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  • Ashes of Auschwitz A kaleidoscopic perspective
    JoEllen Teipen-Holbrook
    Macy Brown

Kaleidoscope: A complex pattern of constantly changing colors and shapes
The film should take a more kaleidoscopic approach not focusing on ONE character, but encompassing more intensively the lives emotions, prejudices, and social circumstances of many different characters including perhaps one or two more predominant NAZI characters. Because the events surrounding the Holocaust are so complex and during the event changed drastically with different events it is necessary that we provide a vision that is similar to manner of the Holocaust
Why Hitler?
World war one was over and it left Germany in a very bad economical status. Hitler started to work his way through political venues spreading his message and propaganda. The message was clear and acceptable to many- the misfits and undesirable citizens were destroying Germany and must be eliminated in order to purify and cause Germany to rise again.
Hitler is the savior of Germany?
Germany 1933: January 30th Hitler becomes chancellor of Germany. February 28 a series of emergency decrees declared the government suspends many freedoms including press, speech and assembly.
March 20 Dachau established (originally a concentration camp for opponents of the Nazis)
April 1 Government organized boycott on Jewish stores
April 26 Formation of the Gestapo (Geheime Staatspolizei)
June Hitler outlaws all political parties other than the Nazi Party
September Jews removed from various fields of entertainment including music, art, and literature
Are things in Germany getting better?
1934 in Germany:
January 26 Germany and Poland sign a ten year non-aggression pact
August 3 Hitler assumes powers of both President and Chancellor
1936, Germany:
August 1 The Olympic Games begin in Nazi Germany
October 25 The Rome-Berlin Axis agreement signed
Other Ways this has worked in film.
The method that crash uses in its depiction of the lives of seven characters, none of them whom are the main whose lives are drawn together by an instance (in this case the crash)
The film successfully brings the characters together while illuminating their personal plights; in order for Schindlers List to work as a teaching tool the film must take a similar approach
Things start to go up in flames
1938, Germany:
April 24 Jews must register their property
August 17 Jews are required to add "Israel" to their name for men and "Sarah" for women
October 5 Jewish passports are marked with the letter "J" for "Jude
November 15 Jewish children expelled from German schools
This then creates a kaleidoscope effect.
Each Character being a part of the intricate pattern
And the smoke starts to bellow
1939, Germany:
May 15 Ravensbrck camp established
September 1 Hitler announces that he will invade Poland;Curfew for Jews - 8:00 p.m
October 18 Jews must wear a Star of David in Wloclawek, Poland
December 5-6 German authorities seize Jewish property
Down fall the ashes
1940, Germany:
April 27 Himmler orders creation of Auschwitz
March 7 "Bloody Tuesday" in the Lodz ghetto
July 19 Telephones confiscated from Jews
Our savior turned out to be Satan
The term "Holocaust," originally from the Greek word "holokauston" which means "sacrifice by fire," refers to the Nazi's persecution and planned slaughter of the Jewish people (Rosenberg, 2010).
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