Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "extermination"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
The Jewish Community and The Notion of Extermination - No one can forget the time when there was the systematic and widespread extermination of the Jewish population. It was on January 30, 1933, when the terror of the Holocaust began because Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The Nazi Party had taken advantage of the political unrest that existed after World War I when Germany was defeated, and the Versailles Treaty (1919)—treaty between Germany and the Allied Powers (Britain, United States, Italy, France, and Japan)—established the reduction of prewar territory and armed forces of Germany, requested Germany to take full responsibility of war, and to provide legal tender for the allied armies to repair (“Jewish Virtual Library”)....   [tags: facism, holocaust, propaganda, nazi]
:: 12 Works Cited
1914 words
(5.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Planned Extermination - Genocide is occurring in America and no one is stepping in to stop it. The black community is under attack and our babies are the voiceless victims of this silent slaughter. The genocide is well funded and is deeply rooted in the same racist theology that has oppressed our community for our entire American existence. No longer are we bound by shackles, fitted for a noose, or attacked by mobs; creation extermination has replaced these vile but once all too common acts. The attack on the black race has changed its focus, adapted with society, and relinquished the physical abuse instead adopting a mental approach that has damaged the psyche of our community....   [tags: Abortion ]
:: 13 Works Cited
1758 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Extermination of Jews in History - Extermination of Jews in History Jews have been discriminated for hundreds of years, they were made to live in "ghettos", and they have been mistreated and often fall subject to cruel jokes. This is because people blame the death of Jesus Christ on them and Jews often were well educated so got the good jobs or ran shops. Hitler always had hated the Jews immensely and he also blamed the defeat of Germany in the First World War on them. When Hitler took power he took action against the Jews by setting up the boycott of Jewish owned businesses and he also banned them from being able to teach....   [tags: Papers] 345 words
(1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Extermination Camps - Nazi Extermination Camps Anti-Semitism reached to extreme levels beginning in 1939, when Polish Jews were regularly rounded up and shot by members of the SS. Though some of these SS men saw the arbitrary killing of Jews as a sport, many had to be lubricated with large quantities of alcohol before committing these atrocious acts. Mental trauma was not uncommon amongst those men who were ordered to murder Jews. The establishment of extermination camps therefore became the “Final Solution” to the “Jewish Question”, as well as a way to alleviate the mental trauma that grappled the minds of Nazi soldiers....   [tags: essays research papers] 2636 words
(7.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Extermination of Mankind in On the Beach by Nevil Shute - Shute in his novel, On the Beach, provides many insights on humanities’ inability to comprehend its own demise regardless of the apparent inevitability and/or proximity of ones extermination. He effectively presents this psychological shortcoming of disbelief by delineating the common coping mechanism that is shared by all of the characters: The desire to work and maintain a progressive outlook towards ones future options. Work serves as a blinder or shield from the characters near termination by exercising the same routine that was typical behavior previous to the discernment of the soon-coming apocalypse....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Gay and Lesbian Issues - The Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals - Gay and Lesbian Issues - The Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals The Holocaust is the greatest atrocity ever committed. Millions upon millions of people were ruthlessly tortured and executed during the infamous reign of the Third Reich. The events and conditions surrounding Adolf Hitler’s rise to power have been extensively studied by historians, sociologists, political scientists, and psychologists in the hopes of preventing this state of merciless dictatorship from ever recurring. Due to the immensity of the Nazi campaign against those of the Jewish faith, that ethnic group is most often mentioned in association with the concentration camps and exterminations of the Third Reich....   [tags: World War II History]
:: 4 Works Cited
1931 words
(5.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Gendercide and its Cultural Components by Mary Anne Warren - Gendercide and its Cultural Components The topic of Gendercide is not much in the public eye as much as researchers would like. However amongst the professionals, it turns out to be a debated topic. The definition alone has some arbitrary research. The term gendercide originated in the mid 1980’s by Mary Anne Warren where she referred to it as “the deliberate extermination of persons of a particular sex” (as cited by Jones, 2006). The main focus during her early work on gendercide was women and girls....   [tags: sex, extermination, discrimination]
:: 10 Works Cited
2198 words
(6.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Eight Steps of Genocide - Throughout history, genocides can be seen as completely different from one another. With country dealing with their own population of people and purpose of killings, connections can be failed to seen between the growing number. Although, what is failed to be associated is the eight stages that each genocide must, and has gone through to carry out a plan of destruction. Meaning, each genocide may not closely follow the steps, but are similar to one another. An example that follow steps can be clearly seen between the Cambodian genocide of 1975-1979 and the Rwandan genocide of 1994....   [tags: cambodia, rwanda, mas extermination]
:: 2 Works Cited
863 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Genocide: The Holocaust and Holodomor - Genocide: The Holocaust and Holodomor Genocide is a huge problem in today’s society. While there are laws set down to handle cases where genocide occurs, the idea and premise of genocide and all that it entails is still widely debatable. It’s difficult to put a label and definition on a term that, while it has a long history of existence, is very rare and unknown to the common man. When I say rare, genocide only occurs in very extreme cases and situations, but it doesn’t make it any less of a horrible crime....   [tags: mass extermination, ukranian people]
:: 5 Works Cited
1593 words
