The Holocaust In William L. Shirer's The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

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The Holocaust, started in the 1930s, was a detrimental moment in history that claimed the souls of over six million jews. Little did anyone know that this genocide could have been Shi prevented until it had accurately been presented to the world in William L. Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. It suggests that the Nazi regime simply was a repercussion of the citizens of Germany when they were in a delusional state, all infected with the common belief: Hitler’s promise of the return of their former glory. It almost seems as if the people welcomingly invited the Reich in. Throughout this book, Shirer presents his account of the Third Reich starting from Adolf Hitler’s beginnings to the end of his days along with the destruction of the Nazis. If the citizens had been more aware of their surroundings, perhaps the Holocaust or even Hitler’s rise of power would have never happened. There are countless themes that are constantly reoccuring in Shirer’s work and in fact, it is not uncommon to find the same ones in his other books as well. Education. Whether it was burning novels in great bonfires throughout the night or discouraging the education of the “inferior species”, as Hitler describes, his main goal was to compute the thoughts of every German (Shirer,241).…show more content…
In book one, the author lays out Adolf Hitler’s early life including his rise in power alongside the rise of the Third Reich, born in January 30, 1933, which lasted for twelve years although it was bragged to endure for thousands more (Shirer,5). It was, in book one, that the author presents to us how Hitler became anti-Semitic man as he sees them [jews] as a, “...moral stain on this ‘chosen people’. (Shirer,26). It was in Munich where the Austrian man blinded with lust for power recited his overpowering speeches drilling simple ideas constantly that would eventually win the faith and loyalty of almost all of German
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