This experiment fits into Kidder’s ethical dilemma paradigms of short-term vs long-term. In fact, Zimbardo choose the long term effects of his experiment over the short term effects of it. The Stanford prison experiment had a short-term effect on the university students that could not bear the prison life for long and the prison was ended after 6 days only. The long hours of imprisonment revealed that the students had become depressed while the guards had already become cruel at their maximum. The prisoners were humiliated and embarrassed by the guards. The guards were cruel and even made the prisoners do menial tasks. The prisoners also broke and could no longer control their emotions, some prisoners also went into depression. For example, one prisoner had to be released after 36 hours because of uncontrollable bursts of screaming, crying and anger. But, the experiment had long term effects that Zimbardo thought to be superior to the short-term effects, hence he decided to continue the experiment. Zimbardo chose to get the long-term effects instead of worrying about the short-term effects. The long-term effects of the Stanford Prison Guard experiment are that it has showed that social roles are a dominant strength in human nature. The guards and prisoners lived as though they were actually guards and prisoners.
On April 11, 1945, Harry J. Herder Jr. and his company discovered one of the many secret horrors of World War II that dotted the European landscape; the Buchenwald concentration camp. The battle hardened man who had seen his fair share of death and human suffering surveyed the camp with a sinking feeling of dread in the pit of his stomach. Before his eyes lay human beings so starved they could not pick themselves up off of their bunks, children who had never seen the outside of the camp fence, partially clothed bodies and shaved heads. Shocked and disgusted, Harry J. Herder Jr. and two of his comrades then took a deeper tour of the camp. Eerie, and abandoned by the German soldiers lay the “medical rooms” with human organs floating in jars of liquid and the gallows where unruly prisoners were hung. The three men walked through the bunk houses that were overflowing with the suffering prisoners. As they walked towards one of the largest buildings, they could see
In a time of suffering many prisoners sent to the camp of Auschwitz many ways killed in different ways. Prisoners would also occasionally be tossed in the crematorium ovens while they were still alive. This horrible act of suffering traumatized many of the prisoners. Even Though this was only one of the many ways the Nazi's killed the innocent prisoners this really shows how much the prisoners suffered while in the camp of Auschwitz. On September 0f 1941 the first gas chamber was built. Gas chambers were built to trick the prisoners by thinking it was a shower so the prisoners would die
56,000 prisoners including Jews and Soviet Prisoners died at Buchenwald concentration camp (Buchenwald Camp Survivors n.p.). Buchenwald concentration camp was located in the Northern Slope of Ettersberg, Germany. (Buchenwald Concentration Camp n.p). At Buchenwald around 250,000 men, women, and children were held there. Sadly, many people did not survive and the ones that did were lucky. Buchenwald affected the Holocaust because it was setup to hurt people, the living conditions were harsh, and many people died.
The Holocaust. That may just be words to some people, but to others, this was the most devastating thing ever to happen to one human race. The Holocaust happened because Hitler blamed Jewish people for losing World War I. The Holocaust was mostly to get rid of people that Hitler didn’t see as the superior race. The superior race was blond hair and blue eyes. But most importantly, they had to be Christians. Not everybody fit in with this entirely, but some were targeted just because they didn’t believe in what Hitler believed. But because some people didn’t believe in the Christian beliefs, they got sent to concentration camps. We know that the Jewish weren 't treated well in concentration camps, but how were they treated? In concentration camps
Jews were moved to the camps to either work or be killed (Veil 113). The Nazis also wanted to keep the children, but only twins because the Nazi scientist wanted to experiment on them (Veil 115). The Nazis had a plan called the System of Death where they told all the Jews that they were going to take showers and clean off and the Nazis took them to a medium sized room where they all stripped down getting ready for showers. The Nazis would then put some Zyklon B pellets into the chamber where it reacted with the oxygen in the air and turned into chlorine gas and all the Jews were dead in minutes. They then would force some other Jews to carry the bodies to the crematorium where the bodies would be
The Holocaust is the genocide of almost six million European Jews during World War II, in an intentional attempt to eradicate by the National Socialist German Workers’ Party known as Nazis in Germany under the command of Adolph Hitler. While the majority of people today understand at least vaguely what the holocaust was, yet there are actually an aggrandizing amount of people that don't fathom or apperceive what it involved. The holocaust was primarily a mission to eradicate all Jews, disabled, mentally challenged, blacks, gypsies, or anyone who wasn’t a pure Aryan off of the face of Earth. To be more specific the holocaust was to annihilate all Jews first because Hitler had some mental enmity with them. He had said that Jews were
These camps were called death camps and their sole purpose was the annihilation of any Jews that were brought to them. The gas chambers were disguised as showers. This was a cruel mind trick that fooled many Jews into going into the “showers.” Sometimes cold water would actually fall out of the spouts. The water only lasted a few moments. Nazis started using a gas called Zykon because bullets were to expensive. Mobile killing vans were sealed on the inside and had pipes running from the exhaust to the inside of the van. Inside the different camps Jews worked. The Nazis planned this so that the Jews would pay for their own deaths. Jews were transported from camp to camp by cattle cars, trucks, or what the Nazis called Death Marches. On these Death Marches Jews were expected to walk miles each day to the next camp. They were given very little food and slept on the ground. Some Death Marches lasted weeks. The reason they were called Death Marches is because many Jews died on these marches. (Rogasky, Barbara Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust) The Nazis had planned this all out. An entire state bureaucracy was created with the task of make sure everything went smoothly as they killed over 6 million Jews and 5 million other undesirables. Undesirables were homesexuals, POWs, Gypsies, and Poltical Prisoners. The Nazis developed the technology and
The first concentration camp in the Nazi system, Dachau, opened in March, 1933. By the end of World War II, the Nazis gave a huge system of more than 40,000 camps that stretched across Europe from the French-Spanish border into the conquered Soviet territories, and as far south as Greece and North Africa. The largest number of prisoners were Jews, but people were arrested and locked in prison for a variety of reasons, including family, cultural characteristics and political association. Prisoners were subjected to unbelievable terrors from the moment they arrived in the camps it was a terrible existence that involved a struggle for survival against a system designed to destroy them.
