Historical revisionists only look at the evidence that supports their claims, while ignoring the whole of the evidence that could possibly discredit their beliefs. I am going to restrict my research to a few basic claims and try to identify how each claim is based on belief or feelings rather than scientific evidence. First the claim that the number of bodies cremated was not mathematically possible at the killing centers, and concentration camps. However, like all great systematic endeavors, they usually have small beginnings that lead to ambitious feats.
them. The Nazis were Darwinists, meaning that they believed in survival of the fittest. Anyone that was not part of the "superior race" would be killed. Their main targets were Jews, Gypsies, and people with disabilities, afro-Germans, Jehovah Witnesses, homosexuals, and prostitutes. Hitler thought the Nazi Germany was becoming weaker because of people who lived there who he thought were ‘genetically weak”.
Another key point to make is that Adolf Hitler enacted several laws to enforce Jewish discrimination and injustice. There were two laws that had the most influence and effect and they are The Reich Citizenship Law and the Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honor. Engel adds on with a description of the two laws and what they promote: “Both laws limited the rights of Jewish people and sought to keep Jews separate from other residents of Germany”(Nuremberg Laws). This quote summarizes the two main laws that Adolf Hitler enacted and how they affected Jewish culture.
The weaknesses faced by the Weimar Republic was known which also enabled Hitler to exploit the weaknesses of the left and the moderates. Appearing to be the strong leader and withholding the communication skills needed to lead a country, he was able to gain the votes he needed (Orlow 'Modern Germany ' p.185). There were violent strikes in the streets, back and forth fighting, rioting. People were killed and the people of Germany, who feared Communism and despise chaos, sided with the “volkishe” parties, who promised to establish law and order. The people of Germany thought rather than having thousands die it would be better to have law and order and break a few heads than to live with that chaos.
German nationalism was one of the major causes which led to the Second World War. Nationalism in Germany increased after 1871. It continued to grow and in early 1930’s was frequently used by Hitler to gain support. Many people in Germany resented the Treaty of Versailles, as it signified German weakness and had very hard criteria which made it a huge burden on Germany’s shoulders. This made German people more bond in terms of having
“Hitler 's program of war and genocide stemmed from what he saw as an equation: “Aryan” Germans would have to expand and dominate, a process requiring the elimination of all racial threats—especially the Jews—or else they would face extinction themselves.” (“VICTIMS OF THE NAZI ERA: NAZI RACIAL
The first evidence that supports this, is “These racist Nazi laws were among the first of many that led to the Holocaust.” The reason to use racist, is that they were stereotyping the whole group of Jews and “non- Aryan” races in germany as they say they are the cause of everything like the defeat in WW1. This is objective as it says facts are true and without opinion something would be all agreed upon that this would be racist. The second evidence is “The first was made on November 14, 1935. It defined a Jew as a person with at least one Jewish grandparent.
Each one explains a specific part to the philosophy of Nazism. The Nazis ideology was also rooted in extreme racism. Hitler and the Nazis argued that the German strength existed in its Aryan race, which they saw as 'the perfect race ' and superior to all others. The Nazis established a racial ideology that viewed racial impurity as threatening to this Germanic perfection. For the Nazis, Jewish people were the embodiment of racial imperfection, and people of the Judaic faith were categorized as having 'alien blood. '
Over more people like Goebbels were hired to make sure people only received one sided part of the information. Hitler ideas were presented in way everyone would love them. Nazi recreated History to make Hitler look really good. This shows that Stalin and Hitler would control their country in very similar ways; they make themselves look really good but in
In conclusion, the responsibility of the Holocaust should be held under German people rather than the Nazis. The direct motivational traits that the German soldiers showed when herding Jews, the superior impression of German citizens that jeopardized the lives of Jews, and the unnecessary degrees of loyalty that the Germans heaved shows the deserving guilt of the Germans for the
The idea that Communist were taking over America was greatly exaggerated and proves the Second Red Scare was based upon hysteria and Communism posed no real threat to American politics. The second example that proves the
Some believe that the Nuremberg Trials brought justice to the victims of the war. The trials did acknowledge the Holocaust, but they were never able to bring righteousness to the victims (Rubenstein). The Boston Globe said in 2015, "It is true that the International Military Tribunal, the first and most widely remembered trial at Nuremberg, focused on the crime of aggression and was not specifically intended to cover the mass murder of the Jews, what we have come to call the Holocaust" (Rubenstein). The main point of the first trial was to bring justness to the Holocaust victims and survivors.
"Instead, the ‘Blood Protection Law,’ announced in Nuremberg on September 15, 1935, criminalized marriage or sexual relations between Jews and non-Jewish Germans." (Holocaust Encyclopedia). Hitler not only wanted to get rid of the bad heredity in Germany, but he wanted to pass down good genes. His goal was to create a genetic blueprint of Germany (Nazi Eugenics), to ensure that everyone was a part of “The Nordic Race” (Holocaust Encyclopedia). Hitler believed anyone that was a descent of “The Nordic Race” was genetically superior to other race.
After the Holocaust (1930-1940’s), America underwent a drastic cultural and social change. The Holocaust, although occurred overseas sent shock waves through American culture, changing the way we lead our daily lives. America was drastically changed in the wake of the tragic events that transpired in Germany. The Holocaust, although being an international event, had a profound impact on American Culture, affecting its stance of interventionism, and our willingness to bring certain immigrants to our country. The widespread immigration to America that followed the Holocaust also provided a jolt to our culture, as the immigrants provided new facets of our society.
Worse than Slavery, by David Oshinsky, is a novel about post-Civil War America, and the life it gave free African Americans in Mississippi and other parts of the South. Oshinsky writes about the strict laws and corrupt criminal justice system blacks faced after they were freed, and while the contents of the book are not typically read about in history textbooks, it is important to understand what life was like for the freedman. Anyone interested in reading his book would profit from it. With the end of the Civil War came the destruction of the old system of slavery. Many white Southerner’s were outraged, but were forced to accept the newly freed blacks.