Why Hitler Chose the Jews During the time Hitler was beginning to rise to power, a huge population of Germany was supporting the newly coming leader Adolf Hitler. Little did they know the horrible devastating mass murder of the Jewish people Hitler called “The Holocaust”. The Holocaust started on January 1933 and ended on May 8, 1945. The Holocaust was made purposely to eliminate the Jews and any other person and religion that got in Hitler’s and the Nazis way. Many ways were used to kill and eliminate the Jews, one of the most brutal ways was when Nazis would shove prisoners of the concentration camps or the death camps and slowly heat them to death.
The Holocaust was one of the worst events to ever happen to mankind. It was started by the Fuhrer of Germany, Adolf Hitler. He thought that the Aryan race was superior to every other race. He had a massive hatred for the Jewish race and decided to try and exterminate every living Jewish person. He killed around two-thirds of all the European Jews (Byers 10).
The Holocaust was also known as Hitler’s “Final Solution”, which was to exterminate Gypsies, Jews, Homosexuals, Jehovah 's Witnesses, and Political Prisoners. The Socialist Workers Party, used a system of death camps and labor camps located in occupied Poland, and in eastern Germany. After the passing of the Nuremberg laws, the Jewish people were denied of their rights. They were stripped of their citizenship and couldn’t live a normal life. The Jews could not leave their house,
Adolf Hitler and the Nazis passed laws and legislation that helped implement the Holocaust by creating special legislation that benefit the Nazis, affecting and breaking down the minorites, and eventually being able to mass murder these minorities in concentration camps. More specifically, Jews and Gypsies. Some of their methods were creating propaganda to throw dirt, guilt and shade on the Jews and Gypsies, create laws or legislation that prevented the minorities from doing much and stripped them of their natural rights, and even advancing the technologies of their methods to systematically mass murder the minorities. All three methods were used to implement the Holocaust. I will focus on the legislation created against minorities because this will clearly present how the Nazis were able to commit murder without penalty in Germany.
Overall, the Nazis did many cruel things to Jews that were completely unnecessary. Nazis gained their reign in 1933 and lasted around a dozen years. They performed many barbaric actions to the Jews throughout their reign. This included taking down their businesses and stripping them of their citizenship. Hitler supported the Nazis as Adolf Hitler is their leader.
Dehumanization is the process in which Nazis gradually and slowly degrade jews to little more than “things” because they don't see jews as humans. The Nazi’s felt this process was necessary due to the fact that jews were inferior to them. Jews were dehumanized at concentration camps constantly, many times the entering of the camps involved this. When Eli arrives at Auschwitz he is branded in a sorts. “I became A-7713.
One...Two…, he counted.” (Weisel 65), which shows us how the Nazi’s would beat the Jewish people within the concentration camps. During the time that Elie was in Buna, Idek made Elie lie stomach down on a box and he whipped Elie and gave him 25 lashes. This was very cruel in that Idek punished Elie for knowing something that he knew about, but should not have
He had been tried and sentenced to death at Nuremberg, but instead of taking his punishment he rebelled. Goring decided killing himself was the best way to not show defeat, and get in one last victory. As a result of how many escaped, A man name Simon Wiesenthal wanted to bring justice to those who had escaped the Nuremberg Trials, including Adolf Eichmann whom had been in charge of the final solution. He also helped find nine out of sixteen wanted ss officers, and did much more to help in his time (Catherwood and Horvitz 2). The final solution was the plan to kill off as many Jews as possible before the war ended and Adolf Eichmann was in charge of that.
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.
Many wanted and even attempted to regain their freedom, just as Aung San Suu Kyi did in Burma. Hitler persecuted Jews, homosexuals, and Gypsies. He thought Jews were an inferior race and a threat to racial purity and community. He started killing Jews and putting them in concentration camps to stop the threat. They started taking away the Jews rights, starting with stripping Jewish lawyers and doctors of their clients, dissolving businesses, and confiscating property.