Alicia my Story Summary
In the memoir “Alicia my Story” written by Alicia Appleman Jurman is an amazing book about how a Jewish girl named Alicia who tries to survive living in a area where the German occupation was. In doing so she saved lives of some of the Jewish people and rebelled against the...
The House on Mango Street
The novel, The House on Mango Street, written by Sandra Cisneros, is the perfect book we can use to relate to the material we have discussed in class. This novel provided short literary sketches, which are called "vignettes” that gave us several perceptions, dilemmas, thoughts...
Which room is the only room in your house where you are to yourself and no one will bother you? In my house, there is only one room. My children refer to it as dad's office. I have heard this place referred to as the temple of the porcelain...
Chinese and German Wedding Cultures
The two cultures I chose to analyze for this project were China and Germany. I chose Germany because I lived there briefly while serving in the military and understand some of their culture and traditions but want to know and understand more. I chose China because...
theories upon which Ludwig Mies van der Rohe based his architecture. It will attempt to identify the type of designer Mies was and to what result this influences architecture today.
“Less is more” and “God is in the details”
These aphorisms are often associated with Mies by studying the architecture...
What makes a house a home?
A house can provide a place to live, but it can't provide family love. A home can provide people a place to live, but it also can provide family love. I have lived in many different kinds of houses, apartments, garages and now a condo. Every house that I have lived in gives...
House of Leaves Mark Z. Danielewski
(a brief analysis)
Summarizing this remarkable book in two pages seems to be a futile effort as
soon as I begin to type. So instead of trying to achieve such a lofty goal, which is better attained by reading online book reviews and commentary, I shall use this...
memory, but others are facts that were told to me by my mother when she was alive (she died in 1980) or by my older sister.
I was born in Warsaw on December 9, 1939, three months after the German invasion of Poland. In November of 1940, the Germans established the Jewish Ghetto in Warsaw, and the apartment...
The Fall of the House of Usher
In September 1839, a man by the name of Edgar Allan Poe released his most popular and criticized short story, entitled "The Fall of the House of Usher". In Poe's gothic tale, Roderick Usher has invited the unnamed narrator, a distant childhood friend, to help alleviate...
German Immigration: A story told by the ghosts of the past
"The day I left home, my mother came with me to the railroad station.When we said goodbye, she said it was just like seeing me go into my casket, I never saw her again." So is the story of Julia B. from Germany and many others who left their...
My dad was born in Kansas and lived there till he was 5 years old. He moved to Arkansas. After living there for 6 years he moved to North Carolina and stayed there for 2 years. He lived in Kentucky for 5 years and after that Virginia for 1 year. He had 5 siblings. His sister Kathy is a year and a half...
knows. Anne starts writing about daily events, her thoughts, school grades, boys, all that. But, within a month, her entire life changes.As Jews in German-occupied Holland, the Frank family fears for their lives. When Anne’s sister, Margot, is called to appear before the authorities, which would almost...
My German Vacation
There was a cool, refreshing breeze blowing as I looked up at the clear, midsummer night sky. I had just arrived in Germany and my mind was filled with thousands of ideas of what I thought I was going to see there. Any minute, I expected to see a man in lederhosen, Alpine mountain...
language instead of the country’s native language? This summer, I was at my girlfriend’s house and we were leaving to go get lunch. As we walked out of her garage we passed the Mexican workers who were working on their roof. My girlfriend was being kind and stopped and asked one of them if they needed...
On April 20, 1889 at 6:30 pm Adolf Hitler was born in the small village of Braunau Am Inn Just over the border from German Bavaria. His father was named Alois Schicklgruber the last name came from his mother. His father’s last name was Hiedler and soon his uncle convinced Alois to change his last name...
revolting peasants and the defending nobles. There were also multiple bystanders in the middle of the conflict who had little impact on either side. The German peasant revolts were a result of many causes and the legitimacy of their actions that they took to achieve their wishes were hotly debated at the time...
Europe stood at over nine million. Most European Jews lived in countries that Nazi Germany would occupy or influence during World War II. By 1945, the Germans and their collaborators killed nearly two out of every three European Jews as part of the "Final Solution," the Nazi policy to murder the Jews of Europe...
events in which the Nazi's solidified their anti-semantic racial policy into the minds of the German people. Kristallnacht, or the Night of the Broken Glass, was one of the most horrific single nights of German persecution towards the Jewish people of Germany. In a matter of hours the Jewish population...
Q: How important was Bismarck's leadership in the achievement of German unification?
In January 1871, in the Hall of Mirrors in the Palace of Versailles, the unification of Germany was declared: a monumental landmark in European history as the threat of a new superpower, established and...
percent of my summer, and most of my weekends, in my friend Jack’s basement, which we have come to call “Der Untergrund”. To the untrained eye, Der Untergrund is grimy and revolting; however, it has become my favorite place to be. The second I cross the threshold into the Untergrund, all my tensions...
