Essay on The Nazi Regime

1214 Words May 12th, 2016 5 Pages
We’ve all heard stories about the Nazis and how they were all horrible, immoral people, but we were never given any proof that this was true. Irmgard Bryant is the living proof of what the Nazi regime was really like. Born in 1930, Irmgard is the oldest of two daughters to a very devout Catholic family. Before she was born, Irmgard’s father, a World War I veteran who had been gassed, prayed for his life to be spared and promised the Holy Mary that his first born son would be a priest. When she was born and discovered to be a girl, her father couldn’t accept the fact that he would not be able to fulfill his promise, so he treated her as a boy, calling her “Strong Jack.” Thus, starting at a very young age, Irmgard’s family took away an important part of her identity.
Irmgard, naturally curious and cunning, asked too many questions both at church and at school and was soon endangering her family. On a spring day in 1940, Irmgard’s father was brought into questioning about his loyalty to Hitler. Using her intelligence and cunningness, Irmgard, ten years old at the time, was able to talk one of the Nazis into letting her father go home by pretending to be an innocent scared little girl. Her father and she walked home hand-in-hand that day and that was the only time in her entire life that she “felt adoration from [her] father.” On a different incident when Irmgard was supposed to be inducted into the Hitler Youth against her wishes, she decided to pee in her pants, marking…

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