As defined by dictionary.com, scapegoatism is “the act or practice of assigning blame or failure to another, as to deflect attention or responsibility away from oneself.” The German extremists blamed the Jews for the problems in their country such as hyperinflation caused by the German government printing an excess of money, not by Jewish bankers. This would lead to the Holocaust. While scapegoating was
Pinsker believed that what affected the Jews living in the Diaspora was their disconnectedness from their homeland. He believes that the Jews resemble ghosts as they try to survive in a country in which they are being persecuted. This lead for the Jews to become vulnerable to anti-semitic violence and called for the Jews to return to their homeland as the solution. Although they promoted a Jewish presence in Palestine, they did not necessarily visioned a Jewish State. On the other hand, the Revisionist did envision and promoted a rapid establishment of a Jewish state in which Jews would be given autonomy to take decisions for their purposes.
Similar to the middle class, Hitler also blamed the Jews for many of the problems that occurred at the time. As a result, the German’s supported the idea of the Final Solution. The Final Solution was the Nazi’s attempt to create the perfect Aryan race by annihilating the Jews. Through Hitler’s attempts to create a unified, perfect Aryan race by exterminating the common enemy, Jews, he was supported by the German’s. In document three, we see how appealing Hitler was in his speeches.
Since Hitler wanted everyone to be like the “pure” or Aryan race he created the Nuremberg laws which are the strict laws that eventually led to the Holocaust. By Hitler creating these laws it deprived the Jews as being German citizens. In the World War II Timeline it states “the Nuremberg laws are passed in Germany, stripping Jews of their rights as German citizens.” They were no longer permitted to work in certain professions and were forbidden to marry anyone of the “pure” or Aryan race . In “The Holocaust” “Nazi ideology” it states “...banned Jews from many professions, and prevented Jews from marrying those they considered Aryan or “pure” Germans.” This law had a tremendous part leading to the Holocaust because it restricted the Jews from having rights and it led to Hitler telling them what they could and could not
Adolf Hitler, “implemented these laws to ostracize, discriminate and expel Jews from German society” (3) Diverse culture was rejected. Physically, the people of Germany, mostly jews, were affected because of Hitler trying to make the population one master race. He believed aryans were this “master race” as he believed the grew to have good health strength and overall, good characteristics unlike Jews
The loss of identity and self might have started with Adolf Hitler’s reign, for the Holocaust legacies, but we are all losing bits of ourselves constantly. Although we lose ourselves, we find bits of others that become us. So are we not always losing our identities? When the Nuremberg Laws were enacted, Jews in Europe were only beginning the fight for their
Lammchen and Pinneberg illustrate their political views in the novel and their views are among the minority who believes that the system of government is corrupt. When a Jewish woman states that she was treated poorly by people based on her being Jewish, but Pinneberg is disgusted by the way these men treated her. People often blamed Jewish people for the economic downturn. Anti-Semitism occurred before the depression and it is illustrated though this novel that it is deeply rooted within German society. It never really went away.
Furthermore, as the United States succumbed to the great depression, they sought to retract the loans made to Germany. Thus, Germany’s already weakened economic state coupled with the collapse of their economy led to the rise of angry, ultra-nationalist orators such as Hitler, who blamed Germany’s Jewish population for being war profiteers, effectively dividing Germany into Aryans who were viewed as superior to the inferior Jews. President Paul von- Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Chancellor of the Weimar Republic in 1933 believing that Hitler’s energized base would turn out for him. Hitler eventually expanded his role and assumed total power after the death of President von Hindenburg. Upon his usurpation of the position and the expansion of his powers, he became Germany’s Führer, passing the Nuremberg Laws against the Jewish populations and instigating Kristallnacht, which legalized all violence against Jews.
Anti-semitic Anti-semitic is also another reasons that caused this actions. First, in Nov. 1938, Kristallnacht created a landmark in Jewish torture. Then again, when Hitler came to Germany, he didn’t start the Anti-semitic. Furthermore, when the Nazis got their hands on Propaganda, information and the press, the anti-Jewish campaign began to grow. As a result, these are facts that caused this problems.
One belief held by the majority of Christians was the fact that "all Jews were responsible for the crucifixion of Christ" ("Antisemitism: Early Church-1400"). However, this theory is invalid because the Roman government was the real culprits of Jesus 's crucifixion. Yet somehow, rumors like these were passed on from generation to generation. As more denominations of the Christian church were forming in 1000 AD, Jews were considered to be threats to the Christian church ("Antisemitism: Early Church-1400). In order to keep the Jews from becoming predominant, a new myth called the "blood libel" circulated through Europe.