• Andersonville Outer Stockade
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    Prisoners began arriving at the prison in late February of 1864 and by early June the prison population had climbed to 20, 000. Consequently, it was decided that a larger prison was necessary, and by mid-June work was begun to enlarge the prison. The prison's walls were extended 610 feet to the north, encompassing an area of roughly 10 acres, bringing the total prison area to 26. 5 acres. The extension was built by a crew of Union prisoners consisting of 100 whites and 30 African Americans in ab...
  • Geneva Convention Prisoners Detainees British
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    A U. S. TRANSPORT plane touched down at Guantanamo Bay at about 2: 15 p. m. ET. Speaking on condition of anonymity, military officials told NBC that about 15 detainees were aboard the flight, including some who were unable to walk because of their wounds. White military trucks drove onto the runway, apparently to help bring the disabled prisoners on stretchers to secure facilities at the U. S. base, NBC News' Mary Murray reported from an observation point near Guantanamo. The wounded will be ev...
  • Auschwitz Gas Chambers
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    Auschwitz Auschwitz was not one but three different concentration and execution camps. Each camp had it own purpose. The first camp was called Auschwitz I. It was mainly used as a central camp for Nazi officers, producing economic and military-industrial enterprise, and holding enemies of the Nazis. It was originally used in 1940 to hold Poles and soviet POW's (Prisoners of war). It became a death camp for Jews in 1941-42. The second camp of the Auschwitz complex was Auschwitz II or Auschwitz-B...
  • Music And Murder Prisoners Through Their Tone
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    Documentaries serve to draw a response through the use of literary techniques in order to present a particular point of view. Michael Cordell's Music and Murder subscribes to this principle, the documentary focuses on three men serving prison sentences for taking a life and how music has changed and shaped their outlook on their own lives. Music, structure, verbal language and selection of detail all work on the viewers emotions which serve to draw a positive response towards rehabilitation in p...
  • Medical Conditions Of Concentration Camps
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    Medical Conditions of Concentration Camps The medical conditions in concentration camps were very horrible. Many things happened to the prisoners at this camp and most of the worst things happened because of the medical treatments. Throughout all the camps medical experiments were performed on the prisoners. They were not only performed on the jewish but on all different kinds of people that were at the camps. The experiments were for the most part either harsh or deadly. Some of the experiments...
  • Socrates Second Hand
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    about socrates and his example of in ate knowledge from the cave Human beings in general can sometimes be like the prisoners in the cave as Socrates claims because, in a way humans tend to think and operate based on second-hand information. Today in recent times, news such as the war in Iraq or politics can be related to the men carrying the vessels in Socrates's story. Both the men carrying the vessels and current news today happen where the majority of people are unable to see what is really h...
  • Night 3 Berkenau Auswitz
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    Night by Elie Wiesel 'Hitler won't be able to do us any harm, even if he wants to.' ; So begins the book, Night, by Elie Wiesel an autobiographical work about Elie's struggle to survive the Holocaust while living at multiple concentration camps. Beginning at age 15, Elie Wiesel moves from a young man questioning the accounts of German hatred, to becoming a witness of many inhumane acts brought upon people. Elie Wiesel's book, Night, describes instances of inhumane acts on the Jews at Berkenau-Au...
  • Auschwitz Concentration Camp
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    AUSCHWITZ BY CHRISTOPHER JAMES The Nazis establishes Auschwitz in April 1940, under the orders of Heinrich Himmler. Heinrich Himmler was in charge of two Nazi organizations. The camp at Auschwitz originally housed political prisoners from occupied Poland and various concentration camps from within Germany. Prisoners were transported from all over Nazi-occupied Europe. When the prisoners arrived at the complex they were separated into three groups. One group was sent directly to the gas chamber a...
  • Things Prisoners Life Shadows
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    "The Allegory of the Cave" In reading this story by Plato about the 4 stages of reality you start to see and understand why he perceived things the way he did. He made some truly believable points to the reality of life in this story. In the story it related the 4 stages of reality to prisoners that were chained up in a den. They saw shadows of men passing along a wall. There were also comparisons made about what would happen if they saw certain things. People often wonder why it is that prison...
  • Prisoners Of War Day One World
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    Prisoners of War BY: Presented to: Mrs. Prova to ENG 2 A 0-04 Wednesday December 8, 1993 Dear: The International Red Cross am writing a letter to you today to mention how the prisoners of war were treated throughout the second world war. If you have never been a Prisoner of War (POW), you are extremely lucky. The prisoners of war during the World War II, (1939-1945) were treated poorly with no respect or consideration and were given the living conditions worse than animals. It was an extremely b...
