Goodman was the nice kid, even though he was a bit strange, he wore some crazy bell bottoms and would love to say the word "ennui", also he was always willing to lend a hand to whoever needed it. Allan Wolf made the title of the book catch my attention along with summary, but the book is nothing to be like it sounds. I thought I would be trying to investigate out who actually killed Christopher, but
Although there are doubts about who was involved in Emmett Till’s death, the only perpetrators that were tried in court were Roy Bryant, and J.W Milam (Anderson). August 28, 1955 was the day Till was kidnapped and murdered (Emmett Till Biography). Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam went in Mose Wright`s house and demanded the Chicago nigger (Linder).Till was wake up out of his sleep to be dragged to the back of a pickup truck (Linder). He was shot in the right ear, beat with a 45.
Browning, Christopher R. Ordinary men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the final solution in Poland. London: Penguin Books, 2001. Christopher Browning’s book, Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland, studies the men of Reserve Police Battalion 101. These ordinary men, plucked from mundane daily jobs, remain responsible for the murder of approximately 80,000 Jews in occupied Poland. These men were not hardened SS officers, nor were they the well organized, inherently anti-Semitic men of the Einsatzgruppen.
The Holocaust is still a heavily reviewed subject and is debatably one of the worst if not the worst atrocity that has happened on this Planet up to date. To think that the Nazi’s were able to kill millions of people it has made us question what kind of people they were and if they were anything similar to us. It is hard to think of a perpetrator to be a normal human being. The Holocaust has made us question if the Nazi’s had any sense of moral sensibility when killing innocent and defenseless Jewish men and women. In the book Ordinary Men, Author Christopher Browning argues that these Nazi’s especially referring to the Reserve Police Battalion 101 were normal people who had instructions given by Hitler and their government to follow through with by devaluing all Jewish life.
During Kristallnacht (“The night of the broken glass”), 8,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, 30,000 Jews taken to concentration camps. Almost 2,000 through 2,500 deaths were caused by the terrible events of that horrible night. This tragedy was not only the SS and SA carrying out this persecution but it was met with involvement of many German citizens. German citizens aren’t as innocent as history makes them. Now there were some Germans who opposed to the Holocaust, that were afraid to speak out because Hitler was so powerful at the time.
The fact that he can make a non fictional informative story so intriguing and addicting is a large feat. It was effective in many aspects as well. To Be able to inform the reader of a dangerous and cruel being while making the book hard to put down makes this one of my favorite books of all time. I'd recommend this to a vast bracket of bookworms. Those absorbed in the world of science all the way to book junkies looking for an engrossing fix.
This book focuses on the Jews of Sighet because that is where the author Elie is from, the book entails the horrendous story of one jew and his father out of six million Jews. Cruelty is directly related to this book as a whole because it is basically what the Holocaust is about, Nazi’s and Germans mistreating Jewish people because they were
Killing Lincoln is quite fast paced and functions well to an audience that is looking to simply familiarize themselves with the events of Lincoln’s death. Though it can be nauseatingly biased at times the story can at times be quite the page turner. All in all this book could work well for fans of Bill O’Reilly and novice history buffs as a jumping off point for further research into the Lincoln
In the beginning of the book, one of the first things Capote does is establish the setting. He describes the way Holcomb was before the murders and the way it was after. “At the time not a soul in sleeping Holcomb heard the - four shotgun blasts that, all told, ended six human lives” (5). One of the most effective choices Capote makes to retell this real life event is word choice. There is something haunting about the way that he writes “ended six human lives”.
Hidden Intellectualism, by Graff is about the English professor who discusses the ideas of intellectualism which is sometimes misunderstood to society. He focuses his main concern on the way teens view having intelligence in a negative way. He continues with his own life as an example of hidden intelligence. Graff noticed he was gifted while engaging into a conversation with one of his teammates. Mr.Graff, explains that it is important to teach the reader intellectualism, and by doing that you could possibly bringing the youth into the general studies.
I thought this was a very notable novel because Night is written by a concentration camp survivor so it is far more credible. Therefore, it gives his personal accounts and shows how he changes as a person through his suffering. It is not about the background or only the camp, but what he experiences himself, which I presume more interesting. I believe this novel is worth reading because it has a powerful message and moving tone. Through detail and thoughtful passages, Wiesel sets the tone from the beginning, “Never
“We are in the presence of a crime without a name,” said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Nazis were always remembered for the killing of over six million European Jews, but at the time, there was no name for this wicked act. After the war, many of these Nazi war criminals were convicted of an act called genocide, a word that did not exist before 1944. Genocide is the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. Genocide occurs because of many factors that trigger this cruelty.
Even though Hitler was gone, there were still many anti-Semitic people living in Europe. Therefore, special camps were established for Jews to keep them safe from any danger that might still be out there. In conclusion, the Holocaust left millions of people dead. Two out of every three Jews were killed during this horrible time because Adolf Hitler blamed them for all the economic problems in Germany. Only blonde haired, blue eyed people were seen as superior.
If those facts are not enough to support the horrible killings upon the Jewish community and other minority groups, there are the stories of individuals that survived the unspeakable ordeal. Their stories match up with the confessions of Nazi soldiers. Reinhold Hanning, now 94 years old, was an Auschwitz guard and apologized in a trial in Germany for participating on the mass killings at the concentration camps. He said, “No one in my family knew that I was active at Auschwitz” (qtd. in Oltermann).
The creative ways Kurt Vonnegut intertwined the novels aspects to the bombing allowed for extreme emphasis and attention to be focused on the important event. The story of the Dresden air raid is not often told but through a different science fiction outlet Vonnegut was able to bring attention to the event. The significance of this somewhat ordinary science fiction novel is brought to life by the anti war message and details about World War