Web Questions for the Truman Doctrine and Eyewitness to Einsatz ExecutionsPosted: July 7, 2012
1) President Harry S. Truman said that “the United Nations is designed to make possible lasting freedom and independence for all its members” (Shaping,pg. 389) After World War II this international agreement of unity served as a “world police” to ensure the peace and security of nation states. What contrasted between the UN pact and the League of Nations from post WWI? What factors contributed to the success of the UN compared to the League of Nations?
2) Well aware of the financial/economic implications that the Truman Doctrine would have for the U.S., President Truman took the risk and and announced for $400,000,000 to be provided to Greece and Turkey with a $350,000,000 portion of it to be allocated to Greece. What were his reasons for such relief assistance? How did he defend the purpose of this proposal?
3) Herman Graebe paints a morbid seen of one of the most horrific assassinations of Jewish people from Dubno, Ukraine. Despite the mortifying and foul situation these families unfortunately had to live and die through, Graebe also gives us an account of the hope and sense of calm these people held towards their awaited fate. Surrounded by dead, almost dead, and fully alive yet spiritually and emotionally suffering victims, and the gory sites, what was it that made these incredibly resilient people so strong and calm in a time of shock and trauma?