The Holocaust was the result of Hitler's long held grand design to peruse a programme of annihilation against the Jews'. How Valid is this assessment of the Holocaust The validity of statements such as this has sparked great debate among historians and academics alike. Centering around the ongoing discussion of whether the Nazi government were fulfilling a long standing scheme in eradicating European Jewry, or that the Holocaust was in fact the result of unplanned incidental events This clear divide in ideology stands between two groups Intentionalists and Structuralists. While extremities of each interpretation can vary among historians, the general principles of each argument remain compatible Intentionalits are those convinced that from a relatively early period his rise To power, Adolf Hitler had schemed to kill the Jewish population in Europe. Intentionalists believe that the eradication of the Jews and ultimately the holocaust was all part of Adolf Hitler’s grand design, and that he would stop at nothing until his design was completed.
So Auschwitz differed from most of the other camps. 13) The term suggests, that there was a real problem and that other solutions had been tried seriously but had failed. From 1933-1939 the Nazis tried to bully the German Jews into leaving the country. 14) The Nuremberg Laws of 1935 established the following categories: 'Full Jew': Three or more Jewish grandparents 'Mixed race 1st degree': Two Jewish grandparents 'Mixed race 2nd degree': One Jewish grandparent 15) Yes. 16) They considered the Jews a race whose goal was world domination and who, therefore, were an obstruction to Aryan
Some historians have focused on the holocaust as a product of trends in German History. Explain how this approach has contributed to our understanding of the holocaust. Has this approach any disadvantages and shortcomings? The approach dictates that the holocaust was ultimately the result of the societal changes exclusively within German culture during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century; that the genocide was the ultimate ramification of various historical ‘trends’ i.e. the changes in the mechanisms of ‘volkisch’ anti-semitism and how it developed throughout the preceding decades, with particular scholarly movements including the inception of scientific racism, the volkisch movement in correspondence with new imperialism and militant nationalism.
His book, The Origins of the Final Solution focuses on Nazi policy towards the Jews from September 1939-March 1942. Browning agrees with Hilberg and ads, that the combination of anti-Semitism with a power struggle among middle-level bureaucrats within the Nazi hierarchy caused immense pressure for an escalation of Nazi policy toward the Jews leading to the “Final Solution.” In addition to the seemingly endless debate, some historians argue about the timing of the “Final Solution” or the exact moment the Nazis made the decision. One of these historians is Professor Richard Breitman. Breitman teaches at Harvard University and also currently works as Director of Historical Research for the federally funded Nazi War Criminal Records Interagency Working Group. Breitman contends that it is crucial for the historian to accurately determine the chronology of events leading to the decision in order to narrow whatever disagreements exists over its causes and motivations.
Unfortunately, the products fabricated for the Nazis by Siemens and Ford both spawned a way for the genocide of the Jews seeing that transportation and a death location were necessary for mass murder. It has been brought to our attention that if both, Ford and Siemens had not been involucrated in the Holocaust, the amount of deaths would not have been as massive and perhaps might have occurred much more differently than we remember it today. Crucial factors such as the weapons and products provided how the companies benefited, and if compensation was reached can help determine which companies really encouraged the tragic transformation of the Holocaust. Works Cited Axelrod, Toby. "For One Holocaust Survivor, Siemens Was a Roadblock to His Story."
For my social studies project, I chose to research Rudolf Hoess. Hoess joined the SS in 1933, and became part of Hitler’s regime. In 1934 he stayed attached to the SS in Dachau up until August 1938. He was later appointed Commandant of Auschwitz in 1940, which resulted in Hoess discovering a new and improved way of killing in the gas chamber. Normally Jews were killed in the chambers by carbon monoxide, but that was not enough for Hoess, he needed to go above and beyond with the way he exterminated an entire race.
They attempted to kill all of the Jewish people. This is called genocide. Genocide is when a certain person or group (Nazis) tries to exterminate an entire race or ethnic group. They wanted to do this because the Nazis thought that the Jews were inferior, and they saw them as a threat to Hitler’s rain of terror. At this time there were 9 million Jews in Europe.
This means, kill them all! What was Hitler’s obsession in killing all those Jews? BIBLIOGRAPHY Alan Rosenberg and Gerald E. Myers, Echoes from the Holocaust: Philosophical reflections on a Dark Time, (Philadelphia:Temple University, 1988) Lucy S. Dawidowicz, The War Against The Jews 1933-1945, 10th Edition, (New York: Bantam Books, 1986) Jacob Glatstein et al. Anthology of Holocaust Literature, College Edition, (Canada: Atheneum, 1976) Nora Levin, The Holocaust: The destruction of European Jewry 1933-1945, (USA: 1968) Marvin Perry et al. Sources of European History since 1900, 2nd Edition, (Boston: Wadsworth, 2011) “Holocaust Encyclopedia” last updated 11 May 2012.
Millions more including: homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Soviet (Russian) prisoners of war, and citizens who didn’t agree, died under the Nazi tyranny as well. In order to complete this assignment, I will vividly examine the theories and factors of prejudice in the holocaust and how it may have been avoided.
The “Holocaust;” although there is much difference in opinion, is the term as we know it that refers to Nazi Germany’s systematic genocide of the Jewish religion. Genocide, also referred to as ethnic cleaning of various ethnic, religious, and national groups during World War II, was an unaccomplished goal of the Nazi’s. As crazy as it may seem that one word is considered by some people the main reason that started the Second World War in 1941 and continued through 1945. The word Holocaust itself originally derived from the Greek word “Holokauston” meaning: “a complacently (Holos) burnt (Kauston) sacrificial offering”, or a “Burnt sacrifice offered to God.” Holocaust was intended intentionally to plan attempts on specific target groups based