The Nuremberg Trials were a series of trials held over the course of eleven months in which the Allies prosecuted German military leaders and officials for the crimes they had committed during World War II. Although many people believe that the Nuremberg Trials were biased and unfair, the trials were necessary to achieve justice and punish the top Nazis for their war crimes. In the late 1930s, Adolf Hitler began to gain power in Germany. He promised to change the social and economic problems caused by Germany’s debts due to reprimand payments for their loss during World War I. By blaming the Jews for Germany’s economic crisis and their defeat in World War I, Hitler was able to target the Jews as the country’s main enemy.
Equivalently, Hans and Sophie Scholl similar to Schindler fought against the dictatorship and harassment of the injustice tyrant Hitler. When Hitler came to power he wanted to preserve the Aryan race while exterminating and abusing those he believed were undesirable. He used words and pictures to make people perceive flesh and blood as inanimate objects; replaceable and useless. Whether it was out of fear, hate or simply the incapability to see past the glamour he had created, he obtained enough followers to take over the German government. Once he obtained the power he silenced the people through laws, making it so that the slightest criticisms of his view was punishable by death, torture or imprisonment.
He didn’t personally write them, but dictated them to his deputy, Rudolph Hess. When Hitler came out of jail, he decided that he needed to change his party to win the elections so he made it a democratic instead socialist party. He also created the Schutz Staffeln (SS) (English: Protection Squads) to be his bodyguards. He appointed Heinrich Himmler as the head of the SS. In 1928, the NSDAP or the Nazi Party got 2.6% vote share and for the first time, members of their party joined the Reichstag, the German parliament.
The Holocaust, a genocide, the mass murder of millions of innocent people. Adolf Hitler had been appointed chancellor of Germany in January of 1933, that was when the anti-Jewish crisis began. Adolf got the position due to Germany fear’s, that had been fomenting since the end of World War I. The Nazi party and the Communist party were the two largest parties, and Germany turned to the Nazi party because they feared becoming a communist country. On April 1, 1933, just weeks after Hitler has been appointed chancellor of Germany, boycotts of Jewish-owned businesses began.
For instance, it was noted that the “German propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and other Nazis carefully organized the pogroms.”1 To describe the Kristallnacht as just an act of revenge would completely undermine its true importance. To the Nazis, it was the perfect opportunity to launch an attack after the assassination. As a matter of fact, “Groups of SA and SS men (the Elite Guards and Storm Troops), wearing civilian clothes, went by motorcycle, with sidecars filled with stones, to designated places.”2 The
The Putsch was directly responsible for these changes because after the change in plans of the Nazi party because without the putsch the Nazi party would still be trying to get power through a revolution which would not have succeeded. Others would argue that the results of the election was not credible to the Putsch because it merely showed that the aggressive way was not the way to go, but Hitler and the Nazis change the Political strategies and did all the work to achieve the seats in the 1933
Upon his usurpation of the position and the expansion of his powers, he became Germany’s Führer, passing the Nuremberg Laws against the Jewish populations and instigating Kristallnacht, which legalized all violence against Jews. Throughout his reign, Hitler employed persuasive propaganda to win over children primarily, such as nationalistic posters, billboards, films, and pamphlets. He also expanded the school curriculum to incorporate his ideologies, teach the Nazi agenda, and physically train the youths for warfare, many of whom fell on the front. The disillusioned youth who fell prey to defending a hate- filled ideology were programmed to via the means that Hitler and his collaborators
(-- removed HTML --) Germany’s economy was suffering and Germans were struggling through brutal fuel and food shortages. Many had decided that the sections were still controlling many cities. Generals recommended a new civilian government and Germany was soon turned into a parliamentary democracy. The power of the army and navy were handed over to Reichstag by the Kaiser, Wilhelm II. The goal of
“The art of propaganda lies in sensing the emotional temper of the broad masses, so that you, in psychologically effective form, can catch their attention and move their hearts…” (Hitler 363) He was able to move their hearts because he used the peoples hatred and feelings of suffering after WWI and the Great Depression to his advantage. Not only did he capture the minds of the people by promoting aspects of life they wanted to change but “driving home your own point of view.” (Hitler, 263) His point of view and goals were to become a top european power militarily, socially, and economically. This required the elimination of people he didn’t have pure German blood and complete support from the people. Indoctrination, brainwashing and manipulation, was an effect of extreme propaganda. The people were completely brainwashed and their mindset absolutely changed and the Third Reich controlled the people “like a puppeteer manipulates the arms of his marionettes…” (Haffner 6) Hitler especially focused on the youth of Germany, in January 1933, the Hitler Youth had only 50,000 members, but by the end of the year it increased to more than 2 million.
When a fire started in the Reichstag building, Hitler used it as a way to start series of terrorist acts against politicians he considered enemies (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler claimed that these politicians were part of a Communist plan. By influencing the public, Hitler gained special powers to “protect the nation against possible Communist acts of violence” (“Hitler, Adolf”). Hitler went a long way by being influential. Anyone that he didn’t want alive, didn’t have much of a chance to survive.