When the Great Depression 1929 forced many factories to close, desperate Germans voted for the Nazi party. Hitler became the leader of Germany in 1933. He quickly destroyed democracy and set up a Nazi dictatorship. Hitler called himself the Fuehrer. He could do what he wanted.
In this essay I will discuss and evaluate the different responses of Richard Rubenstein and Abraham Joshua Heschel. I believe that it is possible to believe in an all-powerful and loving God even after the occurrence of the Holocaust. Hitler was elected as president after WWI and he didn’t like Jews and blamed them for all of Germany’s problems (e.g. financial crisis). He started an organised persecution of Jews in Germany which would eventually spread across Europe.
Hitler and most Nazis believed that Jewish people were devils and only wanted to conquer the world and bring destruction to everything that people had worked hard to achieve. They also believed that all Jewish people were communists a group that most people did not like at all and so it turned more people against Jewish people. The Nazis also then made a new class for everyone apart from Jewish people and therefore telling the Jewish people that they were inferior to everyone but themselves. All in all Jewish people were treated like rats. Nazis were constantly putting up posters showing Jewish people as dirty ugly deformed scum of the world.
When And Why Did The Second World War Turn Against Hitler And His Allies? In September 1939 the world descended into the most violent conflict in its history. This was as a result of many years of poverty stress and anger at other countries (from Germany). Hitler took this downfall of the country to become the prime minister, as he often said that if he became the leader of Germany he would sort the country of all its problems. Hitler then took away the “Power of the People” by replacing parliament with a self proclaimed dictatorship, which most Germans welcomed.
The twentieth century saw the rise in Arab terrorism, the civil uprisings of the 1960’s, and two world wars. Without a doubt, the greatest example of the evil and inhumanity of the twentieth century was the Holocaust of the Jewish people by the Nazis in Germany before and during World War II. Where to place the blame for the Holocaust is widely debated. Many people see it fit to blame Adolf Hitler for perpetrating the acts, while some will look elsewhere to assign blame. No matter who is to blame for the Holocaust, there is no question that the widespread destruction the Holocaust caused would not have been possible without the organization and leadership of Adolf Eichmann.
The Holocaust will forever be remembered as one of the worst tragedies mankind has ever come to witness. The Nazi regime implemented a general policy of extermination of “genetically unfit’ groups of people which included the handicapped, gypsies, and homosexuals. Out of all these groups however, none was as heavily targeted as the Jews. During the Nazi reign of power, approximately 5.8 million Jews died at the hands of German or German-allied hands. Most of these victims were almost all unarmed and had no organized act of aggression against the German state or society, but were simply targeted because of their Jewish heritage.
He tried so desparately to create a total blonde-haired, blue eyed poplation and anyone who wasn’t of that demographic was to be executed. Purifying the world as a complete Aryan race was his idea of perfect. Hitler could not see a world with anyone but his “own” people and his main target were the Jewish people of the surrounding countries. Many countries that Germany asked for help were very hesitant to lend a helping hand so Adolf Hitler attempted to take over the world by himself. It is believed that Adolf Hitler had put a tremendous amount of blame on the Jewish population for the losses of World War I and embarrassment that wouled ensue Germany afterwards.
Hitler captured people in his speeches with his promises of a better Germany, but he also taught his hatred of Jews in the process. “It was Hitler’s belief that the Jews had too much money, land and the power of the press.” (library.thinkquest.org) Hitler caused mass hysteria against Jews by creating this frame of mind that they were the cause of all things bad just like Abigail and her posse did to Salem. Unfortunately, the people who are completely innocent in these cases get punished the most. In both the Salem witch trials and the Holocaust many people were killed who were not
He made the idea of socialism very appealing to the workers, who made up most of the nation’s population. A perfect society would be a society where everybody is equal, however each of the examples there was one leader who attempted to create a society which was perfect from only his point of view, and not everybody was equal. However, there we're lethal of creating a perfect society, e.g When Hitler became chancellor in 1933, the Nazi party conducted vicious propaganda against the Jewish race. Later when he got full control of the Reichstag and declared war, he started the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six million Jews by the Nazi regime during World War 2.
The holocaust was one of the most damaging events that affected the entire world and is still affecting it today. It started because of a man named Adolf Hitler. He was the supreme power of Germany. Hitler believed that the blonde haired blue eyed Germans were the superior race and everyone else was inferior. He tortured and killed millions of people, but he targeted the Jewish people because he thought of them worthless.