When the Holocaust began and Auschwitz came about the horrible treatment began to millions of people. Adolf Hitler became dictator of Germany, and began the Nazi Party and the plan of killing millions of people (mainly Jews). It started off with " One of those groups was the National Socialist German Workers' Party, or the Nazis, who were joined in 1919 by Adolf Hitler, an Austrian who had served as a German soldier and who became the Nazis' leader and spokesman. In 1923, Hitler attempted to gain power in Bavaria, his base, by means of a military uprising, but he was caught and sentenced to a short term of impriso... ... middle of paper ... ...king advantage of free slave labor and forcing more hours on the prisoners. Jews forced in gas chambers and on death marches where they died because they were either too weak or just died.
The fire also allowed Hitler to pass the “Enabling act”, which basically meant that no one could oppose him and Germany had to do what he said without question. To aid this un-challenged state, Hitler killed a lot of members of the SA, who up until then had been a branch of the Nazi party. But they had socialist views, which were getting in the way of Hitler having ultimate power as a dictator. Finally President Hindenburg died and this allowed Hitler to seize total control of Germany. The Munich Putsch in 1923 was a failure for the Nazi party in the short term, but in the long run it helped Hitler to become dictator of Germany.
He didn’t really have a reason to kill all Jews except for the fact he blamed them for World War I, since he didn’t want all the blame to be on Germany. He was an extreme nationalist and thought that Germany was the best and would become very powerful. In reality the Jews actually did not have anything to do with World War 1. Hitler was soon after named Chancellor of Germany which created a totalitarian state; this outlawed any other political parties. After he had become the Chancellor of Germany, he passed the anti-Semitic laws which banned Jews from public schools and certain professions and careers.
Hitler had always been believed in complete German nationalism. In 1932 when Hitler was named as Chancellor, he took over the the legislative and executive branches of the German government. By 1933 the Nazi party of Germany was the only legal political party. Although Hitler promised a new life for Germans, he did not give that to everyone. With killing off Jews and others that were not useful, they did not get the life that they expected.
First the holocaust was something put into place to get rid of Jews, disabled people, and people who did not have blond hair and blue eyes. He picked these specific people because Hitler thought that they were not people that were good enough to be a part of his “perfect race” (Kallen, Stuart. Holocaust in Other Lands). Hitler made the Holocaust to get rid of people who Hitler thought was the burden of Germany’s economy problems. That was caused by Germany losing World War 1, so Hitler took his anger out on the Jews, who he thought made Germany lose the war.
By January 1933, hitler was appointed as the new German Chancellor. Under the Nazi rule, all other political parties were banished. In March 1933, the Nazis opened their first concentration camp in Dachau, Germany, to house political prisoners. The Dachau concentration camp would eventually evolve into a brutal death camp where thousands of Jews died. In addition to jews, the camp included other cultural groups Hitler considered to be detrimental to the new Germany.
Many were killed while others were sent to concentration camps. This order given out by Hitler is known a Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) due to the broken Glass left behind from the destruction that the Germans had caused and to no surprise, Jews were ordered and forced to pay for all the damages. These are only some of the many ordeals that the Jews had experienced during this time. Hitler had created a system of hate and that hatred spread like wildfire. Kaplan is providing somewhat an imagery of what the Jews endured.
Only those who have German blood, regardless of creed, can be our countrymen. Hence no Jew can be a countryman.” The Nazis goal was to create a master race throughout Europe called the “Aryan Race” or the Germanic race. To fulfil this plan of a “master race” the Nazis declared that they intended to segregate groups that the party viewed as a danger and inferior to society. These groups included European Jews, Gypsies, those who were handicapped (both mentally and physically) and those who were deaf and blind. The main target of the Nazi government was still Jews in Europe whom they viewed “not as a religious group, but as a poisonous "race," which "lived off" the other races and weakened them” .
When Hitler got out of prison, he moulded the political system of Germany to meet his requirements. One of the laws brought forth by him was the law that the president shall not be replaced when or if he dies. The next office, the office of chancelor, assumes the role of president. Slowly, Hitler worked his way up the political ladder until he became president after the his predecessor died. Hitler then transforms his position into that of a dictator.
By the summer of 1933, all organized opposition to the regime had been eliminated, therefore the Nazi party was the only legal political party in Germany. Within eighteen months Hitler was appointed Furher, and he had a plan to transform the country into a totalitarian regime. Germany was radically monopolized by propaganda, it emphasized German prowess. Hitler was aware of valuable propaganda and so he appointed Joseph Goebbels as the Minister of Propaganda and National Enlightenment. Goebbels had to ensure nobody in Germany encountered anything that was hostile to the Nazi Party, he also had to make sure that the views of the Nazis were put across in the most persuasive and convincing manner.