The Nazis felt like this political group was trying to undermine their “people’s community”. Hitler made it very clear that he did not want the communists in his people community when he and the Nazi party realised their 25 point programme of 1920.However the Nazis also portrayed the socialist and any other party of which had taken part in coalition governments during the Weimar republic as they collaborated with communism and Jewish democracy. Hitler wanted to introduce the policy of volksgeminschaft in this case because if he could eliminate the communists and the other parties who were associated as collaborating with them, the Nazis could then get their votes as they had a high amount of supporters, which would mean them having the majority and coming into power. Anybody who the Nazis believed that represented a threat to the racial purity of which Hitler wanted would come under the socialism categories. This included, Jews, gypsies and those who were seen as mentally or physically unfit.
In Hitler’s mind inferior humans included Jews, gays, gypsies, etcetera. With the Nazi party behind him he began to capture these inferior persons. Under Hitler’s control the Nazi party started systematically persecuting and killing people of Jewish decent, thus the Holocaust began. This idea of eliminating the Jews was known as
In 1931 it lifted a ban on Catholics joining the Nazi party. Two years later is signed an agreement with Hitler that priests could not interfere with politics and the church would regulate its self. Although this seemed to work at the start, tensions rose as Hitler banned religious teaching in schools, and limited the influence of the church using his power over youth movements and newspaper. Hitler’s racism also enraged Pope Pius XI, and he condemned Hitler’s action in an encyclical saying that he was “sowing the seeds of suspicion, discord, hatred, and calumny”. In 1941, Cardinal Von Galen spoke out against the Nazi policy of euthanasia.
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
This did pose a problem for the growth of nationalism as the Northern states looked to Prussian for support, as she was the protestant superpower amongst the German states. The southern states on the other hand looked to Austria, due to her religious alliegience being Catholic. This mutual religion among the northern states caused them to support Prussia, and vice versa in the southern states with Austria. Thus, it was more than just religion that divided the German states. The tension and rivalry that existed between the two largest German states made worse the existing religious divisions and made the possibility of unification more problematic.
Germany had an aggressive foreign poloicy. Hitlers dream was to build a German Empire and dominate Europe. In order to achieve this dream Hitler annexed The Rhineland (3/7/1935), Austria (3/11/38) and Czechoslavakia (3/15/39). England’s, France’s, and Russia’s forgein policy was the opposite of Germany, they were not aggressive and wanted to avoid war at all cost. In order to avoid war the allies practiced appeasment and Russia signed non aggresion acts with Germany.
Wilson believed the treaty of Versailles should punish Germany but not so harshly that it would someday recover and seek revenge. However Wilson’s main aims were portrayed> through his fourteen points. But perhaps his main goal for post war Europe was to strengthen democracy in Germany so the citizens would not let its leaders cause another war. France suffered enormous damage in WW1. When the war ended the general population of France wanted revenge on Germany.
Genocide in definition "is the mass killing of a group of people", (Article 2 of the CPPCG). Throughout time and around the world there have been examples of genocide. The Bosnia genocide seen in former Yugoslavia, the Rwanda genocide, or the Darfur conflict which started in 2003 have shown the world just how prejudice can lead people to take part in "ethnic cleansing". Although such humanitarian crimes have been seen around the world the most massive and known acts of genocide has been seen in the Holocaust, a program of deliberate extermination of Jews along with other groups that lead to the killing of approximately six million Jews during World War II. The persecution and acts of genocide were accomplished by the National Socialist Regime,
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.
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