― Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species
Charles Darwin, believe it or not played a huge role in the development of the holocaust. He played a role in the beliefs of the Nazi party. His theories is what they based their laws off of, they gave the Nazi's their thoughts of political beliefs. This leading to the Nazi's replacing the Judeo-christian Doctrine with Darwinism. Darwin's theories had a huge impact on how the jews were treated and how war was seen. Darwin would soon have everyone following his idea of evolution. Charles Darwin would soon get the Nazi's to try and eliminate the weaker race based off his theory ‘Survival of the Fittest’ and a ‘Superior race’. Nazism is believed to have reached the extent of the holocaust due to wide spread and acceptance of social darwinism. The scientific and academic community would soon fall for the belief in Darwinism and be strong supports of the theories (Influence of Evolution).
The theory of evolution was based on individuals acquiring traits that enable those possessing the new traits a higher chance to survive in the worst conditions, compared to those who don't possess them. Darwins theory of evolution impacted not only the Nazi party, but the majority of German citizens. He's idea's that he was bringing up consisted of: a 'Superior race', his theory “Survival of the fittest”, and that nature takes it course. Thus getting the Nazis to expunge the Judeo-Christian doctrine in schools and replace it with Darwinism. With this being in place, students learning that their is no creator opened up windows for Darwin's theories to impact families all over Germany. With students coming home and talking about Darw...
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...s of prominent Nazi’s (Journal-of-Creation). Darwinism impacted many lives during WWII. It impacted some positively, but many more in a negative manner. Darwin’s theories, as proven were the cause of the holocaust and will remain one of the important cause for the rest of eternity.
“Man selects only for his own good: Nature only for that of the being which she tends.”
― Charles Darwin
- Bergman, Jerry. “ Journal-of-Creation.” Darwinism and the Nazi Race Holocaust. 1 Nov. 1999
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