Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question. Many believe that the Nazis were the cause and started World War II. These people believe that the Nazis are to be held responsible for the holocaust
This caused many Germans to accept the Nazi regime and probably join the army. Germany had little flexibility with its’ army, both in size and actions, due to the restrictions, which caused Germany to begrudge the surrounding countries. The Nazi regime took advantage of what the Germans didn’t like about the Treaty of Versailles, by breaking some aspects of it, in order to gain support and increase their numbers so they could go to war. There are many reasons why the Treaty of Versailles caused World War Two, but there still might have been other causes; just like how Germany was blamed for World War One, it is unfair to put all the blame of the treaty without acknowledging other possible
The Nazi’s were treating Jews terribly. They would imprison them in concentration camps, that did not have adequate sanitation or fair regulations. When the United States and the Soviet Union were going to invade Germany, some of the concentration camps were found. This gave the Allies motivation to continue fighting in war. The Allies saw the innocent prisoners and how
Literature: Hitler’s Speeches Hitler: Deranged Genius. This mastermind was behind Nazi Germany’s spectacular rise and fall to power, but what is within the mind of this madman? One could look at his equally cunning and ruthless associates, or his actions in the course of the Second Great War. Yet what if there was an easier way to look at the man: his own words. The choice of speech rest on this one: “.
This particular propaganda convinced adults and kids that jews needed to be exterminated from Germany to reach its goals. Hitler set out to rid Germany of the Slavs, Romas, gays, jews, and others that did not fit his idea so he used propaganda to convince them of it ( the rise of the nazis 60 ). Hitler’s use of propaganda did not only effect the jews and unwanted, it, according to the book Tell Them We Remember the Story of the Holocaust, “ the executioners were ‘oridinary men’ who followed the orders of their commanding officers.” “ some killers drank heavily to dull their thoughts and feelings “ (susan d. Bachrach 43). In the same book it states that they would use certain words or phrases almost like codes to make themselves feel better about what their action is going to
The author explains, for those people who do stuff that harms other becomes cruel. There are many reasons why people behave like this, the reason might be lack of happiness, etc. The author provides examples or some evidences, when Hitler killed millions of Jews and soldiers for just to become powerful, or when Gandhi, Martin Luther king, etc were assassinated in front of their eyes for doing that no one could imagine. Those examples tells us why this world needs more educated peoples to run a group or community for a good reason. I agree with Wiesel because we see this in communist countries.
A common argument in favor of bystanders’ inaction is that they would have been in greater danger and put more lives in jeopardy if they became rescuers. However, this is not a valid claim. Clearly, there is striking evidence that proves if a group strongly opposes legislation or perpetrators, then it would be harder to control the protesting group. In the reading, “From Bystanders to Resisters,” people who were originally bystanders created a strong group that opposed the Nazis. After the ordinary Germans citizens combined in a joint effort to “[consider] ways of fighting the Nazis and building a new Germany after the war,” they “placed a briefcase containing explosives under a massive table around which Hitler and his staff were scheduled to meet later that day” (“From Bystanders to Resisters” 374).
After World War II, several of the Nazi soldiers were questioned about their reasoning behind the corrupt actions they were guilty of---killing hundreds of thousands of men and women, destroying families in the process, and marking their time as a dark part of history. Who on earth would do such a thing? What could their excuse possibly be? Well, to them, they were simply following orders. It’s obvious to believe that the soldiers would find their humanity and resist their commands, but they didn't.
Joseph Goebbels, the German rulers’ propaganda chief, helped propel Hitler to national leadership in 1933. Joseph does this by pulling in support from all over the country and strong powers on the outside as well. By the use of propaganda the Nazis will influence the supports for anti-Semitism and later on the movement against other countries. Goebbels intentionally capitalizes “WE ARE ENEMIES OF THE JEWS BECAUSE WE BELONG TO THE GERMAN PEOPLE. THE JEW IS OUR GREATEST MISFORTUNE” to emphasize on that if you’re a German citizen you are against the Jewish religion.
This paragraph is going to talk about the Germans’ reaction to the Treaty of Versailles. Germans had a negative impact about the Treaty of Versailles. In a German newspaper called Deutsche Zeitung, published on 28 June 1919, it stated that “The disgraceful Treaty is being signed today. Don’t forget it! We will never stop until we win back what we deserve.” This obviously shows that Germans disliked the treaty when he describes the treaty “disgraceful” and they were really angry.
After World War One Germany was suffering badly, because of this Hitler took power over Germany. Germans listened to him because he was their last resort, they had nowhere else to turn. Any longer and they would be suffering far worse. The Holocaust happen because there was violence outbreaks, recklessness, and families were being destroyed. When this happened people fought back and they try to stop it but Hitler just became more powerful.
What led to this collective thinking was the Nazi party’s feelings of moral superiority and the party’s desire (and power) to eliminate others who spoke out against their plan. The ability of the Nazis to isolate Germans and to idealize the ideology of the Nazi party via propaganda, contributed to extreme groupthink. While some most certainly disapproved in the final solution policy adopted, the pressure to conform and the fear of reprisal for not obeying authority, eventually led the general population to alter their beliefs against the Holocaust (Suedfeld,
They elected Hitler, allowed him to rise to power and commit many atrocities. Were the majority of Germans aware of the horrific things happening around them? What role did they play in World War II? During the war, the Allies viewed all Germans as enemies. Currently we do not still hold this belief,
When considering the events leading up to the Holocaust, it is important to understand there were various factors as well as people who played influential parts. The Holocaust could not have been caused by the genocidal intentions of a singular man such as Adolf Hitler. Mimi-Cecilia Pascoe states, “Regardless of any proof of Hitler’s intentions, he was not alone in his discriminatory views. Early 20th century Europe was full of similarly minded Anti-Semites; thus, Hitler’s attitude alone is an insufficient explanation for genocide” (2013, p.42). Though Hitler was thought to be the “head” of the Nazis genocidal tirade, he looked upon his popularity with much disquietude.
Wilson 's declaration of war expresses that Germany was threat to the world. They planned to turn everyone’s government to their own. There were many ways they tried to take control and some of which are German spies and submarine warfare. Germany used spies to keep an eye on the other county and do to this many countries became worried that their freedom was being stolen. Germany struck fear into people and threatened democracy because of their controlling nature with other countries.