When you work in the Army, you do not have much of a choice when you are given an order, which makes it hard to define what actions from troops in the Army are the result of just following orders and what actions are ultimately their willful decision. In the book Gentlehands by M.E. Kerr, we can judge whether we believe Frank Trenker, also known as Gentlehands, should face justice for his actions as an SS Nazi soldier or if he should be left alone in peace. Mr. Trenker, like almost all Nazi soldiers at the time, killed millions of innocent people. He also lied on a legal document upon entrance to America. What sets his case apart is that he committed acts that were beyond his orders, such as tormenting his prisoners.
World war II? Nazis? Hitler? There's so many things that happened in WW II , but only a few stood up the most. Auschwitz-Birternu is a concentration camp.
Hitler was the ruthless leader of the Holocaust. He had plans of how he was going to overthrow the country and,” By 1934 Hitler was in absolute control of Germany, and his campaign against the Jews in full swing,” but the people were unaware of his intentions (“Holocaust”). He intended to kill Jewish people because himself and the Nazis believed that,”... the Jews were responsible for huge events like losing World War One and the economic crisis,” which happens to be incorrect but so many people believed them (“Why”). Because of his reasons, he wanted to imprison Jewish people.
Gary Younge, writing for The Guardian creates an article that explores the minds of terrorists, particularly the men that attacked Charlie Hebdo. It also provides insight into what truly causes these atrocities to occur and the consequences of polarized political analysis of these events. Younge repeats a thoughtful phrase multiple times in his article …“we will have to keep more than one idea in our head at the same time”… This obscure statement has a deep meaning that is helpful to keep in mind when analyzing these occurrences. Younge is saying that in order to come up with an accurate answer to the question of what causes people to commit these acts of violence, we must think more diversely. His argument is strong, we cannot answer
They Smell Even Worse, When They Burn Propaganda comes in a number of forms, some being more subtle while other forms are far more blunt. Frequently major political figures or movements will choose to perform this propaganda by portraying some foreign or otherwise opposing group in a negative light, even to the extent of portraying them as inferior and subhuman. Once this has been accomplished it becomes but a simple matter to have people commit cruel action against said opposing group. This process of dehumanization has been discussed ad nauseam within the political and literary world, with the subject matter encompassing a number of events from the Rwandan Genocide to the Vietnam War, and including the all too notorious Holocaust.
One of the most horrifying episodes in human history was the Holocaust, which took place during World War II and involved the systematic torture and death of millions of people. However, it is more than just a historical occurrence, it serves as a clear warning about the capacity for evil that resides inside everyone. Human nature, both good and bad, is laid bare in the crimes done during the Holocaust. The Holocaust is a blot of human civilization that tells us much about our nature, including our capacity for cruelty, indifference, and survival.
The Holocaust was the wide scale murder and extermination of Jews during the Nazi Regime. The Holocaust was undoubtedly a world-changing reality of World War II. Approximately six million Jews died during the Holocaust. Jews were placed in concentration (extermination) camps and forced to work until their subsequent, often inevitable, death.
The Holocaust is the worst event recorded in history that caused people to question our humanity. Mankind's worst qualities were shown throughout the entire twelve years. We became inhumane and sadistic. “One day when we had come to a stop, a worker took a piece of bread out of his bag and threw it into a wagon. There was a stampede.
The root of all of these issues was Adolf Hitler, who was the German chancellor born in Austria. He possessed very anti semitic views, which influenced the terrible conditions he forced upon his victims in the camps. In the camps, these people were forced to carry out the hardest of labor, and if they were unable to do so, they would be killed. The amalgamation of the appalling living conditions, the cruel treatment of the prisoners, and then intense labor caused 11 million people die in this mass genocide known as the Holocaust. While a multitude of people were killed, some survived.
Nikitchenko 's action to oversee such crimes was very wrong. Now, in 1945 he was serving as a judge to condemn German Nazis for their wrongdoings even though he had witnessed and approved of the killing and torture of innocent citizens. This just contradicts the Nuremberg trial 's mission. The Nuremberg trials were meant to punish Germans and all those who had committed reprehensible acts during the war, but the Allies were not convicted for their crimes (Davenport 141). Because those charges against the Nazis were made following the crimes, it is suspicious that none of the crimes committed by the Allied powers were brought forward.
The verdicts included 12 sentenced to death by hanging, 3 sentenced to life in prison, 4 receiving prison sentences ranging from 10-20 years, and 3 being acquitted(History.com “Nuremberg Trials”). However, the dictating figure behind WWII was not present. Adolf Hitler committed suicide prior to being caught and charged in court(History.com Nuremberg trials). Unfortunately, the atrocities that have been committed by these individuals cannot be reversed, but by
The Rape of Berlin was a major war crime as it was done through pure vengeance, and because of how young and innocent the victims were. It was also unnecessary as there were other ways which were quicker that they could have committed this mass murder. However, changing history now may
Article 6 states that crimes against peace, such as starting or planning a war, war crimes, such as violating the customs of war, and crimes against humanity, namely extermination, enslavement, and genocide will all be judged by the International Trbiunal (“Establishing the Nuremberg Tribunal”, 2017). The second and arguably most influential article of the charter of the International Tribunal was article 9. Article 9 states that an organization, such as a company, can be declared as criminal and all members of the institution are guilty of its evil. This however was strengthened by article 12, which states that an organization member’s position does not absolve them of any guilt. This means that anyone, regardless of rank or merit, is still punishable by the International Tribunal.