The Influence of Hitler on the Minds and Ethics of a Nation

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The Influence of Hitler on the Minds and Ethics of a Nation

It is amazing how the influence of one man, Adolf Hitler, could control the minds and ethics of a complete nation. The prejudice and hate that dwelled inside of him, killed an entire group of individuals. The Holocaust is the most horrifying crime against humanity of all times. Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that all of the mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population. In January 1941, in a meeting with his top officials, the 'final solution' was decided. The Jewish population was to be eliminated.

Adolf Hitler felt that the collapse of the economy and the government were linked to the Jews because they were a convenient group to blame. In order for Hitler to achieve his goals, he needed the approval of the German citizens. 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.

Although the Holocaust occurred many years ago the Jewish community still feels the pain and hardships experienced during the Holocaust. Many psychological effects caused by the Holocaust forever changed the way the Jewish people view the world and themselves. The Jewish people have been scarred for generations and may never be able to once again associate with the rest of the free world. Further, these scars have now become the looking glass through which the survivors and their children view the world. Some survivors are scarred so deeply they can not escape the past feelings and images of terror; this is called Survivor Syndrome.
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