Then as a part of Dr. Mengele’s eye experiment, they had drops of different chemicals put into their eyes. The doctor was trying to see if it was possible to chemically change the colour of the irises. To me, this is horrid, and I just can not believe that someone could do this to someone else. I can not mentally wrap my head around this topic and I feel angry toward those who made others suffer so much for no real reason. Their reasoning was the horrible event that occurred, the Holocaust, was simply that the Jewish people were worth nothing and they felt that they were worth everything.
The Black Death, also known as the Black Plague, was a disease that lasted from 1348 to 1351 that impacted the world culturally and emotionally, in addition to wiping out thousands of people. The Plague came from Asia to Europe and was caused by fleas that were transported by rats through trading routes. It is difficult to know the exact number of victims, but estimates range from 25% to 60% of the European population succumbed to it. According to Joseph Byrne, in The Black Death, current estimates are that between 75 and 200 million people died from the plague. At the time, it was referred to as the “The Great Mortality” or “The Pestilence”, but people had no idea what caused it, how to prevent the spread of the disease, or how to effectively
The Holocaust started with Kristallnacht, which is “the Night of Broken Glass.” This occurred on November 7th, 1938. Over 7,000 Jewish shops were vandalized, synagogues were destroyed, and at least 91 people died. Many Jews were sent to concentration camps, but were released eventually. From 1933 to 1945, Jews were sent to concentration camps, these were used as a way to exterminate the Jewish population. In the beginning of the Holocaust, many people were sent to labor camps but died of infections or from working so much.
The long-term causes were from the Middle Ages up until 1939 when the Holocaust properly began. The longest-term cause was the medieval tradition of anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism was existent long before the Nazi party and in the Middle Ages Jews were often treated as outcasts by European society. They had no real ‘homeland’, which made them different to other religions, and they travelled around as traders for some time. As Christianity spread Jews were often seen as the biblical “Christ-killers” which made much of the European community suspicious of them.
Unlike many of my classmates this was not my first time viewing this movie or hearing about the syphilis experimental research that was done on about 400 poor black share croppers. To me this movie is another example of how the White controlled US government used racial ideology to ethically mistreat the Black male citizens. My first response to this movie is anger, especially being a black male US citizen myself. I just don’t understand the mentality of the white people. It was already known it that syphilis untreated was fatal disease.
By 1351, 60 major and 150 smaller Jewish communities had been destroyed, and more than 350 separate massacres had occurred. This persecution was often not merely out of religious hatred, but also as a way of attacking the kings or Church who protected the Jews and as a way of lashing out at the institutions that had failed them. An important legacy of the Black Death was to cause the eastward movement of what was left of north European Jewry to Poland and Russia. From 1944-1993, 362 cases of human plague were reported in the United States. 90 percent of these occurred in four western states- Arizona, California, Colorado, and New Mexico.
How far does the growth of towns in 14th century England explain the devastation caused by the black death? The Growth of towns in the United Kingdom before and during the times of the plague in the 14th century certainly contributed to the devastation of the black death, and we can identify evidence for this using our own knowledge and understanding different circumstances that the growth of town would bring. However, there are many other contributing factors that explain the devastation caused by the black death. Firstly, the growth of towns all over Britain meant that people all over the country were generally getting more and more enclosed because they were building houses closer together for ease of community. This was a major contributing factor toward the spread of the disease as the proximity between people was smaller, and meant that sick people were coming into more frequent contact with healthy people.
One effect was they both shared was being connected globally to other places around the world and interacting with them. However the two continents had a much more different effects than shared ones. In Africa, the Atlantic slave trade cause major disruption between different groups of people which resulted in a lot of violence and civil war. The Europeans, because of what they were earning, were able to expand their middle class so that their social system was not secular. African groups of people were also split up into kingships and because so many of them were being imported to Europe they brought their type of community wight hem when they were traded, one can see that the slaves definitely form something similar to these types of groups when they were settled down.
Also due to the rapid population increase that had occurred due to the Emancipation Act, there were further subdivisions of the estates making it harder for peasants to introduce modernised farming methods due to the average land sixe falling from 35 acres to 28. This made it increasingly harder for peasantry to create profit from their grain due to the lack of efficiency in harvest. This didn’t improve peasantry conditions in Russia as it made it worse as this too also made it harder for them to feed their families, which some struggled to do without falling into debt. The wages of the peasantry within towns also didn’t improve conditions as it was about 1.5
Then when WW II came around the Jewish people were targeted by the Nazis. They were stripped of all their rights and basically became slaves to the Nazis party. The Nazis tried to rid Europe of the Jewish people and if they had their way eventually the whole world would be free of this religious group. The character that people show through times of adversity can define them individually and as an entire group. In “Night” Eli Wiesel faces life and death everyday in the Nazis concentration camp.