Eugenics and Concentration Camps Most people have a common knowledge on the holocaust, and about the horrible things that happened with it, but to what extent? Therefore, I will be typing this paper about Hitler; his beliefs and intentions on the concentration camps. I will also be typing about the concentration camps, how they formed, the way people were treated, how the people got there, and how eugenics was used in the concentration camps and in other countries too. Concentration camps did not start out as a location where the Jews were tricked and or forced to enter. But instead, concentration camps started out as a location Germans were sent to when they oppose fascism that Hitler was trying to make Germany become instead of a Republic
Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933, and in 1934, Germany implemented the eugenics law—patients with hereditary disease could be imposed sterilization. It has a far-reaching influence. Finally, the eugenics of Hitler was beyond the scope of sterilization and turned into genocide. "’ Hereditary Talent and Character’ contains a rudimentary description of such a eugenic utopia, a society which has accepted ‘race improvement’ as the basis of its ethical code.” (Ruth S. C., 1972)
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.
Medical Experiments during the Holocaust The holocaust, lasting from 1933 to 1945, became known as one of the most disturbing affairs in history. During this time period not only were six million Jew’s murdered, but many people from different minority groups were killed as well. They were brought to German concentration camps, where they were prisoners in very harsh conditions.
Perfect Race Before WWII what did Adolf Hitler think of the world? Many years before Adolf Hitler became the dictator of Germany, he was obsessed with the thought of having the “perfect race”. After, in his speeches and writings, Hitler spread his beliefs in racial “purity” and in the superiority of the “Germanic Race” what he called Aryan “master race”. Next, he pronounced that his race must remain pure in order to one day take over the world. For Hitler, the ideal “Aryan” was blond, blue eyed, and tall (“ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php? Nazi Racism”).
Eleven million lives were massacred in one of the world’s darkest moments attempting to create a perfect race. In 1942 Germany was losing World War II, Adolf Hitler 's final solution was to target the blame towards Europe 's Jewish population, gypsies, and homosexuals. Together Hitler and the Nazi regime gradually deprived the Jews, gypsies and homosexuals from their rights. Many people were brought to labor camps by train. The conditions in camps were inhumane.
Other Victims of the Holocaust When many people think of the Holocaust, they think of the six million Jewish victims and how they were the target of the Nazis. What people don 't realize is that there were many more victims, such as the Gypsies, Soviet POWs, and people with disabilities and mental handicaps. Knowing about these other groups will enhance your understanding of the horrors of the Holocaust. Out of all the groups the Nazis targeted, only the Gypsies and Jews were supposed to be entirely exterminated. The Gypsies were natural scapegoats since they were outsiders, originally from Turkey.
He believed nature never wanted people to blend and it had always been this way, so if we change now it would ruin everything. He is convinced people that since it had always been this way it should not be changed. Hitler also uses the fallacy of either/or. He gave the readers two options of what would happen if there was racial crossing. The two options were “ lowering of the level of the higher race or physical and intellectual regression and hence the beginning of a slowly but surely progressing sickness”(314).
During WWII, the anti-Semitic Nazi leader, Adolf Hitler emphasized purity of race and opposed any forms of variation in the racial distribution of his country. To achieve his goals of racial purity, Hitler began to unfairly assert that the reason for the humiliating defeat of Germany was the betrayal of the Jewish population in the country. Through his memoir and propaganda, he provoked the public to discriminate against the Jews, or even eliminate them completely in the country. In addition, Hitler utilized many unethical and unjust means against the Jews such as destroying all the books written by Jews, and shutting down all Jewish-owned business. He even enacted the law to humiliate the Jews, and make them to become the targets of the public by forcing them to wear a yellow star mark.
Hitler also changed the religious culture in many parts of Europe. One of Hitler’s main goals while in office was to eliminate the jewish and any other non-aryan people. In the process, Hitler made The Nuremberg Laws. Adolf Hitler, “implemented these laws to ostracize, discriminate and expel Jews from German society” (3) Diverse culture was rejected. Physically, the people of Germany, mostly jews, were affected because of Hitler trying to make the population one master race.
" - Adolf Hitler, from his book Mein Kamf (1925-26). Hitler is known to the world as a twisted killer, bent on the destruction of the Jews. Not only did he harm Jews though, but he targeted everyone who did not fall under the strict standards he had set for creating the "perfect" race to rule the world with. When Hitler came to power, his plan had two parts to it, the first part was to exterminate the imperfect people of the world then the second part was to reproduce and create the Aryan race. In order to
In the past, innocent people got persecuted by the hands of other individuals because of hatred. These terrible actions started because of the pure hatred, lack of knowledge, and people didn’t fight back. Since, this happened people have lost their lives for example 9/11, Pearl Harbor, and shooting that is going on. “If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate”. Nazi ideology started Propaganda causing discrimination and hate which justified genocide, which led 6.3 millions Jews killed.
After World War I, Germany, forced to take responsibility for the war, was in political and economic turmoil. During this time, an infamous Adolf Hitler rose to power, promising a new and prosperous Germany and accused the Jewish population for causing Germany’s problems. Hitler’s rise to power marked a shift from mere discrimination to outright violence against the Jewish people (Wiener). Hitler and the Nazis proceeded to take measures to strip Jews of their rights to create a Germany free from "racially inferior" people. The 1935 Nuremberg laws banned German Jews from marrying or having relations with the German “master race” (“The Holocaust”).
Hitler’s speeches convinced people that they were the main cause of all the problems happening in their country. He then convinced everyone through powerful speeches that only Germans should be alive because they were the “perfect race” according
The Holocaust is a shining example of Anti-Semitism at its best and it was no secret that the Nazis tried to wipe out the Jews from Europe but the question is why did the Nazis persecute the Jews and how did they try to do it. This essay will show how the momentum, from a negative idea about a group of people to a genocide resulting in the murder of 6 million Jews, is carried from the beginning of the 19th Century, with pseudo-scientific racial theories, throught the 20th century in the forms of applied social darwinism and eugenics(the display of the T4 programme), Nazi ideas regarding the Jews and how discrimination increased in the form of the Nuremberg Laws , Kristallnacht, and last but not least, The Final Solution. Spanning throughout the 19th century, racial theories were seen. Pseudo-Scientific theories such as Craniometry,where the size of one’s skull determines one’s characteristics or could justifies one’s race( this theory was used first by Peter Camper and then Samuel Morton), Karl Vogt’s theory of the Negro race being related to apes and of how Caucasian race is a separate species to the Negro race, Arthur de Gobineau’s theory of how miscegenation(mixing or interbreeding of different races) would lead to the fall of civilisation.