When Adolf Hitler came onto the scene, he claimed that he would be the best ruler that Germany had ever seen. He claimed that he would revert the country back to its once state of greatness. He would have been one of the greatest rulers of all time if he would not have started the Holocaust. It was not as if the people of Germany had no idea what Hitler was capable of. He wrote down all of the gruesome things he would do to create a pure race if he became a ruler. Hitler wrote Mein Kampf while he was in prison for treason committed after the First World War for five years. In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler explains the final solution to the Jewish problem. He outlines all of his plans in the book, and was a best seller in Germany.
The danger of this approach is that statements, no matter how vociferous, still need to be contextualised. Through an analysis of the many pre-war anti-Semitic statements made by Hitler, no proclamations of intent to kill the Jews were found, thus rendering the Functionalist belief that the Holocaust was not a part of Nazi policy prior to the enactment of the Final Solution as unquestionably correct. While the content of Hitler’s famous autobiography Mein Kampf (1925) undeniably proves that Hitler possessed an extreme hatred of the Jews and planned to make Germany Judenrein (free of Jews), there is no indication that he intended to carry out this cleansing through murder. In a speech made in Salzburg on the 7th of August 1920, Hitler stated that “This Jewish contamination will not subside, this poisoning of the nation will not end, until the carrier himself, the Jew, has been banished from our midst.” It is important to note the use of the word ‘banished,’ a term which means exile and deportation, suggesting that the plan was not to murder, but to force emigration. In an interview with the New York newspaper Staatszeitung in 1933, Hitler confessed that ‘we (the Nazis) would willingly give every one of them (the Jews) a free steamer-ticket and a thousand-mark note for travelling expenses if we could get rid of them." In Hitler’s Table Talk of October 1941, he
Hitler and the Holocaust is a very informational novel written by Robert S. Wistrich that not only explains this horrible time in history, but also gives us a look into the mind of Hitler and Nazi ideology. This book is not just centered on Hitler and Germany as it my sound, antisemitism spread like a plague all across Europe even before the Holocaust took place. In this work, Wistrich is not making an argument, but is trying to find an explanation on why so many inhumane actions were allowed.
Hitler believed that propaganda from the allies was the main reason that the Germans lost during World War I and felt that this form of warfare needed to be a primary tool in modern warfare. He spoke of this belief in his book Mein Kampf well before the start of the second World War. Hitler felt that the public needed to be inundated with the ideology of the state at all times and through all mediums (Jowett and O'Donnell 2). "To do this," he said "everything from child's story-book to the last newspaper, every theater, every cinema and every advertisement must be brought into the service of this single mission" (qt. in Qualter ix). This onslaught of propaganda led to the Holocaust by leaving no other option open to the German people
Hitler wrote “Mein Kampt” while in prison after a failed attempt to overthrow the German government.1 Throughout his book, Hitler expressed deep seated hatred towards Jews. He saw Jews as parasites and that their existence opposed natural laws. He believed the Aryan race superior to all other races.2 He held the Jews responsible for the creation of Marxism; Karl Marx’s economic theory is the foundation of Communism.3 Hitler truly hated Communism, conceivably on the grounds that Karl Marx was a German Jew. His military service during the Great War
In Mein Kampf, Hitler wrote various hate-filled comments such as,“The personification of the devil as the symbol of all evil assumes the living shape of the Jew”(“Mein Kampf: Jewish Virtual Library” 7). This is only one of the variou slurs the dictator used in the Mein Kampf. There were many controversial topics in the book, not just the derogation of the Jews. He explains the formation of his views and thoughts along with the construction of the Nazi party. Hitler “decided the he would rule the world with words” and he would be successful in doing so (Zusak 445). The printed work is one of the most popular and well known books in today’s time (Goss 20).Mein Kampf was an iconic symbol of WWII due to Adolf’s view of a future Germany.
While there, Hitler wrote Mein Kampf, or My Struggle, a auto-biography that described Hitler’s beliefs. Within the book, Hitler describes “history as the struggle between races for living space”. More specifically, he depicted the Jews as “an exceptional evil, working within the nation to subvert racial purity” (Chapter 11). The Jews were not the only victims subjected to his hatred. In Mein Kampf, Hitler discussed his birthland, the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Mein Kampf, which translates to 'My Struggle' in English, was Hitler's autobiography, in which he voiced his thoughts, and declared the Nazi's political views. This book was created while Hitler was in prison, with him dictating, and Rudolf Hess, Hitler's Deputy, typing. The first volume was published in 1925, followed by another in 1927.
Words, something we blindly hear, listen and feel. Humans do not think twice of the harm or good doing power they possess. In the novel, The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, shows how words can give the characters such robustness during the war. As well as how strong they use their words so they can get out of difficult situations. Adolf Hitler, Max Vandenburg, and Liesel Meminger are characters that hold power throughout the novel in both positive and negative ways.
By 1921, Hitler was leading the National Socialist German Workers' Party. He was a very effective speaker and captivated audiences for hours. He was persuasive and told people what they wanted to hear. Because of this, he was a very successful propaganda artist. Driven by Germany's loss in WWI and humiliation, which was a result of the terms in the treaty of Versailles, Hitler found many followers who sympathized with his cause. After his political group failed an attempt to overpower the Bavarian government, he was arrested and jailed for nine months. While imprisoned, Hitler wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle), which was his autobiography, and it was full of his political ideas as well as the policies for what would become the Nazi organization. Later, he would use this book to spread his ideas and indoctrinate people into the Nazi party. At one point in time, he tried to destroy all other books in Germany. He required that Mein Kampf be taught in the schools, and children learned at a very young age that they were to be Nazis and support Hitler.
Of all the historical figures that fought in World War II, Adolf Hitler demonstrated himself to be one of the most important and sadistic war leaders. He was best known for forming the Nazi Party, which was able to pull Germany out of the Great Depression. His novel, Mein Kamph, illustrated his beliefs and goals for the country in order to make it an Aryan race. Throughout the Holocaust, he initiated the “Final Solution,” an act of genocide as a way to bring the Jewish into extinction. The formation of Nazism, Germany’s 1930s bestseller, and the deadly persecution against Jews all derived from the influence of anti-Semitism and the impact of war and politics throughout most of Hitler’s
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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”.