The Holocaust and Nazi Germany

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Introduction (150 words) As a result of the Holocaust, a clear link can be made between Nazi racial ideologies and Hitler’s foreign policy. Firstly, Nazi ideologies were a fundamental facet to the Holocaust, as it included the philosophies of who constituted as a Jew, and the consequent treatment of those diagnosed as Jews. Secondly, Hitler’s foreign policies were another significant aspect of the holocaust, as it was a fundamental part in the construction of Hitler’s ultimate goal. Thirdly, the foreign policy and racial ideologies are revealed to be inextricably linked through the invasion of Poland in 1939. Fourthly it is evident that these foreign policies and racial ideologies contributed to Germany’s involvement in World War Two.…show more content…
Additionally, as outlined in the Nazis’ racial ideologies, Hitler desire to reclaim ethnic Germans, or “Volksdeutsche” back into the Reich who were living outside of Germany could not be achieved without the extension of the Reich land, therefore making Poland a good target. Furthermore, Poland had over 3 million Jews, and of those 3 million, 2 million Jews came directly under Nazi rule, meaning Germany could relocate those Jews, freeing up many houses for the relocated of the “Volksdeutsche” . Thus, it is evident that the Nazis’ foreign policy had multiple incentives and were significant facets of Hitler’s ultimate goal. Paragraph 3: How they are linked in relation to Poland invasion: Initally treatment of Jews (300 words) In this context, it can be observed that the Nazis racial ideologies and foreign policies are intimately link, revealed primarily in their invasion of Poland. The invasion of Poland took place in September 1939, and was occupied by Germany until early 1945. As revealed in the Nazi foreign policy, Poland had 3 million Jews, and one of the chief leaders who executed the treatment of Polish Jews after the invasion was Heydrich . Heydrich was ordered by Hitler to ensure “the final return into the Reich of ethnic and racial Germans abroad, including the creation of settlement areas for them” . As a result of Heydrich’s role, he created the “Heydrich
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