Mein Kampf

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The Holocaust is perhaps one of the most horrific things to ever happen in the history of mankind. Over the span of a few years millions of people were systematically starved and killed, resulting in the devastation of countless lives, families and countries. This gruesome event was the result of Adolf Hitler, an Austrian citizen, becoming the Chancellor of Germany and carrying out his plans to improve the state of his crumbling nation. But how did Adolf Hitler, the fascist dictator that orchestrated one of the largest genocides in human history, rise to power in a democratic nation? Hitler rose to power due to the destruction of the nation after World War I due to the Treaty of Versailles and his anti semitic propaganda. Before one can…show more content…
Mein Kampf, the infamous book written by Adolf Hitler, was a powerful tool in the author 's rise to power for a few reasons. When directly translated Mein Kampf means My Struggle, which helped Hitler to connect with other Germans, who may also been feeling as though they were being put through a struggle of their own. Creating these connections to the public, and relating his struggles over life and dealing with the aftermath of warfare of World War I would help to build support for his cause. Additionally, having a physical object with all of the ideas that he believed in was a quick, efficient way to spread his words. Mein Kampf aided in Hitler 's rise to power because it gave a way for him to reach a larger audience with his…show more content…
Hitler was able to use Mein Kampf to discuss his ideas and inner thoughts. For example throughout the work he discusses his views on the Jewish, using them to blame for all the current problems of the German people. In the years after World War 1 Germany had begun to develop a anti semitic viewpoint in life. This was in part due to “A stab-in-the-back legend attributed the German and Austrian defeat in World War I to internal traitors working for foreign interests, primarily Jews and communists”, which initially spread to explain how the Central powers could have lost the war. This, coupled with the already negative stereotypes about the Jewish (such as being greedy), lead to a fierce dislike of the Jewish people. Hitler, who was already anti semitic at this stage in his life, took this shared hatred and pushed it into his

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