The Rise of National Socialism Essay

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The Rise of National Socialism The rise of National Socialism in Germany resulted in World War II and the Holocaust. The signing of the Treaty of Versisad in 1919 proclaimed that over 10 million were killed in the first World War and Germany must take the blame and pay for all the damage. This meeting set up three goals: Repayment from Germany for all the damage occurred (12-13 billion dollars), to ensure the Germany would never be able to pose this kind of threat again, and to make sure this situation could never happen anywhere ever again. To help accomplish these three tasks they put into action a League of Nations to watch all countries and make sure this could …show more content…
By the end of 1933, 37,000 Jews had fled the country. On August 2, 1934 the president, Hindenberg, died and the very next day Hitler ,the chancellor, was appointed president until an election could be held. This made Hitler the absolute head of Germany. This is the setting and scene which Hitler (1889-1945), Frankl (1905-1997), and Sartre (1905-1980) wrote their different opinions on life and how their lives had been affected by the conditions all around them. The Holocaust was a terrible event in history, but if we take the information and learn from the mistakes made perhaps we can keep this from happening again in the future. Three influential men wrote books on this event each with a different point of view. Hitler, in his book Mein Kampf, shows us a great demonstration of the power of persuasive writing. While very few agree with what he did, he was able to convince an entire nation that what he was saying was right. Frankl wrote about his concentration camp experience and was a tremendous witness to people that you always have a choice. He believed that life is taking responsibility to find answers to your problems. How you react to your problems is always up to you. Finally Sartre also believed that man has an active roll in his own destiny. Sartre wrote Existentialism is a Humanism, and in his book he addresses his belief that being in itself has no meaning we must assign a meaning to it. His belief in
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