  • Concentration Camp Prisoners Camps Inside
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    Amber Hughes History 301 Dr. Lassiter November 16, 1999 Equal Responsibility for All: An In-depth Look at Four Prison Camps during WWII Over six million people were either worked to death or murdered in cold blood inside German concentration camps during World War II. This number includes both Jews and non-Jews who died inside the camps, but does not count the many people who were executed in the towns and ghettos. Almost the entire Jewish population of Eastern Europe was murdered during this wa...
  • The Mosquito Coast Fat Boy
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    The Mosquito Coast In the movie The Mosquito Coast, the Foxs family dropping out and leaving America for a new life in the South American jungle, as Allie Fox took away the perfect world from his family. Then, they bought a piece of land on the banks of the Sib un river into the fictional town of Jeronimo, which started in disarray, but the Foxs family fixed up Jeronimo with the others who had already settled there. When this town became their home with everything that they needed to survive. Ev...
  • The Lottery And Human Detachment
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    In the short story, The Lottery, Shirley Jackson aids the reader in shaping some horrific images of her characters. Each and every one of the villagers Jackson portrays manages to remove herself from the lives of friends and family so that she is able to stone another fellow villager to death. Jackson clearly proves that when a person removes herself emotionally from the lives of her friends and family, she is able to kill another person without any regrets. In World War II, the Nazi soldiers we...
  • Essay On Andersonville Troops Prisoners Conditions
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    Andersonville was a POW camp of the civil war controlled by the confederate captain Wirtz. Extremely overpopulated, Andersonville held 32, 000 Union soldiers in a camp built to hold 8, 000. The treatment that the men of Andersonville did not even live up to the standards of the articles of war. Though in tough times, the soldiers survived the unsanitary conditions while still showing kindness and sympathy. Though prisoners lost many of their comrades to the raiders and the confederates, it was ...
  • Nazi Concentration Camps Camp Prisoners Natzweiler
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    On January 30, 1933 the Nazis assumed they had full power of Germany. Immediately after this, they decided to start concentration camps to rid the German society of "inferiors." This included: communists, socialists, religious rebels, Jehovah's Witnesses and most of all, Jews. During the 1930's there were six main camps established. These were: - ~Da chua ~Sachsenhausen ~Buchenwald ~Flassenburg ~Mauthausen and, ~Ravens bruck (a concentration cap especially for women. ) During the 2 nd World War ...
  • Summary And Critique Of The Stanford Prison Experiment
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    The Stanford Prison Experiment of 1973 raises troubling questions about the ability of individuals to exist repressive or obedient roles, if the social setting requires these roles. Philip K. Zimbardo, professor of Psychology at Stanford University, began researching how prisoners and guards assume submissive and authoritarian roles. He set out to do this by placing advertisements in a local newspaper, stating that male college students would be needed for a study of prison life paying fifteen d...
  • Prisoner's Health Care Prisoners Million Citizens
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    Nearly 50 million Americans do not have health insurance, but it is provided for prisoners (O'Connor 1). In 1976, the United States Supreme Court ruled that prisoners have a constitutional right to equal medical care; a right that "law-abiding citizens" do not have (Kahn 1). This right to medical care is unfair because if prisoners deserve medical care then so did the millions of people who died last year without have it. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics there were 2, 003, 331 priso...
  • The Prisoner's Life Harmful For Prison
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    Even in the human being is in a perpetual evolution, several mysteries always subsist in his mind. One of these biggest mysteries is the human nature. Everybody has seen someone react strangely at one time or another, but we don't really know why. In a similar situation, we can see people react strongly and others staying calm. Nobody is mentally identical. Nobody has the same experience of life. However, we always know that some factors can affect our mood positively or negatively in our daily...
  • Andersonville Civil War
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    Torture, screams, Andersonville Andersonville Torture, screams, no food: These are the conditions of prisons during the Civil War. The lack of attention to prisoners led to many gruesome things such as eating live animals. The two most infamous prisons were Andersonville in the South and Elmira in the North. Both had terrible conditions that were largely caused by the psychology of the War: If the other side doesn? t have men they can? t fight and likewise with weak men. Both prisons were alike ...
  • Auschwitz The Nazi Camp
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    The Nazi camp of Auschwitz, located thirty miles west of Krakow, was the largest, most deadly camp used during World War II (Friedrich 2). Built in 1940, it was the first camp located beyond the frontiers of the Third Reich (Friedrich 4). "According to various estimates, 1, 600, 000 people were murdered in the killing center?' (Yahil 372). Ninety percent of those who were murdered in Auschwitz were Jewish (Yahil 372). Originally an Austrian artillery barracks, Auschwitz was to be supposed to be ...