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The Life of an Auschwitz Prisoner as Describe by Tadeusz Borowski
In detailing the day-to-day life and living conditions as a political prisoner ending up at Auschwitz, Tadeusz Borowski illustrates how the prisoners had, in a twisted way, some semblance of home life and shared responsibility, even at the darkest, lowest point of their lives and with the full knowledge of what was to event...
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An Analysis of Various Narratives About Japan After the Second World War
As stated in the prompt, historical narratives are often created through institutional creation, and these narratives can be both intentional and unintentional in the message that they convey. These narratives can attest to a wide array of aspects of Japanese life, from industry, to social life, to economics. Japan since 19...
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The Transformation of Eliezer's Relationship with God in Night, a Novel by Elie Wiesel
Night Essay: How does Eliezer’s relationship with God change throughout the narrative? To what extent has he become spiritually dead? Does his spirit and faith ever revive? The narrative Night by Elie Wiesel depicts the horrors of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel, in the book is known as Eliezer was one of the s...
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Understanding the Concept of the Second Holocaust in the Survival Literature of Primo Levi and Charlotte Delbo
In our exploration of the Holocaust, the concept of the so-called ‘second Holocaust’ has been presented, which is described by Laub and colleagues (1997) as the pain which is felt among Holocaust survivors being “re-experienced in postwar losses,” in ways which may be without “conscious awareness” of their resurgent trauma...
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A Review of Videos About the Holocaust
This was expected to be a relatively dark YouTube week by just simply judging the title, “Terror and Bombing”. I was definitely not wrong. I have found other weeks to be considerably dark and heart wrenching, such as when I did a reading journal on the Black Holocaust, the Civil War, etc. but this is up there further than m...
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Was the Atomic Bombing Justified?
Was the Atomic Bombing Justified? Although it’s difficult to admit, morals have no place in times of war. Anyone can agree that killing innocent civilians is not in good taste, but the goal of war is always to win with as few American casualties as possible. As land-based warfare grew less and less productive with more a...
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A History of the Civil War Between China and Japan Between 1945-1949 and Its Natural Consequences
The Civil War, 1945-1949 When the Japanese surrendered, the Nationalists and the Communists began
a mad scramble to seize territory that had been occupied by the Japanese.
In particular, the two sides were not interested so much in territory as
they were interested in the arsenals and technology that the Japanese had
le...
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The Contributions of Winston Churchill to the Allied Victory During World War II
Winston Churchill Winston Churchill was the Prime Minister of Britain during World War II who had made great contributions that eventually lead to the victory for the Allies. Churchill was born on November 30, 1874 into a wealthy and famous family at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. At the age of 12, Churchill managed to ge...
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The Journal of Charlotte Mason, an American Woman of the Navy Nurse Corps During World War II
I am Charlotte Mason, a white American woman, and I am serving the Navy Nurse Corps during WWII. I was born and raised in an upper-middle-class family in New York City. I spoke to my patients of the word of God because it was what I believed got them through the horrific war. I was initially stationed at a local hospital in...
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A Journal of a Bushmaster During World War II, Sergio Hernandez
A Bushmaster In World War II Abilene, Texas – June 5, 1941 My name is Sergio Hernandez. This is my first time writing a journal about my day. I hate writing, but it’s the only thing I could do here in Camp Barkley. We were part of the Arizona Army National Guard, but we were inducted into federal service after the declara...
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The New Roles of Women in World War II
The Role of American Women in World War II From 1939 to 1945, World War II changed the landscape of the American way of life. The increase in men joining the military to fight for their country on the front lines left many women behind in the United States to hold down the home front. The traditional roles of women as st...
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A Research on the Events Leading Up to Hitler's Rise to Power and Racism in Germany
Racism in Nazi Germany When people hear the term “Nazi”, often times thoughts of extreme violence and genocide are the first things that enter their minds. This isn’t incorrect seeing as during World War II the German military did commit atrocious acts of “ethnic cleansing” and brutality, the sorts of horribly terrifying...
