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Texas History

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German Influences on Texas Culture

If one has lived in Texas for any length of time, they will realize immediately that the Texas culture is influenced by German culture in a number of ways. Modern day Texas culture would not exist as it does today if it were not for German influence. Today Texas culture can be described as a blending of German and Texas traditions. Though German culture is not the only culture that has impacted the Texas of today, it is often considered one of the most significant influences historically.

Whether one examines the architectural landscape of the towns and cities, examines the art and music or simply talks with many of the German descendants living in Texas, one must immediately acknowledge the significant influence the German people have had on the development of Texas as known today. In early Texas history German influence was widespread, often comprising…… [Read More]


Alvarez, A. (2002). "Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg." Texana Food and Events. 19, November 2004: 

Butt, H.E. (2004). "Oktoberfest in Texas." 20, November, 2004:

Galan. (2001). [Online]. "Accordion Dreams: cultures of music and dance." Available

from: /accordiondreams/cultures/index.html
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Popularity That Adolph Hitler Enjoyed

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Nevertheless, Hitler was also perceptive enough to accept full credit for the economic turnaround and the German people readily considered Hitler to be the source.

The political success of Hitler in the years leading up to the beginning of the Second orld ar was unprecedented. He acquired territory after territory through the appeasement efforts of the leaders from the other European nations. Germany entered the 1930's a defeated and demoralized nation suffering from the effects of a major economic depression and within a few short years was transformed into a nation enjoying full employment, welcoming family and friends from the Sudetenland, Austria, and Czechoslovakia, and a renewed sense of national pride. For a people who had suffered through two decades of uncertainty and economic depravity, Hitler took upon a mythological image (Ascher).

One of the other areas that contributed heavily to the popularity of Hitler was his ability to restore…… [Read More]

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Abel, Theodore. "The Pattern of a Successful Political Movement." American Sociological Review (1937): 347-352.

Ascher, Abraham. "Was Hitler a Riddle?" The Journal of the Historical Society (2009): 1-21.

Klemperer, Victor. I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years: 1933-1941. New York: Modern Library, 1999.

Myerson, Roger B. "Political Economics and the Weimar Disaster." Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (2004): 187-209.
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Nazi Vote From Our Point-Of-View

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The churches provided open opposition to Hitler, particularly as he had declared a form of war on them as he wanted the state to take over the churches and to direct them in ways compatible with National Socialism. Various religious leaders were arrested, hundreds of them, eventually resulting in a diminishing of the resistance from that front. Shirer notes that this persecution of religion did not arouse the German people as it should have: "A people who had so lightly given up their political and cultural and economic freedoms were not, except for a relatively few, going to die or even risk imprisonment to preserve freedom of worship" (Shirer 240).

hile a large proportion of the intellectual class has rightly been blamed for failing in its responsibility to criticize the rise of National Socialism, there were also leading men in philosophy and education, history, jurisprudence, economics, physics, and other disciplines…… [Read More]

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Rothfels, Hans, the German Opposition to Hitler. Chicago: Henry Regnery, 1962.

Shirer, William L., the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960.
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Treatment of War Two Different

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There is hardly anything good to say about the Nazis and their reign of terror during World War II. The Nazis were effective and efficient killing machines, and it did not matter if the victim was young or old, rich or poor, Jew or Gentile, if they were in the way of the Nazis, they were eliminated. Most literature depicts the Nazis as exceptionally cruel and heartless, and this poem is no exception. Who kills a child simply for laughing? A Nazi, that's who. In fact, in most literature, there is hardly anything good to say about war. There is a long tradition of writing about the causes and effects of war, and most of the literature is graphic and horrific in nature. It depicts the worst parts of war, and depicts it graphically because writers what their readers to share in the feelings and desires of their characters. Even…… [Read More]

References libero, de libero. "german september." Twentieth Century Italian Poetry. l.r. lind, ed. New York, the Library of Liberal Arts, 1974.
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19th Century European History

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German Worker: Working-Class Autobiographies from the Age of Industrialization by Alfred Kelly. Specifically it will discuss how the book portrays women's working-class lives. Women's lives were far more difficult in the Industrial Age then they are today, and this book shows just how difficult they were, and how women were manipulated by their employers. Working women still had to take care of their families, and many started working very young, leaving school to help support their families.

Working women in Germany during the Industrial Age led difficult lives. They often died early from diseases like consumption and other ailments, and they often did without necessities so their children could have food and clothing. Ottilie Baader, a seamstress, relates how her mother died when she was seven, her father hurt himself, and she, a child of seven, had to take care of her mother's body and help take care of the…… [Read More]


Kelley, Alfred. The German Worker: Working-Class Autobiographies from the Age of Industrialization. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1987.
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Photovoltaic Power System

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Photovoltaic power system is a type of renewable energy that converts solar energy into solar photovoltaic electricity. Photovoltaic (PV) technology converts energy from the sunlight into the electricity. One of the advantages of the PV technology is that it is pollution free, and it is applicable with little maintenance.

