Third Reich Essays

  • Discovering the Third Reich Through Mephisto

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    Discovering the Third Reich Through Mephisto "Mike," a confused coworker asked me, "why do you want to take a course on the Nazis?" Finding myself unprepared to account for a lure that, to me, was intrinsic to the subject matter, I struggled with a hasty explanation about studying mass dementia for the sake of understanding how it works and preventing it from happening again. "A whole bunch of Jews went willingly to their deaths," I elaborated. "A nation of people stood by and watched it happen

  • The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

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    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich The Nazi party affected many people around the world through both the Holocaust and World War II. Hitler had a plan to exterminate all the Jews, and propelled this idea through the Holocaust putting Jews in concentration camps and killing them. Hitler's evil plan caused one of the world's biggest tragedies, World War II. Adolf Hitler, who was the leader of the Nazis, was born in Austria just across the border from German Bavaria. Hitler would begin to

  • The Rise and Subsequent Fall of the Third Reich

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    The Rise and Subsequent Fall of the Third Reich Living in the crumbled remains of Germany, or the Weimar Republic, in the 1920’s was a dismal existence. Hyperinflation was rampant and the national debt skyrocketed as a result of the punishing features of the Treaty of Versailles. During the depression, however, a mysterious Austrian emerged from the depths of the German penal system and gave the desperate German people a glimpse of hope in very dark times. He called for a return to “Fatherland”

  • Sexuality In The Third Reich

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    not hold a grudge. We might not like someone because of the way they look, their race or their sexuality. Most people tend to keep that inside themselves and let those people enjoy their freedoms like everyone else. This was not the case in the Third Reich. There was no room for any colored person, gay, disabled, sick, gypsy, or political opponent in Adolf Hitler's master race. Most people think that only Jews were killed by the Nazis. That was not the case. The Nazi’s graded humans on a scale

  • Gay and Lesbian Issues - The Nazi Extermination of Homosexuals

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    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. However, there were

  • Propaganda by Radio in the Third Reich

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    On the brink of the war, Germany needed hit the ground running or risk being defeated by the opponent. After Hitler became Head Chancellor of Nazi Germany, Joseph Goebbels was promoted to Reich Minister of Propaganda. Goebbels was greatly respected by his Germans and government officials after his service in the German military. It was observed as, “He (Goebbels) came as a fighter who had proved himself against the French, separatists and Communists in three years in the Rhine and Ruhr areas. He

  • The Message of Courage in Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally

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    fortune to save Jews listed as his workers during World War 2. Oskar Schindler risks everything to help the Jews escape the Holocaust. He is a German man and he should be against the Jews, in an idealistic way in Nazi Germany, but he is against the Third Reich. His heroism is deeply appreciated by the Jews as a whole for his works. He put people to work for him and the Nazis let those select Jews live. In one scene Schindler puts a man with one arm to work, because he surely would have been killed by

  • Appeasement

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    League of Nations help stop the invasion and when the League’s response was ineffective he said, “ God and history will remember your judgement…It is us today. It will be you tomorrow.” By now, Hitler came to power and was leading the Nazi’s in the Third Reich. They had also became the largest political party. In March 1935, the Fuhrer (Hitler) announced that Germany would not obey the restrictions of the Versailles Treaty. The League of Nations only issued a mild warning for the rebuilding of Germany’s

  • Emotion and Memory of the Holocaust

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    popular culture remembers about this atrocious event. Emotion obviously plays a vital role in the accounts of the survivors, yet can it be considered when discussing the historical significance of the murder of six million European Jews by the Third Reich? Emotion is the expression of thoughts and beliefs affected by feeling and sensibility of an individual regarding a certain event or individual. In terms of the Holocaust, emotion is overwhelmingly prevalent in the survivors’ tales of their experiences

  • Edwin Black's War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race

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    Rockefellers, Carnegies and Harriman's. In his book, War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race, author Edwin Black traces the history of the American eugenics movement, its influence on the rise to power of the Third Reich, and how it was the foundation for the development of scientific racism. Consequently, Black fears that though eugenics in the sense that we recall from the past is gone in name, the future still presents eugenic-like research under the guise of

  • Hindenburg

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    Hindenburg, also known as LZ-129, was one of Nazi Germany's finest airships and was the first airship to provide air service across the Atlantic. In fact, it is the largest and most luxurious zeppelin ever built. It represented the greatness of the Third Reich and its leader, Hitler. Construction began in autumn of 1931 but the Zeppelin Company ran out of money for the huge project and stopped. Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany in 1933 and quickly realized that a giant airship could be used to

