He labeled Jews as money hungry individuals since they were able to have well-paying occupations that were outside of Christian law. As Hitler continued to spread these theories, many documents expressing Jewish conspiracy theories stating that they planned to take over the world emerged in the press. This portrayal of the Jews allowed Hitler to move towards ideas of the German population being the master race. Since Hitler emphasized that the Germans were above everyone else, he stated that the threat of outside groups, such as the Jews, would prevent them from reaching their superior status. After gaining support of his ideas from the German population and claiming his power, the Nazi Party passed Anti-Jewish policies from 1933 to 1939.
Hitler had brainwashed the German citizens into believing the Jews were the problem because they did not fit Hitler’s standard. Hitler went as far as creating scenarios such as fires and then blamed the Jewish people for it. Hitler also spread his ideas through his speeches, Hitler had a gift when it came to giving speeches to people. Hitler used his gift of speech in order to turn the people against the Jews. Another way Hitler placed blame on Jews was through propaganda, he altered their views and thoughts.
Documented in Address Unknown, Fritz Gerlich, a propaganda journalist, attacked Adolf Hitler and Nazi ideals via his skill for writing (Address Unknown 51-52). Gerlich audaciously revealed Hitler’s corrupt political practices as contradictory to the genuine German spirit which caused the SS to imprison and eventually kill Gerlich at Dachau (51-53). By persecuting any political opponent to Hitler, the Nazi party eliminated any posing threats to their rising power. Without any challengers, the neutral victims of the Holocaust were at the hands of the Nazis. Before fully implementing the Final Solution, the Nazi party first tested the waters.
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.
Both of them worked together to write the book on FDR and the Jews on a challenging debate that remains over whether Franklin D. Roosevelt turned his back on the Jews of Hitler’s Nazi Germany or if it was just the way political influences, or world chaos that affected his decisions and times to act towards this genocide. FDR and the Jews exposes a concerned leader whose determinations on behalf of Jews were far greater than the people of the world would have ever believed to be or expected, but whose noble governance was strengthened by the political representativeness of the great depression and the war during the time. Most people have believed that FDR had decided to not help the Jews at all, given the many opportunities, ideas, and opinions by the people and his colleagues. The purpose of this book was to show that FDR did indeed put the domestic political issues, such as the great depression, ahead of rescuing the Jews. Proving with facts that He indeed did far more than any other countries would have on the subject of protecting the Jews from facing death in the Nazi controlled countries and the genocide occurring in their death
“Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.” -Hitler. These words spoken by Hitler were the end of Jews. But I bet you didn’t know that he wasn 't the main reason the Holocaust happened. The Top SS Officers, The Allies and Hitler were the reasons the Holocaust happened. “ Dr. Mengele, the notorious Dr. Mengele.
The law of course justifies the Nazi Holocaust as rightfully wrong, with that said it requires a due process for the Nazi members to adhere for forgiveness from the law. Unfortunate like Amery discusses, “ that too many criminals are spared by the letter of the law..”(108). One is innocent until proven guilty, but is one really innocent? If the law clears a Nazi member from all charges, can he automatically be forgiven? Even if Wiesenthal forgave the dying SS man, how would his friends back at the camp, Arthur and Josek view Wisenthal if he had forgiven a man that caused so much harm?
The people were looking for someone to fix everything, and restore honor to the country. Hitler then convinced the people of Germany that he could do just that, and took power as Chancellor of Germany. He began subjecting those he disliked to intense prejudice and mistreatment. His rise to power began a period of terror for many individuals who practiced Judaism, had disabilities, or were different from his ideal image. The tactic of appeasement was not effective in subduing Hitler’s ambitions, and the other countries of the world could only ignore his inhumanity for so long before launching into another
Now for the first time, World Jewry openly says what it wants: ‘Germany must die!’”. This was only the surface of the treatment that the Jews were given in Germany and much of Nazi propaganda displayed similar messages. Baring this in mind, it is not very difficult to see how the Jewish population and those who did not agree with this propaganda could not oppose Nazi rule. Hitler’s guide to his propaganda comes from his book, Mein Kampf where he sees it as the most important factor of controlling the population. Again it’s incredibly easy to understand why there were people who disagreed with the Nazi rule and Hitler’s
Holocaust survivor Primo Levi once said, “Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” Throughout history the many have followed the few, the powerful individuals have been able to manipulate our views and change our morals, no matter how flawed the ideals may be. Specifically, there have been instances of human history where an incompetent leader has been able to take advantage of human nature and direct misinformed populations to commit atrocities. For instance, during World War Two, Adolf Hitler convinced millions of Germans that the Jewish people were responsible for German hardships, this led to genocide
“The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it” (Joseph Mengele), is what the virtuous german people would think if they had been ready to give up hope. People of many races were targeted by the nazis for doing nothing wrong. The Nazis conducted experiments on subjects without consent from them and the weak races that became the targets not only panicked, but also lost their rights. Innocent people’s fate was becoming vague, as well as Germany becoming shrouded by a cloud of terror that developed from the violations of many people’s rights. With an iron fist ruling over Germany, the Nazi party abused their powers by taking away the people 's will when they introduced experimentations directed towards the weak and innocent,
John Roth says “The most crucial moral problem posed by the Holocaust is that no moral, social, religious, or political constraints were sufficient to stop Nazi Germany from unleashing the Final Solution. Only when military force crushed the Third Reich did the genocide end.” I believe this shows how powerful the psychological part of this was. This all started from the beginning when Germany suffered economically after WW1 and because of the humiliating Treaty of Versailles. Through those tough times, Germany began its hatred bubbling up inside, and this hatred turned into it’s twisted perception of the world. When Hitler came to power, that anger had to be used on someone, and the Jews were in the line of fire.
Propaganda is often seen as unfavorable, because of its use of exaggerated statistics or false statements to manipulate whomever is looking at that poster or advertisement to believe that it’s true. For example, the propaganda in Nazi Germany, they would control what the German citizens could see, read, and hear. Dr. Joseph Goebbels, was put in charge by Hitler, in order to control the propaganda that the public population had access to. Therefore, it was his job to make sure that the German citizens were only allowed contact to what made the Nazi campaign seem like the best and only opinions they had. Goebbels said “The essence of propaganda consists in winning people over to an idea so sincerely, so vitally, that in the end they succumb to