The Mass Murder Of A Totalitarian Leader

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In the 1930’s, Germany was under the control of a totalitarian leader, known as Adolf Hitler; Hitler created a cult of personality, using censorship of the press and famous intellectuals of the time, propaganda, and violence to encourage discrimination against Jewish individuals. Discrimination against Jewish individuals was also known as anti-Semitism; hostility and prejudice towards the Jewish race; anti-Semitism can take many different forms, including: Institutional, verbal, or physical. Eventually discrimination, led to violence, and violence transitioned into genocide; the mass murder of a particular ethnic group. In total, over six million men, women, and children were systematically murdered, in one of the largest…show more content…
By 1947, over 30% of Germany’s population was unemployed. Since 505, 000 Jewish individuals lived in Germany before the holocaust, less money was made, and the population suffered, “How does one mourn for six million people who died? How many candles does one light? How many prayers does one recite? Do we know how to remember the victims, their solitude, their helplessness? They left us without a trace, and we are their trace,” (Elie Wiesel). Germany had no way of saving their economy, or repairing it after the execution of that many people. Germany felt the effects of more than 400 decrees and regulations that restricted all aspects of the people’s lives, also known as a totalitarian Government. The Holocaust also cost the German war effort; since a large portion of their population was exterminated. The oppression and discrimination of Jewish people harmed the war effort, by costing more lives, harming Germany’s economy even more than it already had. Only 200,000 of six million Jewish individuals survived the Holocaust, and were able to return to their lives. Due to the decrease of population, Germany’s foreign exchange policy greatly declined, and raw materials such as metals, jewelry, stones, pearls, and gold were of no use to the broken economy. The Jewish people also constituted a large part of key strata of society; essential constituents of economic and political development for Germany’s future. The decrease in

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