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  • Personal Narrative: My First Girl After World War I

    After liberation, my life became a whirl-wind of self-actualization. I worked as an interpreter for the Allies until the end of the war in 1945. During that time, I realized how lucky my family and I were to have escaped life, or death, in a concentration camp. The stories I heard and the things I saw with my own eyes in the aftermath of liberation shocked me to my core. I spent my days in a hotel pondering when I would have another opportunity to kiss a girl while thousands of others perished. I was disappointed in myself, yet relieved. I suppose this is what led me to work for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. I helped resettle Jewish refugees in Palestine for the next three years. I truly think this work liberated my soul and helped me become a humbler person. I came to terms with my experience during the Holocaust and was determined to make a difference in the lives of those who…

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  • Cold War Blacklisting Essay

    unrest among the American public. During the Cold War, the United States government used propaganda to combat growing social issues involving the communist threat. The United States government utilized agitprop to attack communism and defend the American way of life by promoting blacklisting, anti-Russian practices, and the desensitization of Americans. Blacklisting was a major propaganda tactic of the government used to counter the threat of communism. If a person was placed on the blacklist,…

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  • The Crucible Hysteria Essay

    Crucible to demonstrate the hysteria surrounding the American citizens and their government. By analyzing the usage of the causes of hysteria and individual rationalization of actions that are commonplace in The Crucible, a reader can see how hysteria starts in a society and what prevents and keeps hysteria from occurring. A common belief is that all evil is an individual evil; however, The Crucible demonstrates individual and systemic evils that cause…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Red Scare And The Salem Witch Trials

    was on the fence about the whole thing. In act I, Warren states, “What 'll we do? The village is out! I just come from the farm; the whole country 's talkin ' witchcraft! They 'll be callin ' us witches, Abby! Abby, we 've got to tell.” (The Crucible). Both confessed to save themselves from a punishment (The Crucible). Kazan was expected to deny the accusations, and acquaintances states that they expected him to break the blacklist. (Westlund). Elia Kazan was later described by The New York…

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  • Communism In Film

    as the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals (MPA) were created in order to regulate the content of the film industry by censoring anti-American substance. Because the growth and evolution of the McCarthyism, or the practice of making unfair allegations against citizens suspected of being communists, many writers, actors, and directors were imprisoned under charges of Communism. Manipulated by powerful film panels…

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  • Life In The Ghettos During The Holocaust

    “After liberation, many Jewish survivors feared to return to their former homes because of anti-Semitism (hatred of Jews) that still went on in parts of Europe and the trauma they suffered.” With few possibilities for emigration, tens of thousands of homeless Holocaust survivors migrated westward to other European territories that were liberated by western allies. “A considerable number and variety of Jewish agencies worked to assist the Jewish displaced persons. The American Jewish Joint…

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  • What Was The Role Of Spies In Ww2

    June 1940, Great Britain is the last democracy in Europe fighting Hitler. America did not want to be involved in another European war, but Franklin Roosevelt believed otherwise. He decided to draft all able young men into the military, but they would only protect American territory. During this time saving the Jews and fighting against Germany was not a priority for the U.S. government, until 4 days after pearl harbor. After the attack by the Japanese, Germany and Italy declared war on the…

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  • Invasion Of Poland Essay

    Poland’s central location and having one of the largest Jewish populations made it a target of the Nazis. Not long after, the Soviet Union invaded Poland on September 17, 1939. Soviets patrolled the streets of eastern Poland while Germany patrolled the west. Soldiers often broke into homes and captured Jews or people who were in any of the targeted categories. The Ukrainians were also hunting for Jews on the street, acting like it was a game. They would beat up any Jew passing by, no matter…

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  • Holocaust Remembrance Day

    World War II was the most destructive war in history. There were many events that led to this war, but one of the main reasons was the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the genocide and extermination of people who shared the Jewish culture. They slaughtered men, women, and even children. The man mostly in charge of this act was the name of Adolf Hitler. The Jewish people, or as Hitler called them, “Jews”, were taken to concentration camps all over the world. But, the biggest concentration camp…

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  • The Silence, By Taduesz Borowski's 'Silence'

    The Survivors Taduesz Borowski’s “Silence” occurred in a concentration camp. In this story, the prisoners were able to implement their revenge against a German soldier by “tramping him to death” (641). “I assure you that the guilty will be punished, in this camp as well as in all the others” (641), despite of the reassurance that was provided to them by an American soldier they still continued to pursue their plan by attaining justice with their own hands. All the glimpse of hope they had were…

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