The Cage Essay Assignment



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The Cage

Essay Assignment

Choose one of the following topics for your essay. Your essay should be a minimum of two pages double-spaced in length.



  1. What were the Nuremburg Trials? What did they accomplish?



  1. Research the origin, significance, and traditions, of some of the better-known Jewish holidays. Examples: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Purim, Passover, or Hanukkah.



  1. Research the difference between systems based on capitalism, communism, and socialism.



  1. Research Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s secretary. He later lived in the Spandau Prison

In Berlin. He died in 1987.

  1. Research Himmler’s Lebensbor program.



  1. Research the meaning and uses of the swastika by different cultures in throughout the world. Please use several sources and discuss at least 4 different cultures.



  1. Research Albert Einstein. Look at his story and accomplishments. Explain how his coming to the United States backfired against the Germans in their war effort.



  1. Research Josef Mengele – The Angel of Death. Be sure to include his experiments of twins and the disabled.



  1. Research the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.



  1. Research the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Tell the significance of this uprising.



  1. Research Eva Braun and Geli Raubal, the women in Hitler’s life. Tell the importance of each woman to Hitler.



  1. Research and discuss the many plots and attempts to assassinate Hitler by Nazi-hating Germans such as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (the desert Fox), Count Claus von Stauffenberg. Helmuth von Moltke, and Hans von Donyani.



  1. Research Simon Wiesenthal – the Nazi Hunter.



  1. Research the importance of partisan fighters (Jewish people fighting against the Nazis) in World War Two.



  1. Research ‘the precious legacy’. What was in the Nazis minds when they created this?



  1. Why was the genocide of the Jews so well recorded by the Nazis?


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