His Nazi were in key positions, and his Military ally Werner von Blomberg was the head of the Defense Ministry. Hitler had all levels of government and political institutions under his control, and he quickly eliminated his rivals and competitors. After the death of President Hindenburg in 1934, Hitler would have been president. But instead, Hitler became the Führer, or leader. This had made him the head of state, and the leader of his new state.
Paul Joseph Goebbels was born in 1897 and died in 1945. He was a German politician and brilliant Nazi propagandist. He took on the role of making the Nazi organization into a powerhouse. Once he was made the district leader by Adolf Hitler, he began forming rallies in attempts to convert the German people into Nazi’s. He ran Adolf’s presidential campaign which gave him recognition of being the “twentieth century master of his practice”.
This allowed Hitler to become the head of state and head of government. As head of state, Hitler now has control over the armed forces. Hitler immediately began to prepare and mobilize
Benito Mussolini was born in 1883 in Dovia di Predappio, Italy. Mussolini was kicked out of the party because he supported the fighting involved in World War I. In 1919, he created the Italian Fascist Party. And in 1922 he declared himself dictator, which meant he held all the power in Italy. But, during World War II and his own people killed him, on April 28, 1945, in Mezzegra, Italy.
World War 2 started on 3 September 1939. Although there were many cause for the war, like the failure of the Treaty of Versailles, threat of communism, and appeasement. Hitler and the Nazi party were the main cause, they were linked with all other causes, making them stand out as the ‘main cause’. Everything that had happened after World War 1; the Treaty of Versailles, the Great Depression, Communism and Fascism, all helped Hitler gain trust from the Germans, as he said he would ‘make Germany great again’. Starting another world war within 20 years of the ‘war that was meant to end all wars’.
Instead of purging enemies in the Nazi party, Hitler ordered the assassination of his friend and chief of staff of Germany's paramilitary formation, the SA, Ernst Rohm. The SA held conflicting ideas with the Nazi Party, and leaders of the SA threatened to seize control of Germany; thus, Hitler saw the SA as a threat to his goals. With the elimination of Ernst Rohm and the dissolution of the SA, it enabled Hitler to proclaim himself as Fuhrer of Germany and allowed him to claim absolute power. All in all, Stalin and Hitler claimed totalitarian rule over their countries by eliminating their political enemies and potential
In his Proclamation to the German Nation, Adolf Hitler creates a connection with his audience by using carefully chosen words and solely plural pronouns. In the beginning of his speech, Hitler quickly names a scapegoat. He targets the audience’s fear and declares, “[Communism] seeks to poison and disrupt in order to hurl us into an epoch of chaos… This negative, destroying spirit spared nothing of all that is highest and most valuable” (Hitler 1). By using words such as ‘poison’, ‘disrupt’, ‘hurl’ and ‘chaos’, Hitler is deliberately trying to frighten the audience. His choice of words here form a link to the audience through cultivating a united fear toward the Communists.
After the purge, on 13 July 1934, Hitler addressed the Reichstag and made a speech explaining that this purge was used against individuals who threatened the existence of Germany. In his speech he declared that he used this violence “to prevent a revolution”. The Night of the Long Knives helped Hitler secure his control over Germany because it made sure every living German obeyed Hitler’s orders and was pro-Nazi. Consequently, the Night of the Long Knives increased Hitler’s chances of gaining total control over Germany because it eliminated everyone that was a ‘threat’ to him.
This theme of ambition for power can be seen in the modern world through the similarities between Adolf Hitler and Macbeth. Adolf Hitler was a German politician who became the leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler was the dominant voice in the administration and execution of the mass killing (Holocaust) of millions of Jewish and those who were not of Hitler’s want including homosexuals and those who suffered a disability. Hitler desired for Germany to have power and influence over the world, he believed that in order for this to happen he had to get rid of those who were not part of the Aryan race as he wanted Germany to be ‘pure'. This desire would ensure that he gained power.
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: “. . .
Resource A: excerpt from Rena’s Promise: A Story of Sisters in Auschwitz Rena asked the Nazis about finding her belongings later because she was worried about her belongings and notices it would be difficult to locate hers from the others since the pile was multiplying. This is shown when the author wrote, “I place mine upright, neatly, next to the growing pile then ask one of the SS guards, ‘How are we going to find our suitcases later?’ ”. This shows that Rena is concerned about her suitcase because she doesn’t want to lose her things. That is why Rena asked one of the SS guards about her suitcase so quickly.
Summary HSB 4U Mitchell Alcock, Lucas Ojero, Olivia Johnstone Global Inequalities The Holocaust: Facts: The Holocaust began in 1933 when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany. It ended in 1945 when the Nazi’s were defeated by the Allied powers. “Holocaust,” originally from the Greek word “holokauston” which means “sacrifice by fire,” refers to the Nazi’s persecution and planned slaughter of the Jewish people. It was estimated that 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust in which 6 million of these were Jewish (2/3 of all Jews living in Europe at the time). The Nazis began ordering Jews to wear a yellow Star of David on their clothing so that Jews could be easily recognized and targeted.