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Hitler often created a vilified image of the non-Aryan race by blaming them for Germany’s struggles and insisting on their inferior presence. Propaganda was developed for multiple purposes, such as creating a rise of support for Hitler, and “to dehumanize the Jews by naming them “the inferior race” to create widespread anti – Semitism and lay groundwork for the elimination of rights and the elimination of the rights and freedoms of the Jews” (Dehumanization of the Jews). Propaganda was constructed to deceive the public and falsely scapegoat the Jewish community for Germany’s lack of success. The intentional acts of dehumanizing the Jews, ruined their reputations, as they were falsely accused of German’s loss in World War One. By using propaganda, Hitler was able to create a negative image of the Jewish people and led to a national hatred of the Jews.
This fascist leader founded his own Nazi party and was determined to establish a nation with pure German or an Aryan race. In order to achieve his goal, Hitler commanded isolation and eventually extermination of the impure groups in Germany. Anyone with impure blood is Germans' enemy. Under Hitler's regime, Germans considered the following groups as their enemies: Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, and mentally handicapped people (Thirty-six questions). Germans targeted Jews the most among all these groups.
Over six million Jews were killed under Hitler’s power during the Holocaust. It was the end of World War 1 and Hitler’s anti-Semitism out of resentment for the Germans loss of World War 1 grew. He blamed the Jews for the problems their country was facing and wanted a way to change that. He wanted power, and as much as he could get. Hitler’s takeover of power was about twenty years after World War 1 in 1933.
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The Wannsee Conference Have you ever had a business meeting, a conference? Could you imagine a meeting to draw an outline to exterminate a population, 11 million Jews? The Wannsee Conference was a “meeting” to discuss how they would kill all the Jews. The Wannsee Conference put the Final Solution in motion; the World had lost their opportunity to save 6 million Jews and others. The Beginning Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933, after World War 1 when tensions were high because the Treaty of Versailles blamed Germany for the destruction the war caused and they were faced with the payment for all the damages, which sent Germany into economic downfall.
The Nazi’s perpetrated many horrors during the Holocaust. They enacted many cruel laws. They brainwashed millions into foolishly following them and believing their every word using deceitful propaganda tactics. They forced many to suffer doing embarrassing jobs and to live in crowded ghettos. They created mobile killing squads to exterminate their enemies.