Germany Essays

Why Did the Majority of Germans Conform to Nazi Rule

The majority of German citizens conformed to Nazi rule because of the dual positive and negative pressures exerted by the regime. The Nazis designed and aggressively propagated a programme likely to be attractive to most of the community and backed this up with an apparatus of terror to silence those not convinced. The successes of the party within the country assured widespread support. Hitler’s foreign policy, that overturned the Treaty of Versailles and secured Germany a great deal of territory…

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Why Did the Jews Face Persecution in Nazi Germany

The myth was that Jews killed Christian children as a re-enactment of the Crucifixion and in order to get blood for Passover, to make their unleavened bread. At the end of the 13th centaury, massacres throughout southern Germany were responsible for the death of 100,000 Jews. The Black Death In the black death one quarter of german people were killed by a terrible plague between 1347 and 1350. Caused by flea-infested rats arriving from the east. People chose to blame…

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Classification of Modern Germanic Languages and their Distribution

Classification of languages means their placement into families or phyla [‘failə] on the basis of lexical or typological similarity or shared ancestry. Languages may thus be classified either genetically or typologically. A genetic classification assumes that certain languages are related in that they have evolved from a common ancestral language. This form of classification employs ancient records as well as hypothetical reconstructions of the earlier forms of languages, called protolanguages. Typological classification is based on similarities in language structure. As…

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Germany Culture

Have you ever wondered where the Christmas tree came from? Along time ago, in the early 700’s a monk, called St. Boniface, was preaching to a group of Germanic Druids. The Druids idolized oak trees. And in order to stop the Druids idolatry of oak trees, the monk chopped down a huge one. Crashing down to the earth, the tree crushed everything in its path, except for a small fir sapling. The monk declared that this was a miracle that…

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Comparison of the Unifications of Italy and Germany

Both Italy and Germany became unified in the mid to late 1800s after years of unrest that started with the 1815 Congress of Vienna, where both of these countries were split up into many states. One can compare and contrast these unification processes because they had many similarities and differences. In order to properly assess these situations one needs to look at the individual factors that led to unification and how they can be compared. While there were similarities in the…

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Account for Hitler’s Rise to Power

Hitler, and his Nazi parties rise to power was one of chance and circumstance. His alternative views struck a chord with the people; he was able to channel Germany’s hatred for the Weimar Republic, Treaty of Versailles and minority groups into support for his National Socialist Party. Hitler was a powerful orator capable of winning entire audiences to his views and ideologies. Hitler was able to manipulate the truth to gain widespread popularity. He controlled power by installing fear and…

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The Indoctrination of the German Youth

Hitler expressed the need for indoctrination in many speeches from the beginning of his leadership. This is shown in a quote from a meeting with radio officials on 25th March 1933: ‘the mobilisation of the mind is as necessary as, perhaps even more necessary than, the material mobilisation of the nation.’ The Law on the Hitler Youth also emphasised the indoctrination of the youth: ‘All German young people…will be educated in the Hitler Youth physically, intellectually, and morally in the…

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How Did the Treaty of Versailles Affect Germany

Soon after World War I, the Treaty of Versailles was written. The diplomats of this treaty only intended to end all wars and redraw Europe, but this treaty marked the beginning of a disaster for Germany. After six months prior to the war, the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. The overall purpose of the treaty was to punish Germany for damages done during WWI so that they could realize the pain they inflicted on other countries….

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assignment Checklist Questions

1. Did you adhere to the length requirement of the assignment? If not, reduce your words.Essay will not be accepted if it is more than 50 words beyond the max. The essay contains 1095 words. 2. Did you use MLA first-page format and do it properly? Did you check your first-page against the textbook example? Proper MLA first page format has been used. 3. Did you include a lead in at the start of your introduction? If you don’t know…

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

(1)The first thing I would do if I found out I was going to be evacuated from my home is start crying. Knowing that I will be separated from humanity I will also begin to become crazy, knowing what happens too all these people at the camps families suffering and loosing each other by being separated and killed will destroy me. The last hours I have at home I will pack few of my clothes, toothbrush, money, weapons and a…

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A Game of Cat and Maus

Maus and Maus II are both very powerful and moving graphic novels. Both of which discuss one of the worst tragedies known to mankind. Spielgelman used the graphic novel form because it came natural to him, however he probably also used it as a way to get a larger audience and to make the subject matter a little less intimidating. However, Spielgelman’s use of animals to represent the different races helps the reader better understand the situation in a somewhat…

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Germany in the Period 1918 1934

Nationalism was an important and integral factor in the downfall of the Weimar Republic and in turn, the ensuing failure of democracy in Germany in the period 1918-1934. The sense of loyalty and devotion to ones nation, which the German citizens had felt in their militaristic past, was ultimately devastated by WWI and its consequences. Although nationalism was a major cause of the failure of democracy in Germany, there were many other factors adding to the stress upon the countrys…

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Why Is Elie Wiesel’s Book _night_ Relevant Today_

In his book “Night”, Elie Wiesel describes the horrors he had to go trough during Holocaust when Nazis took over Hungary. He was still a teenager at that time, at that experience had scared him for life. The book war written in the mid fifties the times when Soviet Union was still alive and well, and if Germany never started the war it would have been the USSR. The ideas of Lenin and Stalin weren’t much different of Hitler’s in…

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Hitler and National Socialism in Germany

Adolf Hitler was born in 1889 at Braunau an Inn on the Austrian side of the border with Germany. In 1913 he left Vienna for Munich and in August 1914 he joined a Bavarian infantry battalion and spent the next four years of the First World War on the western front, where he was promoted to the rank of corporal and generally served with distinction. At the end of the war, amid considerable revolutionary fervour in Germany, he returned to…

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Italian and German Unification of 19th Cenutry

In the 19th century both Italy and Germany were split into many separate ruling states. The German and Italian unification began with the rising tides of nationalism and liberalism. From nationalism a desire for unification was born. Italian Unification was more complex than German unification. Italy had not been a single political unit since the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century. Italian Unification is referred to in Italian as the Risorgimento. The Italian Unification had three…

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