(4.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Nazi Propaganda and The Holocaust - Nazi propaganda played an important role in the Holocaust, the extermination of millions based on race, religion, and ethnicity. It successfully secured the acquiescence of the general public to the crimes committed by the Nazis. The Nazi Party used their control of the media to fuel anti-Semitic belief and to persuade Germans to support the Nazi cause throughout the Holocaust and World War II. Although the Nazis were the largest political party in Germay, they did not win a majority of votes in the elections until 1933 (Kolb)....   [tags: extermination, hitler, support, germans]
:: 3 Works Cited
1044 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Allied Response to The Holocaust - Actions Speak Louder than Words: Allied Response to the Holocaust The extermination of Jewish people during World War II was a horrific and merciless event that was effectively stopped by the Allies. Once the Allies became aware of the Holocaust, they immediately took action to end it. There have been countless suggestions of what the Allies could have done to prevent the Holocaust, however those would not have been as effective as the solution the Allies had put in place. Despite arguments that the Allies did not make a strong attempt to saving the Jews, by putting all their resources into the complete defeat of Nazi Germany, they were essentially doing all they could....   [tags: extermination, jewish people, horrific events]
:: 8 Works Cited
1157 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Children of the Holocaust - “One of the most extraordinary aspects of Nazi genocide was the cold deliberate intention to kill children in numbers so great that there is no historical precedent for it.” (Lukas, 13 Kindle) About 1.5 million children were murdered by the Nazis during the Holocaust—one million being killed because they were Jews (ushmm.org) The Germans had a clearly defined goal of killing the Jewish children so that there would be no remnants of their race to reproduce, resulting in extinction. Not only were the children that were victimized in the Holocaust persecuted and murdered, but they were all stripped of their childhood....   [tags: Slaughter of Children, Nazi Extermination Camps]
:: 4 Works Cited
985 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Exterminating Poverty and Hunger - MDG #1 The first Millennium Development Goals (MDG) is to eradicate poverty and hunger from a country. There are three parts to the goal. The quintessential step that the UN must take is to decrease the percentage of people who are living only on $1,25 a day by fifty percent. The second step is to balance employment rates of females and young people by twenty-five percent. The third part states that by 2015 the number of people suffering from food shortage and hunger will be decreased by 50 percent....   [tags: Developing Global Partnership, Zimbabwe]
:: 13 Works Cited
1092 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Holocaust: A Crime Against Humanity - The Holocaust is one of the greatest crimes ever committed against humanity. At first, the Nazi’s put pressure on the Jews by forcing them out of high statuses by boycotting their stores, and eventually by physically persecuting them. However, several Jews did emigrate, more so to North America. After the annexation of Austria and the invasion of Poland in 1939, Nazi control eventually spread to Holland, Norway, northern France, and Czechoslovakia; as the Nazi’s power spread, the more executions occurred....   [tags: Nazi Holocaust]
:: 6 Works Cited
889 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Story of the Holocaust - Story of the Holocaust The holocaust was the effort of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party in Germany to exterminate the Jews and other people that they considered to be inferior. As a result about twelve million people, about half of them Jews, were murdered. The murders were done by every means imaginable but most of the victims perished as a result of shooting, starvation, disease and poison gas. Others were tortured to death or perished in horrible medical experiments. Hitler took power in Germany in 1933 and almost immediately began the chain of events that led to the holocaust....   [tags: Papers] 413 words
(1.2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Intentional Plan for Mass Murder - The mass murder of European Jews was purposely planned by Adolph Hitler before the wars started because there were already death camps in the making, Hitler was brainstorming more ways to execute all Jews, and he took away Jewish leader from their communities so they had no power or say in what would happen. There are some questions today about the holocaust that people cannot answer. Many people have their own opinions about the war and if it affected the serious reasons for the killings of all Jews....   [tags: Holocaust] 948 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Holocaust: Exposing Humanity's Darkest Sin - Since the Holocaust, a theory has emerged for the real reason Jews were forced into concentration camps. Controversy surrounds this theory, between those who claim Jews were being exterminated inside concentration camps and those who disagree, claiming that this event never occurred in the camps. Holocaust deniers have gathered to discuss the theory whether the Nazis indeed committed mass murder inside these infamous structures. To this day, skeptics are unclear whether these camps were built for extermination and doubt whether this historical event ever occurred....   [tags: Nazis, Jews, Hitler, Germany, concentration camp]
:: 4 Works Cited
1173 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Holocaust and Genocide - “Why is the killing of 1 million a lesser crime then the killing of one person?” (Scream Bloody Murder). Throughout history groups of people have been killed by ruling powers, but the unlawful acts went without title until recent events in the 1940ʼs. The mass killings in Germany activated against the Jews created a new word, genocide. “Genocide refers to the widespread murder and other acts committed by governments or other groups with the intent to destroy - in whole or in part- a national, racial, religious or ethnic group” (Choices Program 1)....   [tags: Holocaust Essays]
:: 7 Works Cited
2351 words
(6.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Holocaust and the US Bombing of Cambodia: Similar Results for Different Causes - When many people think of the word “Genocide” they think of Adolf Hitler’s Holocaust. They don’t usually think that any leader of the US could stoop so low to do anything remotely close to it. That’s why when people hear of how Richard Nixon and his national security advisor, Henry Kissinger, killed 600,000 Cambodians when they bombed it in 1969, they don’t believe it. It couldn’t possibly be like the Nazi extermination of the Jews, which killed up to 7 million people across Europe from 1933 to 1945, right....   [tags: desk murdering, hilter, north vietnam]
:: 5 Works Cited
