The Nuremberg Trials were a series of trials held over the course of eleven months in which the Allies prosecuted German military leaders and officials for the crimes they had committed during World War II. Although many people believe that the Nuremberg Trials were biased and unfair, the trials were necessary to achieve justice and punish the top Nazis for their war crimes. In the late 1930s, Adolf Hitler began to gain power in Germany. He promised to change the social and economic problems caused by Germany’s debts due to reprimand payments for their loss during World War I. By blaming the Jews for Germany’s economic crisis and their defeat in World War I, Hitler was able to target the Jews as the country’s main enemy.
Due to Zionism many Germans began to think that Jews want to take over the world. German unity also helped with the rise of Anti-Semitism in the mid-1800s. Before the German people were unified the country did not have a single nation but many different German speaking kingdoms. Nationalist in Germany wanted all the kingdoms to come together and make one big Germany to combat other European super powers such as France, Britain, and Russia. The road to German unification was not easy and when thing became ruff, the German people blamed their problems on the Jews.
After Germany signed the Treaty of Versailles nations of Germany had live miserable lives, because high inflation happened in Germany. Germany made a wrong decision when they had to pay money. Instead of taxing people to give money for the damage to Allies, Germany borrowed a lot of money from other countries. As a result they had to pay more money with a huge debt. However German government printed more money to pay off the debt but it caused inflation.
When he applied to the German Army this was only the beginning to his rise to power.After being accepted into the army and being apart of it for a few years, Hitler was trying to work his way up to higher positions. Hitler had a reason for doing this, back in 1918 Germany surrender the war and Hitler became less patriotic towards his country and blamed Jewish
From there they boarded a train to Switzerland (Roberts 80-81). Now they were poor and not welcome in Czechoslovakia or Germany. So Oskar tried and schemed to get rich, but eventually he moved to Frankfurt Germany. He left Emilie behind but their marriage was already over but the 1960’s. When he went back to Germany many Jewish organizations helped him because they had heard what he had done for the Jews (Roberts 84-84).
This particular propaganda convinced adults and kids that jews needed to be exterminated from Germany to reach its goals. Hitler set out to rid Germany of the Slavs, Romas, gays, jews, and others that did not fit his idea so he used propaganda to convince them of it ( the rise of the nazis 60 ). Hitler’s use of propaganda did not only effect the jews and unwanted, it, according to the book Tell Them We Remember the Story of the Holocaust, “ the executioners were ‘oridinary men’ who followed the orders of their commanding officers.” “ some killers drank heavily to dull their thoughts and feelings “ (susan d. Bachrach 43). In the same book it states that they would use certain words or phrases almost like codes to make themselves feel better about what their action is going to
They had conquered Norway, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, and Luxemburg(An Introductory History of the Holocaust-Jewish Virtual Library). After German religious leaders protested, Hitler put an end to the Holocaust in August 1941(An Introductory History of the Holocaust-Jewish Virtual Library). 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).
Early on in his writing career Bonhoeffer claimed to be a pacifist. Paul Lehmann claims during Bonhoeffer’s 1939 visit to America that Bonhoeffer still self-identified as a pacifist. Up until that time Bonhoeffer’s “resistance” of Hitler and the Nazi had come in the form of condemnation from the pulpit, but not long after his return he began to participate in the organization that conspired against Hitler. By 1940 the group decided that an assassination attempt would be the best thing for Germany and Bonhoeffer, while not directly involved, supported the attempt. By April of 1943 Bonhoeffer was arrested and in April of 1945 he was executed for his part in the conspiracy.
These "home-made" soldiers seemed indistinguishable in appearance, some even wearing German military uniforms, yet all wore the red and white armbands that identified them as the Sons and Daughters of Poland. Each person acted in whatever capacity he could, and supported the Home Army in resisting Nazi terror. The Home Army conducted various strategies of subterfuge which included propaganda, espionage, sabotage, diversionary tactics, explosives, and assassinations of German officers. The Poles knew that if they were to be caught by the Germans, it would have resulted in their deaths, but they continued to fight anyway. The Polish nation had suffered more than a century of violent attacks, and occupation by foreign powers - resistance became second nature to them.
The Nazis attempted to identify and contain all the Jews so that eventually, they could be moved to gas chambers. They used the euphemism “the final aim” to conceal their intention to exterminate the Jewish race from Europe (Byers 63). Additionally, Members of the Nazi party used the forced migration of the Jews to rob them of many of their belongings. Jewish families had their houses, money, clothing, artwork, jewelry and furniture taken in the chaos (Byers 65). On September 21st, 1939, Nazi official Reinhard Heydrich made an announcement that would change the lives of millions of Jews.
After the occupation of Poland in late 1939 the Nazi started capturing the Jews and putting them into the camps where they started to talk about the “Final Solution” or the end of all the Jews, and possibly of the whole world. The Nazi tried to hide this plan as much as possible, to not seem cruel when they actually were. Overall, Nazi built the concentration camps to detain the ‘enemies of the state’ and to persecute the
Japan drops a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor to solve economic and demographic problems, to expand territory, and to repay the U.S for trade embargoes. The first reason Japan drops the bomb on Pearl Harbor bestows the solving of economic and demographic problems. During WWII Japan’s economy will be demolished due to “millions of people dieing and around 40% of its capital stock gone” (Benjamin Powell). In hopes of restoring their economic problems Japan allies with Germany and Italy. During this time Japan gains a horrible attitude toward China because of their trade.
When they moved to Lansing they were already being harassed by the “ Black Legion”. The Black Legion saw the Little family as “uppered niggers” because of his dad 's dream for wanting to own a store, also for living outside the Lansing Negro district, and for spreading unrest and dissention among "the good niggers.". So one night when Malcolm
Many teachers in schools were forced to stop working because the government could no longer pay them. During the Great Depression the Hoover Dam was built. The Dam was built on October 9, 1936. When this was being built it created many jobs for people during the Depression. The Hoover Dam was created in Nevada and produced electricity
Around the same time of when the Great Depression started, just before, the stock market crashed . Even though it was not the sole purpose of the Great Depression, it sure did add on to it . Most companies that lent people money, lost their business and went bankrupt . Since many people did not have much money, many factories were left with large inventories of goods . Between 1932 and 1936, the government established unemployment relief camps .