Adolf Hitler was the driving force behind the Holocaust. Many people think he was insane to torture the human race that way. Others praise him for attempting to exterminate the Jewish people. Some wonder what was going on inside his head when he had the first thought and/or plan of
The dehumanization and organization of non-heteronormative (gay) men took place long before the Holocaust began, starting with the legislative passage of Paragraph 175 in Germany. This legislation resulted in highly detailed police records of men suspected of homosexual activities readily accessible. Inevitably these records made it easier than ever for gay men to be arrested and detained for their identities, and for their
The Goal Both the Nazi Political Movemen,t in Germany, and the post World War II/Cold War attacks on homosexuals, were driven by similar goals. The Nazi movement arose after Germany had lost World War 1 and was being restricted heavily by the Treaty of Versailles. The country faced major inflation and extremely high unemployment rates. The Nazi party
Peter Gay, a German Jew, escaped Nazi Germany just prior to the mass execution toward people of the Jewish faith that is now formally known as the Holocaust. Gay detailed this process in his memoir My German Question Growing up in Nazi Berlin. Like many Jews living as German constituents during the 1930’s, Gay’s family was hesitant to leave their home due to Hitler’s radical rise to power. The Fröhlich’s, Gay’s last name in German, decision to stay in Germany although they began to face immense persecution was a similar choice that millions of European Jews made during this time period, due to a constant denial that such an event like the holocaust would occur.
Adolf Hitler, chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and führer of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945, was the mastermind behind both World War II within Europe and the Holocaust. In the “Final Solution,” concentration and extermination camps were implemented in an attempt to rid of the Jewish population entirely. Such a task, genocide, would not be done easily. By the end of World War II, over six million Jews had been killed. However, not merely Jews were subject to mass murder, but nearly five million non-Jewish people. Out of all of these deaths, a range from 1,885,889 to 2,045,215 were in the concentration camp system. Furthermore, approximately one million of these deaths were carried out within the Auschwitz concentration camp complex. Thus, one in every six Jews killed during the holocaust was killed at an Auschwitz camp. These extermination camps were the only means by which such a multitude of murder could have been efficiently accomplished. The systematic mechanization of mass murder, using gas chambers and crematoria, made such high death tolls fathomable, making efficient killing easier both physically and psychologically.
The extreme xenophobic and homophobic tendencies of the Nazi and German lifestyle was astounding. The Nazi influencers in Germany went as far as to legally ban the Germans from having sexual contact with Jews (“21 Horrible”). Furthermore, Nazi’s tried to ‘cure’ homosexual Germans and Jews by forcing them to take testosterone shots and sleeping with Prostitutes (“21
In 1939 September 1st, a man with ambition set out to achieve his goal, the total control over the European continent, which many of the previous rulers had failed to accomplish. Adolf Hitler, the man with such ambition, committed the worst genocide ever known to humankind with the support of
The persecution of Same-Sex Sexual orientation during the Holocaust is still an issue that still has not been widely recognized until Same-Sex orients rose up and lead a movement during the nineteen seventy’s. One of the more obtrusive factors that contributed to the aggrandized attacks against the homosexual and
January, 1933 is when everything changed for homosexuals living in Germany. Homosexuals became heavily more scrutinized than previous years and even criminalized. Nazis began to crack down on homosexuals by introducing the law, Paragraph 175 which essentially made it illegal for any sexual acts or romantic relationship between two men. Homosexuals’ meeting places were continually being raided. With fear of being caught and arrested most homosexuals lost both heterosexual and homosexual friends. Those who they still recognized ignored them and passed by them on the street without a word. An anonymous homosexual recalls this, “In order not to mutually incriminate ourselves, we decided to no longer recognize each other. When we came across each
Adolf Hitler is often condemned for believing in the superiority of Aryans and cruelty while delivering that notion. In fact, he showed most brutality in an extreme manner for the manifestation of anti-Semitism. Earle Rice Jr. advocated that Adolescent Hitler first found his interest in anti-Semitism in Vienna and later
During Adolf Hitler’s conquer over the Jews, a long-term brain washing effect named propaganda, monopolized Germany. Propaganda was what Hitler loved to use because it worked so well for him! He controlled everyone’s lives by: what they did, how they did it, whom they could be with, and what jobs they could have. It got so bad to the point where he had cameras everywhere and could see what people were doing in their private lives—they did not have private lives. While Hitler had many obstacles and accomplishments, his biggest and most successful of them all was the promotion of Anti-Semitism. Although Hitler and the Nazis used propaganda to the furthest extremities possible, they did not come up with it. Having a totalitarian system and controlling large groups of people was not only used in WWII but also in many other history events. Another event in
Henceforth, even though presented evidences above do not represent all ancient civilizations and their standing with homosexuality, we can safely presume that many ancient nations were affirming toward homosexuality. On another hand, there are many historical evidences from the Middle Ages and onward, which also testify of a violence against
This newfound approach to German sexuality was due to a youth movement, which believed restrictions on sexuality were simply not warranted. “There was a new emphasis in general on leibeskultur, or body culture, on an appreciation of the human body devoid of social taboos or restrictions? Tolerance of homosexuals is a prime example of modernism because this approach was truly ahead of its time. One can make this deduction because homosexuals were shunned in all other European countries throughout this era. Although Germans did not collectively approve of homosexuality, their over-all measure of tolerance was unlike any other.