When Adolf Hitler came onto the scene, he claimed that he would be the best ruler that Germany had ever seen. He claimed that he would revert the country back to its once state of greatness. He would have been one of the greatest rulers of all time if he would not have started the Holocaust. It was not as if the people of Germany had no idea what Hitler was capable of. He wrote down all of the gruesome things he would do to create a pure race if he became a ruler. Hitler wrote Mein Kampf while he was in prison for treason committed after the First World War for five years. In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler explains the final solution to the Jewish problem. He outlines all of his plans in the book, and was a best seller in Germany.
To start, when Hitler came into power, everyone loved him and he was like any average ruler until things started to change. Hitler led Germany into battle in World War II and mostly everyone was convinced that it was only a matter of time before they won the battle, but when this was not the case Hitler was outraged. From the article in historylearningsite.co.uk it illustrates what Hitler felt, ““stabbed in the back” by the Jews” (Trueman). This was most likely the result of feeling like he needed someone to put the blame on, someone to be displeased at. The Jews didn’t purposely make Germany surrender or have any part of having Germany lose the war, after all it was their country too. After this event, things started to go down hill for the Jews and what most people refer to as mankind's worst mistake. Secondly, Hitler started to use his power to exterminate or control the population of all Jews, thus abusing it and doing things that should not be done with his power. Since he thought Jews took everything away from him and Germany he started dehumanizing them and treated them as if worse than animals. The novel Night states that they were deprived of all of their jewels and precious belongings, having to wear a yellow star so everyone knew they were Jewish, living in the ghettos,
Hitler had shown unwillingness to tolerate the Jews and once he was appointed Chancellor, he started to take elimination measures like deportation, forced emigration, and isolation to enforce his belief. He took advantage of Germany’s weakness in World War One, then used it as an opportunity to blame the Jews for Germany’s defeat. Hitler’s political party was the largest political party in Germany thus allowing them to draw very large crowds to gatherings. He had very good oratory speeches with hand gestures that easily manipulated people to adhere to his views. Hitler constantly targeted the Jews because he knew people believed in these speeches. People in Germany were already anti-semitic but Hitler made it worse by constantly consuming them in his speeches. From the way he spoke about the Jews, we could clearly see the possibility of genocide. Hitler wanted Germany to be free of any humans that anyone other than his ideal master race so he personally selected bodyguards to be part of a group called the SS. Hitler was responsible for ordering the SS to carry out the extermination of anyone who did not fit this ideal. The SS handled oppositions using force and as a result of which people were forced to give into the idea of violence. Sometimes people purposely went along with this Holocaust ideal due to the fear of getting killed. These terrors allowed the holocaust occur
Hitler believed that the German people were part of an 'Aryan race,' a superior group that should be kept pure to fulfill their mission of ruling the world. He felt that the Jewish people were 'sub-human,' when in actuality they were virtually the same as his 'Aryan race.' Not only did Hitler have a personal hatred toward the Jewish people, but he also blamed them for 'stabbing Germany in the back' after Germany's defeat in World War I. Hitler used them as scapegoats because they were a minority and were easy to put the blame on. 'Historians agree that the Holocaust resulted from a confluence of various factors in a complex historical situation. That anti-Semitism festered throughout the centuries in European culture is centrally important; the Jews were (and are) a minority civilization in a majority environment. In periods of crisis, instead of searching for the solution of
Have you ever wondered how Hitler came to power? Have you ever wondered why people would join Hitler? Hitler’s leadership was successful because he started out as a Gefreiter, or Lance Corporal, in the Bavarian army during World War 1. In this piece, I will talk about Hitler’s rise up to take over Germany, how he expanded his reign out further to other countries, and how Hitler
The Jews were starved to death, shot down for the most pointless reasons, were put through all different kinds of torture. Those who survived were forced to work in labor camps, all because Adolf Hitler had a bone to pick with Jews. Adolf Hitler was a dictator who had 850,000 Nazis under his hand. He despised Jews, and used his forces to take Jews hostage and force them to work in concentration camps. Ironically enough, it is believed that Hitler may have had Jewish ancestry. He wanted to rid the world of Jews, creating what he believed to be a perfect civilization.
Hitler could not have come into power if the German economy had been healthy and strong. There are many reasons that attributed to his rise in the ranks. Strong vocal support, becoming chancellor, touching into the hate buried deep inside the hearts of impoverished Germans everywhere. I think inflation and going out of your comfort zone is what influenced previously wealthy Germans to make Adolf their leader. They wanted luxury, and they wanted revenge.
