However it was mainly America’s fault for forcing their ways onto many countries by imperialising for example the Spanish American War. Their trade routes were blocked, causing these economically dependent countries to be unstable and go into debt. The United States made it through the interferences by conserving their resources. By America is becoming such a dominant power it increased our thirst for more and America Joined WWI in the hope to gain more. The German Naval Policy destroyed our trade routes and caused our economy to be threatened by German U-Boats.
All About the Nuremberg Laws Over 6 million Jews were killed and the Nuremberg Laws was one of the many reasons. The Nuremberg Laws were against the Jews. The laws discriminated and tried to remove them all. The Nuremberg Laws were a big part in the holocaust and one of the main reasons for millions of people losing their lives. The Nazi’s passed the Nuremberg Laws in order to dehumanize and terrorize the Jewish people.
Hitler, being the dictator of Germany, implemented many anti-Semitic laws which targeted the Jewish people of Germany. Jews were carted away into prison or segregated areas by the cartful each day on the streets. Furthermore, Jews were not allowed to do simple actions, such as take pictures or play sports. They were regarded by the government as “subhuman”. The hate grew even stronger on November 19, 1938 when the Nazis destroyed every synagogue or Jewish owned store in Germany.
For example, the Munich putsch, a rebellion of the NSDP against the Weimar republic. This failed attempt led Hitler to being arrested, therefore he used his “trial for treason”2, to be able to “advance and communicate the party’s ideology to a national audience”2. This means that due to his ability to persuade, he used a national audience to publicise his views and gain support for the Nazi party. Furthermore, this source also gave details about how the “worldwide depression of the 1930’s that plunged Germany into a particularly dire economic situation”2. This meant that, “This desperate situation marked a dramatic increase in support for the Nazis”2.
As Goebbels worked hard on the propaganda campaign, the Jews found themselves facing a huge surge of hated towards them by the public. Hitler can be held responsible for the burning of Jewish businesses, creating Jewish ghettos and distributed ‘The Protocols of the Elders of Zion’ a book which claimed that the Jews were trying to takeover the world. Propaganda at the hands of the Nazi’s can be said to have played a huge role in the responsibility for the Holocaust. The promotion of anti-Semitic beliefs which got the majority of the public on the Nazi’s side meant that ordinary people were seeing that the extermination of the Jews was taking place and either didn’t do anything about it or helped play a role. This can be because of fear, of what would happen to them if they either rebelled or didn’t contribute.
Hitler was very proud of Germany and wanted Germany to become the powerful country it once was. Hitler was explaining to the people of Germany the actions he took and justifications of his actions towards abolition of the Treaty of Versailles. The speech showed that Hitler, the leader of Germany, had planned to abolish the Treaty of Versailles which weakened Germany immensely. To bring prosperity to Germany again, Hitler decided to reverse everything the treaty had done to Germany. The speech by Hitler showed his pride and there was hint of him rejoicing in his own achievement that he did not just pay lips service, but delivered what he promised the people.
Germany was one of the major players in the First World War that started in the year 1914. The Treaty of Versailles, a peace treaty published after the war in 1919, largely blamed Germany for the war, forcing the country to disarm and pay a generous sum of reparation to the victorious side. Many historians still argue over whether this blame was justified or not; while most claim that Germany was the inexcusable cause, some counter that there were other factors to blame, such as Austria-Hungary. I believe that Germany was indeed responsible for WW1, not solely but for the majority of it, because they were what started the war in the first place. In 1914 a Serbian youth, encouraged by the secret military society in Serbia called the 'Black
Although the Great Depression was a key factor to Hitler’s rise to power but there were other causes: the German’s were looking for a saviour and Hitler happened to be that person; Hitler also played on the German’s fear factor of Communism and Communist which led him to get votes from the middle to higher class citizens by the burning of the Reichstag. By Hindenburg and Von Papen giving Hitler the role of Chancellor – thinking that Hitler can be easily manipulate. Furthermore, without the Great Depression and its world-wide economic crisis, the Nazi party would have remained a small political group without much of a say in the government like it had been from 1924 – 1928. During this period, Germany was slowly but surely recovering from the hyperinflation period. The Nazi fed off this Depression a gain a foothold in the
Splinter groups like the one Mussolini was a part of wanted to join the war on the side of the Entente. They did end up joining the war due to a promise made by the British that Italy would gain territory in the Adriatic sea region, which was never fulfilled. The fact that it was never fulfilled lead to a lot of angry soldiers, which felt like they had fought for nothing. During this time the Fascist party became relevant as they gained support from the returning soldiers, and eventually gained seats in the parliament in 1919. Socialist worker uprisings in northern Italy made most of the citizens fear a communist revolution mirroring the recent Bolshevik revolution.
“The reaction pattern of the Jews is characterized by almost complete lack of resistance.” Discuss with reference to the Jewish response to the Holocaust. During the period 1933 to 1945 Adolf Hitler, the fascist leader of German led the destruction of over Six Million Jews. The Nazi racial policy and the racial segregation became the justification for the suppression and persecution of all non-Aryans and all Jews. With harsh punishment meted out to those who did not comply. To better understand the Jews reaction to the final solution, I will examine the attitude of the Germans society towards the Jews and their responses to the final solution.