TASK 1- WWII ESSAY
How did Nazis control the people through the use of concentration camps, rallies and glorification of Hitler? How was each of these means used to control German society and secure Hitler’s position and power?
During the period of World War 2. Hitler and the Germans wanted to exterminate all Jews. They hated anyone who was of Jewish decent. The reason for this is because he thought that the German race was superior to everyone else. There are many strategies that Adolf Hitler used during the war to control the Jews and to ensure that the Nazi Germans were following and obeying his rules, regulation and policies.
The main way that Hitler controlled the Jews was through force and terror. One of these strategies was concentration camps. The definition of a concentration camp is “a place in which large numbers of people, especially political prisoners or members of persecuted minorities, are deliberately imprisoned in a relatively small area with inadequate facilities, sometimes to provide forced labour or to await mass execution. The term is most strongly associated with the several hundred camps established by the Nazis in Germany and occupied Europe 1933–45, among the most infamous being Dachau, Belsen, and Auschwitz”. Concentration camps were successfully ran by the Nazi soldiers collecting as many Jews as possible. They would tell the Jews that they were going to work on farms. They even took children to these inhumane camps. At the camps they would gas
Consequently, she observes all of the propaganda raining down on her. As Nazi Germany unfolded, the Nazis used strategies such as propaganda and fear to control millions of Germans and Jews. Adolf Hitler used propaganda which had struck terror amongst Jewish people, and hope within the “Pure Germans,” known as the Aryan
Children poisoned by educated physicians. Infants killed by trained nurses. Women and babies shot by high school and college graduates.” - A letter from a Holocaust survivor Adolf Hitler’s concentration camps and Joseph Stalin’s gulags have similar conditions and atmospheres. A gulag is a system of labor camps maintained in the former Soviet Union from 1930 to 1955.
The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside.
In 1933, Jews in Germany were about 525,000 (1%) of the total German population(The Holocaust-World War 2). Between 1933 and 1939, hundreds of thousands of the Jews who could leave Germany, did, those who couldn’t, stayed in fear(The Holocaust-World War 2). Evidence has shown hatred towards the Jews long before the Holocaust(The Holocaust-World War 2). Hitler blamed the Jews for the defeat of the war in 1918(The Holocaust-World War 2). After the death of President Paul Von Hidenburg in 1934, Hitler made himself Germany’s supreme
All of the prisoners were forced to look at the hanging child, “lingering between life and death, withering before our eyes” as they walked past to get their soup. Any one person could have saved him from this cruel death, but it would have only been in vain because the savior and the boy would’ve been shot (Wiesel 65). The Gestapo even forced a man to place his own father’s corpse into the furnace; he had no choice but to do it for fear of his body being next inside the furnace. As they were evacuating camp in the rail cars, the Gestapo ordered the men to throw out the dead bodies, which they agreed to happily because that meant more space for the living, so they threw the bodies out as if they were nothing, like “a sack of flour” (Wiesel 99). The orders to witness and commit heinous acts allowed the prisoners themselves to fall victims to accepting them and refusing to prevent them for fear of
Propaganda, terror and repression played a significant role in the Nazi regime. Hitler used each to supplement and complement each other with the main focus to make Hitler appear a strong, powerful and all-knowing man who was in favour of the Nazi vision of the ‘national community’. This all impacted the German people by preserving support for Nazism and ensuring that the community that didn 't agree with the Nazi regime would not be heard by any
On September 31, 1939, Germany, a strong Axis force, invaded Poland to regain lost territory and eventually for Hitler, the German Fuhrer, to have the ability to govern Poland as well as Germany. In Poland, Hitler did set up concentration camps for anyone who wanted to liberate Poland for Germany. Some Polish citizens were eventually killed, to keep Germany safe from Polish people who would want to fight back against the Germans. On December 7, 1941, Japan, another Axis force, attacked another country and bombed Pearl Harbor, an American Naval base in Hawaii.
The Holocaust is a sorrowful event known as the systematic extermination of millions of Jews by the Nazi regime during World War Two. Crimes from the Holocaust were the outcome of the Nazi government's use of both hard power and soft power strategies. The concentration camps, where prisoners were subjected to physical abuse, torture, and death, were evident examples of hard power, which is characterized by the use of force and compulsion. On the other hand, soft power was used through psychological manipulation and propaganda to win the Germans' support and cooperation. In this research paper, the use of both physical force and soft power during the Holocaust will be addressed, along with how they impacted how the genocide ultimately played out.
Using hatred as a way to rally the German population to their cause, the Nazi Party was able to advance the elimination of Jews. The anger and hate of the Jews induced fear in others who were afraid for their own safety. Fear of the Jews themselves allowed a path to anger, which would lead to hatred and the suffering of others. Yoda’s quote from Star Wars, “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger.
Hitler also changed the religious culture in many parts of Europe. One of Hitler’s main goals while in office was to eliminate the jewish and any other non-aryan people. In the process, Hitler made The Nuremberg Laws. Adolf Hitler, “implemented these laws to ostracize, discriminate and expel Jews from German society” (3) Diverse culture was rejected. Physically, the people of Germany, mostly jews, were affected because of Hitler trying to make the population one master race.
Jews were moved to the camps to either work or be killed (Veil 113). The Nazis also wanted to keep the children, but only twins because the Nazi scientist wanted to experiment on them (Veil 115). The Nazis had a plan called the System of Death where they told all the Jews that they were going to take showers and clean off and the Nazis took them to a medium sized room where they all stripped down getting ready for showers. The Nazis would then put some Zyklon B pellets into the chamber where it reacted with the oxygen in the air and turned into chlorine gas and all the Jews were dead in minutes. They then would force some other Jews to carry the bodies to the crematorium where the bodies would be
This was such a tragic time in history and we should all be thankful that our world isn 't like this. The Concentration Camps were made because Hitler hated the jews and wanted to kill all and they were kind of brainwashing them to tell them it is a wonderful place to live. When they were making the camps the Nazis would go around just shooting people for no reason. So Hitler and the Nazis captured the majority of the Jews and put them into these camps saying they should be here and that they deserve to died and it is all their fault.
At camp they would work untill the Nazi’s thought it was time to kill them. During 1933 the Nazis started to establish a network of camps. They were concentration camps due to the fact that they were used to concentrate enemies and certain groups of people in one place all together. Not one was better than the other for the Jews though, they all were gonna eventually gonna get killed by either sickness or the Nazi’s. The camps were not kept well, they were kept dirty and nasty cause it did not make a difference if they were clean or not to the