Genocide In Nazi Germany

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Both Australia and Nazi Germany used scientific racism to justify their racial policies. Where they differed was in the application of genocide.
Genocide is a process that develops in eight stages that are predictable but not inexorable. At each stage, preventive measures can stop it. The process is not linear. Logically, later stages must be preceded by earlier stages. But all stages continue to operate throughout the process. (Definition)
Scientific racism could be classified as many things. The act of justifying inequalities between natural groups of people by recourse to science it is the result of a conjunction of two cultural values of ideologies.
1909 the Australian government started removing Aboriginal children from their homes and
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them. The Nazis were Darwinists, meaning that they believed in survival of the fittest. Anyone that was not part of the "superior race" would be killed. Their main targets were Jews, Gypsies, and people with disabilities, afro-Germans, Jehovah Witnesses, homosexuals, and prostitutes. Hitler thought the Nazi Germany was becoming weaker because of people who lived there who he thought were ‘genetically weak”. His idea of a non-weak person is a person who is pale, blonde hair, and blue eyes. Classification is the idea of “us vs. them mentality”. Australian and British governments were primarily…show more content…
They intimidate witnesses, deny that crimes have been committed and often blame victims. (Definition)
Holocaust denial is the claim that the genocide never happened. Many people denied that the holocaust ever happened and that not many as 6 million people died. They claim that only 2,700 people died because of World War I and that camps could not have hold that many people.
The aboriginal people, how do they fit into the definition of genocide? Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group. Some children removed were left seriously mentally distraught,
Not knowing their culture or origin, not knowing their family, being told their family was dead, and being stripped of their individuality.
Saying Australia used genocide to justify their racial policies would be an overstatement. The crimes against the Aboriginal people don’t consist as genocide. Although the crimes against the race were abysmal and they did not fit into some of the stages and the definition of genocide. They were never the targets for mass killings or extermination compared to the Jews. Nazi Germany did use extreme measures of genocide to justify their racial
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