987 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Holocaust: Exposing Humanities Darkest Sin - Since the Holocaust, a theory has emerged on the real reason Jews were forced into concentration camps. Controversy surrounds this theory, between those who claim, Jews were being exterminated inside concentration camps and those who disagree, claiming that this event never occurred in the camps. The theory began at the start of the Holocaust when the Nazis established concentration camps around Poland. Yet to this day, some skeptics are unclear whether these camps were built for forced labor or extermination....   [tags: Auschwitz, concentration camps, Nazis, Jews]
:: 3 Works Cited
1040 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Contagiousness of Violence - The Holocaust is one of the most researched atrocities of recent History; there are many atrocities that one can research, why the Holocaust. Because along with being a horrific event in human history, it’s also a testament to the strength of the survivors, and a testament to the Horrors that Hitler began. This period in history can be separated into two major parts; the persecution of the Jewish people, and the extermination of all undesirables, which constituted mostly of Jews. Often times when researching the Holocaust you hear about Hitler and his villainy, but he was only part of the problem....   [tags: Holocaust, Hitler, Jews] 2612 words
(7.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Glimpse at the Holocaust - For some, it seems that the Holocaust in another lifetime, but for others it will be something they will never forget. Holocaust was a time for fighting. The Jewish would fight for the right to live as they were killed solely for being Jewish. The Holocaust began in 1939 and would continue through 1945. It was introduced by Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, although he did not act alone. His mission would be to “exterminate” all minorities, but most abundantly, the Jews. Based on information given by About.com, it is estimated that 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust....   [tags: Holocaust ]
:: 3 Works Cited
994 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Holocaust: A Brief Overview - The Holocaust was the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi Regime and its collaborators ("Introduction to the Holocaust."). Once Adolf Hitler was elected Chancellor-President, the second most powerful position, of Germany, in January of 1933, he immediately started to attract the attention on many Germans by being an eloquent speaker. As a result, he began to gather followers, which started the major formation of the Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (Nationalist Socialist German Workers’ Party), which later became the Nazi Party....   [tags: European History]
:: 5 Works Cited
1522 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Terror of The Holocaust - The terror of the Holocaust is dated from the time, January 30, 1933, when Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The Nazi Party had took advantage of the political unrest that was after World War I when Germany was defeated, and the Versailles Treaty established the reducing of prewar territory and armed forces, requested Germany to recognize guilt, and specified that Germany provide money for the allied armies to repair (“Jewish Virtual Library”). Therefore, wage war commence with communism and vicious propaganda in which the Nazi party blamed the Jews for the debilitation of the Germany government (“Jewish Virtual Library”)....   [tags: Concentration Camps, The 3rd Reich]
:: 10 Works Cited
1947 words
(5.6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Place and Time of The Final Solution - The Place and Time of The Final Solution In this essay I am going to explain how and where the final solution took place for the Holocaust. In my opinion and according to some historical evidence, I am going to explain how the final solution took place. Firstly there are the logistics, for example how Hitler began with the processes of transportation, and with the help of Echman, Heydrict and Himmler it soon led to the eviction of Jews from their homes then the running of Ghettos, the concentration camps and extermination camps....   [tags: Papers] 796 words
(2.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Joseph Stalin's Forced Famine - Joseph Stalin is known to be “one of the most powerful and murderous dictators in history” (bbc.co.uk). Stalin became general secretary of the Communist Party, which had given him the control that he had been looking for (bbc.co.uk). Soon after, he was granted dictatorship of the Soviet Union after Vladimir Lenin had died (historyplace.com). Many people did not like the way that Stalin was ruling. People wanted their own independence from Stalin and he did not take that very well. In 1929, Stalin had believed that many Ukrainian scholars, scientists, religious leaders, etc....   [tags: communist party, joseph stalin]
:: 1 Works Cited
894 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Dont Concentrate on Camps - Don’t Concentrate on Camps A concentration camp can be defined as a camp were particular people are confined or detained for a period of time, although ironically the term death camp is commonly used as a synonym. Between the years of 1942 and 1945 the German Nazi Party initiated concentration camps for all Jews and other peoples that were considered by Adolf Hitler to be inferior. This is a commonly known fact, although extensive knowledge is limited to most people. The majority of concentration camps established have been used for the containing and eventual extermination of its prisoners....   [tags: essays research papers] 1346 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Holocaust Denial - Genocide is best described as: “the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.” “If the holocaust is not a fact, then nothing is a fact.” A major part of the Holocaust genocide is denial. Holocaust denial is present in the United States, Europe, and Canada. These people, known as “revisionists” try to deny the extermination of six million Jews during World War II. The revisionists claim that there are no documents to prove the holocaust actually existed (Holocaust Denial n....   [tags: genocide, WWII]
:: 5 Works Cited
1217 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Holocaust of Belzec - The Holocaust of Belzec In March, 1942, the Jews of the Lublin Province of Poland are deported to the Belzec death camp. By the early 1942, gas chambers were being carried out in death camps. The Belzec camp was located in southern-eastern Poland in the Lublin District. It was originally established in 1940 as a slave labor camp. Between March and December of 1942, Belzec served as a German extermination center, at which between 550,00 and 600,000 Jews were killed. The Belzec became part of the German killing system on the seventeenth of March of 1942....   [tags: Papers, Jew, Nazi, Germany, history] 315 words
(0.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Jewish Journey - December 13, 2013 Research Paper A Jewish Journey In 1933, Adolf Hitler, a leader of the Nazi Party, rose to power in Germany. The Nazi Party abused their power in many different aspects, which creating issues beyond Germany’s borders. This abuse of power lead to the horrific event we know today as the Holocaust. The Holocaust caused over eleven million deaths, with approximately one million of them being children. The Nazis targeted certain groups of individuals including Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, mentally or physically disabled, and anyone who did not agree with Nazi Party....   [tags: Adolf Hitler, Nazis, Jews, Germany, Holocaust]
