HY2 past paper d) How useful are sources A,E and F in understanding Nazi Germany 1933-1939?The three sources as a whole give a general idea on Nazi Germany between 1933 and 1939 but these sources – as bias material – don’t give a very well rounded view. The Czechoslovakian cartoon shows a very bias view of Germany in 1938, during this time Hitler was starting to invade surrounding lands and would have had a bad name among many European countries. The cartoon shows an SS officer controlling an artist which with my hindsight can see is a very useful source in understanding that others felt that the Nazis were controlling many aspects of Germany at the time. It is now a common opinion that Goebbels controlled all propaganda, including art, making sure that all media types were supporting the Nazi regime thus indoctrinating the German people. This source also shows that terror helped control the Germans and what they said or showed publicly.
In 1940, the Nazis had set up ghettos in Germany and moved Jews into them as a means to isolate them and control them; they used the abandoned houses and businesses for the re-settling of ethnically German people. There was also a plan to remove the Jews to Madagascar presented by the French anti-Semites which was creatively called the Madagascar Plan; Hitler planned to move 4 million Jews during this plan. The plan failed because Britain’s Royal Navy disrupted the mass transport of Jews by sea to Madagascar. There was one more plan of deportation called Siberian Deportation or Enterferen by Hitler which meant “go into the distance”, which also failed. However, harsh conditions were endured during transportation, in the territories they were shipped to and in the ghettos.
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.
By using propaganda to sway and brainwash the German public, the Nazis began to blame the Jews for their economic instability. When the German public was fully brainwashed and thought of Jews as a “misfortune” to their society, the movement to segregate the Jews from the Germans had begun. Not only were the Jews segregated, but also Romas, the disabled, homosexuals, and other minority groups were thought to be baneful to the society and were segregated. These groups of people were sent to concentration camps which were part of Hitler’s plan to eradicate the Jewish population known as “The Final Solution.” Holocaust deniers range from Nazis themselves to Arabians and even historians. Nazis started denying and distorting their facts of wrongdoings when the war was not going well for them.
In the same way of the persecutors of the Holocaust and Armenian genocide were they were being oppressed to religious people and different races of people. They were focused to get rid of the generation for not obeying the government. They believed that everything that the government said it should be obeyed or else they will have to take the consequences. In contrast, in the Holocaust the Nazis were persecuting the Jewish people and other races in Germany. Hitler believed that the Jews had the fault for losing World War 1 and the depression of Germany (“Altman 15”).
One example of the issues that was a source of complication for French and German authorities early on in the occupation was the struggle between them over the appointment and dismissal of mayors. Gildea writes that, “In practice, the German authorities were happy to respect the local administration in place, so long as it effectively carried out the task of maintaining order.” (p. 37) While Germans were obviously trying to be sensitive towards the
Hitler instead blamed many others, mainly the Wemiar and the Jews, this also gained popularity with the people of Germany. The treaty of Versailles also stipulated that Germany must demiliterize, resulting in alot of soliders without jobs. With large unemployment people are more likely to take more radical views as they get more desperate, Hitler used this to his advantage. The treaty of Versailles was a major cause to Hitlers rise to power. Another major cause that resulted in Hitlers rise to power was the Weimar democracy.
Having natural traits such as brown eyes puts Liesel's position in Nazi Germany at risk, as it was considered out of the norms of society. Hitler’s words have great power and effect on people and their actions, and Liesel seeks such a power, the power to be able to use words to move a nation, to her own advantage and understanding. It is partly because of Hitler’s words that motivate her to further gain knowledge. Living in a nation where books are being burnt down, Liesel understands that the one true mean of evaluating what Hitler’s intentions are can be understood through education and knowledge. Liesel further steals the book “The Shoulder Shrug,” in an attempt to seek a sort of revenge as she holds the Fuhrer accountable for all the grief in her
In this essay I will discuss the title question and come to a conclusion on whether or not I agree. For me, one of the main causes of ww2 was the fact that The Treaty of Versailles was extremely harsh on Germany; this created a build up of anger and resentment from Germans, and also put them in a financial depression. Although Hitler had no control over this, he played on their poverty to receive votes and gain power. He also built up Germany’s resentment against the United Nations, which made his people pro war. Many people believe another fault of the League of Nations that contributed to war was; how they appeased Hitler by letting him have Czechoslovakia.
This plan of persecution and discrimination was carried out in multiple stages. First, various laws, were enacted in Nazi Germany before World War II broke out, in order to remove the Jews from civil society. Next, concentration camps were established. In concentration camps, inmates were forced to perform slave labor until they died of exhaustion or illness from a disease. Third, wherever Germany in Eastern Europe, specialized units called Einsatzgruppen were created to murder Jews and political opponents in mass shootings.