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  • Jewish People Living In Ghetto

    & Michalowicz, 1990, p. 5). The Lithuanian Jews suddenly had no rights and were now considered a lower class. Soon the Jews had vanished from the streets and the city. “They fear that death lies in wait for them around every corner.” (Tory, et al., 1990, p.7). No one could have imagined how bad things would get and how fast they would get that way. The Lithuanians had animosities toward the Jews long before Nazi Germany’s invasion. One of the first acts of what was considered an independent Lithuanian government was the massacre of Jewish men, women, and children (Tory, et al., 1990, p. 8). Jews had been looked down upon and treated as second class citizens for a long time in Lithuania. This pre-existing hatred was fueled by Nazi Germany ideals. Not long after the Nazi Germany invasion of Lithuania there were efforts to concentrate the Jews. This effort for concentration started with a meeting. One day a Gestapo car pulled up to Chief Rabbi Shapiro’s house and demanded the rabbi came with him (Tory, et al., 1990, p.9). The push for concentration was framed as a need for safety and want. The city was in turmoil, the Lithuanians have stated their desire to no longer live with the Jews and if the Jews agreed to move Nazi Germany promised they would issue an order to stop shooting as well as release three thousand Jewish women and children from the prison and the forts (Tory, et al., 1990, p.10). Without much choice the small and informal council agreed to the concentration.…

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  • Monetary Policy In Lithuania Case Study

    After the separation, the country went through a number of economic difficulties due to the falling of the industrial infrastructure of the country and the economic stability the country enjoyed previously was lost. Thus, Lithuania had to gradually adopt open market policies and adopt the needs of the capitalist system. The country is one of the most successful countries to adopt open market reforms and improve their economic performance up until the time of the recession that the country faced…

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  • Battle Of Tannenberg/Grunwald Battle Analysis

    The battle of Tannenberg/Grunwald in the year of 1410 marks a monumental victory for the Lithuania-Polish armies and a devastating blow for the Teutonic Order. The Lithuania-Polish victory stopped the Orders rein that ultimately ended the power of the Teutonic Order. Knowing the Orders origins and history, what led up to this battle, the plans and tactics used, and the aftermath of this battle is essential in understanding why the battle was so interesting. The fall of the Ulrich Von…

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  • How Did Belarus Gain The Independence Of The Soviet Union?

    approximately 1991. From 1940 to 1991, the Soviet Union was made up of fifteen republics.Between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, Russia began to expand its territory. Then in 1922 the Bolsheviks controlled Russia and formed the Soviet Union, a communist state comprised of fifteen republics. Russia was th largest and most powerful of these. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia were among the republics of the Soviet Union until it dissolved Baltic nations (Lithuania,…

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  • Chiune Sugihara Research Paper

    Japanese diplomat stationed in Lithuania during the time of the Holocaust. While Sugihara resided in his consulate building doing his job as a diplomat, he saw many atrocities happening to the Jews in Europe. He struggled with the concept of issuing visas to the Jewish community because he was unsure about disobeying his government's orders. Because of Sugihara's brave decision to go against the anti-Semitism in Europe, he was able to save 8,000 Jews from being annihilated. Chiune Sugihara took…

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  • Sustainability

    The main objective of sustainable development in Lithuania is to achieve by 2020, the development level of the EU countries of 2003, according to the indicators of economic and social development as well as to the efficiency in consumption of resources, and to stay within the EU’s permissible limits, according to the environmental pollution indicators, while meeting the requirements of international conventions to minimize environmental pollution and input into global climate…

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  • Common Challenges Heroes Face

    While Chiune was stationed in Lithuania, he saved about 6,000 Jewish people. This shows that he stayed strong and continued to sign visas, even when he knew that he would be punished for it. Consequently, the Japanese government found out he was illegally signing visas, leading to him losing his job, as stated in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This shows that he still made a large difference for countless amounts of people, even while knowing he would end up losing his job.…

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  • What Is The Most Tragic Part Of The Industrial Revolution

    was a crowd of about 200 men waiting for a job… twenty three were taken” (Antanas Kaztauskis, "From Lithuania to the Chicago Stockyards," Digital History. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 Oct. 2015. 5). This shows how few people were able to even get a job at the time. Then, the people that did secure employment put their health and even lives at risk every day by showing up at work. The textbook, A People and A Nation, states that roughly 25,000 people died and over 1,000,000 were injured in industrial…

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  • Discrimination Against Tatars

    This situation continued as Poland and Lithuania formed the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1569, after almost two centuries of personal union. There were examples of legal discrimination against Tatars - for example, the first legal code of the Grand Duchy, passed by its parliament in 1529, prohibited Tatars from testifying against Christians in court. Nevertheless, this law was repealed in 1568, shortly before the Commonwealth’s formation. Settlement also came at a price. Tatar settlers…

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  • New American Immigrants

    The Rudman clan, as they still call themselves, first settled in or near Boston, Massachusetts. My Jewish ancestors were very much transplanted in America, rather than uprooted. The hostile environments from which they fled, had powerful majority populations intent on destroying Jewish culture. My people believe that had our ancestors remained in Lithuania, they would either have been killed, or indeed forced to abandon their traditions. By remaining, they would be victimized. By immigrating, my…

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