Swing Kids

Reading about the ‘Swing Kids’ was extremely interesting because I have never heard of anything like this before. Most fascinating is the ability music can have on someones life or how it can influence someones political thought process. It is interesting to learn about Manfred Omankowsky work and although he did believe or show interest…

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Safety in the Cellar

Looking at photos of the sizes of a cellar Berliners would stay in I could never imagine staying one for an extended period of time. It is obvious that the emotions would already be heightened since being confined into a small area. It seemed that if it was a private or a public cellar the…

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Invasion of the Soviet Soldiers

When the Soviets finally did invade and went to each house looking for German soldiers  I found it very interesting that they were constantly asking for watches and schnapps. These are obviously very different things.  I just am not sure the point of taking both men and women’s watches. It seemed almost like a trophy…

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Judenstern

Being forced to wear a star seems so little but I believe mentally it can be very traumatic. I don’t believe that people should be separated from each other or forced to wear something to show that they are different. I have a hard time coming to terms with Hitler having so much influence on…

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KLV Plan

The KLV plan really stood out to me when I was reading. it just showed that Germans were finally coming to terms with their new realities and stand out for me in a change in the war. Most shocking to me was that if you were a kid over the age of ten you would…

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Emigration of the Berlin Jews

Something I find hard to grasp the idea that the Jews just kind listened to what they were suppose to do and went along with the resettlement. I understand that they were all very scared but there aren’t many stories of people trying to do their own resettlement to somewhere else they want to go…

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