In this case gratitude is gold; however, the grass is not always greener on the other side. According to the article “Swiss Banks and Nazi Gold”, Edward Fagan works at a system which handles compensation for the victims who have suffered due to the Holocaust. He reports that system refuses to pay the survivors money. He thinks that they should be paid up $54 billion for their pain. The subject Nazi Gold consists of three main points: from where the treasures were looted, Swiss banks, and what treasures are being discovered.
Due to the poor condition of the economy, the funds made traced back to the Jews, causing more disagreements to arise. The Treaty of Versailles from World War I said, “…Germany undertakes that she will make compensation for all damage done to the civilian population…and their property…” which caused Germany to be in debt (Duffy). To compensate, the government resorted to getting the money from their citizens, but the Jewish had to pay special taxes. This produced injustice among the citizens and protesting, but the government executed or punished those who protested. Before the Holocaust, the German economy was in ruins from World War I and Hitler blamed the Jews for it (“Holocaust” 296).
Hitler convinced the people it was the Jews faults. He classified them as "stingy" and "rich" he wrote that the Jews ratted out the Germans. In 1933 the National Socialist German Workers Party elected Hitler chancellor. In the next year things become worse and worse for the Jews. Laws were passed stating non- Arrieans could not hold government jobs, Jews were expelled f... ... middle of paper ... ...s and still is affecting people today.
A holocaust is defined as a disaster that results with the tremendous loss of human life. History, however, generally identifies the Holocaust to be the series of events that occurred in the years before and during World War II. The Holocaust started in 1933 with the persecuting and terrorizing of Jews by the Nazi Party, and ended in 1945 with the murder of millions of helpless Jews by the Nazi war-machine. "The Holocaust has become a symbol of brutality and of one people's inhumanity to another." (Resnick p. 11) The man responsible for the Holocaust was Adolf Hitler and his Nazi war-machine.
When you have millions of people in a struggling country, it is often easy to blame a group of people or a certain aspect of society. That is exactly what the Nazis did when they had to pay billions of dollars in reparations to the Allies after World War I. But they described as being a war that has been going on for centuries. As the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum states, They incorrectly believed Jews had a natural impulse, inherited through generations, to strive for world domination, and that this goal would not only prevent German dominance but would also enslave and destroy the German race (“Why Were the Jews Singled Out for Extermination?”). They created a fake war to make people scared, and then that fear turned into hatred.
Final Problem in Germany Germany had many huge problems throughout their years as a country, but one major problem that made a huge impact was the Holocaust. The Holocaust refers to a time period where Adolf Hitlers becomes chancellor and there’s a mass killing in the certain minorities Hitler found responsible for his losses. Hitler mainly looked at the Jews responsible for his losses which led to a mass killing and destruction towards the Jews and Jewish community. This mass killing took out two-thirds of European Jewry and one-third of all entire worlds Jewry. These Jews that were murdered and sent to concentration camps were not ones that were involved in World Wars II.
Because of the Versailles Treaty, created at the end of world war 1, Germany agreed to the the bill for all reparations and had to reduce armed force(Crowe, 2014). The nazis blamed their troubles on the easiest target they could find, and the weekly Nazi newspaper got the news across quickly. Soon, those Jewish people with ape-like features became the biggest enemy; this led to anti-semitism. Reichstag, or the German Parliament, was taken over by Hitler and all of his greed(L, D. (1999). This was part of the plan to destroy all of the Jews.
We study this part of our history so we know that the prejudice, racism, and the abuse of power that Hitler used which led to this mass murder and should never happen again. The Holocaust has also made us learn to appreciate, respect and value human life. Adolf Hitler was the instigator of the Holocaust. This event in world history occured from 1933-1945 and involved the mass murder of 6 million Jews. During this period Jews were stripped of their citizenship rights by the Nuremburg Race Laws.
More so it discussed about the vast annihilation of the Jews, and the main component of the holocaust event in relation to the third prospect theory which states that losses are valued more than gains (Kahneman & Tversky, 1979, 2000; Levy, 200). In relating this theory to the holocaust, this theory becomes meaningful in the aspect where the properties, possessions and labor of the Jewish people are more valued than their lives, the Jews where annihilated by the Nazis so they could take over their business and wealth, to build up the nation’s wealth. The killing of the Jews is the loss in while the dominancy of their property, business and possessions is the
Around the time of the treaty, Adolf Hitler of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party was getting much attention because of his promising ideas to reduce unemployment which was a crisis that was caused by the depression of 1929. Hitler felt that the Jews were hindering the nation, and believed that they were the prime reason for the country’s defeat in World War 1. He had no regrets putting them into concentration camps, and killing all those unsuitable to work for him. Jewish prisoners were constantly producing weapons, and clothing to help the Germans in their war effort. Not only did the Nazi’s use the prisoners for manual labor, they also took the belongings of the prisoners to fund the war.