Racism and prejudice have been going on for years, but what will never be forgotten is the time when the entire Jewish population went under an almost complete genocide. After the war the Germans sought for a way out of bankruptcy and starvation until one day they found it. Adolf Hitler turned the Germans against the Jewish and used them as a scapegoat out of their problem. The Germans believed that they were the superior race so they used many methods to kill the Jews such as shooting, starving, overworking and even gassing. Even though people remember the Holocaust, racism and prejudice are in a fight to be stopped.
The Holocaust “By warding off the Jews, I am fighting for the Lords work” (Harran 50). This quote is the exact words of the worlds most accomplished mass murderer in history, Adolf Hitler. His goal was to exterminate the complete Jewish race, to make room for the “Aryan” race. “Jews have been discriminated against, hated, and killed because prejudiced non-Jews believed they belonged to the wrong religion, lacked citizenship qualifications, practiced business improperly, behaved inappropriately, or possessed inferior racial characteristics” (Harran 41). Due to the hatred that was formed against the Jewish people, over the years of 1933 to 1945, about six million innocent people lost their lives.
When you start a rumor, it can hurt someone and sometimes it gets out of hand. This is what happened during the Holocaust. The Nazi’s started a rumor that the Jews were the reason they lost the war, because they (Jews), were an inferior race, according to Adolf Hitler. This is how Hitler started his rumor and plan to get rid of all people that were “inferior” and begin a “Perfect” race. Some-times people make wrong choices by judging others without really knowing them.
Hitler had already convinced Germany that Jews were a disgrace. He started the extermination by taking over Poland, a country with over three million Jews. Then, he continued taking over Belgium, Luxemburg, France, and Holland, placing every single Jew under Nazis control. Hitler and his people did not know what to do with the millions of Jews, so he proposed, and executed, the Final Solution. This means, kill them all!
Hitler used the Jewish people as a scapegoat for the problems Germany had as a nation. They were his main targets throughout his reign of terror and the majority of those killed, approximately six million, in the Holocaust. However, Nazi ideology was not discriminatory to only Jews. Gypsies, homosexuals, handicapped, homeless people, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and communists were all targeted and killed or imprisoned, along with the Jews (Bergen
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
The population of Germany decreased a lot over the years of the Holocaust. Hitler destroyed 6 million Jews all over Europe, mostly in Germany, and killed 11 million overall. In a way, Hitler’s goal was achieved but it was a cruel goal. He was truly a crazy person. He brainwashed people to believe that Jews were evil people and they weren’t true Germans.
Hitler deliberately expressed his hate toward Jews and gave ample warnings, as it was all written down in his autobiography “Mein Kampf”. In 1935, the introduction of the Nuremberg Laws stripped German Jews of their citizenship and civil rights. Jewish rights were steadily restricted, as in many cases Jewish political and intellectual leaders were the first to be sent to concentration camps. The Night of Broken Glass, on November 9, 1938 lead to the death of approximately 100 Jews, while other 30,000 were sent to concentration camps. Jewish businesses along with almost every synagogue in Germany were damaged or completely destroyed.
The Holocaust was a time of devastation and corruption; it was a time of cruelty. Adolf Hitler, who started the epidemic against the Jews, tried to make the world “perfect.” Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler used the Jews as a scapegoat for Germany’s economic problems which ultimately led to World War II. Hitler not only became a powerful and influential man, but also a judgmental man. Hitler blinded people with his influence.