Adolf Hitler And Racism

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Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf is a window into anti-Semitic Nazism, into the political and social life during the third Reich of 1930 Provincial Germany, and into the aggressive methods of argumentation used by the dictator. The first section of the book, Nation and Race, aims at formulating justifications for Nazism while reflecting on anthropological theories such as extreme Ethnocentrism, biological references such as “survival of the fittest” and human intelligence, political theories of fascism, fundamentalism and nationalism. Understanding Hitler’s arguments requires knowledge about the modern historical background of Germany, of Europe as a whole, and a thorough differentiation between fascism, nazism and communism.

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These people needed only a group of convicted ideologues to pursue and actualise those ideals, and therefore were not forcibly driven out of fear to follow and approve of the Nazi Party. In a socio-economic context, Jews were mostly prevented from practicing the normal rights accorded to the rest of the members of society before the ascending of Hitler to power (they were prevented from land ownership for instance). This had already set tensions and accentuated discriminatory attitudes of the general population towards the Jews, to embracing and reinforcing the Nazi ideology. This is perhaps the reason why the dictator feels comfortable and at ease, in his writing, to aggressively and freely express his repugnance towards the “inferior” Jews, knowing that his feelings were commonly shared and known during his time and after the Weimar…show more content…
He openly disregards the contributions of countless races and civilisations in the development of the world and its enrichment. Most of the historical assumptions that he mentioned could very easily be disproved by simply referring and acknowledging the input and richness of the African, Asian and Arab cultures. To be more specific, one could refer to many discoveries: the very first fossils of early humans come entirely from the African continent, and no such fossils have been found anywhere else in the world. Africa is, in other words, the cradle of human kind -Darwin himself had predicted that in the 1870s. All recent existing civilisations are the fruit of early African civilisations. According to the “Out of Africa” hypothesis, all people alive today have inherited the same mitochondria from a woman who lived in Africa about 160,000 years ago. In addition, genetic footprints left behind by migrating peoples sixty thousand years ago shows that descendants of a small group of Africans have reached India, Asia and Australia through Djibouti’s Bab-al-Mandab. A Chinese DNA specialist, Jin Lin, with a group of scientists from the University of Texas was able to prove that the first inhabitants of China were indeed Black Africans who had migrated across Asia. Sheikh Anta Diop (a Senegalese historian, anthropologist, philosopher and politician) devoted his entire life to proving that Africa was the cradle of humanity. All these

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