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  • Does History Repeat Itself The Holocaust
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    The Holocaust: Does History Repeat Itself The Holocaust was a period in time lasting from 1933-1945, where Adolph Hitler tried to exterminate people that he considered to be inferior to him. He wanted his country to be full of Arians, his perception of the perfect person. An Arian is described as a blonde haired blue-eyed person. More recently, history teachers in Germany are trying to avoid teaching about this event that killed close to 12 million Jews, homosexuals, invalids, and gypsies. Why i...
  • Buchanan And Other Holocaust Deniers
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    Holocaust Denial " One is astonished in the study of history at the recurrence of the idea that evil must be forgotten, distorted, skimmed over. The difficulty, of course, with this philosophy is that history loses its value as an incentive and example; it paints perfect men and noble nations, but it does not tell the truth". -W.E. B Du Bois, Black Reconstruction, 1935 As early as age thirteen, we start learning about the Holocaust in classrooms and in textbooks. We learn that in the 1940's, the...
  • Film Video Testimony And Written Text
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    Roderick A. Beltran 0573557 English 319: Representing the Holocaust Professor James E. Young Violent events, such as the Holocaust, are perceived aberrations or anomalies from the cultural norm. Whether reason's include popular culture's morbid curiosity, a film director's desire for a contrived image, or a writer's need to make credible otherwise incredible events there seems an almost unending need for their retelling. A narration back into the apparent sociological standard which they defy. F...
  • Holocaust By Lawrence L Langer
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    Admitting the Holocaust by Lawrence L. Langer is a collection of essays about the Holocaust and how it is perceived in literature by our culture. Langer explores oral testimonies, diaries and fiction that consider the devastation of the Holocaust a central theme. He takes a look at human values in the light of that devastation. He exhibits the concern between literature and testimony. His hope is that the Holocaust experience will not be sentimentalized in the various forms of literature and med...
  • Maus From Other Holocaust Narratives
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    As a result of not having experienced the horrors of the Holocaust like their ancestors did, second generation Jews often sense they must demonstrate their respect and appreciation towards their elders. Indebted to the previous generation, these Jews search for ways in which to honor those martyrs who lost their lives half a century ago. The ways in which this generation pays homage are quite diverse. Many have developed their own shrines to the memories of their ancestors. Others are fully dedi...
  • Bearing Witness
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    Bearing Witness' Bearing Witnesses, Bearing Witness' Essay, Research Paper Bearing Witnesses, Stories of the Holocaust, selected by Hazel Roch man and Darlene Z. Mc Campbell is a wonderful book that illustrates the horror of the Holocaust. I believe that this book helped me to better understand what really happened during the tragic event. This book is made up of many different real life accounts of the Holocaust. Survivors, friends and family of victims, and even the Nazi's themselves all have ...

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