I watched a film called “the boy in the striped pyjamas” produced by David Heyman and it was all about the terror of being a Jew in WW2. It gave an inside look at concentration camps and how they got kids to go there. The Germans made a fun looking video targeting kids and making their concentration camps look like a fun day camp for kids. But really when they arrived it was this horrible place that no one would ever want to step foot into. I thought the saddest part of the film was when there was this jewish boy and german boy that were both good friends. But the German kid was not allowed to hang out with the Jewish kid, the German kid’s father found out about their friendship and sent the jewish kid right to a concentration camp. The German kid liked him so much that he decided to sneak into the concentration camp as well and in the end both the jewish kid and German kid were killed by the gas chamber.
during the war effort, Willa Sell and his family had a scrap drive to find all the scrap metal and give it to places that manufacture tanks or planes. The bombing of Hiroshima was a very necessary thing to do according to Sell, he said that it ended the war instantly and the japanese did not retaliate in any way. He said that the relocating of the Japanese-Americans during the war was very cruel and unnecessary. They were just civilians and lived in the U.S. all their lives, then when WW2 came along they were looked at as criminals. I think this interview provides a lot of a first person perspective of events that were not necessarily about the war itself. Like the fact that they had massive scrap drives and everyone was collecting almost 100 lb of scrap for the war, if that did not happen then we may have not had enough military power to win the war.
the poem talks about death and how unnecessary it was in ww2. The author of the poem explains how he still hears the cries of the millions of dead people. Also he explains the sounds of the war. I think this poem is deeper than almost any source I have read. It comes from a factual as well as a first person perspective. The way the author explains death, “ i feel the loneliness after death, death that need not been, i hear the screech of brakes, and see the muddy shoes removed. Covered with hempen bags, flies covering it”(Hendricks).
the photos shown on the website were very hard to look at. You could see all the dead people and the damage that the war caused. The carriers seemed very modern like they are today and the ships looked like the ones we have today as well. One of the photos is devastating to look at, it is just a pile of dead bodies and you can see the blood running down them. I believe it was after the holocaust and the bodys were just left outside to rot.
WW2 was the most devastating war of the time. It was the second total war in the history of the U.S. this war brought many problems into the war that still affect our world today. They brought in fears of weapons of mass destruction, public awareness of the holocaust and it awarded the public about the Jewish, and at times of tension state security and the protection of civil liberties were upheld. I think this article explains a lot about the effects of the war. The fact that weapons of mass destruction can still happen till this day.
This news feature was written about the attack force the Germans had and were they attacked. Their first target was Poland, they sent about 1.5 million troops into Poland to take it over as well as an air fleet of 50 bombers. They kept on coming back every 30 minutes to do more bombing runs and they killed a lot of Polish people. They knocked out the communications to the other countries so Poland couldn't get any help. After, the cities of Katowice, Krakow, Tczew and Tunel were attacked and the Germnas used incindenary bombs on them. I think this was a great article that thouroughly explained the start of the war and were Germany started it’s attacks.