Why did Hitler hate the Jews so much? Nobody knows the exact reason why he was so cruel to them. Some people say things like “he was furious with his Jewish grandfather”, and many other things. Those things aren’t necessarily the reason but they may be a build up of hatred before he got very violent. Hitler hated the Jews so much, for many different reasons, that he'd torture them and most of the time he'd execute them.
The Holocaust’s Importance Even though the Enlightenment brought and encouraged religious toleration, some people interpreted some of its ideas wrongly. The incorrect interpretation of Darwin’s theory of evolution and other sociological conceptions gave rise to some racial ideas like Social Darwinism, Fascism, Nazism. After WWI, the German Veteran Adolf Hitler blamed Jews for the defeat. He also predicted a global war on Jews in his book “Mein Kampf,” My Struggle. Hitler and some German socialists believed in the purity of Germans’ ethnicity; they saw Jews and Gypsies as the most dangerous threat to their race purity.
During and after the war, anti-Semitism was still very prevalent, and this prejudice could be seen in literature and people 's attitudes towards Jews. After the war, Jews were still discriminated against as they had been since the days of the Roman Empire. People still excluded them believing they, as non Jews, were better than the Jews. This way of thinking eventually led to the Holocaust and World War II. In the novel, Robert Cohn is a Jew, and when Jake or other characters are annoyed with him, they use the word, “Jew” as an insult.
Anti-Semitism is defined as the hatred or disapproval of the Jewish religion and it’s believer’s lifestyle. Scapegoating can be connected to anti-semitism in many ways, especially in today's world in the United States. Many innocent people are affected by Anti-semitism causing it to be a global issue. The play The Crucible has similar issues that have to be dealt with as the play goes along. Both anti-semitism and The Crucible deal with major affairs that are still faced today.
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 historians denote that there are so many reasons as to why Jews were and still are being hated and persecuted and here are a few. It is felt that the Jews are hated and persecuted because they either possess a lot of power or are worthless, responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and seen as a threat to racial purity through assimilation. The Sinai Jews were among the Jews that were hated the most. They were hated and persecuted because they believed that there was only one God that mankind or God's chosen people are suppose to believe in and serve. That belief alone caused confusion between the Sinai Jews and others.
The flaw to that argument is that those would only be discovered after the war and only if the allies had won, by however actively arming yourself, killing Nazi’s and, sabotoging supplies the impact would be immediately felt, presenting a better chance of winning. When slavery was still a big problem, many of the slaves still ran away which was still resisting. Many Jews did try and run, their problem was that the Jews and the slaves were they were always isolated so their best option, if they could was to run. Some also revolted, but the ones that did nothing, regretted it, because they
The exists of a Jewish Resistance is not commonly known: Jews are mainly seen as victims, weak and defenseless. It seems difficult to believe that anyone would defy Adolf Hitler’s German army. One of the most basic displays was, “they painted anti-Hitler slogans on fences and walls around Berlin.”(Rappaport) The Nazis were a powerful group, to continue opposing them meant that acts of resistance had to be done undercover. Lies and unjust blame caste towards the Jewish people sparked rebellion. Most displays of resistance were done at night.
The fact that the Nazis saw people different than them as less than human is the most upsetting to me. Even in today’s world, when many political leaders are incredibly divided in their views, people still find a way to humanize their opponents. It is highly necessary to have perspective and respect for others so the world can prevent a horrible tragedy like this from occurring
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
Adolf Hitler “Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.” -Adolf Hitler. This essay will be over Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazis and murderer of the Jews and countless others. Hitler got his point across to the Jews that he clearly did not want them around. He blamed them for the loss of World War II. In my opinion, I think he blamed them because they were not like him.
The Jews of the Second Temple period, occurring between 538 BCE and 70 BC, were exposed to many outside cultures that threatened their existence as a political, spiritual, and peaceful people. Politically, the Jews were governed against their will by many foreign leaders such as the Roman monarch Herod Agrippa and the Greek king Antiochus. Spiritually, the Jews were deprived of many of their religious traditions and pushed towards alien beliefs and practices. The Jews who had tried beforehand to be a peaceful people, now had to resort to fighting and revolting to live in harmony. The responses of Jews in these various generations were dependent on whether they had a strong and courageous leader who led them through these challenging times
Propaganda was also in forms of cartoons . Cartons were in newspapers that nazi had control over. In the cartoons it told nothing but lies about jews and that they do not belong in the german society because they they were subhuman to the nazis. Propaganda was not just mainly about jews but it was for Siniti and Gypsies , political dissidents, and gays. They believed that this would be harmful to the health of the society.Although Nazi germany was heaven to germans, it was a living hell to others , such as the untermensch, the jews, African people, basically anyone who was not a German.
Even Jesus was said to believe that he was also a Jew. The concept of Anti-Semitism characterized the Jews as a coldhearted group of people. Jews were not welcomed into the Christian religion and were not considered Christians. The holocaust was a devastating time
The Black Death had a big impact on European religion. Because people could not understand the plague, they strongly believed that the plague was a punishment sent by God. The church claimed that God was punishing people because of the sins they have committed. They organized religious marches and told people to pray to get rid of the horrible disease. However, around 1348, Christians started accusing the Jews of bringing and spreading the plague to Europe.