Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust Essay

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In history, there have been many reasons people have had to kill others: land, power, money, and millions of other things. Despite the violence that has taken in the past, the world was introduced to a justification unlike any other for mass murder. This explanation was simply prejudice, and it resulted in what is known as the Holocaust- the slaughter of numerous racial and religious group members dubbed 'undesirables' by the Nazi party. This horrific event is now studied endlessly, but why do we learn about it? How do we benefit from being educated on this tragedy?

It all began with a man named Adolf Hitler. He was Austrian-born but came to Germany to fight in their army for World War I. Mustard gas had caused him to be in the hospital
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In history, there have been many reasons people have had to kill others: land, power, money, and millions of other things. Despite the violence that has taken in the past, the world was introduced to a justification unlike any other for mass murder. This explanation was simply prejudice, and it resulted in what is known as the Holocaust- the slaughter of numerous racial and religious group members dubbed 'undesirables' by the Nazi party. This horrific event is now studied endlessly, but why do we learn about it? How do we benefit from being educated on this tragedy?

It all began with a man named Adolf Hitler. He was Austrian-born but came to Germany to fight in their army for World War I. Mustard gas had caused him to be in the hospital when Germany surrendered, and he was infuriated that his country was being blamed and shamed for all the turmoil of the war. Due to his anger, Hitler made the decision to turn things around. He and the Nazi party first tried to overtake the government by force, but this landed him in jail. While there, he wrote My Struggle, an autobiography that outlined all of his future plans. Unfortunately, this book went unnoticed by authoritative figures.

Once released from prison, Hitler began working within the system instead of resuming his previous forceful efforts. In order to avoid getting caught, he made the horrible things he was doing legal. This process started when he was appointed Chancellor of Germany. Soon after, the country's president
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