  • The History of Stalingrad

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    as not only the most important battle of the Eastern front during World War II, but as the greatest battle ever fought. Germany’s defeat at Stalingrad ended three years of almost uninterrupted victory and signaled the beginning of the end of the Third Reich. In this way, Stalingrad’s significance was projected beyond the two main combatants, extending to all corners of the world. This paper is not meant to be a military history of the battle; I am not qualified to offer such an account. It is also

  • Joseph Mengele and his Atrocities

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    his early days. (Mengele32) He was full of ambition and had high hopes for his future. In 1930 he graduated from the Gymnasium and in 1935 he was awarded a PhD from the University of Munich. In 1937 he was appointed a research assistant at the Third Reich Institute for Heredity, Biology, and Racial Purity at the University of Frankfurt; worked with Professor Otmar Freiherr von Vershuer. (Mengele54) In May 1938 he joined the SS (Schutzstapple - elite unit which protected Hitler and his important dignitaries)

  • The Charismatic Hitler

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    spoke to each individual..." (Perry 380). In addition to his influential personality, Adolf Hitler was a master in the use of propaganda and pageantry. With electoral propaganda slogans such as "Freedom & Bread" and a promising that "In the Third Reich every German girl will find a husband!" (The Hisory Place:The Rise of Hitler). Hitler used positive messages and promised economic, social and political benefits for the people of Germany. He understood the power of pageantry, cognizant that

  • Women's Complicity in the Third Reich

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    would bring Nazi doctrine “home” to every family in the Reich.” (Koonz 1987, 6). Although that may be the case, Koonz also argued that within this shell of domesticity, women, in fact, active in the nature of the politics of the Third Reich. She states that Aryan women were accomplices and therefore also responsible for the genocide of the millions of Jews that were deemed sub-human. Koonz states, ―Far from being helpless or even innocent, women made possible a murderous state in the name of concerns

  • Concentration Camps

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    in this most infamous of concentration camps. The average prisoner only survived eight weeks in Auschwitz. Some learned the ins and outs of survival in Auschwitz. Auschwitz was the largest concentration and extermination camp constructed in the Third Reich. Located 37 miles west of Krakow, Poland, Auschwitz was home to both the greatest number of forced laborers and deaths. The history of the camp began on April 27, 1940 when Heinrich Himmler, the head of the SS and Gestapo, ordered the construction

  • History of Nuclear Weapons

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    ------------- 1933 January 30 Adolph Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany. March 23 Following the Reichstag fire and subsequent suspension of constitutional liberties, Reichstag voluntarily gives over its powers to Hitler's cabinet. April 7 Third Reich promulgates its first anti-Jewish ordinance. September 12 Leo Szilard, a Hungarian physicist who took refuge in London from Nazi Germany, reads about a speech in which Lord Rutherford ridiculed the idea of using the transformation of atoms as a

  • Fear and Misery in the Third Reich

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    Fear and Misery in the Third Reich On the 6th October 2005 I went to see a production of ‘Fear and Misery in the Third Reich’ by Bertiot Brecht at the Markova Theatre. The production was performed by the Watford Palace travelling theatre company. During the performance once performance really did surprise me. It was the performance of the ‘Jewish Woman’performed by Sarah Stanley. The reason I found this a very surprising performance was that I was incredibly moved by her performance

  • Meaning of Life Exposed in Riverworld

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    Meaning of Life Exposed in Riverworld In the Riverworld series, Philip Jose Farmer grapples with many aspects of human nature.  The series is not about the evolution of humanity, nor mankind's instinctive desire to become dominant over nature.  It is actually about spiritual reformation, and the quest to make oneself a better person.  Through the failure of Samuel Clemens' quest, the triumph of Richard Burton's journey, and the revelation of the purpose behind the creation of Riverworld, Farmer

  • The Pros And Cons Of The Third Reich

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    The Third Reich, created by Adolf Hitler, took place between 1933 and 1945 in Germany. In this period, the Nazis conducted experiments with two purposes: searching the manufacture and improvement of a single race (Aryan) and solve problems encountered during the Second World War. Nazis experimented with communists people, Jews, homosexuals, and Gypsies societies. EXPERIMENT # 1: STERILIZATION The population used: 500 women. The procedure of the experiment: the infiltration of a liquid in the female