When we compare democracy to socialism, the main difference between the two systems is their ideals, specially the fact that socialism is an economic system while democracy is a political ideology. But there is a more significant difference between these, as Alexis de Tocqueville once implied, “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” This surely is stating that even though both systems have some things in common, equality, there is a great difference between them because the method they use to obtain that equality is dissimilar from each other. Both systems have pros and cons, but democracy is the best for the way that it controls society in a good and secure
The Nazis solution to the Versailles Treaty was to reject it. They gained support from Germans by the use of their propaganda by emphasizing the already commonly held fear that if it wasn’t for the Left and their supporters the Communists who overthrow Emperor William II they would have not have lost the Great War. The Nazis also placed blame on the Jewish community with source eight’s imagery of the String-Puller either being Jewish our possibly financing those that sought to control the German people it would only push German fear even further which didn’t really need prodding due to the Great Depression. With Hitler leading the Nazi party and projecting such determination and conviction promising to face the problems that face the German people by reaching out or appealing to the small shopkeepers, craftsman, tradesman essentially the middle class citizen’s men and women as found it source nine and fourteen. In source seven having a Nazi meeting in a heavily communist quarter of Berlin was a show of force and strength along with a willingness to use that force as a propaganda tool advertising that they wouldn’t be intimidated by the communist party and would take the confrontation to them.
“Hitler and other Nazi leaders viewed the Jews not as a religious group, but as a poisonous "race," which "lived off" the other races and weakened them”(Mordechai Anielewicz). Hitler being the chancellor of Germany, convinced his people that nationalism and having their race being ideal was the only way to rebuild Germany. German people listened to Hitler’s ideas because this was their only hope to making their country
He felt that he would be doing the world a favor by wiping out the Jewish race. (https://www.scholieren.com/praktische-opdracht/15482) According to the first paragraph from the article The Nazi Party was a far right political party in germany that was active between 1920-1945 and practiced the ideology of Nazism.’’ When and why did Hitler came to power?. It’s because after months of negotiations,the president of Germany, Hindenburg decided Hitler chancellor of Germany in a government supposedly dominated by conservatives on January 30,1933. The Nazi also carried out the Holocaust by them hiding away from the soldiers but the Nazi spread in Europe.Even some of the Nazi used jews as a labrotary experiment according to the video in class.
They ought to have the majority of deciding the right from the wrong; in order to have a nation that is not corrupt these actions need to disappear. Although, Martin Luther King Jr. wrote hundred of years later, he includes the same approach that Thoreau does but, slightly from a different perspective. King states, “We should never forget that everything Adolf Hitler did in Germany was ‘legal’... it was ‘illegal’ to aid and comfort a Jew in Hitler’s Germany” (King 4). He references Hitler because Hitler influenced one of the most unforgettable and extremely unforgivable event in the world. And wants the audience to partake the horrendous event; and not let Americans become what was once the Germans.
Hitler applied twice to the Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts, however he was rejected both times (Source D). Thus it is highly ironic that he determined what ‘degenerate’ art was and what it was not. “Nazi Art” is defined as ‘art created in Germany or German Occupied Territories during 1925-45 that received the approval of the Nazi authorities’ (Source G). Hitler considered Renaissance Art as the highest order of art as it was what he wanted his Aryan race to be, the master race- the master of all art. Anything that did not conform to this constructed art form was considered ‘degenerate’ and thus was burnt and/or looted.
The Nazis also thought, that the Jewish Religion was irrelevant, and the Nazis attributed a wide variety of negative stereotypes. This is a stepping stone for us, Americans to stand up and help the Allied Forces to break free the Jews. The true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made. This is where we should be as Americans to have the ability to be dependent on when another allied country is in the time of distress and need of help.
The groupthink, or group mentality theory occurs when the majority of the group follows a certain ideal or idea, and causes individuals who might have thought otherwise to support the majority’s conclusions. This has never been more prevalent then in one of the most horrifying events in history: the Holocaust. The events of the Holocaust baffled the world – no one could understand how Hitler convinced thousands of German soldiers to murder millions of innocent Jewish citizens. The world could not understand how a sophisticated and refined European country could follow a mindset that systematically eradicated generations of people for the sole reason that they practiced a certain religion (Tindale, Munler, Wasserman & Smith, 2002). The largest contributor to the events that took place during the Holocaust are the effects of conformity.
Due to Zionism many Germans began to think that Jews want to take over the world. German unity also helped with the rise of Anti-Semitism in the mid-1800s. Before the German people were unified the country did not have a single nation but many different German speaking kingdoms. Nationalist in Germany wanted all the kingdoms to come together and make one big Germany to combat other European super powers such as France, Britain, and Russia. The road to German unification was not easy and when thing became ruff, the German people blamed their problems on the Jews.
As the laws against Jews in Germany got progressively worse, some Jewish people thought to stick up for their rights, but it was futile. Jewish people began fleeing the country, but few countries would take them due to the fear of a newly empowered German state. On the evening of November 9, 1938, the Holocaust began with carefully coordinated attacks on Jewish businesses. Unfortunately, this was just a sample of the horrors that would be shown in the next twelve years. Hindsight is already 20/20 and from the events leading up to the Holocaust most historians concur that the Holocaust should have been predicted and stopped.
With his leadership powers “weakened” it is believed that “those who were responsible for the Holocaust’s initiation (namely other high-ranking officials within the Nazi Party) acted independently of Hitler” (Draper, 1999, p.14). This also brings into light the term ‘Cumulative radicalization’. Using cumulative radicalization is an easy way of explaining how over time, the Nazis persuaded many of the German people to take ever more extreme positions against Jews, and other persecuted groups, until the Holocaust became possible. It is also stated in the article ‘Law, justice, and Holocaust”, “less known are the contributions of “ordinary” people—doctors, lawyers, teachers, civil servants, officers, and other professionals throughout German society—whose individual actions, when taken together, resulted in dire consequences. Put simply, the Holocaust could not have happened without them”.
Hitler, the political leader of Germany during WW2, strived to create a “perfect race”. The building of this race was at the expense of Jews and other minorities he thought of as inferior. Since the minorities were less than human in Hitler’s eyes, he imagined that the art did not belong to them. Rather than Hitler stealing their art, in his eyes the Jews stole his art. This perspective differs greatly from Eisenhower’s, the Commander-in-Chief of the US army during WW2.
Hitler combined terror and propaganda, with his new policies to turn the unsuspecting Germany into a totalitarian state. Along with the Hitler youth to ensure that the next generation would be loyal to the NAZI ideology. In 1928 Hitler and the NAZI party got 2.6% of the votes (Pearson, 2013). Then in 1932 the NAZI party received 37.7% of the votes (Pearson, 2013). This was due to the NAZI campaign and propaganda.
“We are in the presence of a crime without a name,” said British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. The Nazis were always remembered for the killing of over six million European Jews, but at the time, there was no name for this wicked act. After the war, many of these Nazi war criminals were convicted of an act called genocide, a word that did not exist before 1944. Genocide is the intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group. Genocide occurs because of many factors that trigger this cruelty.
George Lincoln Rockwell, an American prominent holocaust denier, became known as the “American Hitler”. After founding the American Nazi Party, Rockwell took it upon himself to be an enthusiastic denier, meaning spreading the Neo-nazi movement across America. In a 1996 interview with Playboy magazine, Rockwell told Playboy that it was “self defense” for people killing jews. He then stated, “ I don’t believe that for one minute that any 6 million Jews were exterminated; it never happened” (Haley). Even with blatant proof, some people will still deny the whole holocaust just because of hatred towards another nation.