:: 4 Works Cited
1868 words
(5.3 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Holocaust Denial - Growing up, people learn about the past of their own kind and of the world they live in. One reads history in books, hears history from parents, and studies history at schools. Knowing the history of one's ancestors allows one to understand the past and change for a better future. Significant battles, civil movements, and reformations teach people valuable lessons and help the society to improve. The Holocaust, one of the most well-known history events, represents a perfect historical example of discrimination and racism....   [tags: adolf hitler, facist leaders, nazi]
:: 9 Works Cited
1333 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Mischlinge: The Forgotten Victims of The Holocaust - Those of half and quarter Jewish descent remain largely forgotten in the history of the Third Reich and genocide of the Holocaust. Known as Mischlinge, persons of deemed “mixed blood” or “hybrid” status faced extensive persecution and alienation within German society and found themselves in the crosshairs of a rampant National Socialist racial ideology. Controversially, these people proved somewhat difficult to define under Nazi law that sought to cleave the Volk from the primarily Jewish “other”, and as the mechanization toward Hitler’s “Final Solution” the Mischlinge faced probable annihilation....   [tags: The Holocaust]
:: 6 Works Cited
2520 words
(7.2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
The Disappearance of Native Americans in California - “To discover, understand, and encounter the cultures and intricate natures of the California Indian people, it is necessary to search the past” –Nancy Wahl. Tracing back in California history, Spanish explorers, commanded by Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, found the tip of what is now Baja California in the year 1533 and named it "California" after a mythical island in a popular Spanish novel. It is evident that from the time Spanish monarchs set foot in California, the world as Native Americans knew it was never the same again....   [tags: Demographics]
:: 4 Works Cited
1644 words
(4.7 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Hungarian Jews and the Holocaust - “There is a place on earth that is a vast desolate wilderness, a place populated by shadows of the dead in their multitudes, a place where the living are dead, where only death, hate and pain exist,” said Giuliana Tedeschi, a holocaust survivor (Tedeschi). The Hungarian Jews assumed they were the safest of all the Jewish groups and in the end suffered the most. Hundreds were shipped in cattle cars without supplies for days to concentration camps. Auschwitz, one of the furthermost used death camps was going under colossal change to prepare for the arrival of the unfortunate Hungarian Jews....   [tags: nazi, jews]
:: 4 Works Cited
922 words
(2.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Victims of The Holocaust - ... Hitler States in his book Mein Kampf “At the beginning of World War I, or even during the war, if twelve or fifteen thousand of these Jews who were corrupting the nation had been forced to submit to poison-gas, just as hundreds of our best German workers from every social stratum and every trade and calling had to face it in the field, then the millions of sacrifices made at the battle front would not have been in vain.” (Origins of the Holocaust 34). Hitler wanted perfect people with blonde hair and blue eyes everyone else he wanted dead....   [tags: WWII, nazism, the Jewish question]
:: 7 Works Cited
1160 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust - Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust Synopsis – Hitler’s Willing Executioners is a work that may change our understanding of the Holocaust and of Germany during the Nazi period. Daniel Goldhagen has revisited a question that history has come to treat as settled, and his researches have led him to the inescapable conclusion that none of the established answers holds true. Drawing on materials either unexplored or neglected by previous scholars, Goldhagen presents new evidence to show that many beliefs about the killers are fallacies....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1708 words
(4.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Hitler - A Method to His Madness - Hitler - A Method to His Madness The Holocaust found its origins in Hitler's deep rooted hatred of the Jewish Society. This quote from Hitler's diary is an example of his feelings toward Jews... "The Jew has never founded any civilization, though he has destroyed hundreds. He must spread as a disease spreads. Already he has destroyed Russia; now it is the turn of Germany and, with his envious instinct for destruction he seeks to disintegrate the national spirit of the Germans and to pollute their blood." 1 Hitler believed that there was one race with a "natural advantage"2 over the others, and this race was the Aryans....   [tags: Essays Papers]
:: 8 Works Cited
985 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
20th Century Witch Hunts - Following the roughly three hundred year long witch craze spanning from the fifteenth to eighteenth century, the concept of witch-hunting transformed from the literal extermination of witches (devil worshippers) into having a new meaning that arose from events experienced throughout the twentieth century. This meaning encompasses acts of accusation, mass hysteria and even extermination of a particular group of people who are presumed to pose a threat against the accuser(s) or a particular group of people....   [tags: Nazi Germany]
:: 6 Works Cited
1816 words
(5.2 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Louise Saint-Just and The Republic - Louise Saint-Just and The Republic Louise Saint-Just once said, “The Republic consists of the extermination of everything that opposes it.” Being the right-hand man of Robespierre, the leader of the Terror, Saint-Just is obviously referring to the First Republic of France from 1792-1795. What he means by this, is that the essence of the sovereignty of the Republic was that it literally wiped out anyone, or anything that had opposing ideas to it or that posed any threat to itÂ’s power....   [tags: Papers] 1428 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Nazi Euthanasia Programme Based on Racial Purity Theories - The Nazi Euthanasia Programme Based on Racial Purity Theories While the actual program of 'euthanasia' was initiated by Hitler in 1939 the whole idea of racial purity, Social Darwinism and eugenics had been on the rise In Europe and more importantly Germany for quite some years. The issue that called for the commencement of the program was in fact written at the end of October but was predated 1st of September to coincide with the start of the war, as it was interestingly enough seen as a paralleled war by the Nazis....   [tags: Papers] 2513 words
