constantly commit.
Needless to say, the work has caused much controversy, mainly due to the fact that it has been misread. Hannah Arendt’s ideas are difficult to grasp because she goes beyond the usual treatment of criminals accused of crimes against humanity, especially if they are former members of the Nazi party, and offers a completely different approach to the issue. Many people have claimed that the author expresses some very relevant philosophical points, but that the historical example she uses is simply not the right one for expressing these points. Most critics have shared the opinion that Arendt failed to recognise Eichmann’s true personality and that with claiming that the motives for his deeds were banal rather than monstrous, she failed to acknowledge
It explores the life of Oskar Schindler during the Holocaust, a Sudeten German businessman who supported the Nazi party, but rescued over a thousand Polish-Jewish refugees from the Holocaust by giving them jobs in his factories. The stereotypical ideals we associate with members of the Nazi party are challenged by the actions of Schindler and offer a contrasting perspective on the Holocaust when compared to The Pianist. Although,