What Role Did They Play In Ww2

Powerful Essays
World War II ended over fifty years ago, but many people still have misconceptions about the Germans. In fact, many people are ready to assume that every German during World War II was a Nazi during World. But history cannot be fully explained with one point of view, one statement. It is so much more complicated and intricate than that. At the very start of the war, there were already so many assumptions about Germans. Once some of the assumptions proved to be accurate, people became frightened and terrified of all Germans. Those beliefs have endured and are still prevalent today. At the same time, it is true that the Germans, as a people, made mistakes. They elected Hitler, allowed him to rise to power and commit many atrocities. Were the majority of Germans aware of the horrific things happening around them? What role did they play in World War II? During the war, the Allies viewed all Germans as enemies. Currently we do not still hold this belief,…show more content…
President Franklin Roosevelt released a statement regarding the enemy, specially the Germans. He demanded that: "all natives, citizens, denizens, or subjects of the hostile nation or government, being of the age of fourteen years and upward, who shall be within the United States and not actually naturalized, shall be liable to be apprehended, restrained, secured, and removed as alien enemies." (F.D.R.). What the President warned in his statement would happen actually happened to many Germans, as this quotes proves. "By the end of the war, over 31,000 suspected enemy aliens and their families, including a few Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany, had been interned at Immigration and Naturalization Services internment camps and military facilities throughout the United States. Some of these internment locations included, California, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas"
Get Access