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  • Concentration Camp - 1,084 words
    Concentration Camp The article that this paper will be based and discussed upon is titled Berthes prison diary, written by Hanna Diamond. Berthes prison diary can be found in the August 1999 issue of History Today, volume 49, pages 43-49. During World War II, it was known that many people suffered. People suffered from the casualties of war, suffered because of their class, but especially because of their race. The group to suffer the most were the Jewish. Over 6 million were killed because of no crime but because of their race. Berthes prison diary is about a woman named Berthe A. and her experience in the French prisons for collaborators. Besides Berthes personal experience in prison, thro ...
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  • Title Of Paper : Auschwitz The Nazi Concentration Camp - 913 words
    Title of Paper : Auschwitz the Nazi Concentration Camp Grade Received on Report : 100 AUSCHWITZ THE NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP Located thirty-seven miles west of Krakow, Auschwitz was the camp where Jewish people were killed and worked. This camp , out of all the rest tortured the most people. At the camp there was a place called the "Black Wall," this was where the people were executed . In March of 1941, there was another camp that started to be built. This second camp was called Auschwitz II, or Birkinau. It was located 1.9 miles away from Auschwitz I. People that were chosen to come to these camps were expelled from their homes. Their houses were destroyed for the purpose of building Birkin ...
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  • A Personal Information - 1,287 words
    A. Personal Information Arthur Kornberg (1918-), American biochemist and physician, claims he has never met "a dull enzyme." He has devoted his life to pursuing and purifying these critical protein molecules. His love of science did not spring from a family history rooted in science. He was born on March 3rd, 1918, the son of a sewing machine operator in the sweatshops of the Lower East Side of New York City. His parents, Joseph Aaron Kornberg and Lena Rachel Katz, were immigrant Jews who made great sacrifices to ensure the safety of their family. They had fled Poland, for if they had stayed, they would have been murdered in a German concentration camp. His grandfather had abandoned the pate ...
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  • A World In Need Of Tolerance - 933 words
    A World In Need Of Tolerance I did not know what to expect from the Museum of Tolerance, I went in with the feeling that I was doing this just for class and was semi-interested. When we arrived we were a little early for our tour and had a little over half an hour to kill. We were directed to the second floor where the multimedia interactive computers where located. On that floor there were displays and was basically your typical museum. In the back of my mind I was wondering where all the other stuff was and I was dreading that it would be your typical museum experience. When we got tired of the computers we waited in the lobby for our tour to start. That's when I noticed a little display o ...
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  • Anne - 621 words
    Anne Frank In 1933, the Nazis began to execute their plan to round up all the Jews within Europe and relocating them into concentration camps. There, they would be executed or forced to labor until death. In 1942, when the Nazis began to invade their country, the Frank family, who were Jewish, went into hiding in an attic of a warehouse and office building. The Franks' daughter, Anne, kept a diary throughout their entire stay in the so-called "Secret Annexe." Although all the members of the Frank family, except Mr. Otto Frank, perished during the reign of the Nazis, Anne's diary is still in existence today. Minutes before the Frank's were captured in their hiding place after a two-year stay, ...
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  • Anne Frank - 362 words
    Anne Frank In 1942, when the Nazis began to invade their country, the Frank family went into hiding in an attic of a warehouse. The Franks daughter, Anne, kept a diary through out their horrible ordeal. Minutes before the Franks were captured in their hiding place after a two-year stay, Anne wrote in her diary the words, In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart. Even though Anne suffered so much her courage and character only grew stronger. Before Anne Frank went into hiding, she led a blissful and joyous life. She was always surrounded by friends and her family was well to do. She was torn away from her happiness and placed into the harsh and cruel realit ...
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  • Antisemitism In Nazi Germany - 1,500 words
    Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany Anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany Discuss the purpose anti-Semitism served for the Nazis. What form did it take once they were in power? The anti-Semitic philosophy of the Nazi party played a significant role in their rise to power during the 1930's. Economic and political conditions in Germany between 1918 and 1933 played a major role in the creation of a climate that made Nazism appeal to the German population. There was widespread unemployment and economic misery and following the trend of German history since the end of the 18th century, the German people turned towards nationalism. The Nazi party captured the nationalistic fervor of the country. The "spirituali ...
