Out of the two world wars, World War II is known to be the bloodiest and brutal war. The main reason this is to believed is because to the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the time period where many were persecuted for their beliefs and race. Hitler is who is to blame for the Holocaust, he is the one who organized all the horrific things done to the people who did not fall under his Master Race. Despite the many theories about the purpose of the Holocaust, the real purpose make those who weren’t members of the Master Race fear the Nazi Regime, to force them to obey the Nazi’s without question.
Because of this, Hitler’s goal was to cleanse Germany of any backstabbing Jews (Growing Fascism in Germany Notes, pg 1). Hitler became impatient while waiting for the Jews to die in the ghettos so he held a conference in Wannsee on January 20, 1942 to decide the next step for purifying Germany. Hitler, along with 15 other scholars, decided to deport all Jews to extermination camps and kill the majority of them in gas chambers. Hitler prohibited the Jews from fleeing the country so he was able to purge the entire population. One of the largest death camps in Germany, Auschwitz, was a result of the Wannsee Conference.
The Holocaust was one of the darkest events in history. It was a time when innocent lives were taken just because they had somewhat different beliefs. The man behind this evil plan was Adolf Hitler, the Fuhrer of Germany and the Nazi Party. He made it his goal to destroy the Jewish race and anyone else who stood in his way. Hitler devised a long systematic plan that went on to wipe out 6 million European Jews, two-thirds of the Jewish population (Strahinich 7).
The reason he provided for the Germans loss of WW1 was because of the Jews of Germany, specifically the bankers. When he came to power he organized one of the largest mass murdering schemes in history, that being the Holocaust. In states in his book Mein Kampf, “Rational anti-Semitism, however, must lead to systematic legal opposition.…Its final objective must unswervingly be the removal of the Jews altogether.”. Hitler further emphasized his anti-Semitic feelings by passing the Nuremberg Laws. Encyclopedia Britannica describes this law as, “the Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour and the Law of the Reich Citizen—became the centerpiece of anti-Jewish legislation and a precedent for defining and categorizing Jews in all German-controlled lands.” The law also set strict regulations on marriage and business.
They planted a bad image of every other country in their heads. Propaganda would often portray images reminding them of the struggle with foreign enemies and the Jewish subversion. The propaganda was often very harsh and violent towards Jewish people. A lot of the propaganda that everyone saw was fake. Nazis would often cover up a fake broadcast and cancel out all other radio stations so that the German citizens would not here all of the other propaganda going on.
The Holocaust was a time of devastation and corruption; it was a time of cruelty. Adolf Hitler, who started the epidemic against the Jews, tried to make the world “perfect.” Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler used the Jews as a scapegoat for Germany’s economic problems which ultimately led to World War II. Hitler not only became a powerful and influential man, but also a judgmental man. Hitler blinded people with his influence.
There was a stampede. Dozens of starving men fought desperately over a few crumbs. The worker watched the spectacle with great interest.” (Wiesel pg 100) Humans eventually realized how destructive we can become. The millions of people who died, died not having their basic civil rights. The Germans made sure to strip the Jews of their entire identity to embarrass them, then kill them.
During the Holocaust, there were many different types of cruel Concentration Camps where various activities took place and killed many innocent people. Some people say that the Concentration Camps were good, some say it was the cruelest most horrifying thing that has happened in all of human history. So were the Concentration Camps good or bad? What could be good about locking up inocent people and killing them? Concentration Camps are places were Nazi’s held the unwanted in their “perfect” world.
Many Jews were captured, Germans were beaten, and glass from hundreds of shops and buildings littered the ground. (Shuman 27) Jews, however, were not the only people targeted. A man named Adolf Hitler believed that anyone who was Jewish, a gypsy, crippled, or disabled was considered a disgrace to the German population. Anyone who fits into one of these categories would be picked up by a Nazi soldier to be taken to the ghettos. If not, they were lucky enough to be an Aryan.
In the movie it is never said that the nazis forced them into these horrible living conditions; they say it’s their “natural state”. That way, German people get a very negative image of Jews, it helps promoting anti-semitism. Hitler rationalized his crimes by altering information. He made jewish people look like vermin and then claimed that it was necessary to get rid of them, so he could exterminate them without people being too shocked. Changing information gives people a positive image of a bad