Greed In The Holocaust

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The hate, greed, and ignorance of people have caused suffering for many others throughout the history of mankind. “If you are greedy or angry or ignorant (the three Buddhist poisons), you are condemned to an endless cycle of unhappiness.”(Arthur Dobrin D.S.W.) Hate and greed have overtaken people and have caused them to make actions that led to a genocide, or a mass killing of people. Ignorance did not help at all and actually kept the genocides going. An example of this would be the colonists and the Native Americans. The ignorance and greed of the colonists, who thought of only their own welfare, caused a great deal of suffering to the Native Americans. The colonists drove out the Native Americans off their land and transported them…show more content…
The Nazis believed in anti-semitism and spread it throughout Germany to convince the non-jewish Germans that anti-semitism was okay. The Nazi Party spread that belief as well as their other beliefs and ideas using propaganda which was a powerful tool that was used during World War Two. Genocide, a mass killing of people, is what happened next when the Nazis start rounding up the Jews and putting them into ghettos and concentration camps. These 3 things were added up together and made the Holocaust, a genocide of mostly Jews that was caused by propaganda. “The Holocaust, the state-sponsored persecution and murder of European Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators between 1933 and 1945, is history’s most extreme example of antisemitism.”(United States Holocaust Memorial Museum,…show more content…
Anti-semitism has been strongly portrayed by the Nazis, but it didn’t start with them for anti-semitism has been around for thousands of years. With the use of anti-semitism, the Nazi Party has been able to easily blame the Jews for all of Germany’s problems and separate them from society in Germany. “...the Nazi party gained popularity and, after seizing power, legitimacy, in part by presenting "Jews" as the source for a variety of political, social, economic, and ethical problems facing the German people.”(United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Anti-semitism in History: Nazi Anti-semitism) After the events of Kristallnacht, many Jews were sent to concentration camps and daily life for Jews in Germany worsened which was the turning point for genocide for the Jewish Holocaust. Anti-semitism is the discrimination, prejudice, and hate for the Jews and it has been used by the Nazis to blame the Jews and has been convinced to be a norm in Germany which pushed the Jews away from society and eventually turned into a genocide of
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