The Enabling Act and Reichstag Fire were both important to Hitler as they were both factors that helped Hitler to gain power. It can be argued that the Enabling Act is the more important factor to Hitler as it was a law passed on the 23rd of March 1933 which allowed Hitler to make his own laws without the approval of the Reichstag. Although, it can also be argued the Reichstag Fire is the more important factor as it was an incident on the 27th February 1933. It was when the Reichstag building burnt down and the incident was blamed on someone from the communist party. Arguably, the Enabling Act was the more important factor to Hitler in helping him consolidate power.
________________ ____ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ Working Title : Jewish Resistance: When Arms Go Up & Flags Come Down “Between 5 & 6 million Jews-out of the Jewish population of 9 million living in Europe-were killed during the holocaust.” This quote, derived and utilized in this paper from a website that is most focused upon history and its historical background and contents. The Holocaust was the mass/systematic extermination of a specific race or group of people, places, or things.
The Third Reich, referring to Hitler’s reign and Germany being under Nazi rule between the years 1933-1945, is often referred to as a totalitarian state. A totalitarian state is a system of government in which all power is centralized and does not allow any rival authorities, and the state controls every corner of individual lives with absolute power. Nazi Germany has been referred to as an excellent example of this type of government. This essay will analyse five aspects of Nazi Germany to determine whether it truly exhibited the totalitarian style of government.
People turned to dictators during this time because they thought that they could lead them out of the Depression. In document 1 the text reads, “...many saw in him in him already another christ, who predicted the end of their suffering and had the power to lead them into the promised land of they were only prepared to follow him.” This was written about the people listening to Hitler speak. While in document 4 it states, “ Mussolini seemed to them the one man capable of bringing order out of the chaos.” Both of these sources show that the people believed what with a dictator ruling, their country could be led out of the Depression.
Around the 1920’s and the 1930’s, two famous political leaders came to power in Europe-Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. These leaders were known for outmaneuvering their other opponents to gain fame and power. As they grew with age and wisdom, they continued to become more ruthless and continued to violate people's rights. Due to these leaders, the U.S Constitution has safeguards regarding these historical events to protect us from a strong, powerful government.
Introduction This investigation examines to what extent the economic failures of the Weimar republic led to the rise of fascism in Germany, especially in regards to the importance of the hyperinflation of 1923 and the Dawes plan in conjunction with the Great Depression. Beginning with the end of World War I and the Treaty of Versailles, which set the foundation for the economic failure of the Weimar Republic, it will demonstrate the impact of other nations on Germany’s economy. However, it will also address internal factors which caused continuous inflation and only postponed the inevitable failure of the economy.
After reading The Nazi Seizure of Power By William Sheridan Allen, I completely agree with the author's thesis, and I liked how he went about supporting it in his book. One might think that given what the author was trying to support, that this would be a book full of bland and dry facts, however, since Allen focused on the Village of Northeim alone, it was easier for him to shape the text into a story. He begins the book by giving the reader an overview of the history and layout of Northeim. This information is crucial to understanding how the Nazi party could so quickly and so abruptly take political control of such a seemingly stable village. When Allen is still just introducing some of the many qualities and social structures of Northeim,
The concept of Memory has always been an intriguing question for human beings. From the mnemonic devices associated with the oral tradition, invention of written language, and recording of events in the forms of diaries and journals, to the invention of external memory devices in the modern age in the forms of computer memory, pen-drives, hard-disks and so on, we are constantly in a race to stretch our limits to preserve what we can of the present, and of the past. In literature, memory often becomes a major theme assuming three forms- individual or personal memory, collective memory and historical memory; and all these dimensions come into play in J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series. This paper tries to connect two parallel-seeming worlds-
In the discussion of the study of origins of totalitarianism, the woman philosopher Hannah Arendt made an argument on totalitarianism that the main precondition of the rise of the totalitarian regimes is the existence of social stratification. The discussion on characteristics of totalitarianism is one of the topics with vital necessity when people are studying totalitarianism. The characteristics assist to shape how a totalitarian regime may look like, and it is also important to understand how these characteristics of the totalitarianism may pose certain influence, both in a positive or a negative way, to the society or even country that is ruled by the totalitarian power regime. The totalitarian regimes may then vanish the differences between
In the year of 1933, the Holocaust began and many Jews were scared and worried that they would be found, and sent off to be killed by the Nazis. Nearly 2,500 Jews were transported to an extermination camp known as, Treblinka. Treblinka was occupied in Poland, and it was established in 1941. In Treblinka, their gas house had the Star of David on the front wall. Before the Jews were killed they would have to listen to an SS officer* that would tell them that they arrived at a transit camp.