Christoph Probst

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  • A Bag Of Marbles Analysis

    In the memoir, A Bag of Marbles, Joseph Joffo recounts his and his brother, Marurice’s, journey of survival as Jewish children who spend World War II hiding from Nazi soldiers in France. The movie Sophie Scholl – The Final Days, directed by Marc Rothemund, tells the story of the founding members of the White Rose resistance group, established during World War II, Sophie Scholl and her brother, Hans Scholl. They were student activists against the war and Nazi propaganda and wrote and distributed rebellious leaflets, but they were arrested, put into custody, underwent interrogations and trials, and were eventually, executed. Through these two perspectives of lives during World War II and the German occupation, insights to two differing goals are demonstrated to the reader and the viewer. For Sophie Scholl, as a rebellious German, her goal was the survival of an idea, whereas Joseph’s goal as a Jew, was simply survival of life. Joseph Joffo and Sophie Scholl each used certain aspects of their cultural identifiers, such as their education, economic status, and other various facets of their lives, like gender, race, and age, to fight for the values that they held dear to them, whether for family or for standing up for a strong cause, in order to survive in life and to uphold the survival of an idea. Sophie had the advantage of being an educated, college attending, German during World War II. Even though she was a rebel, she was still part of the dominant culture. She used the…

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  • Black Swan Movie Analysis

    Black Swan: A Movie Analysis “I felt it. What? Perfect. I was perfect.” The movie starts with a ballerina dancing to a musical piece beautifully, and then enters a hideous black bird, which seems to torture the ballerina. The young and naïve ballerina is our protagonist, Nina Sayers, played by Natalie Portman. The ballet company she works in, opens for a new season. The director announces that the season will open with an ambitious adaption of “Swan Lake” with a new face. Nina dreams that…

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  • Amadeus Movie Analysis

    Nicole Orgeron’s Movie Critique- “Amadeus” 10/21/2015 Watch the award winning movie from 1984, “Amadeus” based on Mozart’s life, directed by Milos Forman then answer the questions below to receive credit for this assignment. 1. Name one of the Academy Awards this film has won. One of the Academy Awards Amadeus won was Best Picture. 2. Which actor was nominated for an Oscar in this film? Tom Hulce, was the actor that was nominated for an Oscar for starring in Amadeus. 3. What does the old…

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  • Reflection Of The Movie Amadeus

    Peter Shaffer’s 1984 film Amadeus is the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told from the perspective of his peer, so called friend, and rival Antonio Salieri. The movie begins with a man yelling Mozart 's names and saying that he killed him, we soon learn that the man is none other than Antonio Salieri and he is attempting to commit suicide. This act lands him in an insane asylum, where he is then interrogated by Father Vogler a priest who gets Salieri to tell him what he meant by he killed…

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  • Amadeus Mozart Comparison

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart born in 1756 is one of history’s greatest composers and became a protégé at a young age. When he died in 1791 he had already composed numerous classical pieces that are still considered masterpieces today. In 1979, Peter Shaffer performed his play Amadeus that he fashioned after Alexander Pushkin short play called Mozart and Salieri. The film version came out in the 1980’s. The film is an adaptation of Mozart life and all his struggles as a prodigy, and the man who people…

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  • Life During The Holocaust: The White Rose Movement

    A Million Falling Blossoms Between five and six million Jews - out of a Jewish population of nine million living in Europe - were killed during the Holocaust. There were 505,000 jewish people out of a total population of 67 million Germans, or somewhat less than 0.75 percent in 1933. That is approximately 66,495,000 bystanders. The White Rose movement took a stand against Nazism and begs the question “what if”? “We will not be silent… we are your bad conscience. The white rose will not leave…

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  • Sophie's Roles And Characters In Sophie Scholl, Die Letzten Tage

    students - Hans and Sophie Scholl, a brother and a sister, Christoph Probst, Alexander Schmorell, and Willi Graf - and a professor, Karl Huber. The students all attended Munich University. Between June 1942 and February 1943, the group prepared six leaflets, with the professor responsible for the making of the first two. The origin of the name is not clear, but an historian named Zeller believed that the color white represented pureness. “Nicht ist eines Kulturvolkes…

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  • Susan Bartoletti's The Boy Who Dared

    With each passing day since I began my topic, I found it constantly developing with each new idea I had. In the atmosphere of autocratic and oppressive Nazi Germany, the nonviolent resistance group stood up against Hitler when opposition at all was rare and punishable by death. They surpassed Germany, protesting with bits of poetry and literature and eventually becoming international symbols of freedom and nonviolence. Eventually, I realized that all seven main members of the resistance, no…

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  • The White Rose: The War Of The Roses

    Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, and Christoph Probst were members of the White Rose, they were the group that opposed Hitler and his regime. Hans belonged to a Hitler Youth group led by a man who had once belonged to more liberal youth organizations. In 1935,this man renounced those liberal values and dissolved the cell he started in Ulm. Hans Scholl became disillusioned with the Nazi movement after attending a party at Nuremberg , this was the turning point. When Hitler came to power, he promised…

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  • White Rose Leaflet Analysis

    This document is a leaflet of the anti-Nazi group “White Rose” formed by the students at the University of Munich in 1942. Active participants included Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl, Alexander Schmorell, Christoph Probst, and Willi Graf. Kurt Huber, a professor at the university, was also a group member and the mentor of the students. The leaflet was originally published in Students Against Tyranny: The Resistance of the White Rose, Munich, 1942–1943 by Inge Scholl, the elder sister of the Scholl…

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