(7.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Use of Rhetoric by Adolf Hitler - ... In this speech, Hitler refers to exterminating the Jews to create “a true community of people” and also refers to the Jewish Community as an “alien race which has nothing to do with us” (Hitler and Nazis, Statements Concerning Jews and Judaism). In the speech and the examples from it that are provided, Hitler is using falsification and incorrect statements to convince the German people and the Socialist Party. He also uses repetition in the speech by repeating that they, as the Socialist Party, must exclude these “aliens” from their perfect community....   [tags: German history, speeches, anti-semitism]
:: 4 Works Cited
1097 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Four Images Between Two Impossibilities - Didi-Huberman situates the four images taken from Auschwitz between two impossibilities. These two impossibilities come from the unimaginable and unrepresentable character of the event that took place in Auschwitz. This unrepresentability is achieved through the actions of the S.S. to conceal the extermination of the Jew as a state secret. The system of exterminating the Jew is described as the machine by Didi-Huberman, aimed to destroy the Jew and eliminate any chance to represent the genocide....   [tags: Didi-Huberman, Auschwitz]
:: 3 Works Cited
1281 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Drama - I wanted to present a convincing portrayal of a wealthy, educated - Drama - I wanted to present a convincing portrayal of a wealthy, educated woman who, faced with a extremely distressing, seemingly insurmountable personal problem, sees what looks like a perfect solution, but which ends up driving her to madness. Why Were the Nazis Able to Attempt the Genocide of the Jewish People in the Years1939 to 1945. ==================================================================== How Has the Human Rights Position of the Jews Improved Since 1945. ================================================================== The power of the Nazi State made it difficult to resist and rebel against the Nazis....   [tags: Drama] 2404 words
(6.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Faith and Reason within the Holocaust - Faith and Reason within the Holocaust One of the greatest horrors of the 20th Century was the extermination of over 6 million Jews and 5 million others during the Holocaust. In the face of this atrocity many have wondered how such a tragedy transcended in a supposed "civilized" European society. What role did religious institutions play in the prevention or lack of prevention of the horrors inflicted by the Nazis. How did the German government create, within a reasoning public, acceptance and even support for the extermination of a people who previously were considered equals....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1717 words
(4.9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Holocaust - The holocaust, or Shoah was a systematic, planned program of genocide to exterminate all Jews. This government based program was carried out by Hitler, and its allies in the Nazi army during world war two. Approximately 6 million Jews were killed, and if the murder of the Romani, Soviet civilians and prisoners, the disabled, homosexuals, and others who apposed to Hitler’s religious, political and social views were counted, this number would be more like 11 to 17 million. The holocaust is generally described with two periods, 1933-1939, and 1939-1945, the end of WWII....   [tags: Genocide] 517 words
(1.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Museum of Tolerance - The Museum of Tolerance The Museum of Tolerance focuses on two central themes: The history of racism and prejudice in the American experience and the Holocaust- man’s inhumanity to man. The issues of human rights, racism, and responsibility are discussed. The responsibility of each individual person is to speak up in opposition of extermination of another race and stop another Holocaust. World War II and Hitler, the German leader was intent on conquests and war, but he needed a scapegoat to blame and the Jews were headed for genocide....   [tags: Papers] 451 words
(1.3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Eight Stages of Genocide Compared to Dog Breed Bans - First is classification, meaning people or animals are categorized and then put into an us versus them situation. In people, a good example of this would be the Jewish people during Hitler’s reign. They were considered to be less than human, and perfectly fine to destroy, just because they were different. In comparison to BSL laws, we say that “ pit bulls”, rottweilers, and other so called aggressive breed dogs are dangerous compared to “regular” dogs who are not dangerous. The media makes this worse because they are constantly classifying these dogs as being nasty fighting dogs that are owned by gang members, drug dealers, dog fighters, thugs, and other persona non grata....   [tags: canine legislation, politics]
:: 18 Works Cited
1321 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Conditions of the Concentration Camps During the Holocaust - Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 and his sudden control over Germany sparked a new age of reform within the new “Nazi-state” (Hunt 848). As Nazism became a major aspect of everyday life in Germany, Hitler plotted against his enemies and those he blamed for Germany’s defeat in World War I: the Jewish race. In his biography, Mein Kampf, Hitler discusses the artistic, social, and technological superiority of Germany (“Aryans”), why he believes the Aryans are the ultimate dominant human race, and he makes many anti-Semitic remarks against the Jews....   [tags: World History ]
:: 3 Works Cited
1084 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Genocide: A Challenge to the Right to Life - Genocide: A Challenge to the Right to Life Das Recht hat kein Dasein für sich, sein Wesen vielmehr ist das Leben der Menschen selbst, von einer Seite angesehen. – Savigny Law has no existence for itself; rather its essence lies, from a certain perspective, in the very life of men. At the edge of the modern era, the concept of biopolitics places the natural, biological life of the individual man as the sentient, driving force behind collective State power. Michel Foucault originally defined this term in The History of Sexuality: “For millennia,” he writes, “man remained what he was for Aristotle: a living animal with additional capacity for political existence; modern man is an animal whose...   [tags: homo sacer, politics, legislation, persecution]
:: 8 Works Cited
2165 words
(6.2 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
The Rape of Nanking and Tiananmen Square - Throughout history, genocide has been one of the most devastating human calamities. The Rape of Nanking, or the Nanking Massacre is an example of one of the worst genocides in history. This event was so horrific that it is sometimes referred to as the “forgotten Holocaust” (The Rape). Beginning on December 13, 1937, Japan invaded China and “the mass execution of soldiers and the slaughtering and raping of tens of thousands of civilians took place in contravention of all rules of warfare” (The Rape)....   [tags: Genocide, Massacres, History] 1908 words
