The Holocaust

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4565 words

The Holocaust

The Holocaust 1) Newsletter of the Blond Champion This

was a newsletter written by a very anti-Semitic writer named

Lanz. The newsletters were actually a series of pamphlets

written over the course of three years. Hitler frequently

bought the pamphlets, which described history as a constant

battle between blond Aryan heroes, and dark, hairy

ape-men. Lanz sometimes identified the ape-men as Jews,

and he predicted that pogroms would soon come. He

promoted the swastika as a sign of racial purity, and

eventually raised a swastika flag over his castle. He may

have been the main person who set an impression in Hitler’s

mind that Jews are inferior, and a threat to society. Due to

reading Lanz’s outlook on the Jews, Hitler concluded that

diseased, filthy Jews would steal and abuse innocent young

Aryan girls. 2) Protocols of the Elders of Zion This was a

book brought to Germany and to Hitler by a Russian émigré

named Alfred Rosenberg. It claimed to unveil the plans of a

secret international Jewish conspiracy to take over the

world. It was a pure piece of fiction, that was the new

backbone for anti-Semites. Many anti-Semitic people

commented on the Protocols. It was first brought to

Germany in 1920, and by the end of 1920, there were

already 120,000 copies sold! 3) Mein Kampf This is a book

written by Adolf Hitler while he was in prison during

1923-24. In it, he portrays himself, at age 35, as a great

intellectual and political figure. His single purpose was to

write about his personal greatnesses, and about his plans to

take over Germany so he can get rid of the Jews. He takes

much credit in Mein Kampf, he doesn’t mention the fact that

his parents, Lanz, and others influenced him a lot. He

describes all of his ideas about the “Final Solution” to get rid

of all the Jews in Germany, and then on to all the Jews in the

World. He also talks about the perfect race of Aryans,

blond, blue eyed, broad shouldered Germans, and about

promoting the spread of anti-Semites all over the world. 4)

Bolshevism This was a policy held by Bolsheviks, a party

that brought violent revolution to Russia in 1918. Hitler saw

that there were many Jews involved in Bolshevism, so he

used that to prove his point that Jews were out to rule the

world. 5) Nazism- Nazi This was a political party also

known as the Nationalist Socialist German Worker’s party.

