I intend to discuss this topic in two separate parts, beginning with the history, origin and development of the Nazi flag, and then on its effect on the people of Germany, and its subsequent associations and stigmatization. As a result of the atrocities committed during World War II, the Nazi Flag has become a universally recognised symbol of hate and oppression. However, its origin and history were the complete antithesis of the modern day perception of the Nazi Flag and its anti-Semitic associations. In his 1925 autobiography, Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler wrote: “I myself, meanwhile, after innumerable attempts, had laid down a final form; a flag with a red background, a white disk, and a black swastika in the middle. After long trials I also
“Danger knows full well / That Caesar is more dangerous than he” (2.2). Julius Caesar was arrogant, cunning, and a military mastermind. With these traits, he was definitely no ordinary man; to the Romans, he was a godlike figure that caused the senators to fear him. Caesar recognized his strengths, which earned him the title of an ambitious man. In the play Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Caesar's ambition helped guide him become the successful ruler he strived to be, but at the same time, his blinded lust for power led him to his untimely death.
His ability to persuade and easily create connections, Schindler was able to start a factory plant for the sole purpose to generate endless profits. Eventually, Schindler acknowledged the unraveling of the inhumane, disturbing event known as the Holocaust. He soon became determined to invest a lot of his money, time, as well as risking his successful business and reputable reputation in order to rescue many innocent Jews. Many illegal procedures have been conducted during his operation in saving the Jews such as, bribery and forgery of his factory record documents faking the Jews information enabling soldiers the right to remove the Jews from labour. Schindler conceded with his own sacrifices that he runs the inevitable risk of being imprisoned or punished by death.
The novel is a cautionary tale for how the world will become if there is no social change to common problems such as greed. The author comments on how the world has been made to believe that owning material things means happiness, to the point where everything, including human lives have become objects. Developing research in science has been driven by greed-fulfilling incentives, making it easy to seperate the need for knowledge with emotions and ethics. I agree with all the assertions made in this article. Crake’s qualities are definitely desirable in his society, making it easy for him to get away with many things; his talents in genetic modification allows him to create a disease that kills almost all humans on Earth.
She left a legacy for her amazing way with words and through her honest encounter with hiding and the “death camps” spread throughout Germany. Thanks to the World War II and the Holocaust, millions of Jews suffered horrific fates. Hitler, the German leader who led the Nazi, was the source of all this Jewish racial mistreatment. He believed that Jews were the cause for all of Germany’s problems and promised a “golden future” if all the Jews were eradicated from the world. This “golden future” was the cause of a bigger Nazi because Germans did not want problems in their country.
Dehumanization is the process of depriving a person or a group of positive human qualities. This process was widely used across concentration camps in Nazi Germany. Hitler used this tactic to gain power over the people he imprisoned. Dehumanization is a disturbing process that nobody should have to endure and its terrible that so many innocent people had to experience it. Dehumanization makes people lose the will to live and made it easier for the Nazi’s to exterminate the Jews.
Jewish men and women are portrayed similarly to rats in Nazi propaganda, sneaking everywhere, stealing, and spreading disease. Nazi propaganda was effective because it began desensitising the inhumanity of the Jews to the christian populus. Furthermore, Jewish people are portrayed as: short, dirty, and hairy, further subhumanizing the jews and adding to the morality behind the genocide. How did these elements legitimize the systemic dehumanization of jews. Convincing the German people that Jews were subhuman was vital to the dehumanization, and ultimately, the attempted elimination of the Jewish People.
It is a law of nature that those in power who fear or detest others will seek to have those ‘others’ silenced. The justification for these deplorable acts is that these attacks are for the betterment of the masses. Sacrifices are suggested only by those who seek to profit, unless it is their own life. In all examples of mass hysteria, superstition leads to prejudice. In Nazi Germany, the idea that Jews were responsible for the horrible reparations after the Great War was common.
In school curriculums and propaganda, they promoted the idea that the disabled German’s diseases were dangerous to future generations and therefore needed to be sterilized and murdered in order to create a master race (Bareth, Karl and Alfred Vogel). Their propaganda stated that the disabled Germans reproduced more quickly and that their inferior traits would take over the population. They also portrayed that disabled Germans were financial burdens (Vogel, Alfred). The process of elimination started on July 14, 1933, when the Law for the Prevention of Offspring with Hereditary Diseases was passed (“Law for the Prevention of Offspring with Hereditary Diseases (July 14, 1933)”). In six years, a total of around 200,000-350,000 disabled Germans had been sterilized (“Introduction to Nazi Euthanasia”).