November 9-10, 1938 was known as Kristallnacht or the Night of Broken Glass. Anti- Semitic Germans carried out this vicious attack targeting innocent people of Jewish faith. During this event, over 1000 synagogues were scorched and over 7500 Jewish run businesses were looted. The Jews were victims of the horrendous practice of scapegoating. As defined by dictionary.com, scapegoatism is “the act or practice of assigning blame or failure to another, as to deflect attention or responsibility away from oneself.” The German extremists blamed the Jews for the problems in their country such as hyperinflation caused by the German government printing an excess of money, not by Jewish bankers.
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.
A Heroic Satan (An Analysis of Satan’s Behavior and Heroic Elements in Milton’s, Paradise Lost) If Milton’s, Paradise Lost is an epic, then who is the epic hero? This is a question addressed by manys scholars throughout their engagement of study in this piece of literature. In all of life, it is most often taught that Satan is an evil figure, leading numerous beings astray from the path they should be taking. Religious priests and leaders preach of his terrible deeds and attempts to tempt humans throughout their lives. How then, could he possibly be considered a hero in this book if he is clearly mischievous and villainous in his evil doings?
The story presents themes of friendship and blindly following authority, which readers later discover affect the story’s plot. Although both tellings mainly take place in Auschwitz, small changes in the setting details greatly affect the ending of the novel and film. Finally, though people find it easy to fall in love with many of the characters, Mother’s transformation between the novel and film is most impressive. Even though the movie and book differ the story of The Boy In the Striped Pajamas is a wonderful fictional telling of a young boy’s life in World War II. “And that’s the end of the story about Bruno and his family.
The impact of the bomb was so strong that it left imprints of individuals, such as the lovers on the sides of buildings and homes. From a historical context, the recurring symbol of the lovers throughout the novel underlies the worry and fear of the Cold War. On a deeper level it foreshadows a hidden possibility of a greater force or danger to come. For example, on page 27 of chapter six we see the
Some governments have very extreme ideas. If they want their population to adhere to their ideology, altering information is a good method. In the documentary Love, Hate & Propaganda, it is shown that Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi party, made a movie about the jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. In this movie, he changed the reality: Jews were shown as dirty, living in very bad conditions. In the movie it is never said that the nazis forced them into these horrible living conditions; they say it’s their “natural state”.
What is left are the remains of the sites of these murders and the historical record. What is left also is the certainty that these extermination camps were a manifestation of absolute evil.” Schroder also uses pathos and emotional appeal to connect with his audience. He takes responsibility for the German population, but then states the beginning point to when the Jews were first free and he uses statistics to show that the Jewish community is a large part in Germany creating a sense of formality. He also states that this community is an irreplaceable part of their society and culture and it is a brilliant and painful part in history (Schroder). Schroder uses strong diction and word choice to encourage the audience feel empathy to those who have lost their lives or the Holocaust survivors.
During World War 2, the most evident traits of totalitarianism were the Nazi’s military terror that led to the Warsaw ghetto, Hitler’s persecution of the Jews that resulted in death camps like Auschwitz, and Stalin’s control of individuals that caused famine across millions. Hitler and the Nazis used military terror in World War 2 to force Jews into the Warsaw Ghetto, which resulted in starvation and death. Military terror was a tactic used by rulers to gain obedience through violence. Many times leaders have a special police force to protect the government's interests and scare the people into abiding by their rules. In Germany, Hitler used military terror to enforce his leadership with the help from the Nazi party.
Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.