It consisted of perfect German Aryans who had one goal in

life- to wipe out all existence of Jews. Their anti-Semitic

influential leader was Hitler. 6) Fichte Johann Gottlieb Fichte

In this essay, the author

  • Describes the holocaust's newsletter of the blond champion, which was written by an anti-semitic writer named lanz. hitler frequently bought the pamphlets which described history as a constant battle between blond aryan heroes and dark, hairyape-men.
  • Analyzes how lanz set an impression in hitler’s mind that jews are inferior, and a threat to society.
  • Explains that alfred rosenberg brought the book to germany and to hitler, which claimed to unveil the plans of a secret international jewish conspiracy to take over the world.
  • Analyzes how adolf hitler portrays himself as a greatintellectual and political figure. he takes credit for his personal greatness and plans to take over germany so he can get rid of the jews.
  • Explains hitler's ideas about the "final solution" to get rid of all jews in germany, and then on to all the jews.
  • Explains that there were many jews involved in bolshevism, so heused that to prove his point that jews were out to rule theworld. nazism was a political party also known as the nationalist socialist german worker’s party.
  • Explains that ernst moritz arndt and friedrich ludwig jahn gave the name "volk" to germannationalism.
  • Explains that liberalism is ungerman since the germans hated the french, and it was a french.
  • Explains that germany was adictatorship, and liked it that way. liberalism was pro-democracy, so by nature the germans did not approve op it.
  • States that leopald zunz was a great jewish reformer and historian of judaism, who was an optimist.
  • Opines that german animosity towards jews was childish, and will pass. germans hated the jews with all their hearts and souls and would go to the farthest extent to display their hatred.
  • Analyzes how dühring blamed all his misfortunes on the jews. he wrote that judaism was taking over germany, and that jews were trying to destroy the state.
  • Explains that dühring's ideas were influenced by hitler, who adopted them. the nationalist socialist german workers party supported the aryan, blond, blue-eyed, broad-shouldered german.
  • Explains that the idea of a dictatorship was promoted by the germans, and opposed to the french. the weimar republic was another name for
  • Narrates how hitler blamed all his problems on the jews and became a dictator to rid germany of jews. the weimar republic was no longer democratic.
  • Explains that hitler was very cunning when it came to rising to power. he used his slogan of getting rid of jews in order to become president.
  • Explains that hitler's first anti-democratic step was on february 4, 1933, when he requested from hindenburg the power to prohibit public meetings and stop publications in which hitler didn't like.
  • Explains that the storm troops were the nazi's secret army. their objective was simple- to terrorize all who hitlerhated, i.e., communist, socialists, trade union workers, and especially jews.
  • Explains that the political german police services were reinhard heydrich and heinrich himmler. they investigated "enemies of the state", which included jews.
  • Explains that eichman believed that some jews, including zionists, areok jews. he applauded zionism. göring was a german cabinet minister in charge of the storm troops.
  • Explains that hitler's philosophy made him want to go to war to make space for the racially supreme, i.e., aryans.
  • Describes how fires were ignited throughout the country and the streets were littered with broken glass from synagogues, jewish stores, and homes.
  • Explains that hitler's party may have set the reichstag building on fire as a strategical move. they would be able to blame the fire on the communists.
  • Explains that hitler decided to run a lightning campaignthroughout poland, which was supposed to resist war. litvinov represented everything the nazis hated.
  • Explains that hitler hated maxim, yet he still made a "pact with the satanso as to drive out the devil". einsatzgrupen are special duty groups.
  • Explains that heydrich and himmler were in charge of the gestapo and the other political german police services. the final solution was to answer the jewish question.
  • Explains that the gemeinde was a communal religious organization that maintained synagogues, promoted religiouseducation, and dispensed charity. the judenrat was established to help the germans relocate the jews into poland.
  • Explains that the germans were responsible for prompt and careful cooperation with all government decrees. instead of the judenrat being used to relocate the jews, they were later exterminated
  • Opines that german is home to the jews, and that won’t change. martin buber was persuasive in summoning his fellow jews tojewish self-awareness.
  • Explains that the judenrat carried out the nazis orders without hesitation or regret, and did more than what theircommanders told them to do. the bund is also known as the socialist jewish worker’s association.
  • Explains that the bund helped to fight off pogroms when the germans had siege of warsaw.
  • Narrates how the kovno ghetto was one of the worst, as the germans needed supplies to help them fight in the war they were fighting.
  • Explains that work permits would allow jews to leave the ghetto so they could work for the germans. the judenrat didn't know what to do. they could burn all the permits or choose the people at random.
  • Narrates how the jews of the ghetto found out that there were 5000 work permits in the judenrat and ran a raid.
  • Opines that arthur zygelboym was the leader of the jewish labor bund. he committed suicide on may 11, 1943, in london.
  • Explains that in his farewellletter, he wrote, "by my death i wish to make my final protest against the passivity with which the world is lookingon and permitting the extermination of the jewish people."
  • Explains that the uprising was unsuccessful, but they accomplished a lot. they destroyed and humiliated one of hitler’s armies, and they fought well for human dignity.
  • Opines that rumkowsky committed suicide because he wasn't able to comply. he was the chairman of the lodz ghetto.
  • Describes mordechai anielewicz as the commander of the youth fighting organization in the warsaw ghetto uprising.
  • Explains that himmler became one ofhitler’s most powerful and important agents. he was also the head of the ss in 1929.
  • Describes the nazis' anti-jewishlaws set out on september 15, 1935. the reichstagunanimously adopted them. intermarriage between jews and germans was outlawed.
  • Lists the five concentration camps, auschwitz, birkenau, belzec, chelmno, sobibor, treblinka, majdanek, etc.
  • Explains that many jewish leaders were told by the underground, things about the nazis killing the jews in the concentration camps.
  • Opines that if there was a resistance, it wouldn't succeed, and you better off cooperating with the nazis.
  • Explains that israel was established on may 14, 1948, and that adolf eichman was executed for genocide. neville chamberlain was the british prime minister from 1937 to 1940.
  • States that hitler "deceived and disappointed him." hitler promised not to attack poland if he was given a piece of czechoslovakia.
  • Explains that hitler tried to invade poland, so britain declared war on germany. josefpaul goebbels was hitler's minister of publicenlightenment and propaganda.
  • Explains that the zob, the jewish combat organization, was formed in warsaw by existing political parties there. the storm troops were the nazi's private army.
  • Explains that the storm troops took 15,000 prisoners into "protective custody." theresienstadt was a place chosen by reinhard heydrich, to keep prominent jews, and elderlyjews.
  • Explains that treblinka and sobibor were death camps, where the fittest were selected for work, while the rest were gassed.
  • Narrates how heydrich and eichman met at the wannsee conference in 1942.
  • Explains that they discussed their plans for the final solution, and the shift fromemigration to evacuation. they also discussed how to go about killing all the jews in manyforeign european countries.
  • Describes adolf eichman, a holocaust survivor, and chaim kaplan, who wanted the world to know what was going on in the warsawghetto.
  • Explains that hundreds of underground newspapers, privatediaries, and transcribed interviews were preserved and set an example for other ghettos.
  • Explains that totalitarianism is another term for a dictatorship. hitler was the dictator in the germantotalitarian state.
  • Explains reinhard heydrich and heinrich himmler were in charge of the gestapo, along with all other political german policeservices.
  • Explains that theresienstadt served as a "model camp" or "transit camp". those who came there were shipped to another camp (extermination, work, of concentration).
  • Explains that the germans were waiting for an excuse to go on a rampage killing whatever jews they felt like killing. their excuse was hershlgrynszpan.
  • Explains that the us entered world war 1 on december 7, 1941, and declared war on germany on november 11, 1941.
  • Explains that nobody came to the aid of the ghetto because they didn't have the guts and they hardly even believed karski.
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