Medea and Magda

  “Jason and Medea” is a famous Greek mythology about husband wife called Jason and Medea. Medea was the daughter of King Aeetus. The myth ends with  Medea killing her two children by poisoning them. During the reign of the Third Reich there was another woman who did exactly the same thing and her name…

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My Character and the Nuremberg Rallies

(My character, Max Bühler, is a young man living in Berlin as a member of the Nazi party) Max was deeply disappointed he could not go to the Nuremberg parade on 1938. However a whole year had passed and his support for the NAZI party had risen to feverish heights. The Führer was everything Max…

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Kristof Block Journal Entry

We had vacated our home for a small time, hiding with another Jewish family. The plan was to return home when the bombs stopped falling, the radio said that the air force was on the offensive and that the Germans were winning. I may be Jewish but this conflict needs to stop — all I…

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Photos

Here are some photos I’ve started collecting that will be used in my photo journal autobiography a photo of “myself” A photo of “my brother” A photo of a line of German political prisoners, one “my father”, all in a line having just arrived at Sachenhausen Or a photo of when I watched the soldiers ride…

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Holocaust Vs. Genocide.

Between 1915-1923, the Ottoman Empire started exterminating its minority subjects living in the Ottoman Turkish territory. It is estimated that a total of 1.5 million Armenians were killed during this time. However barely twenty-seven countries recognize it as a genocide. On the other side the Jewish Genocide by the Third Reich was recognized worldwide, during…

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Riots Then and Now

Reading about the looting that went on after the German surrender reminds me on some current events in America…with different motivation. Tonight we discussed the rioting and looting in Baltimore and Ferguson. These lootings have been motivated “retaliation” for young African American men being killed by white police. These acts of burglary and disrespect were…

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Happy Birthday Hitler

In April of 1945 the Red Army began to make it’s final advances towards Berlin. The shelling from the Battle of Berlin had left the city in shambles and the spirit of the people almost wholly broken. They had shifted into survival mode, no longer could they (or their government) deny the fact that the…

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Increasing Sickness

After 1943, sickness and dread was increasing within the German capital. Halitosis, influenza, common cold, scarlet fever and dysentery were all increasing. The increased shortages of food because of rationing, lack of sleep due to stress, and daily worry of what the next war time effect would be all lead to this lack of health….

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April 13, 1945

Diary entry from Edith Farber. I received a letter in the mail today. It was from Hans! I was so excited wen I saw his handwriting because I hadn’t heard from him in so long. I got even more excited when I saw what the letter said!! He had told me that once he got…

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March 4, 1945

Diary entry from Edith Farber. Age 16.  Today I received a letter from my father. I haven’t heard from him since I moved to the country, only from my mother. Unfortunately the letter said that she had passed away in the bombing that took place on the first of March. Although it has been years…

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