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The Diggers of Colditz

By Jack Champ,Colin Burgess
  • Writer : Jack Champ,Colin Burgess
  • Isbn : 1760852155
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Review Counts : 698
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Colditz Castle was Nazi Germany’s infamous ‘escape-proof’ wartime prison, where hundreds of the most determined and resourceful Allied prisoners were sent. Despite having more guards than inmates, Australian Lieutenant Jack Champ and other prisoners tirelessly carried out their campaign to escape from the massive floodlit stronghold, by any means necessary. In this riveting account – by turns humorous, heartfelt and tragic – historian Colin Burgess and Lieutenant Jack Champ, from the point of view of the prisoners themselves, tell the story of the twenty Australians who made this castle their ‘home’, and the plans they made that were so crazy that some even achieved the seemingly impossible – escape! ‘A stirring testimony of mateship . . . We are often on tenterhooks, always impressed by their determination, industry and courage’ Australian Book Review

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  • Pdf File: geschwister-geliebte-rivalen.pdf

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Pädagogik - Allgemein, Note: 1,9, Berufsakademie Sachsen in Breitenbrunn (Sozialpädagogik), Veranstaltung: Pädagogische Handlungsansätze, 10 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Anhand verschiedener Forschungs- und Untersuchungsergebnisse möchte ich darauf eingehen, welche Rolle die Geschwisterzahl, der Altersabstand und die Geschwisterkonstellation in der Beziehung spielt. Weiterhin möchte ich Merkmale verschiedener Beziehungen und den damit verbundenen Zusammenhang mit der Entwicklung und der Sozialisation eines Kindes darstellen. Da Rivalität unter Geschwistern keine Seltenheit ist möchte ich Gründe dafür finden und in diesem Zusammenhang auf die Geburt eines zweiten Kindes eingehen und erläutern wie die Eltern für ein harmonisches Familienklima sorgen können. Laut der Statistik des statistischen Bundesamtes werden Familien mit Geschwisterkindern immer seltener. Aufgrund dieses Wandels der Familie in der heutigen Zeit und der weitverbreiteten Ein-Kind-Familie möchte ich auch auf das Thema Einzelkind eingehen und untersuchen ob die Vorurteile die über Einzelkinder verbreitet sind, doch Wahrheiten oder ob es wirklich nur Vorurteile sind.

"Kein Ich ohne Wir" - Individualisierung in Gruppen -

By Susann Colditz
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn Code : 3638459217
  • Number of Pages : 14
  • Category : Education
  • Reviews : 576
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Sozialpädagogik / Sozialarbeit, Note: 2,2, Berufsakademie Sachsen in Breitenbrunn, Veranstaltung: Soziale Gruppenarbeit, 12 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Jedes Individuum lebt von Geburt an in Gruppen. Wird ein Mensch geboren, wächst er in einer Familie auf und durchläuft in dieser mehrere Entwicklungsstufen. In der Nachbarschaft, in Spielgruppen oder im Kindergarten kann ein Kind dann mit anderen Kindern in Kontakt kommen. Spätestens beim Eintritt in das Bildungssystem lernt ein Kind den Umgang mit anderen in einer Gruppe. In der Jugendphase ist die Gruppe der Gleichaltrigen von sehr großer Bedeutung für ein Individuum. Aber auch im Erwachsenenalter kann man noch bestimmte Gruppen vorfinden, zu denen zum Beispiel bestimmte Vereine oder Sportgruppen zählen können. Der LPB brachte 1998 eine Zeitschrift mit dem Titel „Kein Ich ohne Wir“ heraus. Diese Zeitschrift ist zur Einführung in das Fach Gemeinschaftskunde gedacht und behandelt die wichtigsten Sozialisationsinstanzen: Familie, Schule und die Gruppe der Gleichaltrigen. Da alle Gruppen bestimmte Funktionen besitzen, die dem Menschen in seiner Persönlichkeitsfindung helfen sollen, möchte ich ebenfalls in der vorliegenden Arbeit auf diese drei Gruppen eingehen und sie dahingehend untersuchen wie sie sich auf die Individualisierung eines Menschen auswirken.

