Adolf Hitler And The Holocaust Essay

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Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust. The Holocaust is the word used to describe the mass murder of approximately six million European Jews during Adolf Hitler’s rule in Germany. Among the Jews were also other groups described as “Sub-Humans” such as Gypsies, homosexuals, intellectually challenged, political prisoners and most Eastern Europeans. German lacked confidence in their weak system, the Weimer Republic. Adolf Hitler, the chairman of the Nazi Party by 1921, was a World War I veteran who still believed that Germany was destined for greatness, despite the humiliating terms of Versailles Treaty. He was appointed chancellor, the head of German government in January 1933. He was voted in constitutionally by mostly working class, lower class and peasantry. By signing in the Enabling Act of 1933, he smoothly shifted from president to a dictator. The Act; declared all parties illegal, abolished the office of the president and abolished labor laws and unions. His rule was rooted in the basic pillars of, anti-Semitism, nationalism, militarism, anti-communism and expansion. Europeans’ Anti-Semitism was among the greatest forces that led to the Holocaust. The prejudice, discrimination and hatred of Jews as a national, ethnic and racial group was dated back centuries prior to Hitler. Anti-Semitism can be clearly represented by, the Crusades, Jewish diaspora in Spain, Pogroms in Russia and ancient anti-Semitism in areas of modern day Middle East, where Jews were persecuted.

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