Transcript of How Could the Holocaust Have Happened?
to World Domination Hitler's Plan The Power Begins In the election of 1932, the Nazi party won a notable percentage of the vote. As a result, on January 30, 1933, President Paul von Hidenburg named Adolf Hitler chancellor of Germany. The Nazis began stirring up trouble with the communists by creating a brutal propaganda campaign against the Weimar government and the Jews. Capitalizing on the dire conditions in Germany, Hitler and the Nazis used propaganda to make the Jews their scapegoat for Germany's economic, social, and political problems. Economic Tragedies Social Problems When the Nazis started trouble with the communists with the propaganda campaign against the Weimar government and the Jews, this is known as "Anti-Semitism". It started with different beliefs between Judaism and Christianity. Anti-Semitisim became "acceptable" and a number of books, essays, and articles were created to describe that the blond Aryan race is "scientifically" far more superior to the Semite. According to some popular literature, the Aryan race was honorable & good, intellectually gifted, and the bearer of culture. After the First War Unemployment and Inflation were formed from reparation demands and weakened infrastructures. The Nazis needed someone to blame for the loss of WWI and used the Holocaust as their excuse. The Gypsies, Jews, homosexuals, and many more were put to blame, believing that they were the weak species. The New War Begins Weimar Republic was ineffective; there were international indifference and economic problems worldwide. Germany was already in poor shape before the "Roaring 20's" hit. Realizing Germany's dominance in Europe, its leader calculated it would require war. Hitler's government on a vast, new empire "living space" or Lebensraum in eastern Europe. WWII was started by Germany invading Poland on September 1, 1939. Britain and France then declared war on Germany. Propaganda Political Problems Propaganda is biased or misleading information presented in a poster, newspapers, flyers, radio stations, etc. Hitler and the Nazis used propaganda to dehumanize the Jews by calling them an "inferior race" worldwide. The propaganda created by the Nazis preached that the Jews cannot attend school, media and popular art forms like films, posters, and dramas. Citizens Involved The Germans attacked the Jews and dehumanized them. The Schutzstaffel (SS), the German Government, Nazi party officials, Civil servants, doctors, lawyers, judges, soldiers, and railroad workers all played a role in the Holocaust. Franklin D. Roosevelt was President during the Holocaust Bibliography Byers, Ann. The Holocaust Overview. Springfield: Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1998. Full transcript
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