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The Schutzstaffe During World War 2

SS During WWII The Schutzstaffe (SS) commenced as guard detachments formed in 1925 to act as Hitler's personal guard. From 1929, under the direction of Heinrich Humler, the SS became the elite paramilitary unit of the German Nazi party (Bullock, 1962). The SS agents, which were easily ...

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Existentialism In Film

I could not say where or how existentialist themes first emerged in film. Often times, critics will point to the work of Ingmar Bergman and Federico Fellini as early examples. Indeed, these two men are titans in their art, and they will be discussed in this essay. However, it occurs to me that a ...

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Did The Western World Do Enoug

"When they came for the gypsies, I did not speak, for I am not a gypsy. When they came for the Jews, I did not speak, because I wasn’t a Jew. When they came for the Catholics, I did not speak, for I am not a And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak." -On the Wall at the Holocaust ...

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Tom Clancy's Genius

The Cold War and post Cold War eras have brought with them many interesting aspects. New technologies initially meant for mass destruction filter down into the civilian world, making current lives easier. One example of this is the anti-lock braking systems of today’s cars. Originally designed to ...

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Do You Have A Voice

Would you just stand by, as Nazis soldiers kidnapped your neighbors just because they were different? If you would, you have no voice and you need to develop one. Many people had neighbors who were taken away and killed by the Nazis. They just stood there, let it happen and did not utter a ...

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Genocide

After Rodney King was beaten, and the white police officers were aquitted, he said "Why can't we all just get along?" A question asked by many people. Rascist and Genocidal acts such as this have been going on for many years, and should not be tolerated. In international law, the crime of ...

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Steven Spielberg

As a kid in Phoenix, charged admission to his home movies while his sister sold popcorn. Although Spielberg excelled at making movies he was not a good student. He hated school and was one of the most unathletic students there. His movie making career began at the age of twelve when his ...

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Eleanor Roosevelt

, The Social Worker As the wife of a popular United States president, Anna was born in New York City, October 11, 1884, and died November 7, 1962. She was an active worker for social causes. She was the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, and was raised by her maternal grandmother after the ...

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Eleanor Roosevelt

, The Social Worker As the wife of a popular United States president, Anna was born in New York City, October 11, 1884, and died November 7, 1962. She was an active worker for social causes. She was the niece of President Theodore Roosevelt, and was raised by her maternal grandmother after the ...

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What Is Art ?

Without knowing first what art is, we will not be able to tell what good is art. Having studied several different definitions of art, I am most satisfied with Tolstoy's definition of art from his essay "?" (pckt pg.21). According to Tolstoy, art is a form of communication, a vehicle which the ...

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Elie Wiesel's Night

Madame Shacter was screaming about the fire, the huge flames and the furnace that she could see. Then she was begging the people on the train to believe her but instead they gagged her and tied her up. In a way, Madame Shacter was prophesying about the crematories at the death camps, the huge ...

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Elie Wiesel

The book Night opens in the town of Signet where , the author , was born . He lived his child hood in the Signet, Transylvania . He had three sisters Hilda, Bea, and Tzipora. His father was an honored member of the Jewish community. He was a cultured man concerned about his community yet, he was ...

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Tom Clancy

The Cold War and post Cold War eras have brought with them many interesting aspects. New technologies initially meant for mass destruction filter down into the civilian world, making current lives easier. One example of this is the anti-lock braking systems of today’s cars. Originally designed to ...

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The Nazis And Their Rise To Power And Downfall

The National Socialist German Workers' Party almost died one morning in 1919. It numbered only a few dozen grumblers' it had no organization and no political ideas. But many among the middle class admired the Nazis' muscular opposition to the Social Democrats. And the Nazis themes of patriotism ...

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Lord Of The Flies: Golding's Reality - Fact Or Fiction

A recurring theme in William Golding's novel, Lord of the Flies , is that man savage at heart, always ultimately reverting back to evil and a primitive nature. Golding believes that man has no control over his own destiny because of fear. Golding uses properties of setting, characters, and ...

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Historical Analysis Of Jerzy K

An obscure village in Poland, sheltered from ideas and industrialization, seemed a safe place to store onešs most precious valuable: a 6-year-old boy. Or so it seemed to the parents who abandoned their only son to protect him from the Nazis in the beginning of Jerzy Kosinskišs provocative 1965 ...

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The Atomic Bomb And Its Effects On Post-World War II

Then a tremendous flash of light cut across the sky . Mr. Tanimoto has a distinct recollection that it traveled from east to west, from the city toward the hills. It seemed like a sheet of sun. John Hersey, from Hiroshima, pp.8 On August 6, 1945, the world changed forever. On that day the ...

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Chaim Potok And The Problem Of Assimilation For The American

America has been a country of immigrants since Europeans first settled it over five hundred years ago. America has always faced the problem of assimilation, a challenge faced by every country with a considerable immigrant population. Because immigrants founded America, her culture is a combination ...

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Irish Potato Famine

Throughout the ordeal of the , c. 1845 - 1850, people throughout the world formed many different views on the situation. Those views formed mainly through information fed to world news agencies by the British government, the ruling power in Ireland at the time. While the Irish starved for lack ...

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Adilf Hitler

Nazi belief, and murder of the Jews a key policy. 2 German laws made by Hitler soon required everyone who had one or more Jewish grandparent to register. Those with one grandparent may have escaped but if you had two grandparents you were sent to a concentration camp and classifed as a Jew. One ...

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