When Good Doctors Go Bad: the psychology behind the Nazi experiments of the third Reich Why did Hitler’s Nazi doctors, if they were among the top in their profession, precariously abuse the field of medical experimentation by using humans as their subjects for perverse experiments? These accredited “angels of death” (Bulow, 2008) were among the most prolific doctors of the third Reich. The most notorious were Joseph Mengele, Carl Clauberg, Herta Oberheuser, Karl Brandt, and Johann Kremer. The assistants to these doctors, as well as other doctors that were less well-known, must also be recognized. Since it is difficult to envisage the reality of these experiments and those behind it, we must delve into the minds of the medically wicked.
Furthermore, it can be argued that propaganda was crucial to the maintenance of power by the Nazis as they portrayed Hitler as powerful and showed him to be good for the country, making sure people continued to show support for the Nazis and it portrayed Hitler as above all party politicking and as a figure for national focus and loyalty. This would have made sure people continued to support Hitler even after he was voted in as they would feel a kind of loyalty towards him. However, Propaganda cannot be described as the only crucial factor in the maintenance of power by the Nazis as propaganda alone cannot change an entire countries views. The introduction of new social controls further aided in the Nazi’s maintenance of power. Anti-Nazi judges were removed and replaced by those
In 1926, Germany had begun placing severe limitations on Gypsies to watch their actions and to make sure they weren’t getting into any trouble. In 1927, Germany passed a law that made all Gypsies get fingerprinted and photographed and a law that said they could not travel in family groups. In 1928, Germany put Gypsies under police surveillance. Finally in 1933, they lost all there civil rights and they also legalized clubbing of Gypsies (Miller 3). Then, Hitler took office as Chancellor of the Third Reich.
However, as Rothfels puts it in B, no one will be tempted to consider the 100% plebiscites in favor of Hitler as genuine expressions of support, reckoning the totalitarian methods and practices. Indeed it can be argued that the vote was biased as space on voting paper for “yes” was much bigger than “no”. Taking into consideration this fact, it remains doubtful whether Hitler really gained the consent of the Germans. In contrast to this, Johnson in D stresses that the German civilian population played a large part in its own control and in accommodating and colluding
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain truly believed that they had made peace with Germany so once more France and Britain appeased Germany (Dr. Seuss). Later, he held a press conference saying “We have made peace in our time.” In addition to this false hope of peace, the British and the French refused to risk war with Germany by giving aid to Poland after Germany attacked its port of Danzig. Horrible memories of hundreds of thousands of men from multiple nations who lost their lives in World War 1 in addition to severe global economic problems were both large deterrents of war in the eyes of France and Britain. However, these nations were not the only culprits in this act of idleness towards obvious growing issues of totalitarian and
At Roosevelt’s inaugural speech he assured Americans that all they had to fear was “fear itself.” On the other hand, Hitler aggravated his follower’s fears and prejudices. While Franklin Delano Roosevelt did his work by stirring compassion; Adolf Hitler did his own by stirring up hatred. They both were known for their charisma, ability to arouse emotion, and rose to power during a national crisis. Both were leaders by symbolic and appeal. Franklin Delano Roosevelt used freedom symbols such as the bald eagle and used kind words such as "friend" or "my fellow..." to get people to support his ideas.
the “bad guys” (Germany and their allies). This has officially removed every obstacle in front of President Wilson’s way to join the war because as he had said before, he did not want to be sided with a tyrant, Russia. All he has to do is say the words and in a second we would be in the War, helping not only our own country, but our long good friends Britain as well. It is not difficult to realize that we don’t have the best army and navy, and that we mobilize slowly, but this is yet another reason for why we should start right here, right now. If we are successful to mobilizing quickly and having a military draft, our army would be almost unstoppable to other nations.
The Führer’s power therefore made it possible for Hitler to still do anything he felt inclined to do, even if was controversial, like the passing of the Sterilisation Law, and this point shows that Hitler would always remain in ultimate control and that nothing would or could have happened in Nazi Germany that either he didn’t want to happen or that he had not authorised. Moreover we must comprehend Hitler’s own role in the growth of anti-Semitism (AS) in Germany from 1933-1941. During the first couple of years that Hitler was in control of Nazi Germany the levels of AS were very low. The only two real AS incidents were the SA violence after the 1933 elections and the failed Jewish shop boycott. The way in which Structuralists would view these incidents would be to highlight how little control Hitler had and how even in the early stages of Nazi Germany pressure to push forward AS was coming from below, in this case from the
War can affect many people on different levels; be it inspire them or discourage them. Vonnegut took what happened to him in World War II and wrote Slaughterhouse 5 with the hope that it would motivate some form of movement against war. Within the story, Vonnegut inputs his antiwar opinions. As a member of the US Army, Vonnegut served in the war and suffered the tragedy of being a prisoner of war in Dresden, Germany. This consumed his inner thoughts to the point where he wanted to try and relive some of the worst interactions that occurred so that he could include them in his book.
Concentration Camps were an easy way to keep them out of his path. “When I came into power, I did not want the concentration camps to become old age pensioner’s homes, but instruments of terror.” (Hitler, 1) Concentration camps were places full of torture and cruel punishments. The first concentration camp was established after his appointment as Chancellor on January of 1933.Concentration camps are still visited and studied today. Proof is found that torture was done there. Inactive concentration camps still remain today, which is another reason that holocaust