The concentration camps were awful. The prisoners were forced to do a useless and hard task. One of those tasks was moving large stones out of the river. If a person could not complete the task they were shot or beaten(Strahinich 33). The worst of all the camps was Auschwitz. If a Jew was being sent or taken to that camp, they knew that meant they would be killed. By gas chambers or hard labor At Auschwitz, thousands of people would die each day(Blohm 16). In the many or all of the camps disease, starvation, torture, experimentation, and hard labor was common for the captives(Steele
At the end of World War I, the Germans were angry and bitter that they lost the war. One of them was a Austrian corporal, the infamous Adolf Hitler, who rose to power and became the Chancellor of Germany, Führer (leader) of Germany, and also a leader of the Nazis party. Hitler, along with the other Nazis members, started the Holocaust, a genocide during WWII where millions of people were imprisoned and killed, especially Jews. He was also involved in WWII, being one of the three leaders of the Axis Powers. We feel that the Holocaust is a horrifying event in human history because so many people died. The Holocaust is important because it allows us to see how terrifying it was and to make sure that something similar to it will not happen again. It is also important because we want to remember all the victims of it.
The death camps were places where the detainees would be taken into chambers where toxic gas would be released and the prisoners would just drop dead. The “Final Solution” was one of the key elements that the Nazi Society believed in. Though at the beginning of the Nazi occupation of Europe work camps were the places where the prisoners were forced to work long grueling hours, later in the occupation they started to use death camps to help them in the “Final Solution”. According to the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Millions of people were imprisoned and abused in the various types of Nazi camps. Under SS management, the Germans and their collaborators murdered more than three million Jews in the killing centers alone. Only a small fraction of those imprisoned in Nazi camps survived. (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 1)”. The prisoners were tortured in ways beyond imagination. A special few prisoners would be selected by Nazi doctors, who would then perform dangerous medical experiments on them. The Nazi’s would also beat the Jews and do many treacherous things to them. In conclusion, the Nazi work and death camps were dreadful and affected many the lives of many Jewish families in
What was Bergen-Belsen? What was it used for? Was it called other names? How many people were killed in Bergen-Belsen? Were there any well-known, famous people that died in Bergen-Belsen? Bergen-Belsen was one of the worst concentration camps there were during Hitler’s terrible reign over Germany and Europe. He produced these concentration camps, and they were designed to make Jews suffer. There were many concentration camps during this reign, but Bergen-Belsen was one of the worst.
The Holocaust, meaning ‘sacrifice by fire’ (3), was a time in which mass murders were conducted by the Nazi Party. At this time, many of the Nazi’s policies were targeted towards the Jews as they were believed to be the reason that Germany lost the First World War and Hitler stated that ‘the personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew’ (3). During the Holocaust the Nazi Party not only targeted the Jews but they also targeted the Polish population, Prisoners of War, disabled people and Jehovah’s witnesses and many more. ‘The Holocaust wiped out many of the most educated and productive people in western Russia’ said by James A. Robinson (5). As a result of this segment of World War Two, the Jewish
The extermination of the Jews, known as the Holocaust, is simply the most violent, dreadful, and most deplorable event that has occurred in the world. Extremes were met during this time, and the tortuous schemes performed on the people of Jewish heritage were insane. This happened all because of one thing--a vicious fight for power. Power was needed for the Germans to function properly, they felt the need to eliminate all people who did not have a full German background, and discrimination was a severe problem in the 1930s. The appalling events were lead by a man named Adolf Hitler, who was a devious man himself. He had many “co workers”, some of which who did not even want to be a part of the awful journey to power. Among these workers, Josef