Describe the Key Features of the Nazi Police State The Nazi Police State in Germany was characterised for its suppression of opposing parties, the controlling of German lives and also for the leadership behind its operations, the Gestapo and the S.S. Originally the S.S had been a small private bodyguard unit for Hitler, however during the ‘Night of the Long Knives’ they gained huge powers from Hitler and from the S.A. Their role in Germany and the Nazi Party also changed, they replaced the S.A as the main tool for intimidation and terror, they were also given the power to invade homes, arrest people without trial and were allowed to confiscate property. They also ran the concentration camps. The group dedicated to running the German secret police was called the Gestapo. They had the ability to tap phone lines, intercept mail and to spy on people.
For most of us today holocaust has just been an interesting tale which did not really occurred, but people who did encountered this event had a life changing experiences. When we get a small wound we get whole story to talk about and want others to believe on our story. Likewise, those who experienced holocaust and its trauma got one of their own and want us to believe theirs. All those lives lost in that event and those suffering survivor went through are so saddening that one has to share and believe. Dora Apsan Sorell, a Holocaust survivor, says that she has to keep her story alive because the history is what shapes the future.
Could Eliezer have been exaggerating this idea, for people to pity him? The article “German Death Camps and Concentration Camps” Zaryn claims that, “Nazi-governed state gradually introduced repressive laws toward the Jews.” This fact absolutely does support the statement by Eliezer. One might also question the type of ‘repressive law’. Could they have been the laws that Eliezer mentioned? In the article “Jewish Life during the Holocaust” the writer claims that they were oppressed from their daily activities and they would kill those who strayed.
The main aim of most European Jews was therefore to hold out until the expected German defeat. In this context, many people believed that active resistance would make the situation worse by provoking reprisals against the entire community. Even after the murders began in 1941, it proved hard to absorb their implications since the idea that the Nazis aimed to kill every single Jew in Europe seemed literally unbelievable. Nonetheless, as the Holocaust
Ashley Gordon 3/21/13 Period 5 Argumentative Essay: The Gestapo The secret police of Nazi Germany, better known as the Gestapo, was the cruelest of human beings I have ever read about. Their main tools were the use of oppression and destruction, which persecuted opponents of the government, Jews, and other considered undesirables. These tools later played a massive role in helping carry out the Nazi’s “Final Solution.” The Final Solution consisted of mainly the strategic killings of millions of Jews, mainly which involved sending them off to concentration camps. The Gestapo truly did open my eyes to the depths of how pitiless humanity can be. Reading the book, Night by Elie Wiesel, has opened my eyes to a whole other version of humanity.
It is difficult to point fingers at just those who were considered perpetrators, because the relationship between the general population including onlookers, bystanders, those who unintentionally contributed, and those who lacked interest in getting “involved”, and that of the victims was complex to say the least. Perpetrators, Nazis, Gestapo, SS officers, Einsatzgruppen, and anyone willing to kill by influence of the Third Reich and Hitler’s Regime left Europe with victims, scarred beings that may never be able to recover from the tragedies that took place during World War II. The holocaust was enacted without thoughts of future forgiveness. However that is not to say every man or woman involved in the killings were serial killers, or crazed murderers. The relationship to that of the victims were not easily divided.
The Holocaust was one of the most inhumane eras for not only the Jews but also other groups such as the Russians. In 1933 the Nazis came into power and believed threat the Germans were superior to everyone else. They also believed that the Jews were far inferior to them and were a threat to their German Community. As a result the Nazis started to persecute the Jews by burning them; they were put into gas chambers. There were over six million Jews that were murdered during the Holocaust.
On top of their horrible conditions, there was food, clothing, supplies, and weapon shortage. This novel truly describes how soldiers die and in what true conditions they are when in war. This book made you want to hate Germany because these young boys were in a hell hole and all authority ignored them. Even though this book was published before all Nazi violence broke out against Jews, it still seemed like a threat. The world looked at Germany as a very powerful country especially when it came to war, and this book screamed the opposite.
Hitler first proved to be dangerous when he set up the SA (brownshirts) they used violence against the voters to intimidate them so that they would vote for the Nazi party. To deal with political opponents he ransacked houses and used the Gestapo to hunt down anyone who was against him. He created a nation of terrified people, waiting on his every demand. The violence resulted in him winning the election and soon after his plan to manipulate German started. This proves that he was dangerous, because he injured many innocent voters to get what he wanted.
Holocaust happened because Hitler and the Nazis were racist. They believed the German people were a 'master race', who were superior to others. They even created a league table of 'races' with the Aryans at the top and with Jews, Gypsies and black people at the bottom. These 'inferior' people were seen as a threat to the purity and strength of the German nation. When the Nazis came to power they persecuted these people, took away their human rights and eventually decided that they should be exterminated.