The Holocaust was a time of devastation and corruption; it was a time of cruelty. Adolf Hitler, who started the epidemic against the Jews, tried to make the world “perfect.” Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler used the Jews as a scapegoat for Germany’s economic problems which ultimately led to World War II. Hitler not only became a powerful and influential man, but also a judgmental man. Hitler blinded people with his influence.
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.
Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. 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.
Speer, as Hitler’s ‘closest’ friend, the Party’s head architect and the Nazi Party’s Minister for Armaments is clear that he was eminently involved in the plan to exterminate the Jewish race, to thus achieve Hitler’s dream of a pure Aryan race. Why was Albert Speer named the ‘Good Nazi’ after the Nuremberg Trials, denying all knowledge of the ‘Final Solution’, but accepted responsibility for actions of the regime? His true lying ability is expressed in these word “of all the dreadful things, I knew nothing”. There were many events that express Speer’s involvement in Anti-Semitic movements, and his ability to liar towards his participation in any of it: 1. Architect - ‘Germania’ strengthened the relationship between Speer and Hitler – a project involving the removal of thousands of Jews into camps.
The reason he provided for the Germans loss of WW1 was because of the Jews of Germany, specifically the bankers. When he came to power he organized one of the largest mass murdering schemes in history, that being the Holocaust. In states in his book Mein Kampf, “Rational anti-Semitism, however, must lead to systematic legal opposition.…Its final objective must unswervingly be the removal of the Jews altogether.”. Hitler further emphasized his anti-Semitic feelings by passing the Nuremberg Laws. Encyclopedia Britannica describes this law as, “the Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour and the Law of the Reich Citizen—became the centerpiece of anti-Jewish legislation and a precedent for defining and categorizing Jews in all German-controlled lands.” The law also set strict regulations on marriage and business.
In 1925 when Mein Kampf was released, Hitler’s ideology blamed Jews for Germany’s failure when they only made up almost less than 1% of the German population. Adolf Hitler was a notorious figure. He told lies one after another and German citizens believed him. Adolf Hitler had Germany fooled and the whole country blindly followed him into a dictatorship. Germany was looking for someone to point the finger at for their regression and Hitler gave them the perfect victims.
Heinrich Himmler was a military commander, he was Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel, and was second in command next to Adolf Hitler (Wistrich). His life was full of harsh assumptions that everyone that was not a German was an enemy. He believed in the complete annihilation of Jews and other racial impurities from the world. Himmler had a key role in the security of the Nazi Empire and the overall plan of the “Final Solution”, the mass murder of all the Jews in Europe (“1939: The War Against The Jews”). He is the most directly responsible person for the beginning of the Holocaust because of his fascinating idea of a super race (“Heinrich Himmler”).
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. Throughout his reign, Hitler employed persuasive propaganda to win over children primarily, such as nationalistic posters, billboards, films, and pamphlets. He also expanded the school curriculum to incorporate his ideologies, teach the Nazi agenda, and physically train the youths for warfare, many of whom fell on the front. The disillusioned youth who fell prey to defending a hate- filled ideology were programmed to via the means that Hitler and his collaborators
Genocides are the mas murdering of any specific group of people and German Nazis succeeded in murdering six million jews in a short span of time before and during World War II. Not only were they able to murder six million jews they were able to dehumanize and put fear in many more through anti-semitic ways. A group of people that were living successful lives not fearing harm or believing anything to that extent could happen. For something of that magnitude to happen there had to be planning involved which is why the Wannsee Conference was held. The top Nazi officers met at this conference and discussed plans of what they should do in their future where they came up with the Final Solution.
One of the reasons being that he murdered six million Jews. Hitler blamed Jewish people for losing World War 1, and stated that Aryans (German people) were superior. He said that the only way to stop Jews was by eliminating this “inferior race”. Today, when students study history, they quickly come to the conclusion that Hitler was one of the biggest villains to walk the Earth. Another less severe