Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust Synopsis – Hitler’s Willing Executioners is a work that may change our understanding of the Holocaust and of Germany during the Nazi period. Daniel Goldhagen has revisited a question that history has come to treat as settled, and his researches have led him to the
Adolf Hitler is considered one of the most influential speakers in history, and was able to brainwash many people into believing every word he spoke. Hitler’s Book Mein Kampf, expresses his belief system, and the events that led up to his reign over Germany. Despite how persuasive the book was, it was littered with logical fallacies throughout, but one of the most prominent was the fallacy known as “Begging the Question” referring to an author that assumes something as truth although it is yet be proven.
I chose this topic because I wanted to understand how the Nazis were able to persuade Germany. The holocaust teaches us about how easily we can harm others. Learning from our past and our mistakes forms a better future. Even though the Holocaust is a complicated subject, we can all agree that taking the lives of others is unethical. The victims should be commemorated, and we should all educate ourselves about the truth. The truth that leads to
The criminal justice system is meant to protect the innocent, and punish those who are guilty of a crime. However, no system is perfect, and as a result, sometimes the innocent become victims of the system that was meant to protect them. How exactly do these innocent people become victims of the system? Sometimes the person gets framed, and the crime scene is staged to point a finger at them. Sometimes, there is no strong physical evidence against them, yet circumstantial evidence is used by the crown to put them away. This happened to a 17 year old boy named Adnan Syed in Baltimore, Maryland, who was imprisoned for life, for the alleged murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Lee. Throughout the Serial podcast, Sarah Koenig is able to critically analyze information which proves Adnan’s innocence. Firstly, Asia’s letters gave Adnan an alibi for the time of the murder. Secondly, Adnan’s innocence can be demonstrated through the lack of any strong evidence and the prosecution’s use of circumstantial evidence which can be disproved. Thirdly, Jay’s constantly changing testimony is not credible evidence of Adnan’s guilt, making him innocent.
In the short story by John Cheever called "The Enormous Radio" it begins with Jim and Irene Westcotts appearing like the perfect American family. Cheever describes them as "the kind of people who seem to strike that satisfactory average of income, endeavor, and respectability" (Cheever 1). What is ironic about this story is the Westcotts are far from being the perfect family and the community they try to conform to is just as imperfect as the Westcotts themselves. A way the Westcotts try to live up to their society is by keeping secret the fact that they listen to the radio and attend musical events. This is because these activities were not something members of their community did. For example, Cheever says the "Westcotts differed
Casey Laudadio Serial MultiGenre Research Project Essay Jay Wilds should be credited with the murder of Hae Min Lee. This is attributed to Jay's testimony being everything that the State has on Adnan Syed, which, is a testimony that is saturated with inconsistencies and falsified information. This research project will examine Jay to the core by tapping into all the evidence found in this case as well as referencing viable news articles the argument that Mr. Wilds is responsible for the death of Hae Min Lee. The research project and its conclusion will analyze this murdermystery from a different angle, pinning Jay as the killer and Jenn as a coconspirator, and evaluating possible motives. I chose this topic for a number of reasons. The first being my belief that Adnan Syed did not murder Hae Min Lee. I will link all my genres together based on this belief. The second reason why I picked Jay was because he was not analyzed on an indepth level. One of my genres will include a test of Jay against the psychopathy test. I will point out the inconsistencies in Jay’s testimony and where most of the uncorroborated evidence lies. I will then begin to outline my theory that Jay was the one who committed this murder. Jay Wilds was the lead witness and testifier for the state of Maryland against Adnan Syed. What was mainly disappointing to realize was that Jay was not used in the proper way by the police. His home was not searched for evidence, the police knew he was lying about some things yet he was never subjected to a polygraph test, his involvement in the case was minimized by the police yet he aided in the crime and received zero days in prison. It is a culmination of fragments that lead to this flaming signal that Jay is more than we have been led on to believe. Jay chose not to be formally interviewed by either “This American Life” or by “Serial” host and producer, Sarah Koenig. In the podcast Koenig pointedly challenged Jay’s account of events and his motivation for assisting Adnan. Jay feels strongly that he was unfairly depicted by Koenig and that she painted a highly misleading portrayal of him and his role in the case. We don’t see much of Jay, rather, we hear quite a lot. What we are hearing from Jay is a mess of carefully plotted lies. As I have discovered, Jay is an incredible liar. This leads me to the first part of my theory. This is at the heart of things for me: Jay is a fabulous liar. He lies about little, inconsequential