"Multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.” ― 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.
According to Holocaust Museum Houston, the “Nazis considered the Jews a race whose goal was world domination and, th... ... middle of paper ... ...e Jews wanted world domination, and did not share all of the same religious and cultural beliefs. I feel that the German people allowed Hitler a great deal of authority than he considered necessary. Also that a lot more could have been done to be of assistance to the Jews and additional groups affected during the Holocaust. Works Cited Grobman, Gary M. "Who Are The Jews?" The Holocaust-A Guide for Teachers.
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Racists are people who believe that their race is superior to another. It is true that to a significantly large extent, NAZISM was influenced by racism from its foundation in 1919 to 1939, as Social Darwinism followed was the basis of the Nazi ideology. Racism, including racial anti-Semitism, which is the prejudice against or hatred of Jews based on false biological theories, was always an integral part of German National Socialism (Nazism). Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler's use of eugenic arguments to create a "master race." During World War II (1939-1945), the Nazis killed several million Jews, Roma (Gypsies), and members of other groups, believing them inferior to an idealised Aryan race.
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Rising from their sharp distaste of Jewish lineage, Germans instilled a government policy that permitted such segregation and the inferior treatment of a particular group of humanity. The Nuremberg Race Laws, passe... ... middle of paper ... ...e population of races in European history. Jews relocated themselves to places outside of Europe and migrated to foreign countries because of fear. Furthermore, the Holocaust left behind an everlasting scar on the Jewish race. The heartless killing of millions of innocent lives ultimately led to a new philosophical approach on humanity’s goodness.
Therefore, they needed someone to blame for their troubled economy. Someone had to take the blame for their misfortune, and unfortunately, the Jewish race became the prime target of the “find someone to blame theory” Hitler had come up with. Hitler’s “final solution” was a well-strategized plan that was used to create beliefs, which most Germans were falsely blinded to believe in. Propaganda influenced others to join their plan or agree with their ideas, and discrimination against those who were of a different race or descent. Therefore some of the main reasons why the holocaust occurred were due to denial, propaganda and discrimination against another race.
He uses Ian Kershaw’s argument that Adolf Hitler’s unique leadership was the ultimate catalyst for the Holocaust and employs Henry Friedlander’s biological racist ideology to illustrate the main interpretations surrounding the origins of the Holocaust. Although Niewyk presented these interpretations in depth, his criticisms of Weiss's long history approach and Friedlander’s scientific interpretations are flawed. In reaction to Weiss’s argument, he proposes the question, “If Germans harbored such intense loathing for the Jews, why were no substantial steps taken against them before Hitler came to power in 1933?” Friedlander’s argument is met with the supposition that “only the Jews were singled out by the Nazis for total annihilation and warn against anything that might detract from the particular dimensions and characteristics of the Jewish tragedy.” The problems with these critiques are that Niewyk ignores Germany's previous attempts at sterilization legislation in 1923 and the influence of foreign eugenic legislation and restrictions on the Nazi government. He also pays little attention to the evidence that shows the Nazi regime also strategically targeted individuals... ... middle of paper ... ...eiss, “Anti-Semitism Through the Ages” Ed. By Donald Niewyk, The Holocaust: Problems in European Civilization (Boston, Massachusetts:Wadsworth, 2011), 12.