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Prisoners Of War Concentration Camps
1,397 words... The scientifically planned crematoria should have been able to handle the total project, but they could not. The whole complex had forty-six retorts, each with the capacity for three to five persons. The burning in a retort lasted about half an hour. It took an hour a day to clean them out. Thus it was theoretically possible to cremate about 12, 000 corpses in twenty four hours or 4, 380, 000 a year. But the well-constructed crematoria fell far behind at a number of camps, and especially at ...
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World War Ii Atomic Bombs
825 wordsBeyond the Curve, written by Kobo Abe sends a message to his fellow Japanese citizens. He constructs an allegory based on honor, identity, and Dantes Hell. Abes choice of writing allows us to think deeper than the obvious, and read between the lines. Dendrocacalia is written as an allegory. It can be interpreted in relation to World War II. The main character, Common, is representative of ordinary Japanese citizens during the war. He is being punished for actions that he, himself, did not knowin...
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Read And Write Reading And Writing
924 wordsFrederick Douglass was extremely important to U. S. history. He was also a key person in the movement to eliminate slavery. If it werent for him, slavery almost certainly wouldve gone on for numerous years afterward. He was a remarkable speaker and he influenced so many people that slavery was wrong and that they should strive to stop it. Frederick Douglass, who was initially known as Frederick Bailey, was born a slave in Tuckahoe, Maryland. He did not know out the precise date of his birth, as ...
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Presidential Nomination Abraham Lincoln
1,123 wordsAbraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. He was born in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. His parents names were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. He was named after his paternal grandfather. His father was a carpenter and farmer. Both of Abe's parents were members of a Baptist congregation, which had separated from another church due to opposition to slavery. When Abe was 7, his family moved to southern Indiana. Abe had gone to school very little in Kentucky and went again in ...
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American Civil War Abraham Lincoln
1,577 wordsA PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS A picture is worth a thousand words. During the 1860 election Republican presidential nominee, Abraham Lincoln was hoping this common expression was factual. Lincoln told one supporter, "By the lesson of the past, and the united voice of all discreet friends, I am neither (to) write or speak a word for the public. " According to a presidential historian, Arthur Schlesinger, "Lincoln was the least active of the four candidates and the only one who did not make ...
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President Of The United States One Of The Most Important
1,437 wordsSlavery- n. - The state of one bound in servitude as the property of a slaveholder or household; A condition of subjection or submission characterized by lack of freedom of action or of will. (web) This is one of the most important issues that Abraham Lincoln has to face and overcome during his strenuous presidency. Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865), sixteenth president of the United States, entered office at a critical period in U. S. history, just before the Civil War, and showed, through the them...
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Gangster Biography Of Arthur Flegenheimer
1,314 wordsArthur Flegenheimer 1902 - 1935 Born: August 6, 1902 in New York, United States Died: October 24, 1935 Occupation: Gangster Flegenheimer, Arthur (Aug. 6, 1902 - Oct. 24, 1935), gangster, better known as Dutch Schultz, was born in the Borough of the Bronx, New York City, and was the only son and elder of two children of Herman and Emma (Neu) Flegenheimer. His parents were German-Jewish immigrants. He grew up in a slum section of the Bronx, and went no further than the sixth grade in school, thoug...
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Computers And The Internet Billion Years
1,946 wordsDo you see fragmentation in the Linux distribution market to be a good, bad, or neutral thing? Do you think that the media frenzy over Linux tends to harm other worthy OS projects like the BSDs and BeOS? Do you think that big businesss entry into the Linux market will change the gift-culture aspects of Linux, or will the businesses in question adapt to Linux? Or both? What do you think is in store for humanity in terms of relations between governments, businesses, and individuals? Do you think t...
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1,826 wordsPhilosophers of Eastern Religions Does anybody have any answers to the question of what is our purpose? Is there life after death? What do we need to accomplish while we are alive? What is real or moral? Is there a God? These are main philosophical questions that the human race has been trying to answer. Religion is an explained philosophy and be it divine or a practice, it is a way of life. It is not surprising to see that religion of the Eastern World had a few people stand out as important in...
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Spanish Civil War Abraham Lincoln
3,698 wordsThousands of volunteers from North and South America were among those who volunteered to help defend the democratically elected Spanish government from a revolt of fascist army officers supplied by Hitler and Mussolini. Some of these volunteers died when the ship they were traveling onthe City of Barcelona was torpedoed off the Spanish coast. We present here a dossier that runs from the wartime accounts by Jack Freeman and Edwin Rolfe to a 1998 poem by Mart? n Espada. 1937 Letter from an America...
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End Of The Story Feelings
1,313 wordsGenerally speaking, the purpose of most forms of artistic expression such as literary art, music, or art itself is a mode by which the author can express him / herself with. They use their respective skills and / or interests to convey feelings or thoughts on any given topic. Short fiction is by no means exempt from this. Many writers use their literary skills to express dreams, aspirations, opinions, or even political viewpoints. In order to make a determination of a probable origin for a story...
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State Of The Art John Cage
1,801 wordsNam June Paik was born in Seoul, Korea on July 20, 1932. He was the fifth and youngest child of a textile merchant. In 1947, at the age of 14, he studied piano and composition with two of Koreas foremost composers. The family moved to Tokyo, Japan in 1950 to avoid the havoc of the Korean War. Paik studied music, history, art history, and philosophy at the University of Tokyo from 1953 to 1956. He did his graduate dissertation on Schoenberg. In 1956, he moved to Germany to pursue his interest in ...
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Books Book Army
600 wordsThe life cycle of a book 183; Books circulate endlessly, like blood or money or circulating libraries. A minority, of course, goes straight from publisher to pulping machine, or from author to lesser-known local poets shelves. During the second world war, small boys and girls were sent out on to strange doorsteps to collect books for turning, allegedly, into cartridge cases, giving a new generation of collectors a useful start. But most books go through catabolic and anabolic cycles, just as f...
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Circle Of Life Whaling Commission
1,497 wordsSurvival of the Fittest What is the point of not letting the Japanese hunt whales? Japan is the worlds largest consumer of whale meat (Shimbuu 1). As you might already be able to tell, I am not a big whale activist. If these whales were an endangered species, I would feel they had a right to be protected. These whales which are being hunted are not endangered, though, and I feel they are fair game. This paper will cover many topics that support Japanese whaling, such as their economy, culture, a...
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