Final Exam Essay 3 final

Final Exam Essay 3 final - Spilkowitz 1 Stephan Spilkowitz...

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Spilkowitz 1 Stephan Spilkowitz December 10, 2007 HIST 371, Sec: 6 Professor Weiss Final Exam Question 2:H Dear Crazed History Student, Before you proceed with you plans to destroy one of three very informative and moving works on the Holocaust; Night and Fog, Night , and My Stripes Were Earned in Hell , allow me to convince you of the importance of preserving each of these works, regardless of the fact that they each provide facts and accounts regarding the most terrible display of human cruelty the world has ever witnessed—the Holocaust. Each of these works provides a different and valuable perspective on the Holocaust, which together paint grander, more informative, accurate, and emotional picture of the Nazi genocide. Night and Fog offers a graphic yet moving look at the physical evidence and remains of the Holocaust through authentic footage and concurrent narration detailing the environment of, and horrific events which occurred in, the Concentration Camps. Night , offers a personal testimony which follows the Holocaust experience of a young Hungarian Jew through the hardships faced in his deportation, imprisonment, and liberation. My Stripes Were Earned in Hell also offers a personal account of the Concentration Camp experience; this time from the perspective of a 22-year-old captured French resistance fighter. In the event that you choose still to eliminate one of these works, I must recommend that it be My Stripes Were Earned in Hell . This is not because this work is not useful; it is merely for the fact that Night and Fog and Night provide more detailed and moving accounts of the Holocaust, and therefore are more necessary to preserve.
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Spilkowitz 2 The most valuable aspect of Alain Resnais’ Night and Fog is the authentic video footage of the victims, survivors, and artifacts of the Concentration Camps. The film has a wealth of knowledge, and provides a clear and comprehensive timeline of Hitler’s Final Solution, from its inception, to its interruption. In a time span of only thirty-one minutes, Resnais chillingly portrays the horrors of the Holocaust through real, unabridged footage
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