Holocaust Essay

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The Holocaust may very well be one of the most devastating events to happen in history. When Hitler gained power and took credit for improving the economy, he marked his position as a dictator. Hitler wanted change but he needed followers. Hitler had a great disliking of Jews. Hitler had written a book called “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle) while serving time in prison. In Mein Kampf, Hitler blamed everything on the Jews. So in 1919, he began to gain popularity from few, but by the 1930’s he had somehow gotten thousands of people to listen to his every word which also included his feeling of extreme hatred towards the Jews. Anti- Semitism means prejudice against and hatred for the Jews. It was quite clear that Hitler had a severe hatred for the Jews, but he wasn’t alone. Some people think it wasn’t only the Nazi’s who brought on the Holocaust. In Hitler’s book it states,”For the Jew was still characterized for me by nothing but his religion, and therefore, on the grounds of human tolerance, I maintained my rejection of religious attacks in this case as in others. Consequently, the tone, particularly which of the Viennese anti- Semitic press, seemed to me unworthy of the cultural traditions of a great nation”. http://majorityrights.com/weblog/comments/why_hitler_hated_jews This doesn’t sound like its coming from the world’s biggest anti-Semite. Hitler’s anti-Jewish views made him loved by Germans everywhere. His deep hatred for the Jews come from his personal life experiences and the notion that they had caused nothing but trouble for the Germans. Any anti-Jewish views people had those days gave Hitler the perfect opportunity to rise to power. Some would just say he was very good at manipulating peoples opinion, and with his policies and programs that instilled trust with the German people, it was a piece of cake for him to slowly plan his agenda for hatred. It was

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