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Germany lost battle during the war. The German economy dropped drastically. Apparently, the Germans started developing hatred towards the Jews since most of them, at that time were well off. Hitler was among those who had an extreme hatred for the Jews. He tried unsuccessfully to vie for presidency in Germany. However, he occupied a leadership position in the German governing system. It was through that position that he started spreading the message of hate towards the Jews. In 1933, Hitler rose to power and introduced anti-Semitism that meant hatred towards to Jews. He introduced holocaust that lead to the death of 6 million Jews. This paper will attempt to explain activities that took place during the Holocaust. It is obvious that many Jews and some Germans perished the atrocious events that happened during the reign of Hitler. Apparently, Hitler did not commit the activities alone. He received support from collaborators who did not like the Jews. Moreover, due to his experience, education, and influence he was able to lure people and collaborators to join his quest.
According to most articles considering events that took place during the holocaust it is difficult to explain the causes of Holocaust. However, many factors supported it and contributed largely to atrocious activities that took place during Hitler reign. Some of the factors that influenced holocaust dates back when Jesus Christ was alive and living in Israel, home to many Jews (Walters, 2009). After the death of Christ, most people across the world, including the Germans, developed hatred towards the Jews. Germans viewed them as the people responsible for the death of Jesus. Many Germans are Christians. Therefore, most of them believed in the message communicated by Jesus. For this reason, they grew hatred when they met those related to Jesus murderers. According to the most Germans, they were revenging for Jesus Christ.
At a young age, especially after First World War,
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The novel is reminiscent of the experiences of the author after surviving and enduring torture during the holocaust. The author narrated his story of being at the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps with his father. Elie was the sole survivor of those camps and surprisingly enough, his narrations claim that even his father was able to survive an entire year of sheer torture.
This very disturbing historical incident was known as the Holocaust. Before the Holocaust, there were about nine million Jews in Europe, however approximately two – thirds of them were massacred by Adolf Hitler together with the Nazi regime. 1 With the given support of the state, there were different laws implemented in order to eliminate the Jews in which the Nuremberg Laws as introduced by Hitler had become one of the most notoriously known.
However, it must also be understood that in order to understand why the holocaust took place, focusing solely upon the Nazi period of German or European history is not sufficient. As such, deep undercurrents of anti-Semitism and racial hatred for the Jewish population of Europe had existed since the Middle Ages.
First it must be discussed what a Holocaust denier is. A Holocaust denier is a person who rejects the notion that the Holocaust actually happened. There is a school of thought called "historical revisionism" which seeks to revise history.
Additionally, Holocaust denial is not based on factual evidence, but rather is "based on falsification and defamation, which seeks to appear in a respectable, academic guise.
In the very first chapter, Friedlander mentions that while eugenics was not peculiar to Germany, the political and scientific community was more radical in that country. In the ninteenth and early twentieth century, eugenics was a bonafide science and received poltical support.
mple, in a Jewish ghetto, often resistance would be held back by community leaders because of the fear that any Jews caught gathering weapons or planning escape would bring down punishment on the whole community. This was not outlandish thinking, either, because this is exactly
world, many countries have conquered others for a variety of motives while oppressing its citizens but what was the motive for systematically exterminating a particular race of people? How could such a passionate hatred of Jews spread through an entire national conscience
The German people readily accepted the necessity to exterminate an enemy. Propaganda allowed the Holocaust to continue. The war also allowed the Holocaust to go on for so long.
Since the Diaspora, or scattering of the Jews from current day Israel, Europeans
those who were physically or mentally disabled, the mentally insane, or of other ethnic races such as Roma and Gypsies, in addition to anyone deemed a prisoner of war were subjected to either forced labor and near-starvation in the concentration and death camps in Europe, or