The Irony of Liberation Essay

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The Irony of Liberation



Though this paper had a few punctuation problems, I made a B on it and this is a sophmore level class.

The Irony of Liberation
When the liberators came, they came with hope of eliminating the torture and inhumanity
the Nazi Germans were imposing on the Jews. Men and women came with the hope of releasing
victims from the evil claw that had grasped Jews for so long. Some liberators came with
the idea that the Jews would be given a new life, a life of freedom. However, freedom was
far from what Jews were given after liberation. To the many Jews, who stood on the other
side of the barbed wire fence, liberation was not a time to celebrate. Yet, it was a time
to try to pick up what particles of life that remained. As Lucille Eichengreen explains in
her testimonial story of liberation day, liberation was not about freedom.

It was expected that there would be casualties of war. U.S and Russian army men had seen
victims of war before[,] [RO] and nothing could be shocking. Or could it? As army men
approached the barbed wire fences, many gasped in horror, turned their heads, and some men
became sick. With their fingers ringed tightly around metal threads, Jewish souls stood,
gazing at young healthy men. Empty eyes gazed back at these young and healthy bodies,
bodies that were an inadvertent insult to the half-living. Time was motionless at one
moment, and fast-forwarded the next. After all that had happened, were these victims
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  • The Irony of Liberation
    The Irony of Liberation Though this paper had a few punctuation problems, I made a B+ on it and this is a sophmore level class. The Irony of Liberation When the liberators came, they came with hope of eliminating the torture and inhumanity the Nazi Germans were imposing on the Jews. Men and women came with the hope of releasing victims from the evil claw that had grasped Jews for so long. Some liberators came with the idea that the Jews would be given a new life, a life of freedom. However, free