Similarities And Differences Between The And The Criminals Of The World War I

867 Words Nov 16th, 2015 4 Pages
When the stock market crashed in 1929, the whole world was devastated including Germany. Under the Versailles Germany had to pay reparations for the cause of world war I. The Great Depression and the devastation of the war destroyed Germany’s economy and they had no money to pay back and inflation increases and so the value of mark decreased. With this depression, many people look towards stealing, and prostitution to live their lives. Under the Nazi regime these vagrants became the “asocials” and “habituals criminals” of the society. But it wasn’t just these groups who faced trouble in Nazi Germany, others included the foreign workers and the Afro-Germans. There were many similarities and differences in the maltreatment of theses groups by the Nazis.
The “asocials”, Nazis defined as The “asocial” (“unsocial”) are persons who conduct themselves in a refractory manner towards the most basic legal and moral requirements of society. These asocials were also known as the community aliens. There were many similarities between the asocials and the habitual criminals. The asocials included the prostitutes, vagrants, alcoholics, and the habitual criminals included the petty criminals, who stole little things like bikes, foods, and coates. The fate of the habitual criminal settlement had been in the minds Germans before Hitler seized power. Under the Weimar Republic, the law professor Franz von Liszt, stated that rehabilitation for vagrants and beggars, the alcoholics and…
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