Finally, many purely hated Jews because they were not Aryan. Germany was one of these countries. Hitler, the leader of Germany, has carried hate for the Jews since early childhood. Primarily, he blamed them for his mother’s death along with him not getting into his dream school, Vienna Art College. Also, they were blamed by Germany for defeat in WWI and as the cause for unemployment. However, mainly Jews were persecuted because of the way they looked. At the time, Hitler wanted a racially pure Germany. He believed that by adapting the Darwin theory of survival of the fittest, he would be able to create a stronger generation and kill those that are impure or disabled.
Hitler had an insane hatred for the Jews. He felt that the whining Jewish population was what prevented the country of Germany to rising to its former glory. Before coming into power, Hitler wrote a book explaining his hatred and why others should hate as well. The book was not very popular at the time but would later be held as the nazi “bible”.
At the end of WWI in 1918, Germany’s economy was in ruins. There were very few jobs, and bitterness began to take over the country. According to the text, “Hitler, a rising politician, offered Germany a scapegoat: Jewish people. Hitler said that Jewish people were to blame for Germany’s problems. He believed that Jews did not deserve to live.” (7) This was the birth of Antisemitism--prejudice against Jewish people. Europe’s Jewish people have always been persecuted due to their “different customs and beliefs that many viewed with suspicion.”(7) Hitler simply reignited the flames, and a violent hatred was born.
To start, when Hitler came into power, everyone loved him and he was like any average ruler until things started to change. Hitler led Germany into battle in World War II and mostly everyone was convinced that it was only a matter of time before they won the battle, but when this was not the case Hitler was outraged. From the article in historylearningsite.co.uk it illustrates what Hitler felt, ““stabbed in the back” by the Jews” (Trueman). This was most likely the result of feeling like he needed someone to put the blame on, someone to be displeased at. The Jews didn’t purposely make Germany surrender or have any part of having Germany lose the war, after all it was their country too. After this event, things started to go down hill for the Jews and what most people refer to as mankind's worst mistake. Secondly, Hitler started to use his power to exterminate or control the population of all Jews, thus abusing it and doing things that should not be done with his power. Since he thought Jews took everything away from him and Germany he started dehumanizing them and treated them as if worse than animals. The novel Night states that they were deprived of all of their jewels and precious belongings, having to wear a yellow star so everyone knew they were Jewish, living in the ghettos,
Scientific racism refers to the application of scientific systems and assumptions to justify racism that can be expressed as either racial subordination or racial dominance. During the 19th century in Europe, there were massive technological and scientific advancements. Science provided information on the human anatomy, psychology, evolution, and genetics that led to the formulation of racist views against the Jews by the philosophers and politicians. In this essay, I will discuss the reasons why I believe that the anti-Semitism racism within the nineteen century was scientifically justified as well as the manner in which this discrimination was implemented on the Jewish race.
Well first off, Hitler and the Nazis weren’t the first people to treat the Jews poorly; they were just the ones to treat them the worst and the most recent. But up until recent time the Jewish people have always been treated poorly throughout the history of their religion. The Jews have always been like the little guy in school that always gets beat up on. According to the website Why Did Hitler Hate The Jews? Hitler just built upon and used anti-Semitic ideas that already existed from past cultures and societies. The Nazis hatred of the Jews was so different in that they believed that the Jews were biologically and racially distinct, that there was a kind of biological struggle for dominance over the entire human race between the Jews and everybody else (The Nazi Hatred of the Jews). The Nazis singled them out because they thought the Jewish people were pests, the Nazis didn’t even consider them humans, and needed to be eradicated to make the world
The Jews were starved to death, shot down for the most pointless reasons, were put through all different kinds of torture. Those who survived were forced to work in labor camps, all because Adolf Hitler had a bone to pick with Jews. Adolf Hitler was a dictator who had 850,000 Nazis under his hand. He despised Jews, and used his forces to take Jews hostage and force them to work in concentration camps. Ironically enough, it is believed that Hitler may have had Jewish ancestry. He wanted to rid the world of Jews, creating what he believed to be a perfect civilization.