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The Factors That Contributed to the Germans' Movement Towards Perfectionism
Societies all over the world judge people based upon their ideals for the human body, for example in the USA we have an unhealthy obsession with thinness for women, and an nearly impossible idea of muscles and masculinity for men. These ideals are in constant flux over decades, and change from country to country, but they a...
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A History of the Battle of Rangoon in Burma
The Battle of Rangoon The capital city of Burma, Rangoon, was used as a hub for the Japanese forces not to mention that a major railroad lay only a few miles from the city. After suffering losses in Toungoo the Indian IV took control of Pegu,another major city in Burma; after five days of fighting hastily assembled Japanes...
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The Influence of World War II to Economic Growth and American Culture in the United States
To many Twentieth Century Historians World War Two represented both an end and a beginning. The War had unleashed an array of social and cultural forces that would produce a new American society, fundamentally different to its predecessor which was driven by a thriving industrial economy. The emergence in the late 1940s of...
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Brutality on the Eastern Front of World War II
Brutality on the Eastern Front of World War II The body count of World War II reached an unprecedented high during its time span. The author of Historical Atlas of the Twentieth Century, Matthew White, discusses in his web-published document three specific reasons as to why he thinks so much killing took place between the...
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The Holocaust Memories in Survival in Auschwitz, a Book by Primo Levi
In Memory of Auschwitz Survival in Auschwitz is a memoir written by Primo Levi, an Italian Jewish survivor of the Holocaust who was sent to and worked in the Auschwitz-Monowitz labor camp during the later years of World War II. Levi’s memoir is significant for its contributions to the historical record of the Holocaust, as...
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The Meaning of War and the Impact of World War II on Japan
“The Meaning of War” Tunnel-vision is a well understood and experienced phenomenon among the general population of any given society. Informally, it is defined as, “the tendency to focus exclusively on a single or limited goal or point of view.” In conversation, the term is used as an excuse for someone losing their abil...
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Japan's Economic Miracle in the Years Following World War II
Japan’s Economic “Miracle” The conventions of a society provide the way said society will act and be. These conventions structure the framework that a society is based on, and therefore is the foundation for the roles that people play in their context. Understanding the different types of roles from culture to culture, as...
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The War Responsibility of Japan for the Injustices During World War II
War Responsibility The past should never be forgotten. The future should never be pined after. The present should never be ignored. There is only one place that human beings actually have total influence over, and that is the last of these three times. While this is easier said than done, it is good practice to accept that...
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Torture and Experimentation as Violation of Human Rights During the Holocaust
Human right are practically something that has been universally accepted, but yet these rights are constantly being infringed. One of the best examples of where all of the basic human rights have been violated is the Holocaust. The right that were violated include but aren’t limited to the genocide with the gas chambers, th...
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Understanding the Riddles in the Life of the Nazi Dictator, Adolf Hitler
Was Hitler a Riddle? When Hitler rose to power, many viewed him as fairly insignificant, including the left, who saw him as just a tool of the capitalists. Included in those, was the British government. Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain believed that Hitler’s ambitions could be satisfied through conciliation. Even fo...
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The Impact of World War II on the American Economy
WWII brought out many changes in the American lifestyle of which some were insignificant and others intellectual. One noticeable change involved fashion. To conserve wool and cotton, dresses became shorter and many pieces of the average American clothes discontinued in production. There was an overwhelming increase in mobil...
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The Rise of Adolf Hitler in 1932
The Rise of Hitler Adolf Hitler, born on April 20, 1889 in Austria, had a natural talent for public speaking. As a child, he developed a strong passion for his country in 1918 after Germany was defeated in World War I. Hitler joined the German Worker’s Party in 1919 and one year later in 1920, the party’s name was change...
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An Attempt to Contain Communism After the Second World War
Containment After World War II, a struggle known as the Cold War began between the Communist nations and the Democratic nations. The United States had a policy set up that clearly stated that any nation invaded by a communist country would have the assistance of the United States Government in controlling Communism expansi...
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