The Holocaust meant the mass murder of over 6 million Jews, either delivered by toxic gas or firing squads. Although brutal, this was an efficient and effective way of exterminating the Jews so that the Germans could focus on the war. Due to this, extermination camps came along, as there was no longer lebensraum (living space), food or simply resources to supply the Jews with. The Final Solution was here, albeit altered because of the war. The original plan was to deport the Jews, not to murder them in mass.
One part of the reading that actually made me laugh was reading the lines that said “(Commotion and shouting)”. I could only image the actual commotion and shouting that occurred when Hindenburg was publicly placing the blame of Germany’s loss on people other than the military. In General Ludendorff’s Memories were very eloquently written. It was clear that he truly believed that he, his military associates, and the German people were victims of the German government. It is obvious that he strategically uses certain language to describe the German people and soldiers as
Hitler liked this group so much that any other other group must die in order to make more room for the master race (Introduction). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in Europe by being sent to live in ghettos and eventually being deported to concentration camps where they were systematically annihilated until the Allied forces liberated the remaining survivors. The Ghettos were used to isolate Jews from society and make them feel like than out cast (Altman 14). Other reasons for moving the Jews to Ghettos are to control the population and to
Hitler had a harsh opinion of Jews that turned his hate into an obsession. Many historians believe that the reasons behind his anti-Semitism prove that he was an insane man who blamed Jews for all the evil in the world. Hitler’s belief led to the Holocaust that killed millions of people after World War I. One of the biggest theory of why Hitler hated Jews, was because he believed them to be the cause of Germany’s loss in WWI. Hitler believes Jews were behind the ultimate victory of the Allies.
Some claim that the hatred started after his grandmother died. The doctor that treated her for cancer was a Jew. Hitler's mother worked for a very wealthy family, and said that she received miss treatment. There are so many reason that hitler could hate the Jews. When Hitler was a teenager, he joined the German army to be a soldier.
Using hatred as a way to rally the German population to their cause, the Nazi Party was able to advance the elimination of Jews. The anger and hate of the Jews induced fear in others who were afraid for their own safety. Fear of the Jews themselves allowed a path to anger, which would lead to hatred and the suffering of others. Yoda’s quote from Star Wars, “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger.
He got away with every murder he caused, every abusive action he encouraged. Many people supported Hitler’s beliefs because they were caught in the middle of the Great Depression, and they needed someone to blame. Hitler started saying that it was the Jews who were taking away the jobs, the Jews who caused the Depression, the Jews who caused all the misery in the world. The Germans loved him, but the rest of the world did not. Many of the other
The Nuremberg laws had caused the Jews to feel isolated from society and had affected them in various ways. “Adolf Hitler announced the Nuremberg Laws on September 15, 1995” (“ Nuremberg Laws”). This was when the laws were released and when everything had changed for the Jewish people. Also, when these laws were released it had also caused the Jewish people to feel defenseless because they had gotten their freedom and rights stolen from them. These law basically helped the Germans overpower the Jewish people.
Many say that there was an alternate path that could have been taken to avoid the war, and they are correct, there were multiple ways to avoid both World War ll and the Holocaust, but humanity and society were blinded by fear and bloodthirst, they really are not to blame, it was the most brutal events in human history(Vail 9). The Holocaust is a time in history when millions of people were persecuted in
The Holocaust Concentration Camps: Auschwitz The Holocaust was a horrid experience. The Holocaust came about because Adolf Hitler was upset over the loss of World War I. Hitler blamed the Jews for Germany’s loss in World War I, and he wanted to take over Germany, with that came him thinking he had to get rid of all the Jewish people. So after the loss of World War I, he tried and succeeded with the extermination of most of the Jews. Hitler first sent the Jews to concentration camps, which about 20,000 concentration camps were built by Nazi Germany. The main camps were the ones of Auschwitz.
After World War One Germany was suffering badly, because of this Hitler took power over Germany. Germans listened to him because he was their last resort, they had nowhere else to turn. Any longer and they would be suffering far worse. The Holocaust happen because there was violence outbreaks, recklessness, and families were being destroyed. When this happened people fought back and they try to stop it but Hitler just became more powerful.
At the very start of the war, there were already so many assumptions about Germans. Once some of the assumptions proved to be accurate, people became frightened and terrified of all Germans. Those beliefs have endured and are still prevalent today. At the same time, it is true that the Germans, as a people, made mistakes. They elected Hitler, allowed him to rise to power and commit many atrocities.
Adolf Hitler made many changes making Germany dystopian, such as creating a new government. Even though Hitler was thought to be Germany’s hero, he was dictator. He had controlled the country by having SS troops all over the country. He also killed anyone who did not agree with him or the Nazi Party. Before becoming the Leader of Germany, Adolf hitler had a vision for Germany that he thought would be great that would led them into utopia.
With his leadership powers “weakened” it is believed that “those who were responsible for the Holocaust’s initiation (namely other high-ranking officials within the Nazi Party) acted independently of Hitler” (Draper, 1999, p.14). This also brings into light the term ‘Cumulative radicalization’. Using cumulative radicalization is an easy way of explaining how over time, the Nazis persuaded many of the German people to take ever more extreme positions against Jews, and other persecuted groups, until the Holocaust became possible. It is also stated in the article ‘Law, justice, and Holocaust”, “less known are the contributions of “ordinary” people—doctors, lawyers, teachers, civil servants, officers, and other professionals throughout German society—whose individual actions, when taken together, resulted in dire consequences. Put simply, the Holocaust could not have happened without them”.
“We are in the presence of a crime without a name,” said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Nazis were always remembered for the killing of over six million European Jews, but at the time, there was no name for this wicked act. After the war, many of these Nazi war criminals were convicted of an act called genocide, a word that did not exist before 1944. Genocide is the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. Genocide occurs because of many factors that trigger this cruelty.