things. He lies about enormous, critical things. He lies the spectrum and all shades of the rainbow. What's more, he lies about why he lies. And then he lies about why he lied about lying. He is an endurance, distance liar. He lies for attention, and he lies to divert attention . He lies with intent. He lies with purpose. He lies on cue. He lies for unfathomable reasons. He lies, and then he lies some more. Jay is a ceaseless liar. The way I can tell Jay is lying during his interview with The Intercept, is his constant change in past and present tense verbs. "2. Verb tense. Truthful people usually describe historical events in the past tense. Deceptive people sometimes refer to past events as if the events were occurring in the present. Describing past events using the present tense suggests that people are rehearsing the events in their mind. Investigators should pay particular attention to points in a narrative at which the speaker shifts to inappropriate present tense usage." We see this in even the first seven statements in Jay’s interview, and in the recording of his testimony. Moving on to the first part of my theory, which is the fact that Jay has been fed all the information he needs in order to frame Adnan. That, with the incredible lying skills, sets up the perfect storm for Jay to frame Adnan, with the collaboration of the police. I will now introduce my entire theory which is based on factual information, and evaluate some possible motives Jay may have. Jay had been cheating on Stephanie with a girl, whom I believe is Jenn. Jay harbors some resentment against both Adnan and Hae, because Hae is upset with him for cheating, and Adnan has it easy with the girls. Also, both Adnan and Hae knew about the major drug operation that Jay was carrying out in his grandmother’s house. Adnan in his “presumptuousness” tells Jay that he needs to get Stephanie a gift. I think this is key to the rising tension and somewhat of the turning point for Jay. Adnan and Stephanie were already close [as stated by Adnan in the show] and Jay was probably already feeling territorial due to that. The problem is exacerbated by Adnan’s reminder to Jay that he should get Stephanie a gift and is, for lack of a better phrase, ‘being the hero’ by lending him his car and phone to do it. He may have felt Adnan was being condescending and pointed in his suggestion. With all of this in mind (or subconsciously), Jay takes Adnan’s car and decides to hook up with Jenn before or just after grabbing a gift for Stephanie. Maybe he was trying to work his feelings of aggression out or maybe he was just doing something he'd be doing normally. Hae, who is passing through the mall looking for Don’s car to leave the note she wrote earlier sees Adnan’s car and decides to swing by to say hi. Instead she finds Jay and Jenn hooking up in Adnan’s car. Since Hae already denounced Jay for his actions of steppin’ out on Stephanie, it stands to be reasonable that she was visibly upset and didn’t hold back on letting him know [Hae is described as vocal in the show]. Jay gets out of Adnan’s car to confront Hae in Hae's car. He's already got the underlying resentment to Magnet kids (as seen in the Intercept interview). Then he makes the connection of Hae to Adnan and thinks about these two people who kept telling him what to do, how he is inadequate, less than them, how he is hard, a thug, and he’s tired of high schoolers bossing him around. He will go blank and find himself squeezing her neck, and out of an effort to escape she broke the turn signal on her car. If she was sitting in her front seat with the window down and he had acted fast enough, he could have "easily" reached in and done it from outside the car. Perhaps Jenn wasn't with Jay at that moment in Adnan's car at the mall, but I think it's safe to say that Jenn knows much more than she has let on since her accounts are, too, everchanging. She could have witnessed it or she could have been contacted later and informed. It doesn't have to change Jay's motives necessarily. After all, Adnan doesn’t have an alibi. His phone and car are with Jay, it’s just a normal day, and this gives time for Jenn and Jay to coordinate their story and come up with a grand lie to frame Adnan. This topic, and what I specified it down to, required a lot of creativity on my part. I had the basis of a theory on who killed Hae Min Lee, but all that consisted of was that it had to be Jay. Then, when presented with this topic, I evaluated the evidence and some of the new evidence I found and fabricated a new story on how the murder was carried out. This really broadened my horizons and allowed me to think in the victim’s/murder’s shoes. The task of using a multigenre platform was definitely challenging and a little bit confusing, but I prefer it over writing a traditional paper, especially because you have a way of linking your chapters together without needing to write it out. I hope my audience keeps an open mind throughout this research project, and understands the motives and what these pieces of media mean to the overall topic. To clarify some of what I wrote, I didn’t go in depth about Jenn Pusateri. Jenn was Jay’s friend, not Adnan’s. On January 13th, there were six calls from Adnan’s phone to Jenn’s. It is speculated that Jenn was the girl who Jay was cheating on Stephanie with. There is a multitude of signs that points toward Jay being the killer, and I hope that the theory that I proposed will make sense to all of my readers. The task of making it understandable was quite challenging, because obviously everyone doesn’t think and analyze in the same way.
