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Adolf Hitler was one of the cruelest rulers this world has ever known. During his reign Hitler caused enormous suffering for the Jews throughout Germany. Many Jewish families were torn apart by the cruelty of the Nazi party. This is one of the most tragic events in the world's history, is known as the Holocaust. Hitler was a very troubled man because he grew upon the hatred of Jews, he also ‘brainwashed’ many people into believing his idea’s, took away all of Jews rights and citizenship, formed the Nazi Parties , and even killed non-Jews. Did Hitler invent the hatred toward Jews? No, Hitler built on and used anti-Semitic idea’s that already existed. He was an Austrian and grew up in Vienna where the mayor was extremely anti-Semitic and where the hatred toward Jews was widely spread. Hitler was genuinely influenced in Vienna by two political movements. The first was the German racist nationalism propagated by the Upper Austrian Pan-German politician Georg von Schönerer. The second key influence was that of Karl Lueger, Mayor of Vienna from 1897 to his death in 1910. Still in power when Hitler arrived in Vienna, Lueger promoted an anti-Semitism that was more practical and organizational than philosophy. Nevertheless, it reinforced anti-Jewish stereotypes and cast Jews as enemies of the German middle and lower classes. Finally, unlike Schönerer, who was always more comfortable with the elitist nationalism of the student fraternities, Lueger was comfortable with big city crowds and knew how to channel their protest into political gain. Hitler drew his ideology in large part from Schönerer, but his strategy and tactics from Lueger. Hitler claimed that Jews were to blame for Germany’s main woes: poverty, unemployment, and Inflation. Je... ... middle of paper ... ... of the Holocaust was horrific. Many families destroyed, grief over lost loved ones, and many who survived were not able to re-unite because they did not know where they were at. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was one of the most powerful and infamous dictators of the 20th century. After World War I, he rose to power in the National Socialist German Workers Party, taking control of the German government in 1933. His establishment of concentration camps to inter Jews and other groups he believed to be a threat to Aryan supremacy resulted in the death of more than 6 million people in the Holocaust. His attack on Poland in 1939 started World War II, and by 1941 Germany occupied much of Europe and North Africa. The tide of the war turned following an invasion of Russian and the U.S. entry into battle, and Hitler killed himself shortly before Germany was defeated.

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