David’s claim that the Holocaust occurred because the Germans became unusually cruel is false based on the fundamental attribution error and Milgram’s experiments. The fundamental attribution error is the tendency to attribute other people’s behavior to internal factors, instead of accounting for situational factors. David committed this error when stating that Germans, as a whole, were “sadistic people with abnormal and twisted personalities”. David did not account for the immense pressure that the German public felt from Hitler during World War II. Although many atrocities were being committed, the Germans feared for their lives if they stood up for the Jews and disobeyed Hitler’s rule.
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
Elie Wiesel survived the Holocaust and his accounts of Nazi death camps portray a dark time for moral values. Unfortunately for Jewish people in Europe, they were the target of oppression for Hitler. Society stereotypes the Jewish people just as other ethnicities. Stereotypes seem to be a common way for people to view others. Germany needed a scapegoat for all the struggles they were facing and Hitler used stereotypes to give the German people a scapegoat.
He’s noticing the evils of Hitler. He shows this towards the ending of the book: “In my mind, this makes Adolf Hitler as evil as any man who kills his own children. This gross misuse of our loyalty to our country and love for our Fuehrer is, to me, just as much as a criminal act as the murder of 6 million Jews” (Ayer 224-225). Heck is now one of the non-supporters on Hitler and has a strong hatred towards him. He knows that Hitler purposely brainwashed innocent children who have a great love for their country.
In the article FDR vs. Hitler by Frank Freidel, it is expressed that Franklin Roosevelt was concerned about the rise of Nazi Germany under Hitler’s rule. He considered Hitler a very dangerous person and he didn’t like him or agree with his actions at all. FDR was hesitant about the situation with Germany because of disastrous impacts World War One had. Roosevelt chose not to speak to the public about his concerns with Hitler because he hoped it would make it easier for refugees of Nazi Germany to escape to the US. FDR viewed Hitler as, “a madman and his counsellors… even madder than he is”.
My theme for Themes of the Book Thief Quickwrite is Bravery and Cowardice. The questions for this theme are “In Hitler’s Germany is it cowardice NOT to stand up to the Nazis and their beliefs?”“ Is this cowardice Acceptable?”“Who was brave in this society?” We will take one paragraph going through each of these questions and their answers. “In Hitler’s Germany is it cowardice NOT to stand up to the Nazis and their beliefs? An example of choosing to stand up to the Nazis happened on page 116 when Liesel asked if Hitler captured her mother. She then said “I hate the Führer.
Since he hated jewish people he made sure the country hated jewish people. This caused the jewish people to hate them. Since Hitler was a dictator, only his say mattered. From this I learned that when a leader is indifferent it can cause others to become
Source B describes, “2. Symbolism: Names or symbols are given to those classified as ‘different’. Jews living in Nazi occupied Europe were made to wear a Star of David.” This statement emphasizes the idea that the government is making the Jewish population stand out, and they are influencing other Germans to mistreat anyone with a Star of David on their clothes. Thus, the government persuaded the population with the idea that Jewish people should be mocked and
Dehumanization makes people lose the will to live and made it easier for the Nazi’s to exterminate the Jews. Not only was dehumanization a way to gain authority over people, but it allowed the Nazi’s to view the prisoners as something other than humans. Hitler used dehumanization in an attempt to achieve his ends and was displayed throughout the novel Night in many ways including selections, being numbered, and shaving the prisoner’s heads. To begin, human selection was one of the first steps the reader saw of the dehumanization process. In the novel Night, specifically page twenty-nine, Wiesel wrote “An SS came toward us wielding a club.
In the end, Roger Chillingworth is worth nothing more than a social outcast who lost true and peaceful relationships with people, and even obtained hatred from his own wife. Through this allegory, Hawthorne teaches his readers that revengeful purpose in life can drive oneself out of the healthy social life. Nathaniel Hawthorne, through the allegory of Chillingworth’s life in Scarlet Letter, rendered the conception that vindictive life can be a melancholy. Compulsion with revenge only led Chillingworth to emotional corruption, hauled away various elements of life, raised anger, and drove him away from relationships with people. After all, would it be a wise determination to live with, or even possess, a spiteful mind preoccupied with revenge?