Menschen mit Behinderungen in der Gesellschaft - Ein internationaler Vergleich zur Integration und Selbstbestimmung -

By Susann Colditz
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn Code : 3638459233
  • Number of Pages : 18
  • Category : Education
  • Reviews : 475
  • Pdf File: menschen-mit-behinderungen-in-der-gesellschaft-ein-internationaler-vergleich-zur-integration-und-selbstbestimmung.pdf

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Sozialpädagogik / Sozialarbeit, Note: 2,2, Berufsakademie Sachsen in Breitenbrunn, Veranstaltung: Arbeitsfeldseminar - Arbeit mit behinderten Menschen, 19 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Nach Schätzungen der WHO leben weltweit rund 500 Millionen Menschen, etwa 10 - 15 % der Gesamtbevölkerung, mit einer Behinderung, dass heißt sie sind blind, gehörlos, psychisch, geistig oder körperlich behindert. In Deutschland leben rund 6,6 Mio. behinderte Menschen (vgl. www.destatis.de 29.11.2005). Diese machen aber nur einen kleinen Teil der Gesamtzahl aus. Aus diesem Grund möchte ich mit dieser Arbeit einen Blick über den Tellerrand werfen und die Situation von behinderten Menschen in unserer Welt beleuchten. Da eine lückenlose Untersuchung bzw. Beschreibung der Lage, den Rahmen dieser Arbeit sprengen würde, habe ich meine Betrachtung auf einige Länder, wie die USA, Schweden und die Länder der sogenannten Dritten Welt, beschränkt. Im Zusammenhang mit der Situation von behinderten Menschen in der Gesellschaft sollte vorerst geklärt werden welche Bereiche wichtig sind zu betrachten. Die Erfüllung von Bedürfnissen, wie Wohnen, Arbeit oder Freizeit scheinen ausschlaggebende Faktoren zur Beschreibung der Lage von Menschen mit Behinderung zu sein. In dieser Arbeit möchte ich aber teilweise auf die Wohnsituation von behinderten Menschen eingehen und vor allem darstellen was das jeweilige Land, im Zusammenhang mit der Arbeit für Menschen mit Behinderung, für behinderte Menschen tut und mit welchen Programmen es zu einem selbstbestimmten Leben der Betroffenen beiträgt. Mit dieser Betrachtung möchte ich auch versuchen einen Vergleich zu Deutschland anzustellen bzw. herausfinden an welchem Punkt Deutschland im Gegensatz zu den anderen Ländern steht, ob es irgendwelche parallele Entwicklungen gibt oder ob sich vielleicht sogar mögliche Verbesserungsmöglichkeiten für Deutschland gibt.

The Hidden Army - MI9's Secret Force and the Untold Story of D-Day

By Matt Richards
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  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1786069059
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 587
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Almost seventy-five years ago, MI9 dreamt up the most audacious escape and evasion plan of World War Two. Formulated by Airey Neave, one of the first men ever to escape from Colditz, this plan was one of subterfuge, concealment and deception on a scale never seen before. With numerous downed RAF and Allied pilots on the run in Europe and with the fabled Comete Escape Line having been infiltrated by double agents, Neave's plan was to hide these men right under the very noses of the Nazis rather than risk repatriation. Choosing a forest in the heart of France, right next to one of the German Army's largest ammunition bases, Neave, Belgian agents and the French Resistance would secretly transport and hide Allied pilots and soldiers within feet of the enemy. Nobody thought it would work, but such was the success of the secret camp that a whole community of over one hundred and fifty Allied escapers lived within the forest for three months in the run-up to D-Day. Despite numerous close shaves, they were never discovered and this outrageous plan, brilliant in its simplicity, saw the Allied evaders make their home in the forest, cooking and hunting to survive - and even setting up a golf course in the forest using branches for clubs - without discovery. This operation remained absolutely secret, to the point that the inhabitants of the villages surrounding the forest were unaware, until the end, of the existence of that allied force so close to them. Told through interviews with evaders, members of the Resistance and the children charged with smuggling food into the forest, this book tells the compelling story of one of the most audacious operations in World War Two. A story that has, until today, remained as secret as the Hidden Army of Freteval.

Guests of the Third Reich

By Anthony Richards
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  • Publisher : Imperial War Museum
  • Isbn Code : 1912423286
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 540
  • Pdf File: guests-of-the-third-reich.pdf

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More than 170,000 prisoners of war were taken by German and Italian forces during the Second World War. Conditions were tough. Rations were meager. The days dragged and there was a constant battle against boredom. Some men were forced to work, often at heavy labor. Utilizing IWM's collections of letters, diaries, memoirs and sound interviews, this gripping and poignant narrative tells the story of what daily life was like for the men who were captured, and photographs from the IWM archive give a rare glimpse inside these infamous internment camps.

Great Escapes of World War II

By
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  • Publisher : RW Press
  • Isbn Code : 1909284106
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category :
  • Reviews : 248
  • Pdf File: great-escapes-of-world-war-ii.pdf

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More than 170,000 British prisoners of war were taken by German and Italian forces during World War II, enough men to populate modern-day St Lucia. Most were captured in a string of defeats in France, North Africa and the Balkans between 1940 and 1942. They were held in a network of POW camps stretching from Nazi-occupied Poland to Italy. On the whole, the Germans and Italians treated their British prisoners properly, but the rules of the Geneva Convention, set up to govern how POWs should be treated under law, was not always followed and some camps were more hospitable than others. By far the most harmful aspects of incarceration were physical debilitation caused by chronic food shortages, and boredom. Food scarcity was a problem across the board but, to some extent, this could be addressed by the Red Cross, who regularly sent food parcels to men in prison camps. Boredom, however, was a killer.

