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  • Gloves And Socks For The German Army
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    At the age of about nine, in the year 1939, Alexandra Grochowska (my grandmother) experienced the terrors of World War 2. She lived in a town called Lodz with her parents and two sisters, one, two years older and one, two years younger. On the 1st of September (the day that war broke out) it was warm and sunny Alexandra and her sisters, knowing the war was coming, went for a swim in the nearby dam. As they swam they saw a group of german plains flying overhead, heading for Warszawa (Poland capit...
  • Numerous Chances The People Of Sighet
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    Night In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, it talks about the holocaust and what it was like being in it. The Germans were trying to make the German race the supreme race. To do this they were going to kill off everyone that wasn t a German. If you were Jewish or something other than German, you would have been sent to a concentration camp and segregated by men and women. If you weren t strong enough you were sent to the crematory to be cremated. If you were strong enough you were sent to work at a...
  • German Guards
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    July 29, 1932 I went to a campaign speech I and heard Adolf Hitler campaigning for dictatorship for Germany. He was saying that his opponents say the National Socialists are not German at all, because they refuse to work with other political parties. I think every one should work together, I hope he doesn't win. I don't care for his ideas. December 25, 1932 Momma and Aunt Mildred made the best Christmas diner ever. I got a new suit from Papa and Mama. March 8, 1933 Hitler became the Dictator of ...
  • Toga Of The Romans
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    Imperial Rome, during the first century A.D. was expanding it's boundaries by adding new territories. They expanded into northern Europe and Britain and conquered or attempted to conquer various types of people. Based on my reading of Tacitus' The Agricola and The Germania, I have knowledge of the life and customs of the Britons, subject of the Agricola, and the Germans, subject of the Germania. This of course being the Romans, and more specifically Tacitus,' observation and view of these groups...
  • German Culture
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    German Culture I choose to interview a woman by the name of Sylvia. Sylvia has been a family friend for many years and is twenty-eight years old. Sylvia moved here from Germany at the young age of five and lived here until sixteen when she moved back to Germany. Both of her parents were from Germany and she had family that remained there. She is now married to a German man and has one daughter. The interview that we had took place over the phone and I tried to keep it as short as possible so the...
  • Ardent's Eichmann In Jerusalem
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    In Hannah Ardent's book, Eichmann In Jerusalem, an in depth account of the Adolf Eichmann trial of 1961, Ardent makes a claim on the "banality of evil" and uses the Eichmann Trial as a platform on which to deliver this claim. Ardent also insists that the court in Jerusalem missed "the greatest moral and even legal challenge" of the case of not proving Eichmann to be a liar and assuming that he "must have been aware of the criminal nature of his acts", but instead accepting the fact under the con...
  • Germans
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    World War I was called the 'war to end all wars,' and to Wilson, the only other alternative to 'peace without victory. ' Fortunately, America and it's allies were able to put a cap on Germany and their cronies. Wilson came out of the war with not only a victory on the battlefield, but also scored a partial triumph in domestic welfare as well. When war erupted in Europe, the U.S. market economy was at a downturn, consumers spent less and jobs were increasingly hard to find. However, things soon t...
  • Cruise To Galapagos Island
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    In both books I have read: John Stienbeck's "The Moon Is Down" and Kurt Vonnegut's "Galapagos", the main characters are escape great danger. Both stories describe how tough times can get and how the characters have to fight just to survive and make it through each day. In "The Moon is Down", for the people who inhabit the small Norwegian town, the struggle begins when they are invaded during WWII. It is then that they try to think of a plan to resist and escape German rule. In the very beginning...

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