The reason he provided for the Germans loss of WW1 was because of the Jews of Germany, specifically the bankers. When he came to power he organized one of the largest mass murdering schemes in history, that being the Holocaust. In states in his book Mein Kampf, “Rational anti-Semitism, however, must lead to systematic legal opposition.…Its final objective must unswervingly be the removal of the Jews altogether.”. Hitler further emphasized his anti-Semitic feelings by passing the Nuremberg Laws. Encyclopedia Britannica describes this law as, “the Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour and the Law of the Reich Citizen—became the centerpiece of anti-Jewish legislation and a precedent for defining and categorizing Jews in all German-controlled lands.” The law also set strict regulations on marriage and business.
“We now have a voice for those who don’t.” During the Holocaust, seven million people died, six million which were Jews, and they will never be able to tell their stories. Emotional and physical heartbreak was created and needed to be recognized to express the truth. Elie Wiesel wrote Night to show his journey throughout The Holocaust. He published Night twenty three years later, terrified to relive the moments in his writing. But he knew somebody needed to stand up for the deceased.
Persecution is the elimination of a certain religious, ethnic, or political group to strengthen the government's power. Often times the government uses the tactic of scapegoating, or blaming a group for the country's flaws, to achieve this (Key Traits of Totalitarianism Handout). Hitler blamed the Jewish people for Germany’s loss in World War 1. The Jews were used as scapegoats to reduce the humiliation of the Germans for losing the war. Because of this, Hitler’s goal was to cleanse Germany of any backstabbing Jews (Growing Fascism in Germany Notes, pg 1).
This act of hatred or maybe even racism was called Anti-Semitism. Due to this Jews were wrongly blamed for sickness, poverty, economic crisis, political conflicts, and more (Byers 9). Adolf Hitler had led the charge of Anti-Semitism. Hitler had also believed that it was the Jews fault that Germany had lost the first World War, which was a contributing factor in moving Jews to the ghettos (Byers 35). The order was sent for the Jews to be moved to the first
Before events such as deportation to Auschwitz, German and Polish morals had already begun to weaken. The Nazi's used propaganda to ensure that the image of the Jewish community was a negative one. By making people like Vladek wear the Star of David, the party was able to completely dehumanize the Jews. Their association with evil allowed for the swaying and comprised Polish and German morals. This complete dismissal of ethical behavior demonstrates the truth of the current fragility of morals in these communities.
What causes us to involuntarily stereotype races? Is pride hindering our better judgment, or is it simply the opinion of society? While no event can be singled out as the cause for racial discrimination, the Holocaust plays a main role in society’s problems today. The Holocaust, also known as the Ha-Shoah, was a genocide in which Adolf Hitler ordered the killing of about six million Jews. However, it is often forgotten that the Jews were not the only ones to be subjected to such cruel persecution.
Some governments have very extreme ideas. If they want their population to adhere to their ideology, altering information is a good method. In the documentary Love, Hate & Propaganda, it is shown that Adolf Hitler, leader of the Nazi party, made a movie about the jewish ghetto in Warsaw, Poland. In this movie, he changed the reality: Jews were shown as dirty, living in very bad conditions. In the movie it is never said that the nazis forced them into these horrible living conditions; they say it’s their “natural state”.
Many Jews were captured, Germans were beaten, and glass from hundreds of shops and buildings littered the ground. (Shuman 27) Jews, however, were not the only people targeted. A man named Adolf Hitler believed that anyone who was Jewish, a gypsy, crippled, or disabled was considered a disgrace to the German population. Anyone who fits into one of these categories would be picked up by a Nazi soldier to be taken to the ghettos. If not, they were lucky enough to be an Aryan.
The Holocaust is arguably one of the most disastrous genocides in history. Hitler and his men killed millions of Jews during his reign and it seemed like nothing can stop them. No one dared to speak of the Holocaust and its events that happened. However, there seems to be a secret weapon that can destroy the silence. Voices that speak up about the events are able to paint a picture for the people who had not witnessed the Holocaust for themselves.
Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. 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.