By examining the life of Joseph Stalin, the number of executions of political prisoners, and the aftermath of the genocide, it is clear that Stalin’s genocide was one of the worst things to happen in the world. The perpetrator was Joseph Stalin. He was the dictator of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, also known as the USSR. Stalin was not like other dictators.
During Kristallnacht (“The night of the broken glass”), 8,000 Jewish businesses were destroyed, 30,000 Jews taken to concentration camps. Almost 2,000 through 2,500 deaths were caused by the terrible events of that horrible night. This tragedy was not only the SS and SA carrying out this persecution but it was met with involvement of many German citizens. German citizens aren’t as innocent as history makes them. Now there were some Germans who opposed to the Holocaust, that were afraid to speak out because Hitler was so powerful at the time.
The Great Purge of Russia Communism is when property is publicly owned and people are paid according to their abilities. Joseph Stalin was the communist leader of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and a paranoid leader. He initiated the Great Purge because he feared people were plotting to remove him from power. During the Purge, his agents would torture the accused, and over half a million people would die.
Women, children, the elderly, and people who could not work were killed immediately. Millions of innocent people died, and very few people did survive. In Night, Elie Wiesel shows that the relationships between father and son change dramatically due to the inhumanity of death
However, it is my opinion that he is a villain. I believe this because he could be an extremely violent leader and because he never fully reigned over one of the places he conquered/ruled. He is a villain because he murdered thousands of people and soldiers from different nations. Alexander tortured many of his victims and then he killed them.
The Crucible by Arthur Miller is about the corruption, lying, strict actions of the Salem witchcraft trials in Salem, Massachusetts. Miller was inspired to write this play to relate to the era of McCarthyism during the 1950’s that he and American citizens were experiencing. In the 1950’s Joseph McCarthy starting accusing public figures of being guilty of treason by supporting the communist party (of Russia). But McCarthy had no physical proof or evidence that suggested his wild accusations. The accusations caused havoc in America, hundreds imprisoned, and thousands to lose their job.
In conclusion the SS officers should be punished for their crimes. Nothing is going to erase their record. As well as all the harm that they have done to people and the families of those people. As well coming into the country lying about their records and to finally putting the people at risk where you live.
As Hitler saw that Germany wasn’t going to win the war, his goal for the concentration camps were to kill as many prisoners as possible. So he changed Auschwitz from a labor camp into a death camp. The only purpose of a death camp was to exterminate as many prisoners as the Germans possibly could.
Some of these people that Stalin used terror and or death on include thousands of people who didn’t believe the same things he did and Lenin's closest and favorite workers and or helpers ("Stalin, Joseph (Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili; 1878–1953)"). There were many major leaders that knew Stalin would have you killed or put in jail without even thinking about it. In the book "Stalin's ism" the author Gary Saul Morson explains how Stalin would have his own soldiers and officers killed if the crosses him wrong. The author Morson says this quote about Stalin, "“was the relative ease with which Stalin could foist the bloodbath upon the political police, army, party-state, cultural elites, and indeed the entire country” (Morson). Joseph Stalin gained control over the people of the Soviet Union by showing extreme discipline through terror and death and promoted
When his own generals started to turn against him, Nicholas left his throne hoping to avoid a civil war. This didn’t work because soon after, the Bolshevik Revolution started. Old Major was the animal version of V. I. Lenin. He was the leader of the Bolshevik Party that took control in the 1917 Revolution. Just like how old Major enforces the idea of Animalism, Lenin was inspired by Karl Marx's theory of Communism.
The Nazis did this because they discriminate and hate the Jews. “German authorities established camps to handle the masses of people arrested as alleged subversives.” (www.ushmm.org) Germany blamed the Jews for their loss of World War I. “Concentration camps held two purposes, these purposes were to demoralize and dehumanize the prisoners.” (www.owlspace-ccm.rice.edu) The Nazis tortured them and made them break on the inside.
Hitler made the military decisions for his country during the war, but he is perhaps most known for his role in the Holocaust. The Holocaust was "the systematic murder of 6 million Jews across Europe (Danzer et al. 542). " At first, Jewish people were restricted of their liberties through the Nuremberg Laws ("Holocaust Timeline"). After forcing many Jews to leave, only around 250,000 Jewish people remained in Germany; therefore, Hitler executed his Final Solution, which was "a policy of genocide, the deliberate and systematic murder of an entire population (Danzer et al. 544). " Jewish people were relocated to concentration, labor, and death camps.
Post WWl, Russia was still not industrialized, suffering economically and politically and in no doubt in need of a leader after Lenin’s death. “His successor, Joseph Stalin, a ruthless dictator, seized power and turned Russia into a totalitarian state where the government controls all aspects of private and public life.” Stalin showed these traits by using methods of enforcement, state control of individuals and state control of society. The journey of Stalin begins now.
The Holocaust was a time period when the nazis killed jews just because they could. Holocaust is a word of greek origin meaning “sacrifice by fire.” The Nazis who came to power in Germany in January 1933 didn’t like the germans they believed that germans were “racially superior. ”Within the 15,000 camps located all across Germany, 11 million jewish people were murdered. This was one of the lowest points in our history that would later be called the holocaust.