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Avrom Sutzkever’s Frozen Jews Essay

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Avrom Sutzkever’s “Frozen Jews”
World War I and II brought the worst of times for some people; loved ones were lost, families were separated, homes were destroyed, and innocent lives were taken during this time. There are many ways to deal with these hardships; Jewish poet, Avrom Sutzkever, used his hard times as inspiration for his writing and as a way to deal with the war and survive it (INSERT CITATION). This part of history also resulted in other great works of art as a way to deal with what the war brought, during and after the war was over. Avrom Sutzkever wrote his poem “Frozen Jews,” using such dark and depressing imagery, connotation, and diction because of his historical and biographical background.
World War I began in nineteen fourteen and ended in nineteen eighteen. World War I was against the Central Powers and the Allied Powers. The Central Powers were made up of Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, Germany, and Ottoman Empire. The Allied Powers were made upp of Belgium, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania Russing, Serbia, and the United States. It began when Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary is assassinated by a Black Hand Serbian terrorist group member. The war ended after armistice terms were accepted the central powers demanded by the allied powers (INSERT CITATION).
During World War I Avrom Sutzkever spent most of his early childhood in Siberia where he and his parents took refuge from German armies. His father died in Siberia and his mother then moved the family back to Avrom’s birthtown in nineteen twenty-one, three years after World War I had ended. Following the war Avrom attended a local Polish Jewish high school, attended university classes in Polish literature, and was introduced to Russian poetry by a friend. Avrom published his first piece when he was twenty years old (INSERT CITATION).
World War II began twenty-one years after World War I, in nineteen thirty-seven and ended in nineteen forty-five. World War II was fought between the Axis Powers and the Allied Powers. The Axis Powers were Germany, Japan, Italy, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, Croatia, and Slovakia.  The Allied Powers were made up of at least fifty nations, including the United States, Great Britain, China, and the Soviet Union.World War II began when Germany invaded Poland and took control of Denmark, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, and France. The war ended when Germany dictator, Adolf Hitler, and his wife commit suicide and Germany surrenders (INSERT CITATION). During World War II a Nazi regime was created in nineteen thirty-three by the Germans, who thought they were the superior race. This Nazi regime created what we know as the Holocaust. The races that were deemed inferior were persecuted and punished. Jews were the most targeted inferior race during the Holocaust, and millions of Jews were persecuted and murdered.
During World War II Avrom Sutzkever and his family were forced into a ghetto with...

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