Hitler's Reasons for the Holocaust

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The war waged by Hitler and his accomplices was a war against the Jewish people, Jewish culture and thus, Jewish memory. While some may leave a smear on the world’s past, some – like the homicide of Semitic people – may leave a scar. The Holocaust, closely tied to World War II, was a devastating and systematic persecution of millions of Jews by the Nazi regime and allies. Hitler, an anti-Semitic leader of the Nazis, believed that the Jewish race made the Aryan race impure. The Nazis did all in their power to annihilate the followers of Judaism, while the Jews attempted to rebel, rioted against the government, and united as one. Furthermore, the genocide had many social science factors that caused the opposition between the Jews and Nazis. Both the German economy and the Nuremberg Laws stimulated the Holocaust; nevertheless, a majority of the Nazis’ and Hitler’s actions towards Jews were because of the victims’ ethnicity. The German economy complicated the Nazis’ financial situation because of events that happened before the Holocaust. When the stock market collapsed it sent financial markets worldwide into a tailspin with disastrous effects. The German economy was especially vulnerable since it was built upon foreign capital, mostly loans from America and was very dependent on foreign trade (World History Honors Handout). When those loans suddenly came due and when the world market for German exports dried up, the well-oiled German industrial machine quickly ground to a halt(World History Handout). As production levels fell, German workers were laid off. Along with this, banks failed throughout Germany. Savings accounts, the result of years of hard work, were instantly wiped out. Inflation soon followed making it hard for famil... ... middle of paper ... ...ons of Jews were murdered in the Holocaust just because they were Jewish. You would think they would fight back somehow but I don’t really blame them if they didn’t because the death numbers would increase. Besides it was government policy so any German can kill a Jew in the street and will have no consequences. This is the one of the most famous mass murders in history. It’s sad that all this going on and nobody had a clue what was going on in Germany, Its worse that few were aware but didn’t want any part of it. Hitler was a philosopher and his ultimate goal was to control the world. How could a person hate someone just because of their ethnicity? How could a person kill an innocent person just because they are what they are and have no control over it? The biggest question is, how can they believe this was expectable and live with their selves? Works Cited

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