The Holocaust's Effect on the German Jew

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Adolf Hitler came to power over Germany in January of 1933. He hated Jews and blamed them for everything bad that had ever happened to Germany. Hitler’s goal in life was to eliminate the Jewish population. With his rise to power in Germany, he would put into action his plan of elimination. This is not only why German Jews were the main target of the Holocaust, but why they were a large part of the years before, during, and after the Holocaust. Hitler’s “final solution” almost eliminated the Jewish population in Europe during World War II. At the end of the war and along with his suicide, the Jewish population would survive the horror known as the Holocaust and the Jews would eventually find their way back to their homeland of Israel as well as find new communities to call home. Hitler’s rise to power before World War II was due to his anger at Germany’s defeat in World War I and the punishment Germany received from Britain and France. He also directed his anger at Jews and communists he believed contributed to that defeat. He blamed them for the loss of World War I, which he thought was a Jewish conspiracy (Jews in Nazi Germany pg. 1). He also believed that the Treaty of Versailles was a Jewish conspiracy designed to take down the country of Germany (Jews in Nazi Germany pg. 1) as well as the hyperinflation of 1923, which he believed to be an international conspiracy by the Jewish people (Jews in Nazi Germany pg. 2). On January 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of Germany (The History Place: Holocaust Timeline pg. 1). This was the rise to power that he needed to carry out his campaign of evil against the Jewish people. After his rise to power, Hitler branded the Jews as sub-humans, also known as, “Untermen... ... middle of paper ... ...is theory is the reason why it is to important for people around the world to remember what happened during the Holocaust to the Jewish people. The start of the Holocaust was a gradual process and the years during the Holocaust were indescribable. No Jew involved knew if there was ever going to be an end to their torture. As stated earlier, this was the most horrible tale of genocide in history. Everyone should pray that it never happens again. Works Cited Gilbert, Martin. The Second World War: New York: H. Holt, 1989. Print. History Learning Site. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. . The History Place. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. . United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Web. 30 Nov. 2011. . Welcome to StateofIsrael.com! Web. 30 Nov. 2011. .

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