The start of Nazism however has also been blamed on social Darwinism (Weikart, 1993). Even though it began in Britain, social Darwinism had its greatest impact on continental Europe, especially in Germany. It began to get accepted in Germany in the 1890s after liberalism had passed its prime (Weikart, 1993). The social Darwinism in Germany was present long before Hitler so this goes to show you that the hatred and racism was already there even before Hitler came to power and manipulated the
The Weimar Republic was established in 1919 and was a democratic state to replace imperialism because the Treaty of Versailles stated that Germany had to become a democratic country. The Weimar Republic was significantly weak due to hyperinflation, the economic collapse, the Treaty of Versailles, and other issues that were present during that time. The Weimar Republic faced chaos and violence with the Communist uprising and the Kapp Putsch. The Kapp Putsch, which took place in March 1920, was a threat to the new government and was assisted by General Luttwitz who led a group of Freikorps men (Kapp Putsch). They were against Friedrich Ebert’s beliefs about the humiliation of the Treaty of Versailles.
The Treaty of Versailles had a large significance on Germany and its future, but 1919-1939 will be focused on - highlighting its negative effects on Germany’s military and population, the economic Depression, how it gave Hitler inspiration and his rise to power, and other topics, such as how history was forever changed. Millions of people lost their lives. It all traces back to one fateful moment. The close of the war - The Great War. The Big Three: Wilson, Lloyd George, and Clemenceau all signed the Treaty of Versailles at the Paris Peace Conference.
Tim Snyder’s “Bloodlands” gives a detailed history of Europe during the reigns of Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. In “Bloodlands” Snyder’s main point is to describe that although Hitler and Stalin had conflicting goals and viewpoints, their actions directly affected one another and resulted in one of the most horrific time periods in European history. Timothy Snyder is an American author and historian who specializes in the Holocaust and Central and Western Europe. After graduating high school, Snyder received his Bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his Doctorate from Oxford University; Snyder also has held fellowships Paris, Vienna, and Warsaw (Timothy Snyder, 2018). Due to his vast experience and education in Europe, specifically in Warsaw and in Vienna, Snyder probably had a large amount of exposure to the events he writes about in “Bloodlands.” There may have been more opportunity to hear from primary sources about the events that occurred and as a result, these experiences sparked his interests.
Simultaneously, the plot of the novel is also driven by Kurt Vonnegut’s own experiences in Dresden, Germany, which, as mentioned earlier is what gives the book a semi-autobiographical genre. Slaughterhouse-Five explores the various aspects of war: the negativity of war, the consequences it imposes on those affected by it, and the unfairness of life regarding how we are forced into things we don’t desire, only to then we grow old and die at the end of it all. In spite of
Carr, Steven Alan. “The Holocaust in the text: Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables and the allegorical film adaptation.” Film Criticism 27.1 (2002): 50+.Literature Resource Center. Web.20 Oct. 2016. “The Holocaust in the text: Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables and the allegorical film adaption” this describes the Holocaust and novel of the Les Miserables with similar injustice actions towards people. Victor Hugo’s classic 1862 novel, Les Miserable resonated with overtly and covertly in the Holocaust.
Throughout history, there have been many events where it had a significant impact on the nation, society, or an individual. During the early 1900s, when World War I occurred, in the United States the theme of work of literatures changed due to the impact of the event. Specifically, World War 1 had its mark on the works of Ernest Hemingway. World War I was a prominent event that had a major effect on American literature itself and authors. Due to different chain of events, such as alliances within foreign countries and the death of Franz Ferdinand, it sparked the global war between the allies, including Britain, France, and Russia, and the central powers including Germany and Austria- Hungary.
Because it is first, it has the most influential qualities. Delving into the relationship between German cinema and Hollywood, when the Nazis took over Germany from 1933 to 1945, many of the directors like Fritz Lang and Ernst Lubitsch became refugees in America. This had clearly benefited Hollywood because these émigré filmmakers brought with them new knowledge in cinema to the US (Goldmann, 2013). Being one of the most influential director of German Expressionism, Fritz Lang used distortions and harsh lighting to express the internal feelings of an individual. This had influenced American director, Alfred Hitchcock in his films like I Confess
Thomas Aquinas have contributed immensely to not only politics but also education. His works have influenced the western cultures and religion. His thoughts on the ideal form of government has been recognized by the Catholic Church and can be applied in various aspects of one’s life. Various Christian leaders have applied the principles, ideas and philosophies of St. Aquinas on the best form of government in various social, economic and political situations. Even non Catholics adopted his principles in their modern life; one such example is Morton Adler who was influenced by St. Thomas’s book ‘Summa Theologica’ that he wanted to convert to a catholic.