Finding Eichmann “When history looks back I want people to know the Nazis weren’t able to kill millions of people and get away with it. ”-Simon Wiesenthal (Simon Wiesenthal "The Nazi Hunter”) Simon Wiesenthal dedicated his life documenting crimes over the holocaust. Simon Wiesenthal may have been a victim of the Nazi brutality in the concentration camps, but when WWII was over Wiesenthal became “A Nazi Hunter” searching for war criminals so justice could be realized. Simon Wiesenthal was born on December 31, 1908 in Buczacz now know as Lvov in Ukraine.
In the wake of Adolf Eichmann’s prosecution for commanding the slaying of over 1 million Jews, Psychologist Stanley Milgram called the role of authority into question. What would propel such evil acts from a seemingly normal man? In spite of what top psychologists assumed the outcome would be, the results were astounding. Despite the deep rooted convictions of the subjects opposed to causing physical harm to others, obedience to authority overcame the majority of the time (The Perils of Obedience by Stanley Milgram) According to Milgram in his famous writing, The Perils of Obedience, “Even Eichmann was sickened when he toured the concentration camps, but had only to sit at a desk and shuffle papers.”
Do good intentions matter, or should people be judged only according to the results of their actions? People are only assessed in consonance to their appearances, and the only person who can truly judge us by our thoughts or intentions is ourselves. Of course it’s only natural to suddenly defend ourselves when we do something wrong by revealing our true intentions, but it’s fairly difficult trying to believe in someone after they do something unacceptable. On 9/11, when terrorists attacked The Twin Towers and The Pentagon, they believed that they were in the right when they killed 2,996 innocent people, and when Hitler believed he was doing the right thing purifying Germany of the Jews, in reality what he did was absolutely devastating, so I think that intentions matter when it comes down to ourselves, but in the end we should be judged according to the results of our actions and who, or what was affected in return.
Hitler led a regime of German people to conform against other people with different religions, ethnicities, and sexualities. Hitler was an idol for Germany and Jewish people were the scapegoats for Germany’s problems. Hitler convinced and manipulated millions of people to fight for his agenda. Hitler directed the minds of his followers to support a cause that killed millions of people which is now known as the Holocaust. Hitler was able to execute his plans for the Holocaust because of the aid from others which was demonstrated by Nazi leaders, the German military, and the Axis powers.
Hitler was a demagogue that obtained power over the German people by promising them to create a future powerful Germany comprised of a perfect Aryan race and a unified people. To do this, Hitler had to put carry out the Final Solution, save the Germans from their dreadful economy of unemployment, and free them of the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles.
Adolf Hitler was one of the most cruel and brutal dictators in the world history. He is a renowned dictator for his insane act of persecuting countless number of Jews. Before he rose to power, he was a little-known political leader whose early life had been marked by disappointment. However, after World War I had broken out, Hitler found a new beginning. He had volunteered in a German army and was twice awarded for his bravery during World War I. After the war, he joined a tiny right-wing political group, which eventually formed the German brand of fascism known as Nazism.
Otto Adolf Eichmann was one of the most important members of the Nazi Party who was accused of crimes against the Jewish people and humanity during World War 2. After the war, he went to Argentina to escape prosecution but was captured there by Israeli agents and was transferred to Israel to be judged. During the trial, Eichmann’s defense was based on Kant’s duty-based ethical theory and categorical Imperative since he overstated many times that he was only following orders. By enouncing Kantian ethical theory, Eichmann acquitted himself from moral guilt. Kant’s categorical imperative as known as The Formula Of The End
While morality and sympathy can be in a constant battle, ultimately the one that wins is what the person is more obligated to. Bennett presents Heinrich Himmler, Jonathan Edwards and Wilfred Owen in the article to show how sympathy does not always win over morality. Heinrich Himmler is the Nazi who came up with the “Final Solution” to murder mass amounts of people.
It is argued that is Adolf Hitler suffered from a multitude of severe psychological disorders. Through this study we intend to study his abnormal behavior and what led him to commit such heinous acts. Adolf Hitler was born on April 20th 1889 in Austria to Alois and Klara Hitler. Hitler saw two of his siblings die at a very young age. Early deaths in the family had lot of impact on him and drifted him towards war and death.
Josef Mengele was a monstrous man, during his reign of terror at Auschwitz he conducted inhumane experiments, he executed people with indifference, and when the war finished Mengele evaded his pursuers for thirty-four years. Josef Mengele was born on March 16, 1911 as the eldest son to Karl and Walburga Mengele, Karl Mengele became prosperous from manufacturing farming supplies. Mengele attended the University of Munich and received his Ph.D in physical anthropology, two years later Mengele became the assistant of Dr. Otmar Von Verschuer. At the time,
Early life a. Born on April 20, 1889 in Braunau am Inn, Austria (“Adolf Hitler: Man and monster”). b. Family members died (“Adolf Hitler”) i. Father died 1903 Mother died 1907(“Adolf Hitler: Man and monster”). c. Wanted to be an artist (“Adolf Hitler”). 2. Later life a. Joined the army (“The Rise of the Nazi Party”).
Documented in Address Unknown, Fritz Gerlich, a propaganda journalist, attacked Adolf Hitler and Nazi ideals via his skill for writing (Address Unknown 51-52). Gerlich audaciously revealed Hitler’s corrupt political practices as contradictory to the genuine German spirit which caused the SS to imprison and eventually kill Gerlich at Dachau (51-53). By persecuting any political opponent to Hitler, the Nazi party eliminated any posing threats to their rising power. Without any challengers, the neutral victims of the Holocaust were at the hands of the Nazis. Before fully implementing the Final Solution, the Nazi party first tested the waters.