It is quite obvious that Hitler and the Nazi Party had a different point of view and beliefs than any of the other groups. Hitler saw events in history as a racial struggle. He had blamed the German defeat of World War I on the Jews also other economic hardships. As well as that, they thought that the Aryan (Germans) were superior to the Mongrel (Jews) and non-Jewish people. 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.
Though he states his opinion on several occurrences throughout the book, he backs them up with credible facts. Hitler’s Willing Executioners is well written, easy to read and clearly defined. The issue is not the fact that the Germans were anti-Semitic, but rather that any human or group of humans could turn against a group of people so vehemently and so horribly. The vocabulary is somewhat easy to comprehend. Goldhagen's thesis, which he rides awfully hard, is that ordinary Germans were quite likely to be anti-Semitic because anti-Semitism, abetted by the Nazi high command, so thoroughly pervaded German culture.
Volk (community), all German people should... ... middle of paper ... ...he acknowledges the Nazi state was less organised than outward appearances suggest, Bracher believes this was largely due to Hitler, who intentionally created multiple departments and encouraged competing interests. He did this to ‘divide and rule’. Thus, the 25-point programme had occurred due to Nazism and it’s influence of racism in the country. In conclusion, it is quite clear that NAZISM was largely influenced by racism. It is explored that Hitler’s influence of Social Darwinism and personal resentment impacted on a great portion of the population as his belief in the theory had led to the outcome of Anti-Semitism such as discrimination of those without the favourable characteristics mainly involving the Jews.
The scientific and academic community would soon fall for the belief in Darwinism and be strong supports of the theories (Influence of Evolution). The theory of evolution was based on individuals acquiring traits that enable those possessing the new traits a higher chance to survive in the worst conditions, compared to those who don't possess them. Darwins theory of evolution impacted not only the Nazi party, but the majority of German citizens. He's idea's that he was bringing up consisted of: a 'Superior race', his theory “Survival of the fittest”, and that nature takes it course. Thus getting the Nazis to expunge the Judeo-Christian doctrine in schools and replace it with Darwinism.
Hitler’s Roots in Darwin One would agree that the Nazi holocaust actually happened and was devastatingly tragic. It is also not a very great jump of faith to realize that one of the many factors that produced the holocaust and possibly World War II was the belief in survival of the fittest and if the fit were to survive as part of evolutionary progress the weak must be eliminated. Hitler and his supporter’s motives are very hard to diagnose. As the title of this paper suggests, the role of Darwin’s eugenics played a significant role. Darwinism warranted and sought the Nazi views on both race and war.
Also, if an individual has not destroyed anything he/ she is still part of destruction, for example, the U.S has destroyed many other nations just for it’s own benefit. Hitler and the Nazis are not the first ones who have done all these thing, but it is maddening that they accused others of being all of these. Cesaire’s Discourse of Colonialism is about his perspective of colonialism and everything tied to it, but for the purpose of this paper I will focus on how he characterizes the Nazi’s. One quote that describes his main point is “ We aspire not to equality but to domination. The country of a foreign race must become once again a country of serfs, of agricultural laborers, or industrial workers.
Hitler was in many cases what led to the Holocaust. In conclusion, these were the main reasons for the Holocaust taking place. However I think that definitely the foremost important reason for the Holocaust ever happening was centuries of Europe being anti - Semitic. Despite the fact Adolf Hitler is very responsible for in which the ways he convinced so many Germans into hating these 'impure' innocent people, he was not entirely at fault for the holocaust happening. He was influenced very much by other anti - Semitic leaders, there could have possibly been another leader and public speaker who could have for filled the role that he did for the Holocaust.
Francis of Assisi an Italian Catholic friar and preacher once said: “If you have men who will exclude any of God 's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.” (LongShaw). Jews, homosexuals, criminals and cripples all excluded by Hitler. The Führer wanted to create a community where these sets of people were close to extinct. However, the uniqueness of the holocaust allows it to differ from any other genocide. The holocaust was an instituted murder, Hitler did not go out and cause a mass murder.
While on the surface his theory of the perpetrators being all ordinary Germans makes simplistic sense, it is slightly flawed. A, it is a generalization to group “all ordinary Germans” with a specific set of Germans who carried out the mass murder and B, Goldhagen comes to his conclusion and then looks for evidence to support his claim. Usually one finds specific evidence and then after piecing the evidence together one comes to a conclusion based on one’s evidence, not the latter. Regardless, what Goldhagen offers in his thesis is a totally unique look at who was responsible for the Holocaust.
I. CRITICAL SUMMARY One of the most relevant chapters in Mein Kampf to understand the basis and roots of Hitler's ideologies is Chapter XI, "Nation and Race," where Hitler discusses the imperative to defend the Aryan race from the Jewish menace and their "corrupt ways". Through this chapter of the book Hitler states his position that cross-breeding decimates the human species by indicating the digressive effects of breeding between races, encouraging the dominance of the strong, and condemning the regression of the superior races. Hitler begins this chapter by citing various illustrations of the situation in North America, Central and South America to prove how historically when the "Aryan blood has become mixed with that of inferior peoples