After a rough time, people want to know they are safe. This is exactly what Hitler and his party were doing. One of the speakers, Rudolf Hess, glorifies Hitler by stating that "You are Germany. When you act. the nation acts; when you judge, the people judge."
Adolf Hitler’s Childhood: The One That Shaped Him Adolf Hitler, the incarnation of pure evil, climbed to power in Germany rather quickly at the end of World War I. Coming of power, he had countless vendettas with their roots in direct relation with experiences from his youth. With his strategy to exact revenge, Hitler is at most to blame for World War II which commenced on September 1, 1939. During the war, German troops began establishing concentration camps for those deemed as “undesirables.” These camps quickly spread like wildfire as war prisoner rates and the Jewish population grew. His desire for vengeance against the Jews, the “undesirables,” and the rest of the world was not something he stumbled upon, but it had been brewing inside
In Germany, before the German people served as soldiers, they were compelled to take an oath, saying that they are loyal to Adolf Hitler. Rudolf Hess was a SS commander of the concentration camp at Auschwitz which is in Poland. The oath taker is the person who takes the oath of being loyal to Hitler. Rudolf Hess’s role in the Holocaust was to overlook Auschwitz and follow given orders from Himmler. The oath taker’s role in the Holocaust was to work in a defense plant for the war.
This shows that he only cared for himself, not for the hard fighting soldiers. Haig did not spend his time on the front line with his men, but stayed away from the direct fighting. This was done not so he could live a luxurious life, but so he was able to see a further stretch of the trenches and plan his tactics accordingly. This is compared to being on the front line and only seeing a small area of the battle field and would therefore have less well planned tactics as they would only take a small proportion of the trenches into account. Hence Haig was acting well in his role, rather being ‘the butcher of the Somme’ as he positioned himself in a position where he could have an overview of the whole battlefield.
He knows that Hitler purposely brainwashed innocent children who have a great love for their country. He talks about how Hitler uses the youth to support him, knowing that they would do anything for the country they had grown in. Heck knows that most of the people who once supported Hitler’s teachings, now regret it and wish they were not used in such a cruel way. Hitler is now the most hated man in the world and everyone now knows that. Heck and Wiesel will now have very similar relationships with their
The Nazis “forbid the Jehovah’s Witnesses to meet together to study God's word and worship him” (Document 1). This was not a huge deal Hitler was just trying to separate them, however, these punishments continued to get worse. Nazis would hunt down Jehovah’s Witnesses and put them into concentration camps. In the concentration camps, they were tortured and killed. Along with this the conditions were terrible and they were not properly fed and cleaned, and they were forced to do hard jobs and labor.
Hitler rose to power with efficiency that any german would be proud of, he then created a force to be reckoned with from the rubble of a fallen nation. He proceeded to unite a divided people, towards his own goal. Hitler decreased Germany’s unemployment rate from a massive 6 million to a mere 300,000 in a matter of years. Adolf Hitler was the greatest leader of all time; because, he created a superpower, he united a people, and he achieved financial stability in Germany. After World War I, Germany was in ruins, Hitler restored Germany and created a superpower.
Heinrich Himmler (1900-1945) was the Reich Leader (Reichsführer) of the formidable SS of the Nazi party from 1929 until 1945. Himmler oversaw a vast ideological and bureaucratic empire that defined him for many both inside and outside the Nazi party as the second most powerful man in Germany during World War II. Heinrich Himmler was viewed as the prime architect for the planning and implementation for the Holocaust due to the effect of his social view on the design and his role as Head of the SS and Security to implement the Final Solution. Heinrich Himmler’s view of non-Aryan people, especially Jews was a significant factor in the planning of the Holocaust. Himmler was an avid believer in racial purity which first started in 1922 when Himmler was 22 where he began to see himself as a “True Aryan” (Longerich,
He imbibed racist ideas during his stay in Vienna, which he later fled to avoid service in the army (Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2007). After World War 1, Germany was forced to pay reparations to France and Great Britain. People in Germany were upset and angry over this, Hitler took advantage of this and gave them a target to focus their anger and resentment on: the Jewish population. The quote is from the Encyclopeadia judaica, “In June 1934 he had his predecessors as chancellor along with numerous others murdered as a sign of his total control.” This supports the thesis by showing that he had the ambition to do what it takes to gain more power. He wasn’t afraid to kill them, for him it was another step he had to take in order to further control Germany.
He structured his early speeches to produce an emotional response. Laurence Rees, Hitler’s Charisma: Leading Millions into the Abyss, (London: Ebury, 2012), 21-22 Source C: ‘It’s always claimed that the Führer was sent to us from God. I don’t doubt it. The Führer was sent to us from God - though not in order to save Germany but to ruin it.’ -German civilian, 1944 Nazi Intelligence