Being that Nazi philosophy is essentially social dawanism targeted again the Jews and Bolsheviks, providing valid excuses and moral reasons for any attack on, or failure of the German race, the fittest of them all, against minority groups was a legitimate claim and justification for exclusion of these peoples. Hitler used racism to appeal to the pre existing bitter and aggressive side of German nature, thus securing his position as dictator and reuniting his people. Securing his position as the all powerful dictator, or Führer, is central to all of Hitler's policy decisions, be they foreign or domestic, and this was achieved through his, and the Nazi?s use of racism. Initially, Hitler used persecution and hatred of minorities such as Jews and communists to identify his sympathizers and supporters throughout the Government and general population, mainly young people and big business, and utilized this power, and appeal to secure his position as chancellor and later president of a united Germany.
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.
He further uses propaganda techniques to change the views of the German people. His book The Mein Kompf was spread to the people of Germany and his Nazi party. This book is Adolf Hitler’s manifesto in which he outlines his political ideology and future plans for Germany such as the hierarchical status of the Aryan race towards the Jews and other inferior race. In his book he stated, that “The child is the objective of the struggle and the very first appeal is addressed to it: 'German boy, do not forget that you are a German. ' 'German maid, remember that you are to be a German mother.” Which means that Germanys race was to be kept at its purest form.
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
Hitler's main idea was to as he called it 'cleanse' Europe of these non- deserving people. Hitler despite having gained anti-Semitic views on his own from things he saw he also was influenced a lot by Neil Darwin. He based a lot of his racial arguments and views on this. However another point to consider was that the Jews were being used as scapegoats for German problems. The Germans believed that the Jews were attempting to destroy t... ... middle of paper ... ...y.
Thus, background briefing 6 fundamentally emphasises the difficulty of asserting Hitler’s popularity among German citizens. 2. Why might people outside Germany have admired Hitler greatly? Background briefing 6’s use of Lloyd George’s praise of Hitler exhibited the external admiration for Hitler’s regime, as it epitomised a miracle transformation. Predominantly, after the ruinous end to WW1 and the great depression, Nazism’s Gleichschaltung appeared to have rebuilt the German economy, restored its national power and met the material aspirations of... ... middle of paper ... ...ellow Spots’ expository analysis of “the persecution of Jewish people in Germany” demonstrated the anti-Jewish violence as a larger, systematic campaign to annihilate Jews in the process of creating the Volksgemeinschaft.
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.
It is a concept based loosely on an abstract theme of nationalism, interpreted by Hitler to proclaim his Ayran race as the 'Master Race'. It was taken to an extreme, however, by Hitler's sadistic genocide of minority groups within the country, particularly the Jews. Nationalism is an idea that has been around for eons. It is the theory of identifying an individual with a nation, of which they hold a great pride for and are loyal to. It is a belief in your nation.
This hatred and prejudice towards Jews is known as anti-semitism. According to the Breman Museum, “the Nazi Party was one of the first political movements to take full advantage of mass communications technologies: radio, recorded sound, film, and the printed word” (The Breman Museum). By publishing books, releasing movies and holding campaigns against Jews, antisemitism came to grow quickly, spreading all across Germany. The Nazi Party often referred to the notion of a “People’s Community” where all of Germany was “racially pure” (Issuu). They would show images of ‘pure’, blond workers, labouring to build a new society.
Events in his life made him adopt a strong discontent and animosity towards the Jews. In his speeches and writings, Hitler spread his beliefs of racial "purity" and of the superiority of the "Germanic race"—what he called an Aryan "master race." He pronounced that his race must remain pure in order to one day take over the world. As seen clearly from the ‘Nation and Race’ For Hitler, the ideal "Aryan" was blond, blue-eyed, and tall, any description in variance with this was not