Not many historical works have achieved more success and have generated more heated debate than Daniel Goldhagen's book Hitler's Willing Executioners. Goldhagen’s thesis relies on the idea that since medieval times, a specific kind of eliminationist anti-Semitism had developed in Germany. According to Goldhagen, the German population was already open to the idea of eliminating the Jews. He also claims that when Hitler came to Power in 1933, rather than slowly convincing the Germans to commit mass murder, he merely gave them the opportunity to do what they have wanted to do for years. Goldhagen also inflated the number of people involved, suggesting that hundreds of thousands were participating in the killing and that millions more would have willingly joined in, given the opportunity. Despite the rejection of the book by many German and non-German historians, the German version of the book, published in August 1996, sold very well. Eighty thousand copies of the German edition sold in the first month of the book’s release. By the time of Goldhagen's tour in September, three thousand copies were being sold every single day. Facts like these show how important communication is with the public. Hitler’s Willing Executioners was successful in Germany because of the accessibility of the book to the German population, the social context in which the book was produced, and the powerful marketing campaign that preceded the book itself.
News of the millions of people that had been slaughtered were the headlines on newspapers all over the world. Photos of the starved dead bodies of Holocaust victims were released for all to see. Trials were held by the Allied countries against Nazi Party officials for “crimes against humanity.” Many of the officers were executed, including some of Hitler’s right-hand men. Many Nazi soldiers were never caught and put on trial, and the search for those tied to doing such barbaric things still continues on today. However, the lead man in this terrible plan escaped. Adolf Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun, had allegedly committed suicide on April 30, 1945. Germany had been left without a leader, having freshly lost World War II, with the atrocities of what their fascistic government had done exposed. The Germans themselves were speechless and ashamed when they found out the truth of what their Führer (Hitler’s title) and his government had done. Museums, books, and films have been made to help spread the word of the Holocaust. Monuments have been constructed so that we never forget the atrocities that these innocent human beings suffered. But sadly as the years go by, more and more people don’t know about the Holocaust. Even worse, many are pretending like it didn’t happen. But it did happen and eleven million people died because of it. Some victims of the Holocaust, like Anne Frank,
Beginning in 1933, it is estimated that nearly six million innocent Jews were slaughtered during the events of the Holocaust. Gas chambers, death camps, and daily corpse quotas were erected in order to execute the policies of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Although these inhumane policies originated from a single mind, they were implemented on a massive scale by countless individuals simply following orders with the same efficiency as the manufacture of appliances. Three months after the start of Eichmann’s trial, Milgram devised a psychological experiment to determine whether the accomplices involved were truly guilty or were simply following the orders of an authority figure.
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When conducting an interview I carefully read the contact with other. I knew I was interviewing someone from a different culture so I had to understand the ethnic community she was from which was Hispanic. I also was very focused on the professional self-disclosure because we were talking about a lot of personal things. I tried to humanize our relationship before I asked tough questions, this helps to create a sense of bonding. I was also very careful of my communication style, I always wanted to ask her questions in a positive manner and I was always actively listening to her responses.
CLINIC REFLECTION 4 The topic for this week’s session was about SMART Goals primarily and also more about colors regarding shapes and sizes. The individual goals I have for my student are to say the color “red” verbally and to group all the red toys together that she can find & to find more ways to develop her gross motor skills involving the materials and games she gravitated towards last week in the gymnasium. One of the SMART goals I developed for my student during my group’s discussion were to increase the number of words she says throughout the session. These words can involve colors, “please” and “thank you,” “mommy,” “play,” “Tasha,” etc.
This product is really great, with friends or family when they are in progress with the LED performance that can be done. The unique shape of the speaker really caught the attention of everyone. The indicators that have been built are well placed. It is easy to install and how
Few film directors can capture the feeling of sheer intensity on screen quite like Oliver Stone. Whether it be with hyperviolent genre pictures like Natural Born Killers or methodical dramatic pieces like Wall Street, Stone has a knack for delivering intense and often unsettling narratives and characters within them, and as such is able to consistently instill in his audience a feeling of discomfort and disturbia, all while satirizing various facets of American culture. It is somewhat ironic that one of Stone’s most intense films is also one of his more subdued films and less violently graphic films. The film in question is 1988’s Talk Radio, based on the play of the same name written by Eric Bogosian, who also stars in both versions. Throughout
The most effective part of the speech to me is when Mr. Obama begin to describe the reason for the reform. The speech states, "So that if you lose your job and you change jobs, start that new business, you'll finally be abe to purchase quality affordable care and the