(EPIA 2008). Since sunlight is available free of charge, there has been an increase in the research and development (&D) to make the Photovoltaic energy available to all households and industry in the future. With the advantages derived from the PV energy systems, varieties of research have been launched at national and international laboratories focusing on the mass production of solar power at possible lower costs. (Dahl, 2005). In German, there are varieties of efforts in the development of PV technology. There has been an increase in the collaboration of government, university and the industry consortia in the development of Photovoltaic…… [Read More]


Dahl, T ( 2005). Photovoltaic Power Systems. Technology White Paper

El-Beyrouty, K. Meimanaliev, A. Petrosyan, L. et al. (2009). Germany's Photovoltaic Cluster. Competitiveness of Microeconomics: Clusters, Firms and Economic Development.

EPIA (2008). Photovoltaic Energy: Electricity from the Su

EPIA, (2011). Who is EPIA? Retrieved 25 October 2011 from
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Group Spending Comparison Between British

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Discussion of the Results

Mr. Spyridos can count on French and Italians to spend more money than the Germans, and all three to spend more money than the Brits. There is a great deal of difference between German groups, which suggests that there may be some high-Euro spenders who should be appealed to in a separate marketing campaign.

The French appear to have the least variability in spending as a group, while the Italians and the Brits seem to have the highest variability. This may suggest that the French are more amenable to package tours with 'all-inclusive' or more easily-predicted pricing, a la Club Med. At the same time, the Brits and Italians may be willing to spend more once they arrive. The Brits may be lured in by promises of low initial pricing, with a propensity to spend more once they arrive. Italians are willing to spend more, and…… [Read More]

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Eastern Front in the Context of the Second World War

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World War II -- Eastern Front

While the personality of any dictator may significantly influence the military decisions of his/her dictatorship, perhaps the clearest instance of this phenomenon occurred in World War II's arbarossa, an invasion of Russia in the Eastern Front. Obsessed with his messianic delusions, Hitler's personal flaws resulted in the ultimate failure of the greatest invasion in recorded history. The failure of that invasion, in turn, directly resulted in Germany's loss of World War II.

Hitler's Personal Flaws Caused the Failure of arbarossa

Synthesis of reputable historical sources, some of which stress Adolf Hitler's personal flaws while others minimize or ignore them, reveals that Adolf Hitler's personal shortcomings caused the failure of arbarossa and, therefore, caused Germany's loss of World War II. Hitler's warlike personality was apparently dominated by "the three p's": prejudice, paranoia, and perplexity. Though Hitler was famously prejudiced against Jewish people, his prejudice against…… [Read More]


Citino, Robert Michael. The Path to Blitzkrieg: Doctrine and Training in the German Army, 1920-1939. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999.

Cooper, Matthew. The German Army, 1933-1945: Its Political and Military Failure. New York, NY: Stein and Day, 1978.

Keegan, John. The Battle for History: Re-Fighting World War II. New York, NY: First Vintage Books Edition, 1996.

Overy, Richard. Why the Allies Won. New York, NY W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1997.
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Student of Prague Film Analysis

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Student of Prague and German Cinema

The Germany film industry revolution

The Film industry in Germany has come a long way and is seen as one of the ancient film industries that gave a portrayal of both the artistic as well as the aesthetic and the economic value of films in Germany in the early 1900s. The paper will hence not only look into the history of the Germany film industry, but also select a relevant film to demonstrate the significance of the film selected to the subject matter it covered, the people and the relevance to the time that it was produced and it depicted. The film that will be used in this demonstration is "The Student of Prague" which would be analyzed to see the kind of contribution that it brought to the film industry in Germany at that given moment in time.

The films of the early…… [Read More]


Brockmann Stephen. (2010). A Critical History of German Film. Retrieved October 28, 2014 from

Kracauer Siegfried (1947). From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the Germany Film. Princeton and Oxford, Princeton University Press. Retrieved October 28, 2014 from 

Paul Wegener, (1913). Der Student von Prag. Retrieved October 28, 2014 from 

Pulver A., (2011). New Europe: A history of German cinema in clips. The Guardian. Retrieved October 28, 2014 from
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Nazi Policies Following Their Dramatic Loss in

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Nazi Policies

Following their dramatic loss in the First orld ar, the people of Germany were suffering greatly, both emotionally and physically during the period of the 1920s and into the 1930s. The harsh stipulations of the Treaty of Paris forced the German government into a fragile and fragmented institution which was ripe for the abuse of power-hungry would-be tyrants. The people, eager for a strong figure to look up to, would have accepted almost anyone with perhaps any political agenda so long as the person said the right things and gave the people hope. Enter onto the world stage one Adolph Hitler. Between 1932 and 1933, Adolph Hitler was able to rise from the position of relative insubordinate in the government, to fuehrer and leader of the entire country of Germany. The only way that one man could have achieved such political success in so quick a time has…… [Read More]

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Bergen, Doris L. War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2007. Print.

Bessel, Richard. Life in the Third Reich. New York: Oxford University, 1989. Print.

