Historical Analysis Of Gerald Fleming's 'Hitler And The Final Solution'

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before he came to power, he just used World War II as his golden opportunity to turn his dream into a reality. Others, with Andreas Hillgruber, argue Hitler was the only reason genocide even happened. If Hitler had not been in control, the Holocaust would have ceased to exist. His key sources include the Nuremburg Trials, quoting him saying “this struggle will not end with annihilation of Aryan mankind, but with the extermination of the Jewish people of Europe.” By using Hitler’s own words against him, Hillgruber makes it easy to prove Hitler’s malicious intent clearly and depict him as the mastermind behind the mass murder of the Jewish population. Gerald Fleming creates the last sub-argument in his book, “Hitler and the Final Solution,” provides an in-depth historical evaluation of German fascism and the mechanization behind the Nazi Party bureaucracy. His main point of reference is David Irving’s, “Hitler’s War,”…show more content…
By implementing the “Final Solution,” Hitler transformed the war from a war on Germany’s enemies, into a “war against the Jews.” Originally taken from Volkish ideals, the Nazi ideology was strictly based on race as the defining factor of nationalism. The Nazis consistently pushed this ideology of race in their propaganda, ultimately playing towards the overly popular Volkish ideals. In addition to tying in Volkish ideal in Nazi propaganda, other themes included were: “an intense nostalgia for the past, in particular for that long-vanished medieval past that provided the template for the society the Nazis dreamed about and that offered their main historical justification for what they were doing… - the Nazis saw themselves reconquering land that the German knights had won and settled many centuries before… the other modern element in Nazi policy was their commitment to the ‘science’ of

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