Following World War I, Germany was left crippled (Aftermath). Adolf Hitler became angered by the people who thrived during this depression and wanted to take action against them immediately. Specifically, the Jewish Population were the ones who thrived when the rest of Germany suffered and they were considered to be the root of Germany’s problems (Holocaust | The reasons for the Holocaust). Hitler was also culturally influenced by the D.A.P., which is the group that drove him into realizing his true hatred for the Jewish community. Hitler and the Nazis wanted to make sure that everyone was aware of what the Jews were doing wrong and as a result, he wrote many speeches in order to get this message across (Hitler's Speeches). In these speeches, Hitler used rhetoric in order to manipulate the minds of large masses of people to agree to exterminate the Jewish people. Ethos, pathos, and logos were present in most, if not all, of his speeches and it was extremely effective. After he realized that his reign was a failure, Hitler committed suicide. This is where the question “Does the end ever justify the means?” comes about and the end indeed does justify the means in Hitler’s case. Most of Hitler’s opinions of the Jewish population originated in the minds of the D.A.P. (Deutsche Arbeiterpartei) also known as the German Workers’ Party. He discovered this group when he was instructed to investigate it. Hitler listened to a speech given by a man from the group and became enraged
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that Hitler wanted to eliminate the Jews before anything else. Hitler firmly blamed all of the bad things on the Jews, and wanted to exterminate them as a whole. Dawidowicz states, “The mass murder of the Jews was the consummation of his fundamental beliefs and ideological convictions” (Dawidowicz, The War against the Jews, 3). She expresses the idea that Hitler was taking place in early anti-Semitism,
Monster, killer of the innocent, madman, bully, lunatic, and devil. A justification for a good God not allowing all people into heaven. The name Adolf Hitler evokes repulsion, distrust, and anger all over the world. Yet this man persuaded an entire population to follow him into the carnage of World War II. Hitler’s speech before the German parliament, the Reichstag, on February 20, 1938, explains why so many Germans were enthralled by this leader. Displaying the qualities of the most persuasive rhetoricians, Hitler uses logos to builds his arguments, pathos to direct the emotions of his audience, and ethos to strengthen and confirm each word he utters. These rhetorical strategies are carefully
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,
Hitler had shown unwillingness to tolerate the Jews and once he was appointed Chancellor, he started to take elimination measures like deportation, forced emigration, and isolation to enforce his belief. He took advantage of Germany’s weakness in World War One, then used it as an opportunity to blame the Jews for Germany’s defeat. Hitler’s political party was the largest political party in Germany thus allowing them to draw very large crowds to gatherings. He had very good oratory speeches with hand gestures that easily manipulated people to adhere to his views. Hitler constantly targeted the Jews because he knew people believed in these speeches. People in Germany were already anti-semitic but Hitler made it worse by constantly consuming them in his speeches. From the way he spoke about the Jews, we could clearly see the possibility of genocide. Hitler wanted Germany to be free of any humans that anyone other than his ideal master race so he personally selected bodyguards to be part of a group called the SS. Hitler was responsible for ordering the SS to carry out the extermination of anyone who did not fit this ideal. The SS handled oppositions using force and as a result of which people were forced to give into the idea of violence. Sometimes people purposely went along with this Holocaust ideal due to the fear of getting killed. These terrors allowed the holocaust occur
Hitler’s hatred of the Jewish race stems from the German defeat in the first World War. He blames them for a “stab in the back” even though 100,000 Jews had served from Germany and Austria and 12,000 were killed. Right after he and his family moved to the city of Czestochowa, the German military came in and put placards up that ordered all Jewish males between the ages of 15 to 80 to report
Hitler hatred towards the Jews truly began when he came to Vienna. While in Vienna, Hitler read various publications that molded his ideals in regards to the Jews and later policy making when he becomes chancellor. I would like to point out that the author should of took the time to include specific examples of the materials that Hitler read; although, it is fine since we discuss and learned about it in class. Hitler’s first recorded comment against the Jews occurred while in the military. A soldier asked why did Germany lose the war and a commander requested Hitler to reply to the question (Hilberg 5). Hitler blamed the Jews for Germany’s defeat .
Adolf Hitler is considered one of the most influential speakers in history, and was able to brainwash many people into believing every word he spoke. Hitler’s Book Mein Kampf, expresses his belief system, and the events that led up to his reign over Germany. Despite how persuasive the book was, it was littered with logical fallacies throughout, but one of the most prominent was the fallacy known as “Begging the Question” referring to an author that assumes something as truth although it is yet be proven.
