The documentary Auschwitz – The Blueprint of Genocide and the feature film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas demonstrates the horrors of the World War II Nazi Concentration Camps. Both texts although different types, fiction and non-fiction, proceed to make us sympathise for the Jewish race that were getting mercilessly killed. The texts expose the cruelty of the killing that the Nazi conducted, and how a lot of the Germans were unaware of the killing that was happening in their country. The feature film also shows that the older generation brainwashed the younger generation into devoted Nazi youth. During the WWII the Germans conducted Holocaust of the Jewish race.
Volk (community), all German people should... ... middle of paper ... ...he acknowledges the Nazi state was less organised than outward appearances suggest, Bracher believes this was largely due to Hitler, who intentionally created multiple departments and encouraged competing interests. He did this to ‘divide and rule’. Thus, the 25-point programme had occurred due to Nazism and it’s influence of racism in the country. In conclusion, it is quite clear that NAZISM was largely influenced by racism. It is explored that Hitler’s influence of Social Darwinism and personal resentment impacted on a great portion of the population as his belief in the theory had led to the outcome of Anti-Semitism such as discrimination of those without the favourable characteristics mainly involving the Jews.
He had a group of leaders, the SS, who were Nazis that willingly took any task given, including the mass murder of millions of Jews due to his belief that they were enemies to Germany. German citizens were talked into participating or believing in the most extreme of things, like violent pogroms, deportations, attacks, and executions. Through the novel’s perspicacity of the Third Reich, readers can see how Hitler’s reign was a controversial time period summed up by courage, extremity, and most important of all, loyalty. The main purpose of the book was to emphasize how far fear of Hitler’s power, motivation to create a powerful Germany, and loyalty to the cause took Germany during the Third Reich. During the Third Reich, Germany was able to successfully conquer all of Eastern Europe and many parts of Western Europe, mainly by incentive.
I asked some people what they thought about the Holocaust, I asked if they thought the holocaust is a genocide. They said that there is no doubt in their mind that the holocaust is a genocide. By the time you are done reading this you should be believing the same thing that the people I questioned believe. In case you do not know what it is, it is something Hitler put into place to get rid of anyone Hitler thought was inferior to the human race, for example in Hitler’s eyes the Jews, disabled people, and people who did not have blond hair and blue eyes were considered inferior. 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.
The main occurrence seen across Germany and Poland of the anti-Semitism campaign was the killing and justified harassment of Jewish residents. Without a doubt the event in Jedwabne was triggered by Nazi influence. What is interesting is how Gross represents these influences. He shows that the killings of Jedwabne were planned, organized, and enthusiastically conducted by local authorities and citizens of the non-Jewish community. Gross also points out that it is possible that Germans did not participate in this killing and that it is even possib... ... middle of paper ... ...e of Jedwabne to seriously examine what occurred in their town.
Multiple factors, including ideology, socialization, and psychological adaption allowed Nazi doctors to throw away the fact that their test subjects were human beings in an effort to rationalize, excuse, and compartmentalize murder. Ideology was clearly central to how the perpetrators of the Holocaust, including doctors, dismissed the humanity of their victims to justify murder and torture. Central to Nazi ideology was the demonization of Jews, and this demonization was part of the thought process of physicians at the camps. Robert Lifton interviewed one of the Nazi doctors who worked at Auschwitz, and noted that the doctor “was consistent in stressing their [all of the Nazi doctors at Auschwitz] sense of a “Jewish Problem” and their tendency to speak in what he called the usual propaganda phrases” (Lifton 204). To the Nazis the Jews were threats to Germany.
During 1933-1945, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party ruled most of continental Europe. Hitler was commander in war efforts and had interesting goals he wanted to accomplish as ruler. Hitler believed that Jews were to be destroyed, he wanted to get rid of the entire race because according to him, they had no purpose of living. The Holocaust is now famously known for the mass murders of the Jews. About six millions Jews were murder in Europe under Hitler’s orders.
Those denying the event say that concentration camps were built after World War II was over as propaganda, and that the death toll numbers were simply made up. In their opi... ... middle of paper ... ...ing”, so to speak. The goal of Holocaust deniers everywhere is to place blame on the imperfect victims, not the Aryan race, Hitler’s perfect population. The Holocaust was a dark time not only in Jewish history, but also in the history of mankind. The conclusion that all people are not equal and those of lesser value need to be exteminated is one that should never have been made.
(Handout; Police Battalion 101: Men’s Deeds) The second part of Goldhagen’s thesis is to equate the “ordinary Germans” coordinating the death marches to the entire German population: Golhagen takes a focus group and decides that in fact it is a distinct match for the whole population of Germany – something that I will cover later on. The third prong of the trident is the conclusion in which Goldhagen says that all Germans were in fact, Nazis and bought into Nazi ideals of eugenics and mass murder. Essentially, to wrap up the “trident of reasoning” metaphor into one simple sentence ... ... middle of paper ... ...explaining evil is just as difficult as preventing it, which is primarily the reason for so much debate on the subject of the Holocaust. Most of Goldhagen’s theories are intelligent, well articulated and backed up with evidence, but this doesn't mean that they are flaw-free. While on the surface his theory of the perpetrators being all ordinary Germans makes simplistic sense, it is slightly flawed.
Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust Synopsis – Hitler’s Willing Executioners is a work that may change our understanding of the Holocaust and of Germany during the Nazi period. Daniel Goldhagen has revisited a question that history has come to treat as settled, and his researches have led him to the inescapable conclusion that none of the established answers holds true. Drawing on materials either unexplored or neglected by previous scholars, Goldhagen presents new evidence to show that many beliefs about the killers are fallacies. They were not primarily SS men or Nazi Party members, but perfectly ordinary Germans from all walks of life, men who brutalized and murdered Jews both willingly and zealously. “They acted as they did because of a widespread, profound, unquestioned, and virulent anti-Semitism that led them to regard the Jews as a demonic enemy whose extermination was not only necessary but also just.”1 The author proposes to show that the phenomenon of German anti-Semitism was already deep-rooted and pervasive in German society before Hitler came to power, and that there was a widely shared view that the Jews ought to be eliminated in some way from German society.