My Courtyard House
The house was located at the community residential area with one large rice field opposite to it. Walking into the red front door, there was a vast courtyard with two tall longan trees on the left and right sides. The house was built up by the cement, brick and wood which had...
them. The Franks and the refugees hid successfully for over two years, but they were eventually betrayed. Anne was sent to Auschwitz, one of the worst German Concentration Camps. Tragically, Anne dies, not of the gas showers, but of typhus. Her greatest dream was to become a well-known author, and thanks...
Brandy L. Sullivan
Axia College of University of Phoenix
German Americans are residents of The United States who can trace their ethnic history to German speaking areas of Europe (Tolzmann, 2008.) Many of the German Americans are from Germany but also come...
story. Hermann was a German engineer officer in Russian army. Often times Hermann just watched the others gamble while playing cards. But one fateful nigh he decided to become a participant. Never winning made Herman possessed with finding the secret of winning the card game. In my opinion the author purpose...
German forces of Army Group Centre capture Kalinin, just 100 miles to the West of Moscow.
14th October 1941
Army Group Centre wipes out the Russian pocket at Bryansk, but only capture about 50,000 prisoners. The rain and mud begins to impede the German advance, but German troops manage...
the house, and the senate. There are 100 members to the senate, they are to represent the elite members of society and are more attuned to the interests of property than to those of population. The house consisting of 435 members, are appointed to represent the populations interests. To pass my bill...
BENEATH MY HOUSE
By Louise Erdrich
It was as if the house itself had given birth. One day the floor cried where I stepped on it, and I jumped back. I was near a heating vent, and when I bent and pried the cover off and thrust my hand in, I briefly grabbed a ball of fur that hissed and spat. I heard...
invent form. I tried to understand what that task was… the others said, ‘what we build is architecture’, but we weren’t satisfied with this answer. By mies
-The idea of a clear construction came to be there, as one of the fundamentals we should accept. We can talk about that easily but to do it is not...
Professor Brian Campbell
EN-1102-2 English Composition I
23 October 2013
Assignment One - Learning Autobiography Essay
Coming to America My Personal Story
"History is something we make together", Orhan Pamuk once said. It is also something we enjoy together, I would add, because it is...
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Music is a hobby too.
Firstly, I would like to say how I understand what hobby is. On my opinion, a hobby is something that you enjoy doing, something that brings relief of the daily grind and allows you to relax. So why not call music as...
German Shepard Dog
Physical description: German Shepard dogs are built to be very strong and well proportioned. The GSD has a sturdy, muscular, slightly elongated body with a solid bone structure. The head is in proportion with the body and the forehead is a little rounded. The nose is usually...
at how the Berlin Wall was constructed basically overnight to keep control of the German people and the sociological damage this wall caused. The Berlin wall caused loss of homes, families, jobs even death.
I took my time to find a topic that I would be interested and comfortable writing about
died Hitler consolidates the offices of Chancellor and President into the “Fuhrer”. The army then took an oath of loyalty directly to Hitler.
West German Constitution called Basic Law because they hoped it would be temporary and East and West Germany would reunite. There were no “emergency powers.”...
Ask anyone to name a great modern architect and a few names will come up repeatedly. One of these people is Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. As one of the brilliant architects of the twentieth century, he made huge strides in the field of architecture and opened many doors for future designers. Never meaning...
The Nazi and The German Economy
1. In 1934 unemployment stood at around 2.5 million. The Nazis dealt
with unemployment, as shown in source B, by building Autobahns. Hitler
used propaganda to encourage employment by posing for photographs like
source B, which is a primary source. Men who had...
a predetermined goal to fulfill my objective.
4. I am a person who is positive about every aspect of life.
5. I can also describe myself as ’’Strength is life but weakness is death !!! ’’
Tell in your own words:
During my free time I like to be with my family somewhere outside the city...
Museum of tolerance
On my visit to the museum of tolerance I learned about Jack Roosevelt Robinson also called Jackie the first African American to play in major league baseball. Jackie ended segregation on April 15, 1947 when he started playing for the Brooklyn dodgers as first baseman. Robinson...
Scorched History on German Plywood
The new works of Shay Abady
Shay Abady acts out of keen acuteness to the historic domain, and shapes his work in relation to history, a stance which leads him to pursue a dialogue with the grand tradition of Historical Painting
The Renaissance era gave birth...
Warsaw, 1939. Lyla Kasovsky, a young Jewish originally from Poland, is only fourteen years old when the German army invades Poland. Soon, the Jewish population is gathered in a ghetto. Comes next the persecution, the misery, the fear and the death. Lyla sees her members disappear...
How do the authors of the two texts Not Without My Daughter and The Pianist use their protagonists to explore a response to violent social change?