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  • Auschwitz - 1,785 words
    Auschwitz Auschwitz began as a barracks camp in the town of Oswiecim, for the polish army in the early 1930's. Germany then captured Poland and needed another location for Polish political prisoners. In 1940, the German SS sent a commission to Oswiecim to see if the barracks there could be used. The first inspection reported that it could not be used, however, a later inspection stated that after a few minor changes it would be useable. On May 4, 1940 Rudolf Hoss officially established it as a German concentration camp. Hoss was Auschwitz's first commandant. Auschwitz was originally intended for Polish political prisoners and other Poles. In June of 1940, the first load of prisoners arrived. ...
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  • Auschwitz - 1,053 words
    Auschwitz Auschwitz How could all this have happened? This is one of the many questions associated with the Holocaust. The Third Reich of no doubt on of the worlds largest and most feared empires. It could have easily overthrown the Roman Empire and was the most worthy adversary of the British Empire. The most overwhelming and terrifying aspect of the Second World War has got to be the ghettos, concentration camps and of course the death camps. The camp that stands out in everybodys mind has got to be Auschwitz. Out of the 6.8 million killed there were 6000 killed at Auschwitz a day. What some people may not know is that Auschwitz was actually three camps fused into one. The most potent and ...
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  • Auschwitz - 1,785 words
    Auschwitz Auschwitz began as a barracks camp in the town of Oswiecim, for the polish army in the early 1930's. Germany then captured Poland and needed another location for Polish political prisoners. In 1940, the German SS sent a commission to Oswiecim to see if the barracks there could be used. The first inspection reported that it could not be used, however, a later inspection stated that after a few minor changes it would be useable. On May 4, 1940 Rudolf Hoss officially established it as a German concentration camp. Hoss was Auschwitz's first commandant. Auschwitz was originally intended for Polish political prisoners and other Poles. In June of 1940, the first load of prisoners arrived. ...
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  • Auschwitz - 1,785 words
    Auschwitz Auschwitz began as a barracks camp in the town of Oswiecim, for the polish army in the early 1930's. Germany then captured Poland and needed another location for Polish political prisoners. In 1940, the German SS sent a commission to Oswiecim to see if the barracks there could be used. The first inspection reported that it could not be used, however, a later inspection stated that after a few minor changes it would be useable. On May 4, 1940 Rudolf Hoss officially established it as a German concentration camp. Hoss was Auschwitz's first commandant. Auschwitz was originally intended for Polish political prisoners and other Poles. In June of 1940, the first load of prisoners arrived. ...
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  • Auschwitzthe Toture Camps - 1,134 words
    Auschwitz-The Toture Camps Auschwitz, located thirty-seven miles west of Krakow, was the first concentration camp where Jewish people worked to death, or were automatically killed. This camp, compared to all the other camps, tortured the most people. At the camp there was a place called the Black Wall, this was where the people were executed. In March of 1941, there was another camp that started its building. This second camp was called Auschwitz II, or Birkenau. It was located 1.9 miles away from Auschwitz I. In the town Monowitz, another camp was being built. This camp was called Auschwitz III, or Buna-Monowitz. Other camps that were located close to Monowitz were moved to Buna-Monowitz. P ...
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  • Aushwitz Diary - 1,252 words
    ... me around twelve or one o'clock. We got soup or just plain water in a metal tin like a mess kit. It wasn't even hot. We each had a spoon, and we were fishing all the time in the soup to see if there was anything in it to eat, unfortunately we rarely found anything in there. In the evening we got a slice of bread about a quarter of an inch thick. November 23 1933 There was always this sickly sweet smell in the air. We saw a large chimney belching smoke 24 hours a day. We saw German military trucks and buses going back and forth. December 5.1933 We made the best we could of the situation. My brother Phil had hidden a book by the German poet Goethe. We read it twice. We memorized it. We quo ...
