, but systematic exterminated groups were the Jews, the handicapped, and the Gypsies. Adolf Hitler was the mastermind behind the Revolutionary Germany, and was a product of greater world violence, hatred, and harm especially for the Jews. The Nazi system used propaganda effectively to muster the German population in a sense of militarism, to support its wars of conquest until the very end. Nazi propaganda was one of the most crucial tools used to continue implementing the mass murder of the victims of the Nazi control. It also served to secure the silent acceptance of millions of others that would continue to racially target with mass murder.
It is hard to picture that along with others that, 6 million Jews were targeted and killed during the Holocaust. It is astonishing to realize how racist and cruel the Nazis acted towards the Jews. According to A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust, once Hitler was in control of the German government “he translated his harsh feeling toward Jews into many policies and statutes which eroded the rights of German Jews from 1933-1939” (“Victims”). The anti-Jewish racist legislation passed The Nuremberg Laws in September, 1935. These laws made an extremely in depth Nazi definition of who was Jewish.
The senseless massacre of millions upon millions of innocent people all started by a man named Adolf Hitler who came to power in 1933. The Nazis brought terrible fatalities and chaos in Europe beginning with a purified race and ending with the Final Solution in a maniacal plot to exterminate Jews. The holocaust is a awful incident that should have never happened in the first place, but I believe that this made me more aware of the fundamental causes and vast implications involved in how a genocide can occur. I also learned how this changed the future I live in today. I believe that the holocaust still plays an important role in current times, history contributes to moral understanding, and it helps us understand people and societies, and makes an impact in our own lives as well.
The support of the German citizens was essential for a mass killing of that magnitude to occur, and in order to obtain their support, Adolph Hitler had prove to them why the Jews are the cause of all their problems. This was proven through the use of propaganda and powerful speeches. Due to theses tactics Hitler was able to prove his point to the masses. In a time of extreme weakness in Germany, he was able to grab these helpless individuals and make them believe that the Jews were an inferior race and that only through their destruction could the Germans once again become a powerful and great people. The Holocaust was the extermination of six million Jews by the Nazis and their contributors, and practically all segments of German society participated in the destruction process.
Causes of the Holocaust The Holocaust took place for a number of reasons some of which were long term and others short term. The main reasons are; for centuries Germany had been an anti-Semitic country Jews were used as scapegoats for German problems. Also centuries of Nazi persecution caused the Holocaust in particular 1933 -1939 as well as Adolf Hitler and his racist views which influenced thousands of Germans. The Main reason for the holocaust happening was that Germany had been anti-Semitic for many centuries, and during those centuries the anti-Semitism had gradually got worse. Therefore because this was becoming a racial war, this was an opportunity for Germany to 'cleanse' itself of Jews like it should have done centuries ago.
To answer all of the topics presented to me I will be discussing the following; What is meant by “The Holocaust” or “Final Solution”, Why the Jewish were dehumanized, The choices made during the Holocaust, and My personal view on events that took place during the holocaust. What does the “Holocaust” or “Final Solution” meant to mean? To Adolf Hitler, the man who defined Final Solution during WWII, it means to erase the undesirables from his country and remove all who blocked his path to dominating Europe. The modern day person would define The Holocaust as a massive murder of millions of innocent people but to Nazi Germany they were an obstacle to solutions such as fixing their economic problems, and making Germany’s people a pure Aryan Race. Hitler was creating a massive killing of humans by the hands of other humans known as The Holocaust.
People of second category were mainly Jews, whom Hitler chose as main target for his victimizations. Annihilation of the Jews was so crucial, because Germany was both in economic and social depression after the First World War and Semites played the main role of scapegoats, as every ideology needs an enemy and eagerly fights with it. For Communism it was Capitalism, while Nazi regime chose Jewish people. To refute the popular belief, that is was, substantially, government, who persecuted and annihilated Jewish population, it must be mentioned that the issue of killing Jews was not only about Hitler, but about the majority of German population at that time. Daniel Jonah Goldhagen claims, that murderers were not only SS men or Nazi Party members, but perfectly ordinary Germans from all walks of life, men (and women) who brutalized and murdered Jews both willingly and zealously.
But is this representation steeped in bias because of a moral agenda? Andrew Green reveals the issue of representing Hitler in texts, and how author’s moral obligations to Holocaust victims distorts the truth. Adolf Hitler, its amazing how one name can trigger a thousand thoughts and emotions. How can one name so easily send shivers down our spines and send our minds into a frenzy of thought in the same breath? The main reason behind this is we are aware that Hitler was largely responsible for the Holocaust, by far the largest and most gruesome genocide in modern history.
Often times what is most associated with the Holocaust is how the Jewish people were affected, but there is a lot more to it. What exactly was going through a Nazi's mind during the Holocaust? What was their reasoning for treating the Jews so poorly? The Nazis believed Germans were "racially superior" to all other races. They believed the Jews were a threat to their society.
It was Hitler’s ability to make group identity salient within the Aryan German population, the transformation of his ideas to ideology, and his deep hatred for the Jews that ultimately led to the Holocaust. Although Anti-Semitism was already present within German society before Hitler rose to power, he was the actor that enacted policies against Jews and what ultimately led to the Final Solution Hitler was successful in activating a group identity within the German population when he associated Jews as the enemy and Aryans as the dominant race who would save the world from the Jews. By making the Aryan Germans group identity salient he created an in-group/out-group relationship between the Aryans and the Jews. This in-group/out-group relationship leads to group bias which affects how people perceive others that are not part of their group. By cultivating the idea that the Jews were different than the Aryans, Hitler was able to successfully create a divide between