After reading 80 pages of, “Skud,” by Dennis Foon, I felt motivated by the actions and determination shown by the main characters of the story, especially Andy. In the book, all the characters had a goal or objective and worked hard to reach that goal. Although most people would not advise someone to center their life around one certain thing, I think that when one finds a purpose or objective in life they should always do their best to reach this goal regardless of what others say or thinks of it. In the book, Andy dream was to become a popular actor.Although the possibility of getting cast is low and although he was hurt and unwell, Andy still went to the audition because of that small possibility. After reading about this, I felt determined and motivated by actions like this.
I think this was important when showing how people during the Holocaust were. They may have different reasoning as to why they took on certain roles or conducted themselves in such ways, but it showed that not everyone shared and supported the ideology behind Adolf Hitler. I think it was important to see that Lutz Heck remembered who he was before putting on the Nazi uniform.
It could seen that if adolf eichmann hadnt been involved in the holocaust to the extent he was there could have been perhaps less deaths of the jewish people but more brutal deaths. For example you could look at The Liepāja Actions which involved the death of about 700 people who were shot to death. It could be shown that the more humane way of gassing and incinerating was better than shooting and leaving to rot in a ditch. Where due to pressure of the confined bodily gasses their blood and fluids seeped out through the ground they were buried
The powerful and gripping novel The Boy Who Dared, written by Susan Campbell Bartoletti, is a Newbery Honor book. The novel is based on Helmuth Hubener who lived during the Holocaust when the Nazis were rising to power in 1933. Helmuth was one of the very few young boys who tried to expose Hitler to the people of Germany. Hitler was torturing the Jews and declaring wars on countries just because he wanted war. He also ruined Jewish shops and destroyed their futures. The Boy Who Dared shows historical accuracy in many ways, especially as it focuses on Helmuth’s life, the
Mein Kampf was a key symbol in the novel, it helped Max with his struggle plus it helped Hans with his image. Mein Kampf shows how powerful words can be and how words can have such an influence on people’s decisions. Hitler’s struggle helped Hans and Max in their own struggle, without his knowledge. I read some of Mein Kampf and I was astonished to see how well he wrote. Obviously he knew what he was doing and how to do it. I was shocked while hearing the tragic stories during the Holocaust when I visited Europe this summer.
With this book, Wiesel has helped to ensure that the holocaust is never forgotten. The events that he and the other Jews endured and put in this book are memorable to any reader. Jews whose job were to help in the crematories, sometimes even help with putting others to death is pretty memorable. One man had to put his own father into the furnace (35). This is very memorable because they had to watch others just like them being burned to death, and one day others might have to do the same to them. They had to work in a place full of the dead, until they themselves were put to death. Another memorable event was when the dead bodies were thrown off the wagon (94) as if they were useless weight. That was memorable because those people had a previous life, with families that loved them, and their dead body meant absolutely nothing to the SS. It is moments like these must be remembered, in honor of the diseased. As Wiesel said, “For the survivors who chooses to testify, it is clear: his duty is to bear witness for the dead and the living...to forget the dead would be akin to killing them a second time” (XV). Using good imagery and drilling the suffering of those who lived in these camps into the reader's mind, he has helped assure that
The overall argument Skloot makes in this book is the lack of recognition and racial injustices pertaining to Henrietta Lacks and her immortal cells. The cells that helped evolve the polio vaccine as well as the advancement towards medicine. Henrietta never gave permission for her tissue to be taken by a man, George Otto Gey, whom she never did meet. He wanted them for his benefits and reasons. Race may have played a role that if she were a white person, Gey would have asked permission to conduct this experiment. The people who were responsible for taking her samples did not pay any respects when Henrietta passed away to her or her family that they discreetly took from. One of the last to know about these cells, HeLa more than 2 decades later,
The Holocaust was a very important tragic event that occurred in history. Many of the stories belonging to the jews were lost and never told, many of the innocent souls were unknown, but never forgotten. For years, people have tried to dig up these stories and explain it to many generations, because the Holocaust wasn't something to be forgotten about or left unknown. Sometimes it is hard to understand the truth without a visual. Movies such as Schindler’s list or books such as Maus try to give a message as well as a visual to better understand the content.