Hitler was obsessed with the racial superiority he believed the German peoples had over all other inferior peoples. He wanted to rule the world, but in order to carry out his solution, he needed to convince the German people to listen to him. Perhaps Hitler would never have been able to do what he did had World War I never occurred. As Resnick said in his book, The Holocaust; After World War I, Germany was trying to rebuild and recover…Both the Treaty of Versailles and the Great Depression severely afflicted Germany. "In many respects, these terrible conditions made Hitler's rise to power possible." (Resnick p. 15) People in desperate situations will listen to anyone offering a way out. Hitler offered not only a way out of Germany's turmoil, but also someone to blame for it; he pointed at the Jews.
Adolf Hitler. When a person hears his name, not many good things will come to their head. However Hitler did possess one amazing quality that led to him be one of the most powerful men on earth: the ability to influence others through his rhetoric. Hitler used his speaking ability to take over a country in their time of need and lead them to infamy. The ways Hitler did this was by connecting with his audience, flamboyant motions, variation in pitch, using his charisma, and working his audience up before giving a speech.
“Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889, which was on Easter Sunday. Adolf was one of four children but none of the other children lived past two years of age. After Adolf was born, his mom, Klara, had two more kids who did live to be older than two. Adolf’s mom, Klara, had been traumatized by the death of her first three children, causing her to go crazy”. Klara always worried about Adolf dying. Adolf also had two half brothers and sisters from his dad Alois Hitler. Alois Hitler was never a big part of Adolf’s life and he struggled with that. Adolf had a dream of being an artist, but that did not match the government job his dad wanted him to have. People say that Hitler was a mean man because of his dad and his early life. His dad would get drunk and go crazy on his family, this is not a way to grow up, and it certainly impacted Hitler and history. “When his father died Hitler roamed the streets dreaming of his future as an artist. When Hitler was 18, he tried to enter the Academy of Fine Arts, but was rejected twice this caused him a lot of frustration.” When Hitler was 25 he was part of the military and served in World War I, this allowed him to release some of the anger and frustration. “While in the army Hitler was wounded twice, once by gas. This is said to be the reason he went a little crazy. While in the war this is when he started to hate the Jews. Hitler said, while in the war that the Jews were everywhere and he began to hate them more and more as he saw
Adolf Hitler came to power over Germany in January of 1933. He hated Jews and blamed them for everything bad that had ever happened to Germany. Hitler’s goal in life was to eliminate the Jewish population. With his rise to power in Germany, he would put into action his plan of elimination. This is not only why German Jews were the main target of the Holocaust, but why they were a large part of the years before, during, and after the Holocaust. Hitler’s “final solution” almost eliminated the Jewish population in Europe during World War II. At the end of the war and along with his suicide, the Jewish population would survive the horror known as the Holocaust and the Jews would eventually find their way back to their homeland of Israel
The reason Hitler hated Jewish people is because he believed that they caused Germany to lose World War I. hitler thought that the only way that the Jews could pay him back was to banish the Jews from society and it started when his party took over in 1933. Hitler believed in antisemitic ideas which is what caused his hatred against the Jews. There was speculation at the time saying that Hitler's father was a Jew but he left so specialists think that if that was true than Hitler knowing that could have lead to a hatred against Jews because of his father. Another theory is that it was caused by his mother's physician that was Jewish after his mother died he went into a state of depression and he could have blamed his mom's physician for her death thus leading to hatred of Jews(Green,
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”.
Most Socialist leaders were Jews so he felt that the two had something to do with each other, which made him dislike both the Jews and Socialists. In May 1919, the German Army overthrew the Socialist Republic. Hitler being one of the people fighting, was arrested, held and accused of being a Socialist. To prove that he was not a Socialist, he agreed that he would help find Socialist soldiers to be executed. Through this experience he became a Political Officer. For this position, his main duty was to educate and lecture the soldiers on current politics. Hitler had a very large audience of people listening to him which was something completely new for him. Based on Hitler’s public speaking talent, he was asked to join a party called the German Worker’s Party by Anton Drexler. This party had Anti-Semitic views and a strong sense of German Nationalism which made it easy for Hitler to fall into the group. Shortly after joining the group, Hitler was named as the Propaganda Manager. Many people joined the group as a result of hearing Hitler’s public speeches. The GWP was later nicknamed the Nazi Party. When this nickname took place, Hitler became the new leader. Hitler took both the Nazi Party and Germany to many new levels. He became a dictator soon after gaining control of the Nazi Party. Just as before, he targeted the Jewish community. Hitler was the main person in charge of the Holocaust. During the Holocaust, millions of Jewish people were