As defined by dictionary.com, scapegoatism is “the act or practice of assigning blame or failure to another, as to deflect attention or responsibility away from oneself.” The German extremists blamed the Jews for the problems in their country such as hyperinflation caused by the German government printing an excess of money, not by Jewish bankers. This would lead to the Holocaust. While scapegoating was
What is clear is that the genocide of the Jews was the decade of Nazi policy, under the rule of Adolf Hitler. The "Final Solution" was implemented in stages. After the Nazi party rise to power, state-enforced racism resulted in anti-Semitism, boycotts, Aryanization, and finally the "Night of Broken Glass" pogrom, all of which aimed to remove the Jews from German society.. Liberation- The Liberation was the release of the concentration camp inmates. In 1944, Allied forces entered Majdanek, and “rescued” the Jews. The USSR, and the USA came through Germany and Poland and set the camp’s inhabitants free.
Although many atrocities were being committed, the Germans feared for their lives if they stood up for the Jews and disobeyed Hitler’s rule. David would be correct if he said that some Germans became systematically cruel, but the fundamental attribution error is introduced when David says that all Germans became systematically cruel.
Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question. Many believe that the Nazis were the cause and started World War II. These people believe that the Nazis are to be held responsible for the holocaust
In Nazi Germany (1933-1945), Jews were persecuted simply because they were Jewish, and eventually put to death in gas chambers, or shot, or burned in locked houses. Their bodies were made useful to the Nazis. Their hair was shaved for use in padding and their bodies were turned into soap. This is clearly wrong, even though it was legal in Nazi Germany at that time. Were the people killing Jews “evil”?
As a matter of fact, Nazi used Propaganda to give the Jews a message warning them. Eventually, the Jews were forced to wear Yellow Stars (badge). Third, they believed that the Germans were members of a “master race”. After all, these are the particular reasons that caused the Nazi Ideology to
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.
Germany was looking for someone to point the finger at for their regression and Hitler gave them the perfect victims. Hitler twisted and turned Germany from a struggling democracy into a harsh dictatorship, just by defining and separating one group differently from the rest. Hitler promoted radical ideas that he forced onto Germany’s society and gave them a specific definition of what a Jew
People lost confidence in the democratic system and turned towards the extremist political parties such as the Communists and Nazis during the depression” (BBC 2014) The German people were alone, angry, seeking for answers and revenge of some sorts, seeing that the democratic system failed to satisfy them in any way, the German citizens turned to anyone who would take them in like the Communists and the Nazi party. They seek release from their pain and suffering, seeking to feel some sort of power. Unfortunately for the Jews, this puts them in a very uncomfortable place, as they are the prime targets of the Nazi’s parties rain during World War II. Humans have a tendency to blame others for our misfortune rather than blaming ourselves, and when Adolf Hitler rose to power, all of the blame is dumped on the
Many wanted and even attempted to regain their freedom, just as Aung San Suu Kyi did in Burma. Hitler persecuted Jews, homosexuals, and Gypsies. He thought Jews were an inferior race and a threat to racial purity and community. He started killing Jews and putting them in concentration camps to stop the threat. They started taking away the Jews rights, starting with stripping Jewish lawyers and doctors of their clients, dissolving businesses, and confiscating property.