The Germans, as the strongest and fittest, were destined to rule, while the weak and racially adulterated Jews were doomed to extinction. Hitler began to restrict the Jews with legislation and terror, which entailed burning books written by Jews, removing Jews from their professions and public schools, confiscating their businesses and property and excluding them from public events. The most infamous of the anti-Jewish legislation were the Nuremberg Laws, enacted on September 15, 1935. They formed the legal basis for the Jews' exclusion from German society and the progressively restrictive Jewish policies of the
Persecution to Genocide: 1933-42 Nazi ideas about the Jews The Jews were a race bent on world domination. The Jews would resort to any means for their objectives, including hiding behind communism. There was an existence of a ‘Jewish Bolshevik conspiracy’ to take over the world. Jews conspired to win control of Germany’s financial institutions. The Jews, acting for World Jewry, had done all they could to bring about defeat in WW1.
Hitler expressed that Germans were superior and all other races were irrelevant. Germany expressed this belief towards the United States And Jewish civilians. He enforced this belief once he first started his rule. Thus, resulted foreign policy. In his foreign policy, it stated to destroy the Treaty of Versailles, which was what Germany had to adhere to due to their defeat in World War II.
Schuschnigg compromised by appointing the Nazi Seyss-Inquart as Minister of the Interior. Hitler had built up his armed forces and achieved success in the Rhineland whilst at the same time noting the failures of the League of Nations. France and Britain both refused to help Austria, so on March 9 1938 Schuschnigg announced his intention to hold a plebiscite to allow the Austrian people decide for themselves, whether they actually wanted to join with Germany or not. Hitler got furious and moved troops to the Austrian border and demanded that Schussing should call off the plebiscite. Schuschnigg had no choice to give in and resign.
The outbreak of World War II was sparked by the German war machine’s Blitzkrieg attack on Poland on September 1, 1939. This event was to plunge Europe and the world into the greatest conflict that the world has ever seen. The causes go back to the flaws in the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 but begin in earnest with the Great Depression which provides the opportunity for Hitler and Germany to re-arm and then re-occupy the Rhineland. With the failure of the League of Nations, it was left to Britain and France to try to combat Hitler. Their policy of appeasement only seemed to encourage Hitler first in Austria and then at Munich.
The Weimar Republic appeared to have no idea how to solve the problems of the Depression. The Nazis on the other hand promised to solve the problems. Hitler promised most groups in Germany what they wanted. Hitler blamed all the problems on Jews and other sections of society. To Germans at the time, Hitler made sense; he united everyone by providing explanations for Germany's problems.
This led to demise of the German democracy, and the dictatorship of Hitler, and the total control of the Nazi party. When the Nazi party gained full control the total accost on the Nazi party began with an attack of propaganda focused on slandering the Jewish people. Soon this propaganda furthered itself. The next step the Nazi regime took to push the Jews down was the institution of the Nuremburg laws. These laws were the most infamous of the anti-Jewish legislation, and were
“Anti-Semitism was the means by which he smashed the legal system, established his dictatorship, and implicated the German people in his crimes” (Schoenberner 1). From the beginning, Hitler very smoothly manipulated the minds of his people. He convinced them to follow his leadership and eventually play out his evil plan. The German people were victims of one of the worst cases of propaganda the world has ever known. They were used in Hitler’s effort to end the Jewish
The Role of Race in the Holocaust B: Analytical body Through my research I tried to look for the role of race in the Nazi System, which probably caused the holocaust which is locked chambers that are spread with poisonous killing gas aimed for killing the Jews. Race is seen as the most illogical component of the Nazis system, which made it a dictatorial regime capable of committing acts of evil. Fundamental to all Hitler’s policies his absolute belief in the dominance of the Aryan Race and all need to prepare the German people for its role as master of Europe. According to Nazis race theorists, that the essential characteristics of the typical “Aryan” included a tall and slim build, a narrow face and nose, a famous well-known chin, afresh skin, and a gold or blond hair. Hitler aimed gradually to purify the German race, and this would be achieved by eliminating racial mixing, to create in von Shirach’s words “the perfect and complete human animal- the superman” the main obstacle to this as Hitler thought was the “eternal enemy”, the Jews.
In 1933, Hitler, leader of the Nazi party, was named Chancellor of Germany. After World War I the League of Nations had forced Germany to accept responsibility for the war. They lost land, were banned from building new submarines and aircraft, and had to pay for damages caused by the war. (Gordon, page 343) Hitler and the Nazi party wanted revenge on the winners of World War I and the Socialists, Communists, and Jews, who he blamed for Germany’s loss in World War I. (Ward and Burns, page 16) Hitler decided to take over other countries and to kill Jews.