Fichte, Johann Gottlieb. "To the German Nation." Modern History Sourcebook. 1806. Print.

Goebbels, Joseph. "Our Hitler: a Radio Speech to the German People in Honor of the Fuhrer's
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National Socialism in Cinema --

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Also, these characters are clearly connected to a larger debate about guilt and punishment in a way that is meaningful and unforced and germane to all nations.

Susanne agues and eventually convinces Mertens that Bruckner should not be subject to private justice, but be punished publicly. The film deals with the real existence of former Nazi Captains like Bruckner, who were prospering after the war by keeping their former crimes a secret. Although the film is concerned specifically with orld ar II, it is still just as important for contemporary audiences to see as it deals with the ongoing debate of how war crimes should be handled after a nation has committed genocide.

The Murderers are Among Us" has a theme still as relevant today as it was to the Nuremberg trials. It is powerful testimony to the fact that film can still embrace and tell particular stories and give…… [Read More]

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Germany, Pale Mother." Directed by Helma Sanders-Brahms. 1979.

Jakob the Liar." Directed by Peter Kassovitz. 1999.

The Murderers are Among Us." Directed by Wolfgang Staudte. 1946.
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History Holocaust

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Nazi Policy, Jewish orkers, German Killers

This paper presents a book review of on Christopher R. Browning's Nazi Policy, Jewish orkers, German Killers. The writer of this paper details the purpose of the book as well as the slant with which it is written. The writer provides an overview of the book's content as well as quotes from the pages of the book. There was one source used to complete this paper.


Literary authors often use their words to convey a message or make the reader understand a point. This is the case with Christopher R. Browning's -Nazi Policy, Jewish orkers, German Killers. Browning illustrates in this book the three most important issues that were at the forefront of the Nazi regime. Browning examines how the Holocaust decisions were made and how the final actions of those decisions were agreed upon.…… [Read More]

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Browning, Christopher. Policy, Jewish Workers, German Killers. (Cambridge University Press, 2000).
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Turning Points in Christianity

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Christianity started as a literary faith, one firmly rooted in Scripture. Scriptural adherence grew out of the Jewish appreciation for sacred text. Therefore, it is no wonder that Christianity evolved as a literary and literate faith. The evolution of Christianity from the fall of the Temple in 70 CE to the 21st century is one punctuated and formed by writing and historical documents. Christian historiography reveals both the development of Christian religious thought including cosmology, theology, and metaphysics. Ethics and philosophy are also covered in the Christian canon. However, Christian historiography also goes beyond sacred wisdom. Christian texts have laid out methods by which Christianity -- and the Catholic Church in particular -- can and should function in the world as a political institution. Both spiritual and the political debates have led to conflicts in Christian identity development. Conflicting views of theological matters such as the nature of Christ's…… [Read More]

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Augustine. City of God. Retrieved online:

Calvin, John. Institutes of the Christian Religion. Retrieved online: 

The Chronicle of St. Denis, I.18-19, 23. Retrieved online:

Gregory VII. Dictatus Papae, 1090. Retrieved online:
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Modern Art

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Modern Art

A primary concern of fauvism is the presence of strong colors. Fauvist works have relatively wild brushstrokes. The subject matter of fauvist painters is simple and often abstract. Fauvism is heavily influence by postimpressionism and pointillism. In "Woman with a Green Stripe," the viewer can distinguish between each color because of the brushstrokes. The portrait is simply of a woman, making a neutral face. The colors are stark and the painting is not realistic though we can still make out the subject. The water beneath the bridge is several colors in "London Bridge." There is not much distinction between the buildings of the background. This is not an exact replica of the London Bridge, yet again, we recognize it clearly. The painting is almost just a semblance of simple shapes and not an urban landscape.

ouault and Nolde both paint works of Jesus. In ouault's work, Jesus is…… [Read More]

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Empathy and Love Replaced by

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In fact, Wiesel thought to himself: "Don't let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself. Immediately, Elie felt ashamed of himself. (Wiesel, 1972, p.106).

One of the guards tells Elie something he has witnessed and now felt first hand: "Here, there are no fathers, no brothers, no friends. Everyone lives and dies for himself alone." (Wiesel, 1972, p.93). These words came to life for Elie as well as for his fellow prisoners. Everyone lives and dies alone in the camps because of the dire conditions which strip away a person's ability to moralize and to rationalize and to think and to empathize. Instead, all energy is focused upon survival, upon getting the next piece of bread, upon putting your next foot forward; and, even these…… [Read More]


Aberbach, D. (1989). Creativity and the Survivor: The Struggle for Mastery. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 16:273-286.

Bergman, PhD, J. (n.d.). Darwinism and the Nazi race Holocaust. Retrieved April 20, 2010, from 

Borowski, T. (1976). On the Way to the Gas Chamber. New York, NY: Penguin Books.

Haas, a. (1995). Survivor guilt in Holocaust (Doctoral dissertation, California State University, Dominguez Hills) (pp. 163-184). CA: California State University.