To What Extent Was Hitler Responsible for the Holocaust?

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A: Plan of Investigation
One major, controversial event that occurred during the WWII was the Holocaust. There has been much debate about the causes of the Holocaust, as many factors have been discussed. Therefore, this investigation will assess to what extent was Hitler the cause of the Holocaust. The four factors that will be assessed will be the widespread anti-Semitism, the role of Hitler himself, the demonizing of Jews made by the state churches and the Treaty of Versailles.
The sources I will be comparing will be Hitler: 1936-1945 by Ian Kershaw and The war against the Jews 1933-1945 by Lucy Dawsidowicz. This is because they both focus on different things: Kershaw on Hitler, and Dawisdowicz on the Holocaust. This way, we can get a
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This, combined with the pressure from Hitler, caused the government to sign the Tripartite Pact, leaving Hungary no choice but to be involved in the war.
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C: Evaluation of sources.
Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis is an encycladeopaedic biography of Hitler in the years 1936-1945. This source originated from Ian Kershaw, who became interested in the Third Reich in his later life. (It was published by W. W. Norton & Company on 17 October 2000.) Ian Kershaw is a British historian whose 20th century work has been considered a large contribution to historical works, due to his extensive publishing’s on Hitler. The purpose of this biography was to inform the audience on extent of the trauma that Hitler had caused. This includes the period of the Cold War, new wars in Europe and also the Holocaust which Kershaw addresses as a “question of genocide”. The other purpose of the source was to prove that the structure of the Nazi state was a main reason of the outcome of Nazi Germany (being regarded as a totalitarian state), not just Hitler himself. Kershaw believed that Germany was ultimately comprised an unstable coalition of several blocs in a "power cartel". The value of this source is that he uses a large range of evidence to back up his claims, such as the recently available Russian archives and Hitler’s recent speeches. The limitation of this source is
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