Geoff Murphy

By Geoff Murphy
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn Code : 1775491161
  • Number of Pages : 434
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reviews : 504
  • Pdf File: geoff-murphy.pdf

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The majorly entertaining memoir from a major entertainer - Geoff 'Goodbye Pork Pie' Murphy tells it like it really was in this director's cut of his life and times. "I'm taking this bloody car to Invercargill!" It was the line that had cinema audiences cheering. Goodbye Pork Pie became an instant classic, and announced the arrival of a major new talent in director Geoff Murphy. With his next two films, Utu and The Quiet Earth, he cemented his reputation as a pioneer of New Zealand cinema, eventually arriving in Hollywood as a gun-for-hire in the super-charged world of studio politics and superstar egos. He'd come a long way from his days as a struggling school teacher, and then a member of a madcap band of merry pranksters known as Blerta, founded by his great friend and collaborator Bruno Lawrence. But it was the same sense of adventure -with a healthy dose of Kiwi ingenuity - that defined every stage of his career. In this candid and funny memoir, Geoff Murphy looks back on a life in (and on) film - from do-it-yourself shoots in the 1960s to epic work on Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy - and delivers the director's cut of a truly remarkable life.

Teenagersexualität - Vom Anbandeln, übers Schmusen, zum ungewollten Kind -

By Susann Colditz
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn Code : 3638459179
  • Number of Pages : 18
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 953
  • Pdf File: teenagersexualität-vom-anbandeln-übers-schmusen-zum-ungewollten-kind.pdf

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Kinder und Jugend, Note: 1,7, Berufsakademie Sachsen in Breitenbrunn, Veranstaltung: Soziologie der Lebensalter, 9 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Liebe und Sexualität ist Bestandteil eines jeden Individuums und erreicht bei vielen einen der höchsten Lebenswerte. Mit Beginn der Adoleszenz und gleichzeitig auch der Pubertät stehen Jugendliche oft auch vor den ersten Problemen in Bezug auf ihre geschlechtliche Reife, Beziehungen zum anderen Geschlecht oder auch der Findung der eigenen Identität. Neben der Darstellung des Übergangs von der Kindheit zum Jugendalter, möchte ich auch näher auf die Sexualität der Jugendlichen und auf ein Problem eingehen, vor dem vor allem die Mädchen stehen können: einer ungewollten, frühen Schwangerschaft. In Deutschland gab es allein im Jahr 2000 unter den Mädchen, der Altersgruppe unter 15-18 Jahren, 6337 Schwangerschaftsabbrüche (Statistisches Bundesamt 2002, S. 187). Ich möchte darauf eingehen, was Faktoren und Gründe einer solchen frühen Schwangerschaft sind und mit Hilfe von Statistiken und Tabellen teilweise Vergleiche zu älteren Generationen anstellen.

Ethische Betrachtungen der Organspende

By Susann Colditz
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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn Code : 3638459195
  • Number of Pages : 18
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reviews : 272
  • Pdf File: ethische-betrachtungen-der-organspende.pdf

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Ethik, Note: 2,4, Berufsakademie Sachsen in Breitenbrunn (Sozialpädagogik), Veranstaltung: Ethik, 9 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Organtransplantation ist ein Fachgebiet der Medizin, das sich über viele Jahre hinweg entwickelt hat. Der Durchbruch gelang den Medizinern vor 50 Jahren am Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston. Die Bostoner Chirurgen verpflanzten erstmals erfolgreich die gesunde Niere eines Mannes in den Körper seines Bruders. Die ersten geglückten Leber- sowie Herztransplantationen erfolgten Jahre später. Im Jahr 1999 schreibt Nicola Siegmund-Schultze, dass seither mehr als 600000 innere Organe von Mensch zu Mensch übertragen worden. Im Oktober 2004 stehen in Deutschland, laut der Transplantationsstatistik von Eurotransplant rund 11300 Menschen für Niere, Leber oder Herz auf der Warteliste. In diesem Buch möchte ich darstellen, warum die Organtransplantation in der Gesellschaft ein so umstrittenes Fachgebiet ist. Dazu möchte ich bestimmte Ansichten und Denkweisen verschiedener Ethiker und Philosophen nutzen. Weiterhin sollen Voraussetzungen für eine Spende bzw. für den Empfang eines neuen Organs, der Grenzgang zwischen Ethik und Moral und auch das Thema Hirntod beschrieben werden. Wenn es um die Möglichkeiten der Organtransplantation geht, habe ich mich auf Niere, Leber und Herz beschränkt, da diese drei die in Deutschland am meisten benötigten Organe neben der Lunge sind.