(5.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Holocaust of World War II - During World War II, one of the greatest horrors of war was happening. The mass genocide of not only the Jewish people but also Russian prisoners of war, Gypsies, Polish and Ukrainian people (Wistrich, 2003, Pg. 3-4, a). The horror also included the German people themselves. Ones that were handicapped, mentally ill, homosexuals, some religious people, members of labor unions, and political rivals where all part of the Holocaust (Berenbaum, 2011, a). On March twentieth nineteen hundred and thirty-three Hitler opened up the first concentration camp near Dachau Germany (Landau, 1998, Pg....   [tags: Jewish Holocaust]
:: 12 Works Cited
1968 words
(5.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide - The definition of genocide is killing a large group of people of a certain origin. The Holocaust was in Germany and started in 1933. Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were in charge of the Holocaust. The Cambodian Genocide took place in Cambodia. Cambodia is in Southeast Asia (“Cambodian”). Pol Pot was the leader of Khmer Rouge and the group was in charge of the Cambodian Genocide (“Cambodian”). The Cambodian Genocide started in 1975 and ended in 1978 because Khmer Rouge was ended by Vietnam (“Cambodian”)....   [tags: Pol Pot, Khmer Rouge]
:: 8 Works Cited
1203 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Comparison of Rwandan Genocide and Holocaust - With the darkest sides of humanity exposed, where would you stand. The Rwandan genocide was a mass murder that began April 6, 1994, lasting about 100 days (History.com Staff). The death toll reached 800,000 of mostly Tutsis (Fisanick 40). Struggles for governmental control had altered many times but the Hutus seized authority when the genocide commenced (Fisanick 40). The Holocaust was the persecution and massacre of European Jews, primarily led by Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party during World War II, lasting from January 30, 1933 to May 8, 1945 (“Introduction”)....   [tags: massacres, Hutus, Tutsis, jews]
:: 5 Works Cited
1039 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Stages of the Haulocost - Just before the second Great War, 6 million Jews were killed along with 5 million non-Jews (Miss Belevski, 2008, The Holocaust, slide #2). This atrocity and genocide of Jewish population was widely known as The Holocaust. The man who led genocide was Adolph Hitler, the leader of the Nazis, a fascist party that took control during the German Depression in the 1920s. When Hitler came in power, one of his promises was to end the “Question of the Jews”. A series of steps of the Holocaust was the “Stages of Isolation” (Miss Belevski, 2008, Stages of Isolation: Holocaust, p.1)....   [tags: Hitler, Genocide, Jewish, human rights] 1231 words
(3.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
In Remembrance: The Zamocs Ghetto - In Remembrance… candle Today, a ghetto is thought of as an urban slum full of crime, noise, and filth. Seventy years ago, a ghetto would have been the imposed home for thousands of Jews uprooted for the Final Solution. Both are dirty, dark places with an abhorrent lifestyle. One of the many Polish ghettos built under the Nazi regime was Zamosc, which has a history of bleak conditions, forced evacuations, and amazing stories of survival. The Zamosc ghetto became a symbol of anti-Semitic hatred and persecution through its harrowing conditions and restrictions....   [tags: Holocaust ]
:: 10 Works Cited
1169 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
German Nazy Party: The Holocaust - The Holocaust was a state sponsored, systematic, mass genocide of around six million Jews that started in 1933. The Holocaust was initially fueled by the thought by the German Nazi’s that Germans with blonde hair and blue eyes were superior over any other group that did not match up to the Germans appearance wise.. With the Jewish people generally not fitting the so called perfect racial and physical criteria, Jews were persecuted by the Nazis. The Nazi leader , Adolf Hitler was the poster man of the campaign against the Jews....   [tags: jews, hitler, concentration camps]
:: 2 Works Cited
1224 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Holocaust vs. Native American Genocide - The term genocide brings awful things to mind. For most, it probably directs their attention towards the Holocaust; this was definitely a gruesome and obvious example of genocide, but there are many others with great similarities that are not very well known. One of these is the decimation of the Native American population by the European settlers and the atrocious things that were done to them such as the trail of tears following the Indian Removal Act of 1830 during the settling of North America....   [tags: nazis, weapon, european settlers]
:: 6 Works Cited
945 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Civil War in Syria - In the world there are many unpleasant actions that have occurred over time. Some are more severe than others, so people attempt to classify certain situations. In genocide there are many stages for the situation to be considered genocide. Right now there have been some debates regarding if the situation in Syria is considered a civil war or genocide. However, intervention may not be the best choice because there are chances of creating more problems for Syria and themselves. Syria itself doesn’t seem to fit all the categories of genocide therefore it shouldn’t be a situation we should intervene....   [tags: world politics, conflict, genocide]
:: 5 Works Cited
1189 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Save the Animals - Save the Animals Ever heard the call of the wild. What about the wolf howling in the distant mountains. For most people the answer is no. This is because the wolf was eradicated from most areas of our country when the white man decided that he wanted to settle the west. Most of the extermination was because ranchers and farmers lost a good deal of livestock to wolves. Wolves were selected for extermination by the US government untill1976 when the government declared the Mexican gray wolf endangered in the lower 48 states....   [tags: Wildlife Essays]
:: 6 Works Cited
2939 words
