Why was killing so many innocent Jews necessary to Hitler? Hitler had many motives to why he did so. To Hitler Jews were maggots, a virus that had to be eliminated. He saw himself as the German Messiah doing God’s work by destroying the Jew. Hitler and the Nazis considered the Jew to be like the devil, wishing to dominate the world.
Therefore some of the main reasons why the holocaust occurred were due to denial, propaganda and discrimination against another race. Adolf Hitler, who looked for some one to blame, started the Nazi party of Germany. The Nazis were fascists, who used their power to run Germany especially under Hitler's reign. The Nazi party grew rapidly due to the fact that those who spoke against them where threatened and killed. Those of different religious beliefs and races where segregated and discriminated against during the Holocaust.
The Holocaust and the Cambodian Genocide leaders treated their victims similarly. During the Holocaust, Hitler and the Nazi party set up extermination camps in a mass effort to kill Jews. The killings began as “mercy killings” of disabled people and punishment of citizens who defied or angered the government. The situation escalated as camps continued to go up and gas chambers were built. In the extermination camps, workers used cyanide gas to kill Jews and other civilians (“Past”).
Genocide is brought out through the ideas of fascism and power hunger and is caused by pure hatred toward a specific group. After the millions of lives lost in the Holocaust, the world claimed that genocide would “never again” occur. However, the nations around the world did not keep those alleged “promises.” Within the past sixty five years there has been over a dozen known genocides. Rwanda, Bosnia, Cambodia, and Africa are just a few examples of the atrocities that genocide brings; countless amounts of deaths and innocent lives lost and forgotten are horrific effects that become pointless to the overall picture of us being human. No one should have the authority to kills others because they believe they over power them and that is precisely what the top Schutzstaffel Soldiers did during the holocaust.
He viewed the Jews as a group inferior to the Germans and was a threat to their pure race. Despite persecuting them at small numbers before the war, Hitler later developed his final solution of the Holocaust that was a plan to execute them at last. At the end of World War II, his planned failed but large numbers of Jewish people died in concentration camps in ways like the gas chambers. Today eyewitness accounts can be found of the event despite the country’s denial. The Armenian genocide was mass killing of about one and a half million Armenians perishing in the hands of the Ottomans and the Turkish people.
The NAZI Party led in this mass murdering of the Jewish people. The head of the NAZI Party, Adolph Hitler, proclaimed that he was not a racist, yet killed over six million defenseless people because of their race. Hitler also declared, redundantly, in his speeches, that he did not desire World War Two. These are some of his last words: “It is not true that I, or anyone else in Germany wanted a war in 1939. It was wanted and provoked exclusively by those international statesmen who either were of Jewish origin, or worked for Jewish interests.
The Holocaust caused the death of 6 million Jewish people and 5 million non-Jewish people. At least 1.1 million of that 11 million were children. The SS (Schutzstaffel) was the secret police of the Nazis, Hitler’s bodyguard. By the end of the Holocaust, two thirds of the Jews from Europe were killed by these men. The SA, a force similar to the SS but much less authoritative, was originally led by Ernst Roehm, but Himmler persuaded Hitler to kill him.
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