Freedom Of Speech During The Holocaust

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Freedom Of Speech In 1933 approximately nine million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe that would be occupied by Germany during the Holocaust. By 1945 two out of every three European Jews had been killed. Although Jews were the primary victims, hundreds of thousands of Roma (Gypsies) and at least 250,000 mentally or physically disabled persons were also victims of Nazi genocide. As Nazi tyranny spread across Europe from 1933 to 1945, millions of other innocent people were persecuted and murdered. More than three million Soviet prisoners of war were killed because of their nationality. Poles, as well as other Slavs, were targeted for slave labor, and as a result, almost two million perished. Homosexuals and others deemed "anti-social" were also persecuted and often…show more content…
Whenever there is an issue that threatens the ruler's position it will be detected on time in the press. Therefore, the ruler will have enough time to plan the neccessary measures to calm down the situation. But one of the most important aspects of the freedom of speech and press is it's usefulness. The press is a powerful tool. The loophole in the definition of freedom of speech and press is that it doesn't state anywhere that the speaker/writer must be familiar with the factual state, or speak/write the truth at all. Of course, there are laws that regulate that, but a skillful ruler controls the laws and knows very well all loopholes. The ruler, in fact, doesn't have to control the press. That measure is for the uncapable ones. A smart ruler will understand that the control must be attained over the information source, not the information flow. Naturally, the source is a little harder to control and it can never be controled completely. But, if the proper conditions are created, the majority of the press will use this mainstream source. The minority will find other source, but the sound of their voices will be muffled in the

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