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Blog 8

It was very interesting to read and see the things that were going on with this reading in the future I hope to read more things similar to this and it makes it. Very difficult to evaluate and relate to things I have read in the pass because it is so unique and intracuite. I would definantly read this over and over because of how good I believe it is.

blog 7

This read was crazy. I enjoyed this one so much. It was so heart warming and so full of emotion that you were able to feel it. She lays out her thoughts as if she was speaking to her father face to face. I enjoyed how she also showed how she did not need him but at the same time missed, hated, rejected, and was ashamed of him. I also enjoy how she tells us the troubles she has to go through because she is mixed. Also, she tells about the bullshit her mother went through to be with her father at a time were it was still looked down upon. This reminds me of the Letters from the German soldier how he describes his hate for interracial couples. This depicted the views of Germans especially seeing how he was an educated school teacher. I could only imagine him sharing these views with the youth keeping such hatred alive. Again, what a great read I loved it.

 

 

Ika Hugel-Marshall, Invisible Woman: Growing up Black in Germany,

Blog 6

This poem kind of reminds me of the letters from the eastern front because it is giving a first person encounter of what is going on during the war. We are seeing how people seen the US coming into the war and saving lives as a blessing. The author of this poem is seeing an American troop as the Messiah or the savior. This kind of takes me back a bit because of how the author says they have never seen a black person and here they are being saved by one and seeing him a the messiah especially in a time where racism in the U.S. is very high.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.holocaustcenterbn.org/my-black-messiah.html

  1. Karl Fuchs, “A German Soldier’s Letters from the Eastern Front”

Blog 5

When reading these writings first off, it is very hard to compare to anything. I have not read any first person letters from a soldier at war. I can relate them to maybe someones written book but, than again, a person’s own written biography doesnt seem as real. I liked how he was able to explain things and you get to see how real this guy is. I particularly liked how he scolds his wife about teaching and explains she has to teach with passion and if not to quite teaching. It goes to show how he was so passionate about educating the youth especially being a school teacher himself. I also enjoyed how loving he always is, especially to his wife. He always greets her and ends his letters so lovingly. He also always shows sympathy for her by expressing to her how hard things are for her and really never complaining much about his situation except for on occasion as it seems so that he doesnt worry her. These letters were awesome reads

 

  1. Karl Fuchs, “A German Soldier’s Letters from the Eastern Front”