(Hannah B) The Einsatzgruppen were a group of mobile killing units that were active in German-occupied Europe during WW2. They were responsible for the security of the regime. But it was the invasion of Poland that turned them from occasional to wholesale murder. In total, all groups of the Einsatzgruppen numbered around 3,000 men. Many of the men were representing the intellectual elite of the Nazi party.
130). By emphasizing the death of this man consistently throughout the chapter, it pin point the agony he felt once he killed basically a man who was not fit for war. Through the constant descriptions of the dead body, it shows the emotional truth behind the feeling of killing a human being and from that readers can understand the anguish of taking the life of another person. These soldiers also had to endure killing people “because they were embarrassed not to” and the men had to sacrifice themselves so “they died so as not to die of embarrassment” (21). In “The Things They Carried” chapter, O’Brien goes in to great detail to tell every little thing each soldier carried and a major thing they carried was the feeling of honor and to die a man.
Killing more than 250 000 people and leaving over one million wounded. After the war, von Falkenhayn claimed that his intention at Verdun was not to win but rather to "bleed the French white" by forcing them to make a stand at a place from which they could not move. The Battle of Verdun is said to be a symbol of the nation's determination to defend its soil at all
Even at the hands of a policeman a man was clubbed and sentenced to six months in jail for exclaiming, “Old Abe, that son of a bitch, is dead, and he ought to have been killed long ago” (Goodrich 227). While feelings of grief were quite expected in the North for the loss of their beloved president, many in the South were bitter towards the actions that Booth took into his own hands. Former
Chapter 4 Main events Introduction of the word Conrad: One of the biggest events of this chapter is the introduction of the word Conrad. The narrator talks about the snipers and what will happen to them when they are discovered. He continues on to say “ He will utter that magical word, Conrad; then we will strike him down”. The word Conrad means friend, the Germans are in the exact same situation as them; so the word Conrad shows that they are equal and when used in battle they surrender. However, we learn that the word has no meaning to the soldiers as they would kill the sniper and any German soldier.
The bitter irony that Adolf Hitler, leader of the German empire, in a final testament expelled top members of his administration for their “disloyalty to the Reich and their Furher” (Monahan & Neidel-Greenlee, 2004, p. 452), did what most consider a cowardly and dishonorable act by committing suicide as the allied troops were closing in on his capture. To dwell on the final days of the war doesn’t do the book justice, there were so many heroes written about, from nurses and surgeons to the infantry that they served, too many people whose lives were forever changed by war. All the influences and change prompted by the necessity of war weren’t negative, to see the role of the registered nurse evolve from the stereotypical assistant and “hand-holder” to the sole anesthesiologist in an active frontline battle zone was exciting and helped to illustrate that nurses will do what needs to be done, that they are capable of more than they realize when a challenge is put in front of them. Of course there are stories of the hysterical nurse or the soldiers
One account mentioned a dead human arm, which stuck out of the trench wall, and all the soldiers shook the hand as they walked by. Another disillusionment factor was that the soldiers had to share their living space with rats and lice. Rats were said to get as big as cats and lice were ludicrously out of hand. Most likely the worst part of the trenches was the occasional assault of various toxic gases. These gases tortured its victims for anywhere from 48 hours to a full 5 weeks before killing them.
The others told that the war has made him insane- “poor Lupito, the evil soul of war has cursed on him to make him do bad things”- and old workers said. However, as the Sherriff’s brother, he said “Lupito deserved to die there for what he has done with my brother”. “THE GOLDEN CARP”- LIVING
This made fighting on both sides “heartless” and beyond “human decency” (134). The hatred between these two civilizations derived “a process of dehumanization” to get “large numbers of soldiers to kill other people” for killing to come “naturally” or “easily” (page 134). The Japanese felt the Flyboys were inhumane because of the bombings of hospital, factories, and houses. Americans and Japanese had an endless list of cultural opposites such as counting numbers on their hands, reading a book, or greeting someone (page 134). Americans and Japanese “didn’t even agree what year it is.” America and Japan were cultural polar opposites, which made them more enthusiastic to kill each other.
The Great War was responsible for claiming the lives of nearly 70 million people. Seventy years on from the tragedy, the world has moved on, but those that were lost were never forgotten. The Nazi Party’s racial ideology during the years surrounding World War Two resulted in the death of millions of innocent civilians. The Nazi strategies and motivations that caused this were the idea of Germanic genetic superiority; the publishing of anti-racial propaganda and the elimination of racial enemies Central to the rise and fall of the German Empire during the 1930s and 1940s was Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Adolf Hitler was the Fuhrer and leader of the Nazi Party during this time.