Holocaust Thesis Statement

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----------------------- Thesis Statement The mass killing of people in Eastern Europe known as “The Holocaust” impacted world history in many ways. Propaganda and media played a huge role in the Holocaust, that’s when Joseph Goebbels comes in to play, a master Propagandist. The Holocaust started from January 30, 1933 to May 8, 1945, when the war in Europe had officially ended. During those times Adolf Hitler was the chancellor of Germany. Approximately 6 million(1.5 million of these being children) were persecuted, murdered and 5,000 Jewish communities were destroyed. The genesis of the Holocaust started with Germany feeling humiliated by the Versailles Treaty, it caused them feel inferior about their defeat in World War 1. On January…show more content…
Joseph Goebbels was raised in a middle-class, Roman Catholic family. Although physically different and handicapped (one leg was shorter than the other), he was gifted with intelligence, a quick tongue and a sweet voice. He excelled in his studies, he studied at several German universities, getting a doctorate from Heidelberg University in 1921. Propaganda and media played its part in the holocaust, Hitler’s minister Joseph Goebbels made Jews feel inferior through radio, television, theater and etc. If a person gives you a title, you are going to believe it. That’s what Joseph Goebbels did, he made false accusations of the Jews being thieves and owning secret jewelry, they believed Jews weren’t human. When Hitler seized power in 1933, Goebbels was appointed Reichsminister for propaganda and national enlightment. He was in control of total mobilization. After the war, Goebbels was the reason for the work of propaganda by the German government. He was known to use almost anything for propaganda purposes, such as posters from French and German movies with Jewish stars as examples of the "typical Jew." Even when Germany was falling in 1945 and the Allies told them to surrender, Goebbels used that as a motivational tool to demonstrate that every German needed to fight or face the end. In Conclusion, Joseph Goebbels was apart of a mass hysteria to killing Jews, and he was influence by
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