(8.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Three Examples of Genocide - From the time humans existed, hatred seemed to be the dominant trait that possessed the souls of men. It was inevitable emotions could provoke people to engage in acts without thinking; but it was the acts that were premeditated which were classified as evil and brutal. A. M. Rosenthal, the author of No News From Auschwitz, described a single moment in history where these kinds of acts were invoked. This appalling endeavor is known as genocide which is the deliberate destruction of a national, racial or a religious group (Winston Dictionary)....   [tags: Genocide] 766 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Looking into the Abyss - Evil is mesmerizing. As a culture, we are fascinated not with the best of ourselves, but with the worst. Books about serial killers, real and imaginary sell in huge numbers. Movies are populated with villains so twisted and brilliant that only other brilliant psychopaths can catch them. The airwaves are flooded with documentaries and, even, entire networks covering nothing but crime and punishment. On those occasions when a real, flesh-and-blood monster is captured amongst us, each new piece of information is unleashed on the public by reporters breathless with anticipation....   [tags: Psychology]
:: 5 Works Cited
1242 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Report on Esther - Introduction Throughout time, people have attempted to destroy the nation of Israel, the “apple of God’s eye.” It was because from the Jews, came the covenants, promises, the law, and the messiah—the savior of the world. God’s chosen people are the enemy of Satan, the prince of this world, and the conflict started back in Genesis 3:15. While a remnant from Judah returned to the land promised to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, other Jews remained in the cities of their captivity. Some were welcomed as valued members of their communities, but others were despised and hated....   [tags: Bible, The Book of Esther, God, Jews] 2836 words
(8.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Nazi Use of Darwinism - After the Great War in the nineteenth century, European nations had a difficult time finding economic stability. Germany took full responsibility for starting World War I and by signing the Treaty of Versailles, Germany agreed to give up huge portions of territory and pay reparation to victorious allies. The harsh principles which were outlined by the Treaty of Versailles made economic stability in Germany difficult to achieve and caused Germany to suffer from inflation and the Great Depression....   [tags: History, Politics, The Treaty of Versailles] 1504 words
(4.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Big Cats in Asia - The relationship between human beings and the environment has always been in conflict. Our world these days is based on the economy and the ambitious interest people have in leaving nature behind. Nowadays, business is growing and so is the population, people’s priority is to make as much money as possible, but do they really care about the environment around them. Our greediness for money has led us to destroy forests and animal niches. However, there might still be hope for animals that were taken from their habitat to start over again, in a very slow process by stopping deforestation and increasing conservation areas....   [tags: Animal Research ]
:: 4 Works Cited
1099 words
(3.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Repuglic of Rwanda - Rwanda, which is near the equator, is located in Central America and surrounded by land on all sides: on the north side is Uganda, on the east side is Tanzania, on the south side is Burundi, and on the west side is the Democratic Republic of Congo. The official name of the country is the Republic of Rwanda and the capital is Kigali. Within the capital, they have one main city named Butare. The national flag has three horizontal lines (blue, yellow, and green) and a golden sun with 24 rays in the top right-hand corner....   [tags: Africa, economy, ethnics, culture, religion] 1355 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Overview Over The Holocaust - Why was Auschwitz the most effective Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust. Auschwitz was the most effective Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust because of their methods for mass murder / extermination, structure and administration, consistent rate of murdering and their financing. The Holocaust is the time period when Adolf Hitler and his Nazi army lead a revolution against the Jews and anyone who stood in the way of their visions. During the Holocaust, the Nazis established many camps to exterminate or murder innocent citizens, Auschwitz is the most effective....   [tags: nazi, concentration camp, auschwitz]
:: 6 Works Cited
1446 words
(4.1 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Ways in Which the Nazis Tried to Eliminate all Jews in Europe from 1941 and On - Ways in Which the Nazis Tried to Eliminate all Jews in Europe from 1941 and On The Second World War began on the 1st September 1939: whilst Hitler had been strengthening his control within Germany, he had also been reinforcing Germany’s position within Europe. He had reclaimed parts of Germany in 1935; in 1938, he had annexed Austria, and part of Czechoslovakia ( which he totally invaded in 1939 ). World leaders, desperate to avoid another war, had hoped that by allowing him to do this, he would be satisfied....   [tags: Papers] 1158 words
(3.3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Ways the Nazis Tried to Eliminate all Jews in Europe - The Ways the Nazis Tried to Eliminate all Jews in Europe The Nazis used many methods to eliminate all the Jews in Europe from 1941 onwards. They used concentration camps, Ghettos, Death camps, Einsatzgruppen (murder squads) and the Final Solution. The Final Solution was the plan to annihilate all the Jews out of Europe. This was also known as the mass murder of the Jews (Genocide). The persecution of the Jews was applied in stages. After the Nazi party achieved power, state enforced racism resulted in anti-Jewish legislation, boycotts, “Aryanization,” Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) programme, all of which was aimed towards the Jewish population, specifically...   [tags: Papers] 832 words
(2.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Why did measures against the Jews escalate in Nazi Germany - Why did measures against the Jews escalate in Nazi Germany. There are two views as to the why the measures against the Jews escalated in Nazi German. The intentionalists believe in the fast fading view that Hitler had intended to commit genocide from the very beginning and he couldn’t carry out his plan until Germany had enough power to do so. They also believe that Germany was a monolithic state with one man at the top and everyone obeying his orders, “the road to Auschwitz is straight.” This view is fast becoming discredited by another group called the structuralists....   [tags: Papers] 977 words