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  • Birkenau - 581 words
    Birkenau Birkenau I did reasearch on Birkenau, a concentration camp used in the Holocaust also know as Auschwitz. I chose this particular topic because, I thought it would be interesting to learn about the concentration camps used in the Holocaust. The two sources i used for my presentation is an internet site and the encarta encloypedia. The Nazis established Auschwitz in April 1940 under the direction of Heinrich Himmler, chief of two Nazi organizations the Nazi guards known as the Schutzstaffel , and the secret police known as the Gestapo. The camp at Auschwitz originally housed political prisoners from occupied Poland and from concentration camps within Germany. Construction of nearby Bi ...
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  • Black Like Me Farewell To Manzanar - 949 words
    Black Like Me & Farewell To Manzanar Black Like Me & Farewell To Manzanar Through all the trials that people have been put through, throughout the years, somehow people seem to forgive and forget. How can anyone be so willing to let things go when they have done nothing wrong to deserve it. The lives of two people who so willingly forgave those who had done them wrong showed many virtues of perseverance, tolerance, and respect. Jeanne W. Houston in her book, Farewell to Manzanar and John Griffin in his book, Black Like Me, both demonstrate qualities that would, if revealed among all people benefit the world and all of mankind. Through thick and thin both Jeanne and John perservere. No matter ...
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  • Book Report: I Am David - 491 words
    Book Report: I Am David Setting: This story takes place at a concentration camp in an unmarked part of Europe. Plot: The old man said to David "you must get away tonight." David did not like the old man but for some reasons trusted him. When the guards changed their shifts David made his move. When David got out of the concentration camp, he ran with as fast as he good so nobody would catch him. Before he had left the old man told him he must go to Denmark. Fleeing for the sweetness of freedom, David must undergo many obstacles such as crossing the sea and walking over mountains. His biggest difficulty was in switzerland. He was so close to his destination when he saw some soldiers looking f ...
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  • Brazil: Why We Fear The 20th Century - 1,271 words
    ... rry to catch up with Jill Layton, literally the woman of his dreams, he runs from the officer that stopped him. Upon reaching Jill, he finds that the guards have surrounded her instead of him. Finding his badge, he uses it to get himself and Jill out of the building where he frantically forces Jill into running from the ministry. Still determined that Jill and he are in trouble, he drives Jill's truck through a barricade at which point the police start chasing him. All this was over the fact that he did not know where his badge was. His paranoia about the power and scrutiny of the government lead him to creating enough of a havoc that he actually becomes a wanted man. It seems that by wo ...
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  • Coming Of Age - 672 words
    Coming of Age When a boy loses his parents he is forced to become a man. Both Empire of the Sun and Night have a character, who goes through the hard times of a war camp during World War II and is forced to grow beyond his years to survive. In Empire of the Sun, written by J.G. Ballard, the protagonist's name is Jim, and in Night, written by Elie Wiesel, the protagonist's name is Elie. There is also a very prevalent controlling idea; this idea connects the two stories together. The idea is that the loss of one's parents forces children to tackle new and much more mature problems and struggles in their own lives. In these stories one can see two young boys become men from the separation from ...
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  • Concentration Camps - 598 words
    Concentration Camps Concentration Camps Concentration Camps were a big part of the Holocaust. My first topic is the concentration camp Dachau. Then I will talk about another concentration camp called Bergen-Belsen. After that, I will tell you about the concentration camp Treblinka. Finally, the last concentration I will talk about is Auschwitz-Birkenau. Describing these camps will inform you that concentration camps were a huge part of the Holocaust. Dachau was a devastating concentration camp of the Holocaust. Dachau was built in 1933. At first, it was a extermination camp for Jewish people and political prisoners. Then it became a full-time concentration camp for prisoners. In 1943, the Na ...
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  • Cults Jonestown: The Terror Within - 1,051 words
    ... ine. When they returned Jones had brought back not only Divine's songs, but his vision as well. Jones began to implemented Divines "insistence on fierce personal loyalty" into his sermons(Axthelm 55). Jones 's meeting with Divine influenced him to the degree in which he "instituted an interrogation committee in the church to question anyone who dared to speak against him"( Axthelm 55) Those who dared to defy Jones would suffer. Jones's threats as Thomas Dickson remembers where such that "he'd get awfully violent--not physical, but verbally"(Axthelm 55). In 1961 Jones began going public with his doubts and confessed that he no longer believed in the Virgin Birth. Jones then demanded a sho ...
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