"First Fingerprints" is the title of one of the chapters of Dan Fagin 's book "Toms River." Its content is about a company named Toms River Chemical Corporation that produced various dyes and infected the water supply by dumping waste into the ground. Toms River chemical corporation, or also known as Ciba, was the first to create harsh chemicals. They made their workers work under cruel and rough conditions. People had to endure strong and burning smells, the community wells were also affected, and the air was polluted.
Unit 731, one of my real life situations, held numerous human experimentations, particularly on Korean civilians. What is interesting to me is that because of the alarming STD/VD rates rising among the army’s soldiers, they began experimenting on Koreans in Unit 731 by injected them with syphilis to research a cure. It was alarming to me to discover two war crimes by the Japanese during World War II through two different IB courses. Without the requirement of an internal assessment or TOK presentation, I can honestly state that I would never have learned about these topics in
This is first evidenced by Lev’s encounter with a cannibal who lures unsuspecting patrons into his apartment where they are then murdered and eaten. The act of cannibalisation in a normal functioning society would be condemned and punished swiftly, however in war torn Leningrad where any means of survival are necessary, when Lev informs the authorities of this heinous act he is met with disdain. The only response is, “there are cannibals in every building… welcome to Leningrad.” Benioff additionally includes scenes that depict the discriminatory persecution of Bolsheviks as less than human by the Germans. After being captured and placed into a forced procession of prisoners travelling to a local German camp, Lev witnesses the Einsatzkommando’s trick the literary men in the group to identify themselves. They are then lined up against a wall and met with a hail of gunfire until they “lay splayed and shredded on the ground”, murdered simply because they are educated and as a result pose a potential threat to German dominance.
The most prevalent theme throughout Schindler 's List is the fragility of life. Countless Jews are murdered throughout the film for minor offenses and most for no reason at all. The accurate representation of the liquidation of Krakow also demonstrates how little the Nazis cared for the Jews, people who had once been their neighbors. The interactions between the Nazi Lieutenant Goth and his maid represent the struggle some Nazis had with treating people as animals while their humane morals overpowered them at times. The value of life as determined by Schindler and Goth is diametrically opposed.
Yesterday evening, I watched a film that widened my view on a subject I thought I understood well. “Monuments Men” directed by George Clooney, is not only a stunning movie filled with incredible characters, exciting events, and a beautiful message, it is even more extraordinary than that because this film was based on actual events. World War II is known for it’s tragic deaths of millions, but little is recalled about all of the artwork, monuments, and books that were stolen and destroyed in thousands, sometimes millions. This is why the Monuments Men were created, to try to save our culture and our history, so if we lived through the war, we would still have beautiful things worth living for. “Monuments Men” is about a group of art
When anthrax makes contact with skin, spores enter the body and produce toxins, which later causes sores, fever, fatigue, headache, and scarring. When anthrax is inhaled, spores enter the lungs and produces “massive bleeding and swelling inside the chest cavity.” Other bacteria and viruses give victims similar symptoms, and this shows the negative effect biowarfare has on civilians. (“History of Biowarfare”) 7. Are there any laws preventing the use of biological weapons? To prevent the use of biological weapons, “the Geneva Protocol of 1925 was drawn up and signed at the conference for the supervision of the international trade in arms and ammunition” (ICRC).
“The man struck the shrewd blow he had purposely withheld for so long, and Buck crumpled up and went down, knocked utterly senseless. “He’s no slouch at dog breakin’, that’s wot I say,’ one of the men cried on the wall enthusiastically.” (P11)The man with the red sweater is just one example of how humans are uncivilized, and completely and utterly mad. He inflicted a great deal of pain for Buck. Not only did he cause physical harm, but he will never forget that one faithful day when he learned the Law of Club and
The emperor of Japan sent a broadcast to his people reporting that the Japanese would surrender to the Americans and that "the war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage." Also that "the enemy has begun to employ a new and most cruel bomb." This statement proves that no one else in this time has a weapon of such damaging results that it put the Japanese in fear of the Americans. American airmen announced to the people of Japan that "We are in possession of the most destructive explosive ever devised by man. A single one of our newly developed atomic bombs is actually the equivalent in explosive power to what 2,000 of our giant B-29s can carry on a single mission.” This quote describes how the U.S had created “the most destructive explosive ever devised by man” and that they were not afraid to use it on the people of Japan a second time.
These violations are being compared to the holocaust, “This may sound like Nazi Germany, but these are the horrors being lived through in North Korea today” (Walters, G.). North Korea has around thirty concentration camps where a lot of brutality occurs. The people are brainwashed to worship their ‘Dear Leader’ despite the physical privations and mental tortures they have suffered. Their leader is presented as a god. There was a man that used a newspaper printed with a photograph of Kim Jong-Il, their previous leader, as a mop to clean up a spill and got sent to prison for it.
Then either the victim will slip into a coma and dies or will die because of breathing failure (Canada Body and Health). In conclusion the rabies virus is mainly spread from animals to humans in multiple ways between biting scratching and many more. The rabies virus is virtually incurable unless the victim is vaccinated immediately after contact with a wild rabid animal. The best thing to do for the nervous system after being infected is to get medication from a doctor. So all in all the rabies virus has a very complex structure and function that is deadly to the
They would take twins, some as young as five years old,and killed them after their experimentation and their bodies were dissected. Doctors in the death camps would drop chemicals into the child’s eyes to see if they would change color, (“Holocaust-Medical Experiments). More experiments that were done to twins would be when they sewed them together,to make Siamese twins, but their hands would get infected, and they were later gassed. The would perform surgeries without anesthesia. The holocaust caused a lot of trauma, for many people and races, and is still affecting people and their families today.
The Liberal Era was a time period in the history of the United States that, like the many other important periods in history, had both its ups and downs. It ran from the 1930s to the 1970s and was an age of golden economic equality. However, what was not equal was the way that the people who were not straight, white men were treated according to information from Dr. Barrett. One of the most unfair moments in history is the relocation and internment of Japanese-Americans in concentration camps throughout the United States during World War II. Someone who experienced this firsthand is Masao Takahashi, a man who worked at the Alaska Fishery Company according to the document Masao Takahashi, 1981.
All in all, the Elizabethan Era had endless cruel and rare punishments for the different criminals in both the upper and lower classes. Everyday was filled with countless crimes resulting in terrifying punishments. The most inhuman acts were performed in this time period. It was not a time to make any mistakes because there was no forgiveness, no one will ever understand the minds of the tortures in the
Another thing he did was expose prisoners to phosphorus material from bombs to see how it reacted with skin. Overall these doctors did very terrible things too camp prisoners and were later convicted at the Numberg trials where most of them were sentenced to death. Dr. Mengle fled to south america and was unfortunately never caught. All of these experiments and doctors caused many innocent people to die. This was a very unfortunate event and may the lives of those who died be
¨Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism¨(qtd. in Brainyquotes). These are the thoughts of director Michael Bay whenever he thinks about the topic of Pearl Harbor. The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred on December 7th 1941 in a multi wave attack.