Poetry Found: Genocide and War Memorials. A poet often sculpts language to invoke memory, feelings, and reflection. In this list of found poems, we discovered seven memorial sites all over the world that have incorporated poetry to commemorate and honor. 1. Women's Veteran Memorial Located in Arizona’s National Cemetery in Cave Creek is the Women’s Veteran Memorial featuring the poem “Invisible Soldier” by Sarge Lintecum.
The memorial and poem honor the women who serve, and have served in the military. www.waymarking.com 2. Kundasang War Memorial in Malaysia is dedicated to the Australian and British prisoners of war during World War II who died during the death marches from Sandakan to Ranau, as well as the Malaysians who helped them. Www.sabahtourism.com 3. Located in Columbia City, Indiana, is the Korean War Memorial dedicated to all the soldiers who served. Photo by Gerald O. 4. The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is located within the former prison grounds of the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. Finnovation.tumblr.com 5. 6. 7. Ally soliders watch concentration camp footage.
A man having his nose measured during Aryan race determination tests, 1940. Sinister secrets of Himmler's bootcamp for Nazi brides. By Jane Thynne Published: 22:00 GMT, 1 March 2014 | Updated: 01:42 GMT, 2 March 2014 This has to be the most romantic spot in Germany. That was my first thought on seeing Schwanenwerder Island, a tiny peninsula on the edge of Berlin’s Grunewald, so named after the swans that swim on its sparklingly clear lake. But wandering past handsome houses with large gardens and high walls, I found something decidedly less romantic at its heart.
The stately white mansion at No 28 Inselstrasse, with lush lawns rolling down to the water’s edge, once housed the first Nazi bride school, an institution established by the regime to train young women in obedience, housekeeping, child-raising and – most importantly – loving the Führer. Standartenfuehrer Richard Fiedler during his wedding ceremony with Ursula Flamm in 1936, was attended by Joseph Goebbels, pictured behind the happy couple The schools were the brainchild of Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS, Hitler’s own paramilitary defence force.
The Perfect Nazi Bride. “Take hold of the frying pan, dust pan, and broom, and marry a man.” Sounds like something from the conservative Mommy blogs that your favorite feminists rebuke on Twitter, no? Actually, it’s one of the Nazi leader Hermann Goering’s “Nine Commandments for the Workers’ Struggle,” published and posted throughout Germany in 1934. Wading anew into the Mommy Wars, and on the heels of the back-to-school season, is an item just discovered in the stacks of Germany’s Federal Archive: a rule book for the Reichsbräuteschule, or Reich Bride School, set up by the Nazis “to mould housewives out of office girls.” In 1935, Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, the highest-ranking female in the Third Reich, recommended that women do their part: “Women must be the spiritual caregivers and the secret queens of our people, called upon by fate for this special task!”
To train women within their lesser sphere, a villa was erected in 1937 on Schwanenwerder Island, on Berlin’s Wannsee Lake. Women in the Third Reich. German pedestrians read Hermann Goering's "Nine Commandments for the Workers' Struggle," which included such exhortations as this one to German women: "take hold of the frying pan, dust pan and broom and marry a man. " Berlin, Germany, May 1934. — National Archives and Records Administration, College Park, Md. Women played a vital role in Adolf Hitler's plan to create an ideal German Community (Volksgemeinschaft). Hitler believed a larger, racially purer population would enhance Germany's military strength and provide settlers to colonize conquered territory in eastern Europe.
The Third Reich's aggressive population policy encouraged "racially pure" women to bear as many "Aryan" children as possible. This policy took its most radical form in 1936 when SS leaders created the state-directed program known as Lebensborn (Fount of Life). In the end, however, the Lebensborn program was never promoted aggressively. Nazi Bride Schools: 'These girls were the nucleus of the Reich’ An official pamphlet explains: “In circles of 20 students, young girls should attend courses at the institute, preferably two months before their wedding day, to recuperate spiritually and physically, to forget the daily worries associated with their previous professions, to find the way and to feel the joy for their new lives as wives.”
The live-in course lasted six weeks and cost 135 reichsmarks (about £400 in today’s money). Attendees learnt household skills including cooking, ironing, gardening, child care, interior design and animal husbandry. No aspect of daily life was omitted: from cleaning a husband’s uniform to conducting politically correct conversations at cocktail parties. Among the pledges they made were to raise their children in accordance with Nazi beliefs, to marry in a neo-pagan ceremony before a party official (rather than in a church before a cleric), and to be loyal to Hitler until death.
McClennen's Close Reading Guide. Dr. McClennen's Close Reading Guide The following has been Adapted From Albert Sheen's site at: The skill called "close reading" is fundamental for interpreting literature. "Reading closely" means developing a deep understanding and a precise interpretation of a literary passage that is based first and foremost on the words themselves.
But a close reading does not stop there; rather, it embraces larger themes and ideas evoked and/or implied by the passage itself. It is essential that we distinguish between doing a close reading and writing one. Doing a close reading involves a thought process that moves from small details to larger issues. I. Getting Started: Treat the passage as if it were complete in itself. Note that this process moves from the smallest bits of information (words, sound, punctuation) to larger groupings (images, metaphors) to larger concepts (themes).
II. Helpful Links: Dr. Close Reading.