Reinhard Heydrich’s death

In April 1939, the Nazis came into Lidice, Czechoslovakia. None of the residents paid much attention, but what happens three years later almost put Lidice off of the map. What did Lidice do to deserve what happened to them? The Lidice massacre all started with mission “Operation Anthropoid.” The mission was to assassinate top Nazi … Read more

The Use of Rhetoric by Adolf Hitler

Throughout history, the question of “Does the end ever justify the means?” can be brought up and argued against many different political situations and standpoints, such as the current situations with Nelson Mandela and Edward Snowden. The most popular, and most likely argued, situation is Adolf Hitler’s siege for power in Germany. Many argue that … Read more

Art Speigelman’s Depiction of the Association between a Son and His Dad as Illustrated in His Book, Maus

The graphic novel Maus by Art Speigelman displays an increasingly tense relationship between him and his father, Vladek. Although Vladek is initially portrayed as frivolous, contriving, self-pitying, detrimentally offensive to his loved ones, and compulsive, the reader eventually learns, through his recollection of the horrors of the Holocaust that Vladek is this way because of … Read more

Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler

The Holocaust was a despicable event that had dimmed the light of societal humanity throughout from the early nineteen thirties to the mid nineteen forties. As the years passed, historians scanned through the remaining evidence from this era in order to reveal the details of this sickening massacre to the public’s eye. Teachers throughout the … Read more

“After I no longer speak”; A Message on the Impact of the Holocaust in “Shooting Stars”

Humans inflict suffering on other humans and when events are forgotten, they are repeated. In the poem “Shooting Stars,” Carol Ann Duffy tells a shocking story of a female prisoner held by Nazis in a concentration camp around the time of the Holocaust. This is a poem in which human suffering is being actively portrayed. … Read more

How did the Nazi Party use propaganda

After succeeding power in Germany and establishing a one-party dictatorship, the Nazi party orchestrated a huge propaganda campaign that won the loyalty and cooperation of the German population. Even before rising to power, Adolf Hitler indicated an interest in the use of propaganda. In his book “Mein Kampf” written whilst in jail, Hitler hinted at … Read more

Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Located approximately 37 miles west of Krakow, Auschwitz was the largest concentration camp complex established by the Nazi regime in April of 1940. Containing three other subcamps within the camp which all used prisoners for forced labor, one doubling as a killing center. Nazi Germany gained this area of land after invading and conquering Poland … Read more

A Look at the Political Rise of Adolf Hitler

Hypothesis: Hitler’s rise to power can be attributed to many factors, but arguably the most significant factors were the Great Depression, his oratory skills and the propaganda used to confirm his supremacy. Argument One:The Great Depression was a major factor of Hitler’s rise to power. Argument Two:Hitler’s oratory skills were a significant factor in his … Read more

Oskar Schindler biography

German businessman Oskar Schindler became an unusual hero when he saved hundreds of Jews in Poland and Czechoslovakia from death at the hands of the Nazis during World War II (1939–45). By employing them in his factory, Schindler protected them from the wrath of the Nazi Party and preserved generations of Jewish families (“Oskar Schindler … Read more

Legacy of SS: Lebensborn program

Lebensborn was founded in 1935 by Heinrich Himmler. The name of the program translates to “fount of life”. This is what the Nazis attempted to create with the Lebensborn program. The goal of Lebensborn was to breed what Hitler saw as the “perfect” or “superior” race: Aryans or specifically blonde hair blue eyed people. Lebensborn … Read more