Adolf Hitler abused his power negatively by killing/torturing many jews and treating everyone but the dominant person in his eyes poorly. He also caused countless other problems naming him as one of the worst leaders in history. Adolf Hitler had a lot of power being the ruler of Nazi Germany, but he used to poorly, with power like that many good can be done but Adolf Hitler used it in a negative way. He used his power to create a genocide against Jews and focus the country towards war instead of improvement of the nation. Adolf Hitler, was an aspiring artist but there was no success coming his way therefore he screened for Austrian military service in 1914, and was put into war when world war 1 started, being deployed in october 1914 to Belgium.
Led by Adolf Hitler, the Nazis exercised authoritative control over a mass of hard-working proletarians, specifically minorities. For a considerable amount of time, these minorities were used as scapegoats for German problems and were subject to extreme ostracization and brutal torture. As a German, Heinrich Böll felt a substantial amount of guilt on behalf of his country and the things its government had done (Schumaker). Additionally, he felt Germany’s morals were generally worsening (Reid) and thus sought to divulge the social tyranny of the aristocracy. Through his work, specifically “The Balek Scales,” Böll garnered a “solid reputation as ‘the good German’ who unambiguously criticised fascism,” (Reid).
The largest contributor to the events that took place during the Holocaust are the effects of conformity. Many Germans, during WWII had started to take on the ideology of Hitler – that Jewish citizens in Germany were the cause of their poverty and misfortune. Of course, many knew that this was merely a form of scapegoating, and although they disagreed with the majority of Germany’s citizens, many would not speak up for fear of isolation (Boone,
There were many reasons that contributed to Hitler 's invasion of the USSR. Hitler had always harboured a hatred for the Slavs, he thought they were inferior, impure people who were only fit to be used as slaves. This was a racist attitude that had been with Hitler for many years
She wrote her diary that helped others realise the true horrors of war. She left a legacy by being the voice of the Holocaust. In the time of Anne Frank, the Nazis were starting their rise to power, which caused problems all around the globe. Before the war started, discrimination against Jewish citizens in Germany was strong. Hitler, being the dictator of Germany, implemented many anti-Semitic laws which targeted the Jewish people of Germany.
During World War II, Hitler and his Nazis ruled Germany declaring Jews and various other races inferior. Afterwards, all Jews in Germany were rounded up and sent to different concentration camps all throughout Germany. Most people sent to the camps were gassed; however, some were experimented on for the Nazi’s own gain. There were terrible, traumatizing experiments that took place on these camps, horrible experiences for all victims. The gruesome experiments that took place during the Holocaust are abhorrent because the experiments they performed, the procedure of the tests, and the ethical conflicts that these despicable tests left behind.
With historical events as large and dehumanizing as the Holocaust was for so many people, representation and retelling of the event becomes a difficult subject. How can someone accurately convey the pain and suffering so many millions of people felt especially when there is the potential for someone to profit? Art Spiegelman's comic book Maus was subjected to the same criticism and more surrounding the ethics from publishing his comic and the issues raised by the tale of his father's survival. The means that Vladek Spiegelman and other Jews used to try and remain alive were considered barbaric by the outside world and brings into question the ethics of survival and the fragility of morality. Art Spiegelman portrays this complex issue on page one hundred and fourteen with the interaction between Vladek and his cousins Haskel and Jakov.
The primary concern of this novel is the guilt that is spread through generations after WW2 and the holocaust. An important motif is a question of who must be held responsible for acts committed by the older generation throughout the Holocaust. Michael's generation lay blame on not only the Nazi enforcers but also, the bystanders. This includes people in the previous generation who looked the other way, either by accepting Nazi sympathizers and perpetrators back into society after the war or their passivity during the Holocaust. Michael believes that filial love: “made them irrevocably complicit in their crimes.” He feels that love for the older generation as a complicity shows the long-lasting role of guilt in a nation’s history.
When people were active so many lives were lost. In the text, “Resistance During the Holocaust,” it states that “However, the risk of resisting Nazi policies were grave; often an act of resistance by one person would mean the death of many others” (paragraph 5). If all Jews would have fought who knows where we could be today. Maybe they would have won their fight but many more lives would have been lost, but maybe no one would even know they fought. However, some may say that writing and keeping records may have never seen the light of day.
Has our society overcome the Holocaust? A time period were more than six million Jews were persecuted and murdered by the Nazi regime and its collaborators in Germany because of their religion. It’s very unlikely. More than seventy years after the end of the Holocaust, our society still mistreats and excludes people because of their religion, culture, skin color or gender. These discriminating and prejudiced acts are reprehensible and should be banned from our society.