What Life is Like in World War II…
Life during World War Two was just as miserable as life during the Great War a couple years back. In World War Two, Germany started out as a very strong country that was determined to control as much of Europe that they could. The Germans introduced a new warfare called “Blitzkrieg.” This was an implemented doctrine of lighting warfare-Blitzkrieg” (1). This new warfare was extremely dangerous and deadly to troops and to civilians. This warfare concluded to have high numbers of tanks, airplanes, armies, submarines, bombs, and much more compared to any war before. Germans wanted to control many countries and they were tried to Germanized. Many Poles and Jews were captured and sent to concentration camps these people received harsh treatments such as: “murder, abduction for forced labor, deportations, robbery, abuse, the burning of synagogues,” (2). Though the Jews and Poles had suffered the worst throughout World War Two, civilians of towns also suffered enormous loses. Germany bombed many countries throughout the World War Two leaving many towns destroyed. Since homes is the towns were destroyed it made survival hard for women and children. “Many fatherless families burrow into the earth like soldiers to have rudimentary shelter and to avoid hypothermia” (3). Man died either through the first round of bombing or the second round with heavy artily. “Hitler…had no compunction against massacring women and children”(4). The women that did survive through the heavy warfare were put to work. The women would comment, “they weren’t really female anymore. They said they didn’t think about it-about sex or even their old lives. They just survived” (5). Throughout this war life was very difficult for all members to survive through it was the deadliness war and had high civilian causalities. I could not imagine living life during World War Two, watching the home I just knew blow up right in front of me or being forced to suffer in a concentration camp.
1. Brose, Eric Dorn, A History of Europe in the Twentieth Century ( New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), 226.
2. Brose, 227.
3. Brose, 242.
4. Brose, 227.
5. Brose, 242.
6. “Womens’s Land Army,” Wikipedia, February 18, 2014, http://en.wikipedia.org/