The first time I walked through the streets of Warsaw, the most populated ghetto, housing over four hundred thousand Jews was June 1, 1937. From over the ghetto’s fence, the smell of retched death seeped over. Every man with me pinched their faces in disgust. An officer walked over to greet us at our station wagon. The excitement in his eyes of meeting greeting me was admiring. He reached his hand out and nervously stated, “I can’t believe I am meeting the one and only Adolf Hitler. How do you do, Sir? Sargent? General?” I shot my hand out confidently, and shook his hand, “Good Day, officer. I have finally gotten the time to visit Warsaw, my apologies for waiting so long. You know what they say,
Overall, the film did exactly what any good dramatic film would do and that is make the audience feel something. The tragedy of the Holocaust has never been fictionally depicted from a German child’s view until this movie. The depiction of how a child who is protected from certain elements war might have thought in that era makes this film unique. The unbelievable conclusion is what makes this film unforgettable. The most important scene in the film is the ending, when Bruno
There are several issues that Jerome H. Skolnick and Elliott Currie are trying to address in their book, Crisis in American Institutions. One of the substantive issues that they are addressing is poverty in a nation of wealth. Specifically, they are addressing how to cut the poverty rate in half. They put an emphasis on building a stronger economy, with more lively communities so that there is a better nation with no bad neighborhoods in extreme poverty and where stable work is a protection from poverty and a way out of it (91). This paper is going to talk about a major issue that Skolnick and Currie address along with their positions on that issue. They used data to help the readers understand where they are coming from. The paper will conclude with me explaining if their argument and data use was convincing along with my opinion on the subject.
In chapter 11 covers low is high. These days we rank ourselves from low to high we are not equal we seem to divide people who are important to those who do very little. Karybill helps us explore Jesus view on power, status, and inequality. Karybill mentions looking down on people for example “If I did it, they can do to too. If the poor would just work a little harder and be more responsible they could pull themselves up by their bootstraps, too.”(Kraybill, D. 2011). In reality, there are several factors that place us on a particular rung of social life. The first one is biological constraints meaning our skin color; energy level and sex are things we cannot control. Culture values have a lot to do if you were taught to work hard. Personal motivation has a lot to do with biological or culture roots. Financial inheritance has a lot if you come from a wealthy family, and will inherit a business. Although
This book is about the final girls in the selection who are fighting for the spot of being Maxons wife. In this journal I would be predicting if America or kriss will be marrying Maxon. First off I predict that America will be marrying Maxon. I think America will be marring Maxon because at the Halloween Ball, Maxon said that he is going to be marrying America. He even had a toast to his “future wife” and as he was saying it he looked at America and gave her a wink. Maxon also showed only America the princess room. He did not show anyone else besides her. When the rebels last came, America was outside. So when she saw them, she ran in to the woods and got lost. Maxon was worried sick about her and not knowing where she is. As soon as America got checked in to the hospital, Maxon went to go and see her right away. But I also predict that Kriss will be marring Maxon. I think Kriss will be the one marring Maxon because he has been spending a lot of time with Kriss. He even siting by her during the meals. For every Party, Maxon always asks Kriss for the first dance. Maxon said that he does not want to send Kriss home but he also does not want to send America home. I predict that America will be the one marrying Maxon because of all the things he has said/promised her and the way he has acting around
It's fun and awesome to find out how people actually died in the past. You want to know what happened to people who suffered, so if it happens again you can be prepared for it. This book tells you everything that has went through the camps, and If someone reads this book, they should definitely share it. If someone talks about the Holocaust sometime in their life, then you would know somethings about it, if you read this book. If someone likes biographies or realistic books, this is the book to read! Reading is fun, when you know you're finding more out about the world. It is really great, when you know the answers to something, from just reading a book... So read this book! I recommend it to