Wagner College Germany/Poland EYH 2015

By in Holocaust, Political Leaders

  Introduction: My class trip to Germany and Poland has resulted in lifelong memories and knowledge that I could have never received by reading a textbook.  Reading about something is completely different than experiencing it.  For example, reading about Auschwitz taught me a lot, but going to Auschwitz made everything I learned come to life.  Everything became real.  Going to the Topography of Terror in Berlin taught me so much about the perpetrators while I stood in a building that used to be the Gestapo headquarters, in the city that the perpetrators once controlled.  We had the opportunity to talk to people who currently live in Germany and Poland, and they shared with us how they feel about the each other now.  I also learned a great deal about the Jewish culture in Germany and Poland, and how it has changed over the years.  One of the most fascinating conversations we had was...

Benjamin Wayne: Facing Terror

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Arthur Spielman

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 Meeting Arthur Spielman was an honor. It was so special to be able to have be able to talk and get to know Arthur on a personal level. Spending time with him alone, I realized he was more than just a holocaust survivor, a naive misconception I had before meeting him. Mr. Spielman’s warm heart was what impressed me the most about him. From our first “hellos”, he was so kind, gentle, and caring. He showed a honest interest in my life and seemed so happy. Anytime we shared a conversation, the twinkle in his eye kept an ongoing infectious smile on face, an effect only a few important people have have made on my life. It was a pleasure getting to know him. Teaching young people about the Holocaust was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. It felt incredible being able to engage students on a topic as important as the Holocaust. The most rewarding aspect of the experience was...

President Eisenhower By: Daulton Gregory

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“You do not lead by hitting someone over the head, that’s assault not leadership.”- President Eisenhower   Background Information:  Soon after his election to the White House, Dwight D. Eisenhower ended the Korea War. This was a huge accomplishment for President Eisenhower  and led to many other accomplishments which made him one of the greatest Presidents in United States history.   He served two terms for the Republican party and was bon on October 14, 1890 in Denison Texas. He  graduated from West Point in 1915 and went straight to the army where he would become a great leader on the battlefield. He served in World War II as a five star general and over saw the actions of D-day. He gave a great speech before the Battle of D-day which motivated soldiers ad gave them the confidence they needed to go into battle.  His leadership styles carried over to the white...

Ronald Reagan

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By Dean Duggan “The American dream is not that every man must be level with every other man. The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends he should become.” -Ronald Reagan   Ronald Reagan played a vital role in the history of the United States and the world in an era of constant terror. Reagan served as a beacon to a brighter future. He took charge during an economic crisis when America looked weak and decentralized. However, Reagan was a man who was determined and had perseverance. He quickly changed that mindset in the height of the Cold War. Because Reagan was able to communicate effectively, reflect critically, and rely on the help of a team to end all conflicts with the Soviet Union, tear down a wall separating a country, and lead America, as well as the world, into an era of peace and excellence. Reagan’s broad vision and...

Lyndon B. Johnson

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  “There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves.” -Lyndon B. Johnson 1908-1973   Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president of the United States, exercised leadership as he proudly led his nation into a “great society.” Johnson took over after the sudden assassination of John F. Kennedy and portrayed one of the greatest skills of political leadership. The skill that Johnson used, knowing when to go forward with each of his goals, set a significant example to society within the United States during his time in office. One of the most notable techniques of Johnson’s career was be able to share a respect for both the Democratic and Republican Party. The understanding of government that Johnson possessed was a masterly characteristic of his and it delineated his knowledge to be able to lead a nation. Being able to...