Was Hitler to blame for WW2?

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Year 9 History NC Assessment: “From one war to another – Was Hitler totally to blame for WW2?” “Hitler was totally to blame for World War II. Do you agree?” World War Two began in September 1939 when Britain and France declared war on Germany following Germany 's invasion of Poland. Although the outbreak of war was triggered by Germany 's invasion of Poland, the causes of the war were more complex. In 1919, Lloyd George of England, Orlando of Italy, Clemenceau of France and Woodrow Wilson from the US met to discuss how Germany was to be made to pay for the damage world war one had caused. Woodrow Wilson wanted a treaty based on his 14-point plan which he believed would bring peace to Europe. Georges Clemenceau wanted revenge. He wanted to…show more content…
During this raiding process they were often beat-up and some women got raped. Some didn’t even make it past the raids; they were killed on the spot for various reasons. If you made it to the concentration camp, you were lead into a long line waiting to be bathed and "shaved". All the hair on your body, face and other regions were to be shaved. I think it was for hygienic purposes and a small way to further take something from the people. Upon arriving at the camps, a lot of families were often split-up. Some families got lucky and got stationed with one or two family members, but whole families at one centre were rare. The Jews were then put into large barracks that had many bunk-beds. Every day the Jews were only fed a small bowl of soup with a stale piece of bread. They were also forced to exercise everyday through marching or manual labour. If the Nazis saw a Jew who looked strong, they would employ him to help their cause. This could save your life, but often they would unfortunately still kill you after a while. The Nazi killed the Jews using several tactics: Firing squad Starvation Dehydration Disease Gas chamber Physical exhaustion And many others, but these were the most common. All dead bodies and some sadly still alive were thrown in fire incinerators or thrown in a large hole left unburied. Anne frank even stated that her concentration camp always smelled of burning flesh. Hitler also tortured Catholics, gays, people with retardation or physical
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