ASSIGNMENT CHOICE #5: Could it happen today?

NOTE: Choose only TWO of these short answer questions.

Bodies in Auschwitz

Even though it was 1944, and Nazi extermination of Jews had begun years earlier, the Sighet Jews had very few facts about it. Do you think it is possible in today’s world for a community to know so little, to be so unprepared? Could something like the Holocaust happen today? Please explain.

Please write at least 5 sentences in your response.


Did you express some interesting ideas = connection between real life and the book; personal connections or emotions, etc.

Answer displays little use of connections and little thought on the subject.

Answer displays some use of connections and some thought on the subject.

Answer makes considerable use of connections and displays considerable thought on the subject.

Answer makes extensive use of connections and displays extensive thought on the subject.


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Transitions between ideas and sentences.

Answer is full of errors.

Not very easy to follow.

Little use of transitions.

Answer is somewhat error-free.

Somewhat easy to follow.

Some use of transitions.

Answer is mostly error-free.

Easy to follow.

Considerable use of transitions.

Answer is totally error-free or has very few errors. Very easy to follow.

Extensive use of transitions.


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~ by mistercooke on Sunday, December 17, 2006.

8 Responses to “ASSIGNMENT CHOICE #5: Could it happen today?”

  1. I think it could be possible, but there are so many different outlets for communication around the world that is available to anyone, that if there was something like another haulocaust it would be very hard to keep it undercover and to have very little knowlege about it.

  2. i think that it could. even though we have news chanels that report alot on other countries, and people travel alot. even though we think that it couldnt happen in todays world, they also thought that back in 1944. all you really need to make it happen again is just a bunch of people willing to do what it takes.(a bunch of sick twisted people) and a leader as weird and demented as hitler to try and control the world.

  3. *add onto my previous comment* People are also more aware of whats going on in the world around them. We can just flip through our satellite channels and find news of what is happening in china or russia for example. Some people might not pay attention to it, but it is there.

  4. I believe that today, people seek more knowledge of what is happening in the world and around them. Because of this, I do not believe it would be nearly as possible for an event similar to this to go on today. The population itself has grown since then as well, and most countries are now more diverse than then, which would cause this to be much harder to pull off. Also, I would like to believe, though it may not be true, that because countries are more diverse these days, more people have begun to accept the racial differences. There is still however, hate in the world, and still some who believe that what was done in that time was the right thing to be done, yet I find it doubtful that any would be able to go to such extreme measures now, as Hitler and the nazis did at that time.

  5. I don’t think it would impossible in today’s society to be unaware of what’s going on around the world with all the media and news coverage. I don’t think the nations would let this happen again, because events this big are going to trigger world war 3.

  6. I beleive it would be possible because there is alot of hate in the world and some countrys like North Korea and others we have no clue whats goin on there. Like we may have never found out they had nuclear weapons if they hadn’t picked up the shockwaves in near by country’s.

  7. I think it could happen because world war 2 was not that long ago. There are still places in the world that could do something like that if we dont stop them.

  8. I don’t think its possible for something that extreme to happened today because it has already happened once. In todays societey racism is not as tollerated publicly. I think that if it could possibly happen again that it would be stopped quickly because now countires pride themselves on be diversity and they want equality.

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