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    Gossip Girl Play Analysis

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    Gossip Girl (CW, 2007-2012) is a drama television series about a group of fictional wealthy teenagers living on the Upper East Side in New York City. It is based off of a book series by Cecily Von Ziegesar. Though the characters all attend the same prep school, the show mostly focuses on what they do in their non-academic lives. The drama portrayed in this series is more extreme than other comparable teen drama shows, such as The O.C or 90210. This is due to the controversial topics that are included in each episode, such as pregnancy scares, suicide attempts, drug addictions, and affairs. Every scandal that the characters become embroiled in ends up on a notorious blog run by “Gossip Girl,” a mysterious character who is only revealed in the…

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    about how Germany needed to change and fight off what brought them down. “Starting in 1921, he headed a new, angry political party- the Nazis” (Brown). Hitler’s determination, after World War I, to make Germany look better compared to the other countries caused him to create an angry political party called the Nazis. The political group believed that the loss of World War I was the result of betrayal. Hitler soon gave speeches explaining his thoughts about who caused the war. Since Hitler…

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    Most historians would agree that the economic depression was the most important reason why Hitler was able to become Chancellor in 1933. It was the cause of all the other significant factors, such as the weaknesses of the Weimar Republic, Nazi policies, propaganda campaigns, and the scheming of Hindenburg and von Papen. The Great Depression was the most important factor that lead to Hitler becoming Chancellor in 1933. It caused major economic issues in Germany such as businesses going bankrupt,…

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    Have you felt the pain of your friend backstabbing you in the back? Well, Julius Caesar felt that pain twenty-three times but he was stabbed in the back with real knives. Julius Caesar was born in Rome in 100 BC, he rapidly climbed the ladder to Roman politicians. His victories in battles awarded him with people's support, he made allies and enemies along the way. On the Ides of March, Julius Caesar was brutally assassinated by a group of nobles in the Senate House. Mark Antony, who was Julius…

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    Wilhelm accused Belgium and France of having plans to take land away from Germany (FOOTNOTE, 8). However, when it became apparent that the war effort was not succeeding in favor of their country, German citizens began to oppose the war more vehemently. When the Treaty of Versailles held Germany completely responsible for the war, Germany was plunged into debt in a seemingly never-ending cycle of war reparations. It is clear that Weitz wants the reader to understand the implications of the war on…

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    resorting to radical parties (such as the newly formed Nazi party) to achieve this change. It will argue the validity of this title and present both sides of the question and mention some of the other factors that served the same purpose as the economic crisis in being a contributing factor in the rise of Hitler, such as the influence of von Papen upon Hindenburg, the Nazi propaganda, the ‘Red Scare’ and its associated flood of votes towards the Nazi party (as opposed to the communists), the…

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    The startling question you have to ask yourself from reading Peter Fritzsche’s book Germans into Nazis, is what made the ordinary man in the crowd into the “Führer of the Third Reich”. In one of the most famous pictures in the European history you will see a young Adolf Hitler standing in the enormous crowd of people in the “August Days” celebration in Germany 1914. In this celebration you will see the everyday German anxiously waiting to hear the Kaiser speak. This is happened to take place a…

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    there were framed pictures of Hitler, which these kids saw as normal. Another classroom normality was many thick text books, teaching to love and praise Hitler, for they said what he was doing would make the world a better place when it was done with. Also targeting more children to join this, kids clothing was produced with writing like “I hate Jews” or “Make the world a better place, end the Jewish religion” printed on them. Racist board games and joke books were also released. Hitler targeted…

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    The year is 1931, the place, Berlin, and here we see the entrance of a young American writer, Clifford Bradshaw. Later we see the entrance of his love interest, and main attraction of the Kit Kat Club, Sally Bowles. Throughout the play we follow the romance between the two as it grows and develops, and finally fails. We also follow the tragically doomed romance of German Boarding House owner, Fraulein Schneider, and her Jewish suitor Herr Schultz. At intervals every so often we see the Emcee…

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    Filbert's Contributions

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    The mind of a perpetrator is a subject that has fascinated historians, resulting in the study to try and understand these killers. While books on top Nazis such as Himmler and Heydrich are more prevalent when trying to explain the mind behind the Holocaust, Alex Kay 's book, The Making of an SS Killer: The Life of Colonel Alfred Filbert, 1905-1990, looks to shed light on the mindset and conduct behind a mid/ lower level perpetrator. Basing the primary research of his book on archival records,…

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