Adolf Hitler And The Holocaust

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“Wherever I went, I began to see Jews, and the more I saw, the more sharply they became distinguished in my eyes from the rest of humanity,” Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf, describing his feelings when he first arrived in Vienna in 1925 and began to develop anti-Semitic ideas. The Holocaust was when the Nazi’s eliminated the Jewish people under Hitler’s rule. This was one of the most gruesome events in world history. There were three main reasons why Hitler started the Holocaust and exterminated the Jews: he had a need for power; he was convinced the loss of WWI was because of the Jews; and he was raised as an anti-Semitist. Although Hitler murdered 6 million Jews in the Holocaust, which lasted from 1938 to 1945, he was not brought into the…show more content…
To annoy his father, Adolf decided to rebel and to only do well in the classes in which he wished to do well, just to annoy his father. When he was 14, Adolf’s father died, and he convinced his mother to let him quit school. He spent his days visiting the opera, library, and theater. When Hitler was 18 years old, he traveled to Vienna, Austria, and applied to the Academy of Fine arts, but did not get in. Hitler’s mother passed away in 1907, he was heartbroken, and the doctor said that he had never seen someone so overcome with grief as Adolf Hitler to the loss of his mother. After this tragic event in Hitler’s life, he re-applied to the Academy of Fine Arts again and did not get in. Hitler began to live a drifter life with no home or joke, making money here and there. Austria was a struggling socialist society. Many people were out of work and there was conflict between the country’s different ethnic groups as they competed for jobs, and in this climate, Hitler’s antisemitism began to grow. Hitler began to blame Jews for his own lack of success and he learned about propaganda which is the spreading of information in order to influence public opinion and to manipulate other people’s beliefs. He also learned about the use of physical terror to control large numbers of people. By the time of World War I, Hitler moved to Munich, Germany and served in the war, but in the German army. During the war, Hitler was blinded
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