Genocide In Germany

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There are few occurrences in history that most people think of when they hear the word “genocide,” or the deliberate killing of mass amounts of people who are, in most cases, from the same ethic group. Probably the most common event in history that is related to the term “genocide” is the Holocaust, which is the murder of about 6 million Jews by the Nazi Germans during World War II (Bergen, 1). Holocaust means, “a burned offering” in Greek, which sadly describes this event accurately and when looking back at this horrendous time, most people look for a reason why such a tragic event ever occurred. Putting blame on one single person or event is not possible when it comes to a time when so many people were killed so unmercifully because it…show more content…
Adolf Hitler was the chancellor of Germany from 1933 till 1945 and is considered by many to be the main reason why the Holocaust occurred. Although there were many reasons why the Holocaust occurred, Hitler’s rise to power is directly related to one of history’s worst events. There are many reasons why Hitler came into power in Germany, for example there was turmoil that occurred in the German government, and also there must a lot of emphasize on Hitler’s political views and how the German Government should be run. Another reason why Hitler became the leader of Germany was that his opponents greatly underestimated the power of the Nazi party and, similarly, Adolf Hitler. But I think to understand how someone could develop so much hate for different people, you need to understand this person’s up bring because no one is born a racist, they are formed by their surrounding and their…show more content…
Since there was so much chaos that had occurred at this time, it is no surprise that Hitler had ascend to become the dictator of Germany. After World War I, Germany was country that was in distress. One of the many problems that occurred at this time was that Germany had a lot of money trouble. In 1923, a few years after the First World War, the German government had a major economic problem where the German Mark saw massive inflation. Bergin notes that during this time of hyperinflation, “… people needed enormous quantities of bills merely to buy a loaf of bread or a glass of beer” (45). By the end of the year, the economy became stable again with currency reform but before the end of the decade Germany would have felt more economic problems. When the US stock market crashed in 1929, the impact was felt all around the world. In Germany, many farmers were dealing with decreasing commodity prices and an ever-shirking market (Bergen, 49). At this time, there must have been some people in the government who were terrified that what happened in 1923 would occur again sending Germany spiraling down into another time of massive inflation and great poverty. At this time, many people believe that this is the end of democracy in Germany because the chancellors of Germany would rule by decree rather than the democratically elected. So there were people in the
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