But how did it become so out of control that approximately 6 million Jews died had to pay the consequences. According to Kevin Reilly’s psychology behind genocide three out the six elements can be applied to the holocaust. Rationalizing, or good reasons for doing something, Hitler convinced several Germans to hate Jews. His arguments included the Jews taking over their jobs, the assassination of one famous German, and for them causing the great depression. Germany was suffering from the after-effects of the depression in the 1930s.
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.
To convince the German people to support the war, Hitler launched one of the most effective propaganda campaigns the world has ever witnessed. Joseph Goebbels was Hitler’s right-hand man and chief propaganda minister. With Goebbels help, Hitler was able to depict the undesirable as a threat to the idea of an Aryan super race, thus providing justification for extermination. Hitler believed that Germans who married Jews, Roma, Africans, or Slavs were ruining the German bloodline, which put them at the forefront of his targeted population for destruction. Hitler’s hate for the Jews was so intense, he believed that not only did Jews in Europe needed to be eradicated, but Jews of the world had to suffer the same fate.
Such feelings of dominance stimulated the Nazi’s abuse of power and merciless treatment of innocent men and women. Through the institution of the Nuremberg Laws, congested ghettos, and pitiless acts of cruelty inculcated by Adolf Hitler as part of his “Final Solution”, Nazi soldiers sought to exterminate the entire Jewish race, in addition to other “subhuman” categorized minorities. Prior to the beginning of the Holocaust, prejudice tensions were booming across the European continent. Germans, especially, turned their tide of emotions against one another after loosing World War I. Hitler’s authoritative perspective pursued the Germans hatred in the direction of a specific sectional group – civilians of the Jewish religion. Rising from their sharp distaste of Jewish lineage, Germans instilled a government policy that permitted such segregation and the inferior treatment of a particular group of humanity.
The holocaust activated by Adolf Hitler, who be permeated with the vindictiveness of the Jews. After he created Anti-Semitism in Germany and killed most of the Jews in Germany. Afterwards he continued to spread Anti-Semitism all over Europe. He desired of power to rule the world, and had killed more than 20 million people during World War II. He had made the wrong decision ever, as he adjudged that all the Jews were trumpery, barren, and witless, hence he decided to extirpate the Jews all over the world.
During the Holocaust, around six million Jews were murdered due to Hitler’s plan to rid Germany of “heterogeneous people” in Germany, as stated in the novel, Life and Death in the Third Reich by Peter Fritzsche. Shortly following a period of suffering, Hitler began leading Germany in 1930 to start the period of his rule, the Third Reich. Over time, his power and support from the country increased until he had full control over his people. Starting from saying “Heil Hitler!” the people of the German empire were cleverly forced into following Hitler through terror and threat. He had a group of leaders, the SS, who were Nazis that willingly took any task given, including the mass murder of millions of Jews due to his belief that they were enemies to Germany.
Then under his command they forced the Jews in to death camps. After Adolph Hitler convinced the Germans that the Jews were the center of all problems, he started to make camps to place all the Jews. These camps weren’t nice places to be. They were all used to kill millions of Jews. Auschwitz was the most feared of all.
The Germans believed that the Jews were attempting to destroy t... ... middle of paper ... ...y. The harsh death causing conditions of the ghettos. Diseases were spread; children were forced through walls, beaten to death. Shootings carried out by the SS. Hitler was in many cases what led to the Holocaust.
At a certain point, it came to be the most practical solution to the ‘Jewish problem’. If this is true, why did the Nazi treatment intensify, from cruel bullying to mass extermination? The German occupation of Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union gave the Nazis control over millions of Jews. Many of these Jews were poor and vulnerable, and had not been particularly well integrated into the non - Jewish society. In Eastern Europe, the Nazis began the genocide – their large-scale and systematic campaign to destroy all Jews.
There was approximately six million Jews were sent to death camps and killed during World War II (1939-1945). So what do you think that led up to this? Why Adolf Hitler hatred towards Jews is so strong that made him did the inhuman cruel murder? Well the resolution lies in the ethnic undercurrents that ran beneath the peripheral of Germany and the world. The Holocaust was the execution of the Jews and other people whom Hitler considered mediocre.