(2.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Adolf Hitler's Leadership and the Government that Follows - Leadership, and the Government that Follows Measuring a ruler’s success can easily be defined in the satire Animal Farm. The spoof is based on a totalitarian leadership. The four main characters in this book are the pigs on the farm. They go against Napoleon’s will and represent the white movement. The reason this story becomes prevalent in the essay is because it shows how few people can turn around a society. Orwell describes in animal farm just how he got his idea for the novel. “I saw a little boy, perhaps ten years old, driving a huge cart-horse along a narrow path, whipping it whenever it tried to turn....   [tags: essays research papers] 1152 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Death Camps Of World War II - Starvation. Mass shootings. Gas chambers. Beatings. Mass murder. In the early 1940s, perhaps the most brutal attrocities ever committed on a people in our world’s history took place. It was World War II. The Nazi Regime, led by Adolf Hitler, was waging war across Europe. Occupied Poland became the place where those prisoners and captives held by the Nazis were sent to be eliminated. From 1941 through 1945 a total of some 3.5 million Jews met their deaths in Nazi extermination camps. These “death camps” as they are often referred to had the single goal of eliminating the Jews while hiding these crimes under a shroud from the rest of the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 1323 words
(3.8 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust - Fascism, Nazism and the Holocaust: Autonomy and Responsibilty During the period following World War I, the world was in a state of turmoil, politically and economically. Due to this tension, many people began to turn to radical groups throughout Europe. Citizens conceptualized their sense of rights and duties to the power of such leaders as Benito Mussolini in Italy and Adolf Hitler in Germany. During the time from 1919 to 1940, several events occurred that impacted the European citizens sense of autonomy and responsibility, including the introduction of fascism, the rise of the Nazi party, and the most dramatic and drastic, the Jewish Holocaust....   [tags: Essays Papers]
:: 1 Works Cited
1488 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Horrors of the Holocaust - The Horrors of the Holocaust Eighteen million Europeans went through the Nazi concentration camps. Eleven million of them died, almost half of them at Auschwitz alone.1 Concentration camps are a revolting and embarrassing part of the world’s history. There is no doubt that concentration camps are a dark and depressing topic. Despite this, it is a subject that needs to be brought out into the open. The world needs to be educated on the tragedies of the concentration camps to prevent the reoccurrence of the Holocaust....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1159 words
(3.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Possible Causes of the Holocaust - Most of the world will no longer deny the mass murder of millions of Jews during World War II (1939-1945). The Holocaust is not a secret anymore. But was the Holocaust the brainchild of a deviant individual or was it an event that came only out of "necessity?" Was the Shoah intentional or was it functional. Or will we ever know for sure. The answer to that question is no, at least not presently. Historians searching for answers to the question of how the murder of a nation came about are often led into a dead end....   [tags: WWII WW2 World War ] 1897 words
(5.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Julius Caeser-the Conspirators 2 Kill Him - CONFIDENTIAL-OBSERVATIONAL REPORT My dear Caesar, my master, you summoned me to record my observations of the people of High Rome. I have gathered information from my many spies and informants and have filed this report. I thought it might interest you of the goings-on of the following citizens. Marcus Antonius- Your loyal subject has stayed true to you and honours you. He poses no trouble to your rule and does not seem persuaded by the other schemers. Cassius-He appears a very tempered person....   [tags: essays research papers] 584 words
(1.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Accounts Of The Holocaust - Accounts of the Holocaust The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six million Jews by the Nazi regime during the Second World War. I will tell the story of the Holocaust through many different personal accounts of people involved in many different sides of this incredible story. I will do this by using the personal accounts of surviving victims, of those not directly involved in the event, though affected by it, and the defense of the Nazi party. But first, I will tell you a little about the event....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
:: 2 Works Cited
1191 words
(3.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Nature of Evil in What Were They LIke and Vultures - The Nature of Evil in What Were They LIke and Vultures The two poems, 'What Were They Like' and 'Vultures' make the reader think carefully about the nature of evil due to the use of poetic devices by the authors Chinua Achebe and Denise Levertov, the way in which each poem is structured and presented and also the way in which evil is shown in each poem. The poem 'Vultures' portrays a contrast between good and evil, it shows how the two elements can be linked even through complete dissimilarity....   [tags: English Literature Levertov Achebe Essays] 446 words
(1.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Holocaust: The Unforgettable - The history of the Holocaust is taught systematically in all school systems throughout America and most of the known-world. The atrocities committed by Nazi-Germany are well-known and are likely to never be forgotten. The proof behind Hitler’s Final Solution is undeniable. However, with the rise of Holocaust deniers comes the grave danger of forgetting the truth behind the Holocaust, and dooming ourselves to repeating history once again. Holocaust deniers claim that certain events of the Holocaust never happened or are fabricated; however, there are numerous types of evidence that provide concrete proof that it did indeed occur....   [tags: World War II]
:: 5 Works Cited
1578 words
(4.5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
History of Punishment - The history of punishment began around the time of when the Code of Hammurabi was written. The death penalty was awarded for crimes of kidnapping, thievery, selling or taking stolen goods, etc. There are many punishments that were used in the world which have been abolished. For example, many nations have abolished capital punishment which follows all around anything dealing with the death penalty. Michigan was the first state to abolish the death penalty later followed by Rhode Island and Wisconsin....   [tags: Code of Hummurabi]
:: 3 Works Cited
1223 words
(3.5 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Nazis' Development of the Final Solution to the Jewish - The Nazis' Development of the Final Solution to the Jewish Was the final solution always Hitler's invention Well, there is a considerable historical debate between intetionalists, those who believe Hitler always intended this and structuralists, those who believe the final solution arose due to the failure of war time problems. Intensionalists such as Lucy Dawidowicz and Daniel Gold Hagen, believed that Hitler always intended on mass extermination. Hitler's anti-Semitic views began with his long stay, in 1908, when he wanted to be an artist....   [tags: Papers] 856 words
(2.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "extermination"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>