As a defeated country, Germans feel humiliated and the public have a negative attitude towards the government. Unfortunately, the economic situation in Germany is also very poor and the great economic crisis of the 1929 attack German again. The public hope to come out of decay, Hitler grasped this opportunity and won the support from the disappointing people. In addition, the Anti-Semitism in European has a long history and
The German economy was damaged, people lost their jobs, and the people were turned against their government. Life in Germany became miserable after the signing of what was called a peace treaty. Because of all this, the Germans desired a strong leader, someone who would once again help Germany rise to power. They wanted revenge, and after a short time, they were sure to get that. But without the peace treaty this anger and vengeance would not have existed in the first place.
According to Elie Wiesel's speech called, "The Perils of Indifference", he explains, "it has been suggested, and it was documented, that the Wehrmacht could not have conducted its invasion of France without oil obtained from American sources." Since America's corporations continued doing business with Germany because they didn't care, it caused many people from France being killed or separated from their families. Also, according to Elie Wiesel's speech called, "The Perils of Indifference", he states, "wrapped in their torn blankets, they would sit or lie on the ground, staring vacantly into space, unaware of who or where they were, strangers of their surroundings." Since many other countries didn't care about what was going on in Germany, many Jews who they called Muselmanner died. The Muselmanner died from things that they couldn't fix, but other people could.
The Treaty of Versailles The Treaty of Versailles was envisioned to be a reconciliation agreement among the Allies and the Germans. Versailles shaped political dissatisfaction and economic confusion in Germany. The Peace Treaty of Versailles signified the consequences of the violence as well as the revenge and released the door for an autocrat and the beginning of The World War II. The responsibility for the war was placed on Germany and vindicated the damages that were defined by the treaty for the war. Hence, as going throughout the events that happened and the terms of the treaty, they were seen very tough on the Germans and they took on unlimited anger.
Hitler's rise to power cannot be attributed to a single factor, but a combination of events, some of which were happening outside of Germany, the strength of the Nazi party and the weakness of the other parties attributed greatly to his rise. Hitler used these factors to his advantage and in 1933 he legitimately gained power to become the chancellor of Germany. The treaty of Versailles was one of the most important factors that led to Hitler's rise to power in Germany. From Germany's point of view the treaty was incredibly harsh and devastating that left them feeling humiliated. The treaty required them to relinquish their military power, substantial portions of their land, their say in international affairs and their respect.
Germany had been an empire until the First World War, the loss of which shook the German people to their very foundations. The psychological impact of going from an empire to a defeated nation was utterly traumatic. At the same time, Marxism was raging throughout Europe, toppling numerous governments and seen as a threat everywhere by the establishments. Hitler made people feel they were great again and played to their nationalistic and patriotic sentiments. It was easier for people to believe they were great and stab them in the back than to believe they had been failures and deserved what was happening to them.
Treaty of Versailles signed The Treaty of Versailles put an end to the chaos of WWI. Germany was forced to pay reparations, restrict the size of their army, and take complete responsibility for the war. Detailed in the War Guilt Clause, Germany had to agree that they were the only nation to have caused WWI. This had lasting effects on the Germans, and contributed to the rise of Hitler. The Treaty of Versailles made Germany angry, and look for a scapegoat, often finding that in the Jews.
Germany needed a scapegoat for all the struggles they were facing and Hitler used stereotypes to give the German people a scapegoat. Ignorance clouded the judgment of the German people. Ultimately the Jews would pay the price while the world was oblivious of the crimes against humanity which the Nazis committed. Elie Wiesel is stuck in dark times for people of his ethnicity. Nazis felt that the Jewish people were inferior.
He blamed the Jews that they did not fight for them, but it wasn’t true. It became a Nazi theme propaganda. Many of the German Jews fought the battle. The Germans were so humiliated and Hitler joined the He then joined the National Socialist workers party (Nazi party), which was for a group of young men. Germany had to get rid of their emperor.
It nourished the hatred people had for Weimar and helped Hitler rise and gain power. It was part of many factors, which slowly destroyed the Weimar Government and the values it defended. It was stipulated that in the Weimar constitution, before Hitler became president, that the army had to swear an oath of loyalty to the president and republic. This meant that the army had to follow the orders appointed by the President. The Weimar’s military leadership was mostly composed of conservatives who did not support the new Republic.
In all, the war was horrible, but to understand why the war happened, one must start from the beginning. There are many reasons why World War II started. To put into a big category, the main cause of the war is the first world war. The countries reluctantly signed the Treaty of Versailles, also known as the Peace of Paris, because it did not satisfy any country (History.com, 2009). After World War I, many countries were indebted and economically poor; this is known as the Great Depression.
The Germans had an offensive line, and this was to disrupt the Allies, while other German soldiers took over Allied key transportation. Hitler really wanted to take down the Allies because he was not fond of them. He viewed them as weak, as if they could not do much.
Europe was still very unstable because of the effects of World War I especially Germany. Their politics and economy were very unstable, so it was easy for a dictator to take the “throne”. Hitler and the Nazi party soonly took over. The Allied powers continually tried to get Hitler to stop expanding and conquering other lands. Hitler agreed, but continually disregarded them violating and denouncing the Treaty of Versailles, which ended World War I. Germany signed treaties with Japan and Italy to help them take over the world.
One way that the Treaty of Versailles treated Germany harshly was the way that it reduced their army. After the date of March 31, 1920, Germany wasn’t allowed to have over one hundred thousand soldiers in its army, (Doc B) Germany would more than likely be furious because what if they were attacked? They felt vulnerable to everyone. France is right next to Germany, and refuse to let them have any military forces at the border. (Doc A) Germany is even more defenseless and they have to obey by what France tells them.