In the article, it states “Hitler built on and used anti-semitic ideas that already existed. He was Austrian and grew up in Vienna where the mayor was extremely anti-semitic and where hatred of Jews was widespread” where he was from hatred of the Jews wasn’t uncommon, but why did he specifically hate Jews. There are many theories also to why he despises the Jews ranging from having a childhood friendship that ended with a Jew all the way to his mother was a Jew and that he was ashamed of her, but really I don’t think it was any of those. In an article, it states that “by giving the Jews the blame Hitler created an enemy” he used this as a tactic to win the election because he needed some kind of scapegoat to put the blame on. This got him a lot of support because it is easy for people to join into the herd mentality and just blame someone else for their own mistakes. Also, Hitler and the Nazis believed that Jewish race was “inferior” and did not even considered them people, so he needed a way to get them out of the picture to build his perfect Aryan race. I think Hitler just hated the Jews when he was born, so he just started a hate train towards them which also caused him to get elected into office, so for Hitler it was just a win-win and he really had no specific reason as to hating to the
Everybody had a different perspective on the Jews. One perspective is, Hitler believed the Jews were horrible. He had also explained and convinced this to the Nazis by saying they were “back stabbing” people. For example, the text Adolf Hitler and Mein Kampf Excerpt from Smoke and Ashes: The Story of the Holocaust” it states “..Germany had lost World War I through a “stab in the back” from its own government, which had allied itself with Jews. The Jews had so weakened the government that it had lost the will and the strength to fight.” The quote goes the show why Hitler and the Nazis have a hatred for the Jews. They explain and infer that they only reason why the Germans had lost World War 1 is because the Jews allied themselves with
Hitler put Jewish people and other people in Concentration camps because they were not the Aryan Race. Hitler also thought that anyone that had anything with democracy was a bad thing and the Jewish people that invented it should be sent to Concentration Camp. That isn't the only reason that Jewish people were sent to Concentration Camp “ in
Hitler thought of the Jewish population as a worthless society and treated the individuals as worthless creatures. When Hitler came to power, he established the camps "for the purpose of isolation, punishing, torturing, and killing Germans suspected of opposition to his regime."10 The Germans wanted to guarantee the death of as many Jews as possible "while extracting some useful labor from the doomed."11 The camps were set up technically and psychologically to
There was considerable variation in the beliefs and sentiments towards the Jewish population in the years preceding the Holocaust. While it has been said that Hitler’s fascist racism found its root in traditional Catholic anti-Semitism, it is undeniable that both forms of anti-Semitism were anti-Jewish. However, not all Europeans shared Hitler’s views and this led to the existence of various degrees of anti-Jewish sentiments throughout Europe. Additionally, the change in leadership of the Church that occurred during the years of the Holocaust also caused some variance in opinion on this matter. At the onset of the Holocaust, Pope Pius XI was the head of the Church. During his final years, he had taken
Holocaust is considered one of the worst man-caused disaster ever in the history of human life. Hundreds of millions of people died during the Holocaust. Even worse, the victim of the Holocaust is based on race. Why did Adolf Hitler pick on the Jews? Because when he wants to rise power, one of the most common ways is propaganda. He said that Jews are the ones that ruined their country. Many Jews were killed; they were also different kinds of people: just like Jehovah’s Witnesses, Roma Gypsies, Handicapped and many others. While the soldiers were fighting at the front line, hundreds of thousands of disabled were killed.
Antisemitism is the unfounded hatred of Jews because they are Jews. The Jews were considered permanent outsiders because of their “race”. Jews were subject to discrimination and persecution because they refused to accept the religion of the majority. Jews are hated on because of their race and they get punished if they do a single thing wrong. Some Jews had to flee Germany and leave their hometown because the Nazis don’t want any part of them. The Holocaust is a very big thing that had happened in the past. Hitler took control and he gained so much power from it. The Holocaust was very dangerous and it was really hard to stop it. A lot of innocent people died and that took out a bunch of the population. Hitler
Simmel was born on March 1st, 1858 in Berlin. After he lost his father early in his life, the inheritance which was left to him allowed him to pursue his scholarship with no financial worry. At the University of Berlin, Simmel studied philosophy and history and received his PHD. At this point in history Sociology wasn’t acknowledged yet but was quickly taking shape. In 1881 after receiving his degree Simmel taught philosophy, psychology, and early sociology at the same university in which he attended in Berlin. His dissertation on the philosophy of Kant gained a prize; the thesis he wrote was also on the same philosophy. Simmel continued to work over the next 15 years whilst also working as a public sociologist, writing articles on his