The Nazi Party had a form of fascism that incorporates scientific racism and antisemitism. Hitler believed racial ideas of superiority of the Aryan race. Hitler blamed Jews for huge events, like losing World War 1. He didn’t consider Jews as people. The Nazi Party gained power from Hitler becoming Chancellor.
It’s difficult to imagine a society where millions upon millions are murdered because of their religion and race. According to A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust “Approximately 11 million people were killed because of Nazi genocidal policy” (“Victims”). Not only did they get killed because they were Jews. Some people were undesirable by Nazi standards because of who they were their genetic or cultural origins, or health conditions. These included Jews, Gypsies, Poles and other Slavs, and people with physical or mental disabilities. Others were Nazi victims because of what they did. These victims of the Nazi regime included Jehovah's Witnesses, homosexuals, the dissenting clergy, Communists, Socialists, a socials, and other political enemies” (victims”). They didn’t consider Jews as a race they consider it as a religion. According to the Jewish virtual library “Hitler focused his propaganda against the Versailles Treaty, the "November criminals," the Marxists and the visible, internal enemy No. 1, the "Jew," who was responsible for all Germany's domestic problems. In the twenty-five-point programme of the NSDAP announced on 24 February 1920, the exclusion of the Jews from the Volk community, the myth of Aryan race supremacy and extreme nationalism were combined with "socialistic" ideas of profit-sharing and nationalization inspired by ideologues like Gottfried Feder. Hitler's first written utterance on political questions dating from
Nazism developed several theories concerning races. The Nazis claimed to scientifically measure a strict hierarchy of human race. Once firmly in power, Hitler’s plans for the ending of the struggle between the Aryan race and the “inferior races” was set to work. These races feared as a biological threat to the master race purity. At the bottom of this hierarchy were “parasitic” races which were perceived to be dangerous to society. Hitler’s Nazi theory also claimed that his Aryan race is superior to all other races, that a
Hitler’s vision was that the Aryan race was superior to other races. These races included the inhabitants of northwestern Europe. Hitler considered all of the Germans to be Aryan. Not just the ethnic Germans, but Belgians, Scandinavians,
The nazis were led to Genocide though the span of twelve destructive and harrowing years for eleven million people; including Jews, Roma, the handicapped, Poles, Blacks, homosexuals, and many more groups of people. Genocide is the act of removing a certain race, culture, or group of people. The Nazis were a political group of people “who holds and acts brutally in accordance with extreme racist or authoritarian views.” Adolf Hitler, who became the leader of Germany and was also the leader of Nazi Party. Hitler wrote a book and was certain on how he wanted Germany to be led.
-The Aryan race all started in prison when Hitler wrote the Mein Kampf. In the Mein Kampf he wrote about his racial beliefs and the Aryan race. The Aryan race was the race that Hitler supported and was part of his beliefs. The Aryan race is a race of “purity”, meaning that if they stayed “pure” they would one day rule. The perfect Aryan has blond hair, blue eyes, and was tall. The “Aryan” race was not as glory as it sounded and did not work out for Hitler like he hoped. The race was threatened by a couple of things, one being Aryans married with non-Aryans. The Aryan race was considered the “master race” and was Hitler’s belief.
The ideological mindset of the perpetrators was to wipe out the Jews. The Jewish population was flourishing, and out of direct orders for the troops of war the Jews were heading towards mass extermination. Territory was vital, Hitler insisted, because the expanding population of a race required it. Without new territory to support an expanding population, Hitler believed the race would ultimately stagnate and face eventual disappearance. The Nazis also postulated the idea of a qualitative hierarchy of races, in which not all races were equal. Hitler believed that Germans were members of a superior group of races that he called “Aryan.” The German “Aryan” race was gifted above all other races, Hitler asserted, with this biological superiority
Adolf Hitler’s rise to power in 1933 and his sudden control over Germany sparked a new age of reform within the new “Nazi-state” (Hunt 848). As Nazism became a major aspect of everyday life in Germany, Hitler plotted against his enemies and those he blamed for Germany’s defeat in World War I: the Jewish race. In his biography, Mein Kampf, Hitler discusses the artistic, social, and technological superiority of Germany (“Aryans”), why he believes the Aryans are the ultimate dominant human race, and he makes many anti-Semitic remarks against the Jews. (Lualdi 224). In 1935, the “Nuremberg Laws” were enacted to deny Jewish Germans of their citizenship; this ultimately led Hitler to carry out his “Final Solution,” in which he hoped to fully
Scientific racism was common during the late 1800s where it was used in justifying White European imperialism. More recently it has become obsolete but has historically been used to support or validate racist views, based upon belief in the existence and significance of racial categories and a hierarchy of superior and inferior races. We now call this pseudoscience because the science behind it has been proven obsolete.
The Nazi Party, also known as the National Socialist German Worker’s Party, was led by Adolf Hitler from 1933 to 1945. Hitler became a member of the party the year that it was founded in 1919 and became the leader in 1921. In January of 1933, Hitler was the legal official and the Nazi Party became government. Together they took on total power of Germany. Because Hitler had so much power, he made the people of his country believe that the reason they had lost World War 1 was because of the Jews. He also blamed the Jews for all of Germany’s problems. Hitler had racial beliefs that Germans who had light skin colors, blonde hair, and colorful blue eyes were the “supreme form of human” or in other words, the race that should lead the country.
In chapter 3 of Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, titled “Colonizing Knowledges”, Linda Tuhiwai Smith examines the Enlightenment period and the resulting imperialism that arose from the Industrial Revolution. Smith focuses on how these things affected the concept of knowledges, and how European ideas about what knowledge is and how it is gathered affected the indigenous peoples of the various lands that Europe colonized. Siobhan Somerville’s article “Scientific Racism and the Invention of the Homosexual Body” focuses on how sexuality was conceptualized through a reliance on already formed racial ideologies, and how this affected both people of
As Hitler climbed the political ranks of the new German government, so did his ideology that people of Jewish (non-German) descent were inferior. Thus, he concluded that they were a subhuman species that needed to be eradicated in order for the “Aryan Race” to prosper. The Aryan Race is synonymous with blonde hair, blue eyes, and most importantly, white skin. One could draw a parallel between this rise in German white supremacy to that of the common idea in the United States that races that were not white, were also inferior. One of Hitler’s main goals was to create a “stronger”, more “homogenous”, Germany. This meant only those with superior qualities, such as - and limited to - those in the Aryan Race, would be allowed to coexist within the
From about 1920–1945, the National Socialist German Worker’s Party, commonly abbreviated Nazi, was a political party which held nationalist and racist ideologies. Emphasising a great deal on military and complete totalitarianism, the Nazi Party sent a wave of unrest through all of Europe. While the party ushered in what was thought to be a new Germany with its Third Reich, many Nazi values were questionable. With a lasting political impact, the Nazis caused quite the stir before, during, and after the second World War.
To begin, before the initiation of WW2, Hitler enforced extremely strict policies on the country of Germany. For instance, Hitler emphasized amongst the population, a clear divide between those who were Volksgenossen (pure German blood) and Gemeinshcaftsfremade (outsiders) (Adolf Hitler: Man and Monster). Visible distinctions were forced to be worn by the latter group such as the Star of David on those who were Jewish (Adolf Hitler: Man and Monster). The divide amongst the population was created mainly due to antisemitism which was extremely prevalent throughout the time. For example, Jewish people were blamed for Germany’s loss in WWI and in return, their businesses were boycotted, those who were lawyers got disbarred from practicing and their German citizenship was revoked (Adolf Hitler: Man and Monster). Additionally, police