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  • The Passport Summary

    Pact was signed, officially putting the Soviet Union in charge of the armed forces of Albania, Poland, Romania, Hungary, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria. With the Iron Curtain of Soviet rule in place, Eastern Europe was shrouded from the West. In one form or another, Soviet totalitarianism was implemented across Eastern Europe, and a strict divide between West and East emerged. In the West, we like to generalize the experiences and the histories of Eastern European nations. We think that much of what applies to Romania, for example also applies to the rest of Eastern Europe. Romania, like Poland, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, and Yugoslavia, was part of the Eastern Bloc and was shrouded behind the Iron Curtain. Once behind the Iron Curtain, the countries of Eastern Europe became, from the perspective of the West, indistinguishable from one another. Whether you were a Pole in Hungary or, like in The Passport, a German in Romania, people in the West did not make these distinctions. As historian and author Anne Applebaum writes, “True, the eight European countries that the Red Army occupied in 1945, in whole or in part, had vastly different cultures, political traditions, and economic structures…. Nevertheless, Americans and Western Europeans in this period came to see the nations of communist-dominated but non-Soviet Europe—Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, eastern Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, and Yugoslavia—as a ‘bloc,’ which eventually…

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  • Analysis Of Failed Illusions By Charles Gati

    The US secretary of state indicated to the soviets “We do not look upon these nations [Poland and Hungary] as potential military allies. We see them as a new and friendly states in a no longer divided Europe. ”Gati 163. Diplomatically that was the extent of US involvement. The CIA never the less continued to instill the promise of support through radio free Europe. In all actuality “the United States would not have been present in Hungary; for most Hungarian if it were not for RFE.” Gati 96. …

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  • The Warsaw Pact Analysis

    On November 4th, 1956, the Soviet Union launched an attack on Hungary with the intentions of squandering any further attempts of a national uprising. After the initial attacks, Hungarian Prime Minister Imre Nagy announced to his country in a short 35-second speech “Our troops are fighting. The government is fighting.” without much optimism on his country’s outlook. (Byrne) Similar to Polish October, most Hungarians were passionate for their independence and were ready to fight against the Soviet…

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  • Osama On Refugees

    what has increased the difficulty of his journey, “[the] foot trip made by the Hungarian Camerawoman [Petra László] in an attempt to stop me and my child Zaid from fleeing the [Hungarian] border police, she got us to the ground [and we were arrested] and that was the reason that we were fingerprinted in Hungary, "he said. [According to Dublin Convention that regulate the EU Member States responsibilities to examine the applications of asylum seekers, any Asylum Seeker who is officially…

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  • Hungary Research Paper

    Introduction Hungary is a unitary parliamentary constitutional republic in Central Europe. It is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania is to the east, Serbia to the south, and Slovenia to the west. Countries that also border are Croatia, Austria and Ukraine. The official language in Hungary is Hungarian, which is the most widely spoken non-Indo-European language in Europe. In addition to Hungarian, many speak English, German, French or Russian. Hungary has a population of 9.8 million…

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  • Holocaust Observation Report

    torture of the Holocaust and the heartrending speech of a survivor left us with overwhelming feelings of sadness, anger, and physical discomfort. Upon arrival to the museum we were ushered into a lecture hall to hear the speech of a survivor of the Holocaust. When Elizabeth Mann said her first sentence I recognized she was Hungarian from her accent, which immediately connected me closer to her. She began by telling us of her family and lifestyle in Hungary before 1939. A musician family with…

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  • The Holocaust: The Bystander Effect During The Holocaust

    Bystanders and Upstanders In society, one can play two roles in situations that need to be acted upon: a bystander or an upstander. A bystander, or onlooker plays an important role in any given situation. They choose to stand by and not take action, or involve themselves in the situation in some way. An upstander will take action and include themselves in a certain circumstance. Because of this, the Bystander Effect has been developed over time from casual everyday situations to big events in…

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  • Polish Holocaust Film Analysis

    Polish Holocaust films have been around since the end of World War II and they have been a topic of conversation ever since. They 're a topic of controversy not only because they are simply about the holocaust, but the feelings between Poles and Jews has been almost a topic of taboo up until the fall of communism and the release of Jan T. Gross 's book “Neighbors”. Being that this is such a sensitive topic to many people, we need to look and try to understand if there is bias in any of the…

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  • Dehumanization Of Jews In The Book Night By Elie Wiesel

    The Holocaust was a terrible time. Many Jewish people were captured and taken to concentration camps by the Nazis. Elie and his family are taken to a concentration camp, when they get there the are separated with other Jews. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, he explains how the Nazis dehumanize the Jews by not giving them enough food to survive, treating them like animals, and separating them from their families. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, the Nazis don't give the Jews enough food to…

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  • The Holocaust: The Justification Of The Holocaust

    The Holocaust has been discussed throughout history and english classes for decades. Students learn about the types of camps, stories of people who lived through the horrors, and many more horrific details of this tragic time period. A less discussed topic is the justification of these cruel events. Why did they pick the Jewish people, how could they do such inhumane things to innocent people, but just generally, how did the human race allow this to happen? Why were Jewish people chosen to be…

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