A response to violent social change is explored within the two texts, Not Without My Daughter written by Betty Mahmoody, with William Hoffer and the film...
LEARNING HOW TO LEARN
Some years ago I watched an event that was to change my life. Creighton Carvello, a psychiatric
nurse from Middlesbrough in the northeast of England, memorised the order of a pack of playing
cards in just...
owned a small watch shop called Ten Boom Watches. The book opens up to us in January 1937 during the early start of World War II.
After the German invasion of Holland, Jews immediately became the prime targets for Adolf Hitler and his team of Nazi Soldiers. Hitler and his team of Nazis stormed...
Life in the Holocaust
My mother and I finally arrived after forty days in a packed cattle car. There were eighty of us in the car with a little bit of bread, a few pails of water and a bucket for a urinal (Laqueur 203). There was little air and most of us had to stand or take turns sitting (Wiesel...
The most inimitable place to be other than in my boyfriend’s arms is my grandparents’ home in Mutundwe, a small village in Uganda. The rolling hills, the clean crisp air, and the spaciousness all surpass the city life of noise,...
yours, or the person next door to me. I am not saying I have not had my share of struggles, or experiences. I have also had my share of joys, and miseries. Everything that I have gone through created who I am today, and this is where my story begins.
I was born in Sandiego, California on February...
Race in My Community
By Ta-Naya Rawlins
Axia College Online
All my life I was always different, and I know the reason is because I am Jewish in a non-Jewish community. Most people in my community look like me, because I do not have most of the characteristics of the typical Jewish...
May 12, 2015
History of German Heritage
My heritage comes from strong German roots and while I have different heritage slightly mixed in from both sides of my family, I am still predominately German. I have a little bit of Irish, Polish, English and Indian (Choctaw)...
My Country Invented
I do not want to give the impression that we have only defects, also we include some virtues. Aver, leave me to think about some... For example, we are a town with soul of poet. Is not our fault, but of the landscape. Nobody that is born and he lives in a nature as ours can...
Since my childhood I dreamed about traveling around the world. Last year in summer my dream finally came true. I took a trip to Europe. I traveled to Switzerland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France and Italy. I went to many interesting places including...
Adolf loos designed the Steiner house for the Chicago tribune competition in 1910; Located in Vienna, Austria. it was intended to be the residence for the painter Lily Steiner and her husband Hugo. Loos was lenient with ornamentation in this building by incorporating large decorative...
German Christmas Traits
All around the world humans are surrounded by people for different cultures. All of these have their own traits or traditions that they celebrate for certain time periods, holidays, birthdays etc. For instance coming from a family that is german on one side and...
Technical Universities in Munich and Berlin.
He started his career in 1908 as an architect with Peter Behrens who was a German Architect and designer. Noted architects Ludwig Mies and Le Corbusier were his colleagues there. Gropius continued there for two years and left Behrens in 1910and started private...
What wonderful feeling of joy and peace waking up in my Grandparent's very large home, that grew small as I grew big. The humble yellow house that my grandfather built has a tall chimney as white as the mountain tops and sits on top of one of the highest majestic Blue Ridge Mountain in the state of West...
My name is Harry and for as long as i remember i had admired a single person so much that i tried to make my life more like theirs in every single way. This person is my older brother, John. When i was 14 years old and was 19 i remember getting my hair cut in the exact same way as him. As soon as he...
they were under threat of invasion. They also agreed to limit their troops to 100,000 and had to make huge payments back to other countries. The German power also claimed what they did in World War I. After all of this happened the treaty lead to widespread political discontent throughout Germany...
Living in Germany was one of the most beautiful times of all of the nineteen years that I have been living. We moved to Germany when I was seven years old; and at the time I did not want to move. I was use to my life with my extended family and my childhood friends...
In recent weeks there has been a political debate that German should be spoken at school. When German parents catch their kids from school they are often very amazed when they hear Turkish kids talking Turkish and in the other corner Italian kids talking Italy. But such a possibility to be able to speak...
measured in years. Personally, I’m three houses, approximately 6,000 songs, and 1,825 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches old. I can also measure my life in trips to the airport. Each time I fly, one more trip documents my life.
When I was six airport trips old, my mother, sister, and I drove to Kennedy...
finally cleared and today Uncle Jack has departed for London. He said he was sorry to leave us. Uncle Jack is a frightfully bad liar. Even he must enjoy my dear Earnest’s company, who could dislike being around such an interesting man. A wicked person has an allure, even the purest hearts are drawn towards...
Based on the Novella
In 1984,Todd Bowden, (Brad Renfro), was coming home from school. He stopped by his neighbor’s house, Arthur Denker, (Ian McKellen), to bring him his newspaper. When he approached the door, he noticed a sign that read “No Solicitors, No Peddlers, No...