The issue of Hitler’s psychological abnormality and the cause being has many believed that it also stems from him being rejected twice to his dream school, the Academy of Arts in Vienna. He has been raised with the constant influence of anti-semitic beliefs and many believed that a staggering amount of Jewish people who were in power during the time had a lot of impact whether he would have been accepted to his dream school or not-- this obviously made him dislike the general Jewish population more than he already did. However, it is not just Hitler’s psychological state of mind that enabled him to commit barbaric and inhumane acts of aggression towards millions of Jewish people, but also the German citizens’ defeated and worn out feelings that also allowed for the horrendous acts to be committed. This is due to the fact that Germany lost the First World War and were deemed to be responsible for the reparations that totalled to 132 billion gold marks, or over $33 billion US dollars, and with this plus the fitful psychological state of mind of the dictator himself, Hitler and the Germans sought out for revenge and found the Jewish population as the main target to place their rage. The idea of using the Jewish population as the scapegoat for their
After war Hitler was imprisoned and in prison he wrote an extremely vile book expressing his hatred views towards the Jewish religion. Once he got out of jail he became colleagues with the head of an anti-semitic newspaper. This colleague inspired him to continue his fight to control the fight against Jews. He began thinking of things he could do to make the Jewish people pay. He grew his ideas from things that had happened in the past such as, “once (saying) the idea for concentration camps came from his studies of the Boer War in South Africa, (Raper
While Hitler was a young lad just out of the army he was desperate for work. On his hunt for jobs he stumbled across the German Workers Party and discovered he believed with their radical beliefs. One, of these many radical beliefs was that the reason for Germany's loss in WWI was that it was the Jews fault. To punish the Jews Hitler created concentration camps to torture and murder the Jewish population. Finally he began to use his Nazi army to take over places like poland and eventually the majority of Europe. What Adolf Hitler did to world will never be forgotten or forgiven, nor should it
Hitler hated the Jews leading up to the Holocaust because he believed that the Jewish financiers elite, ruling class of Jews were responsible for sending the world into its first World War, causing the deaths of over 100,000 German soldiers. This mass killing was called the Holocaust. After 1939 about 6 million Jews were killed in the countries that Hitler controlled. But Jewish people were not the only ones murdered by the Nazis. Gypsies, homosexuals, mentally and physically disabled people and others who were against Hitler were killed in the Holocaust.
During his childhood he did not have control over anything. He had OCD which is " an abnormality characterized by delusions and obsessions, resulting in a pathological, impulsive, and irrational personality”. He could not control how his father treated him, and he could not fight back against him. His mother became very ill and eventually died, which he did not have any control over either. Eventually he became sick of this feeling and felt the need to “exert absolute control over the environment”. This is when his influence grew rapidly. He wanted to control everyone and everything around him, which meant getting rid of the Jewish. He hated them from the beginning of his mother's treatment, leading to his anxiety, which progressed into his OCD. Feeling the need to get rid of them to feel absolutely in control, he took immediate action. In his book, Mein Kampf, he writes “He who would live must fight. He who doesn't wish to fight in this world, where permanent struggle is the law of life, has not the right to exist”. He fought hard to make sure he felt in absolute control. It was a terrible loss for many as he took his actions. Hitler exerted his control by telling lies over and over again to make the people and himself believe that he was taking the right actions. In The Mind of Adolf Hitler by Walter Langer he writes “People will believe a big lie sooner than a little one, and if
In the following investigation, the following question will be addressed: In what ways did economic and political issues in Germany between 1922 and 1932 contribute to Hitler's rise to power? The scope of my research will fall between the years of 1922-1932, the start of Hitler’s attempt to run for office. A variety of primary and secondary sources will be used to answer the question. The bitterness caused upon the change of government systems in Germany will be analyzed, along with his childhood that all primarily drove Hitler to run for power. Then, the harsh effects World War I had on Germany along with the Great Depression that followed as a result will also be looked at. Finally, a conclusion will be reached.
By 1921, Hitler was leading the National Socialist German Workers' Party. He was a very effective speaker and captivated audiences for hours. He was persuasive and told people what they wanted to hear. Because of this, he was a very successful propaganda artist. Driven by Germany's loss in WWI and humiliation, which was a result of the terms in the treaty of Versailles, Hitler found many followers who sympathized with his cause. After his political group failed an attempt to overpower the Bavarian government, he was arrested and jailed for nine months. While imprisoned, Hitler wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle), which was his autobiography, and it was full of his political ideas as well as the policies for what would become the Nazi organization. Later, he would use this book to spread his ideas and indoctrinate people into the Nazi party. At one point in time, he tried to destroy all other books in Germany. He required that Mein Kampf be taught in the schools, and children learned at a very young age that they were to be Nazis and support Hitler.
Hitler had an insane hatred for the Jews. He felt that the whining Jewish population was what prevented the country of Germany to rising to its former glory. Before coming into power, Hitler wrote a book explaining his hatred and why others should hate as well. The book was not very popular at the time but would later be held as the nazi “bible”.