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The Mind of a Nazi

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In the 1930's, a vicious hate group targeted Germany's Jewish population. They were called the Nazis. The Nazis are possibly the most notoriously evil hate groups in all of history .Everyone knows who the Nazis are and why they did. What most of society doesn't know is why they were so evil. Often times what is most associated with the Holocaust is how the Jewish people were affected, but there is a lot more to it. What exactly was going through a Nazi's mind during the Holocaust? What was their reasoning for treating the Jews so poorly? The Nazis believed Germans were "racially superior" to all other races. They believed the Jews were a threat to their society. The Nazis also despised anyone who did not conform to their standards and beliefs. The Nazis committed unspeakable crimes towards the Jews and lead a movement that will forever tarnish our history. It was because of the Nazis' cruel actions and harsh anti-Semitic beliefs towards the Jews that the tragedies of the Holocaust occurred. The Nazis are entirely to blame for the Holocaust because they encouraged violence throughout Europe, and even forced fellow German citizens to join in their fight against the Jews.
The Nazis' practiced anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is defined as “hostility to or prejudice against Jews” (Archive.adl.org,“Antisemitism”), and the Nazis took that concept to the extreme. Hitler and other Nazi leaders viewed the Jews not as a religious group, but as a harmful race which would weaken the other, more superior races. Some might say the Nazis' hatred toward the Jews was fueled by fear. As children, Germans were told that Jews were evil. They viewed Jews as “minions of the Devil”. Some Germans even believed absurd myths like, that the Jews abducte...

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...wed today. Neo-Nazism refers to post-World War II social or political movements seeking to revive Nazism. There are a number of Neo-Nazi groups in the United States alone, including the largest Neo -Nazi organization, the National Socialist Movement. While small minorities of American Neo-Nazis draw attention in public, most groups operate underground. American Neo-Nazis have been known to attack, torment, and harass Jewish people, black people, homosexuals, Asians, Muslims, Native Americans, and Latinos. Modern day Neo Nazis still despise anyone with different political or religious views.
Not much is known for certain what goes on inside the mind of a Nazi, and why some people truly believe their practices are acceptable. It is known however, that their beliefs and actions towards those who were different are what led to the horrible tragedies of the Holocaust.
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