Analyse how important techniques are used to engage your emotions in a text you have studied. The Film “Schindlers List” directed by Steven Spielberg is a story of a German profiteer, a slave merchant, in Nazi Germany saving 1200 Jews from being murdered in concentration camps. Different techniques such as lighting, shot types, colour and performance are used to effectively engage the audience and make them feel sadness and sorrow at the horrors of the holocaust and maintain these emotions throughout the film. The technique of “lighting” is used throughout the film to highlight the importance of objects or people. A key example of this technique is the opening scene where we, the audience, are first introduced to Schindler.
the changes in the mechanisms of ‘volkisch’ anti-semitism and how it developed throughout the preceding decades, with particular scholarly movements including the inception of scientific racism, the volkisch movement in correspondence with new imperialism and militant nationalism. The approach suggests that the holocaust was exclusively akin to Germany’s rising ‘volkisch’ culture and that the aggressive notions of supremacy produced in the late nineteenth century influenced their attitudes towards the other races within Germany at the time and subsequent to the century’s turn. This particular approach is therefore beneficial for understanding how the very concept of a civilised genocide was manifested and how anti-semitism transformed according to the circumstances of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and is therefore the synthesis of the intentionalist and functionalist schools as the German anti-semitism was developed in the long-term through cumulative radicalisation. It adds to our understanding of how ‘völkisch-antisemitisch’ developed from mere prejudice into genocide and how it was influential in the development of advancement of National Socialism, being spawned through nineteenth century scholarly ideologies and social movements including Social Darwinism as a product of emerging ‘scientific racism’, with this and the association with romantic nationalism being
Albert Speer was a major contributor in multiple ways during World War II. One vital way in which he involved and contributed himself to Adolf Hitler’s regime was through his status as Chief of Architect in the Nazi Party. Speer’s first attendance of a Nazi Party rally, merely actioned out of curiosity, found himself strangely drawn to Adolf Hitler, not only because of Hitler's proposed solutions to the threat of Communism and his renunciation of the Treaty of Versailles, but also drawn towards the man himself. Speer's first major commission as a Party member came in 1932 when Karl Hanke recommended him to Goebbels to help renovate the new District Headquarters in Berlin, and, later on, to renovate Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry. Goebbels was impressed with Speer’s work and recommended him to Hitler, who then assigned him to help renovate the Chancellery in Berlin.
Another character which supports my idea that culture is an important factor in shaping an individual's identity is Ralf - the father of Gretel and Bruno. Ralf appears to be very strict and disciplined. He is very patriotic and does all his work for his country, Germany. In the beginning scenes of the film, we are told that Ralf has been promoted to commandant of a Nazi concentration camp in Out-with and therefore, the family is forced to move to the countryside. Ralf's job is to exterminate Jews by confining them in gas chambers and using carbon monoxide to kill them.
This project would be based on the point of view of the film and the research of history in order to find out if this film is completely accurate and find out if the directors left something behind. The Swing Kids Movement took in place Germany around the 1930s. The youth movement in Germany started years before Hitler showed up on the scene. “It began in the 1890’s and was known as the Wandervogel, a male-only movement featuring a back-to-nature theme” (The History Place) (The Nazification of Germany Society). During the leadership of Adolf Hitler, he wanted his beliefs to increase all over Germany.
When he returns, he tells the villagers about how he has miraculously escaped from his torturers. He also tells them shocking stories about the atrocities committed against the Jews by Hitler’s regime. When Elie and the other villagers do not believe his stories, thinking he has gone mad, Moshe weeps and tells his story again. As time passes, the Nazis treat the Jews worse and worse. First they shift the Jewish people to live in ghettos; then they arrest them and transport them to Birkenau, the reception center that leads to Auschwitz.
Van der Vat, in his book The Good Nazi: The Life and Lies of Albert Speer, suggests that the coldness of Speer’s childhood trained him for indifference in all aspects of his life. Speer himself commented that growing up, “I [Speer] despised those among my schoolmates who were finding their first pleasures in dancing, wine and cigarettes.” We can tell that Speer was a rather introverted child, who did not care for many around him, which came about as the result of neglect by his mother and father. This neglect ultimately lead to the coldness and indifference that would cause him to commit many atrocities throughout his Nazi career. Speer’s father was a very successful architect, and so Speer was to be as well. Had Speer not been forced into the architect profession, then his position and role in the Nazi party would have been completely different, with WWII potentially ending a whole 6 months earlier.
Albert Speer – Opinion Speech Albert Speer, architect of the third Reich, minister of Armaments, its undoubted that he was a man of great potential & caused great effect during Hitler’s reign & Germany’s ongoing war effort. Though one question still remains, that is, was he honest at the Nuremburg Trials in 1945? Was Speer really honest, when he said that he knew nothing of the holocaust & Nazi death camps? It was at the age of 26 in 1931, in an address to the students of Berlin University that Speer first saw Hitler. Speer admitted he was carried away by Hitler’s unmatched speaking prowess, unequivocal belief in Nazi ideology & the idea of a restored Germany.
Despite this fact, he continues to see the Rabbi and their relationship remains strong. Similar to his decision about Jackie Robinson, Michael decides that he appreciates the Rabbi as a person, he loves his stories and what he has to teach is very meaningful in life. Even though there are some strong consequences, it’s the boy’s honest opinion and love for the Rabbi that manage to give this story a happy ending. They came from two different worlds, but together they were able to defeat the falcons with a bit of faith and a strong friendship along the way. Racism played a huge part in this message.
Just prior to this passage, Death describes how Rudy Steiner dies at the end of the book. Marcus Zusak's employment of foreshadowing places emphasis on the events in Nazi Germany that lead the characters to their ends. 7. "There were the erased pages of Mein Kampf, gagging, suffocating under the paint as they turned." (237) Max whitewashes, a brief retelling of his life, his family's persecution by the Nazis, and his friendship with Liesel.