By convincing Hindenburg that there was a large communist threat the country was put into a state of emergency and, with Hindenburg’s backing, Hitler was allowed to pass decrees to govern Germany anyway he liked, with the financial backing of krupp and bosch etc, which in this case is fortunate for the question at hand. Consequently this is why I believe it was the most important event to dictatorship because it was the “spark” that allowed any other event to happen and without it democracy may have just struggled on. One of these events was the election in 1933. Now Hitler had the power to convince Hindenburg to allow him
This shows that first part of the criteria, for Hitler’s Nazi regime to have been considered a totalitarian state, according to the view of historians, has only been partly met. This allows the conclusion, that in this aspect, Hitler’s Nazi state can’t be considered totalitarian, because it doesn’t meet the criteria, as defined my historians. Another thing
Bartov wrote a clear and scholarly article that does a fairly good job of explaining the mindset of the perpetrators while discussing, in-depth, the long-term causes and long-term ramifications of the Holocaust for both the victims and perpetrators. His article is clear and informative, one problem with the article, as mentioned earlier, is the lack of primary sources. The inclusion of even one reliable primary source would add another level of credibility to his article while, at the same time, enhancing his argument. James Glass' article, Hypothesis: The Holocaust and the Enthusiasts for Murder, argues that instead of the commonly held belief that the average German citizen was simply indifferent to the persecution of the Jews, that he was an active conspirator in the mass extermination and persecution of the Jews (Glass 1997). Glass argues it was impossible for the average German citizen to be indifferent about the Jews as so many average citizens were needed to create, organize, build etc.
While these factors created tension, something more was needed to create the war. By the end of 1938 many of the German's grievances had been removed. Reparations had been canceled, Germany was rearming, Austria and Germany were reunited, the German people of Czechoslovakia had been recovered; Germany had become a great power again. So, what went wrong? Hitler was to blame is the common answer.
How did they break the stalemate on the Western Front? 1. Describe the new techniques and ideas used to try to break the stalemate. Why did these attempts fail? Poison Gas: Most of people assume that poison gas was used first by the German.
When did Hitler plan the holocaust? James Allison Introduction The holocaust – arguments – we can’t be certain, because no proof from Hitler. The holocaust was mass-extermination of Jews. Some believe Hitler decided to do this and was a plan from the beginning, when he first came into power over Germany. This is called Intentionalist.
It is undoubtable that the consolidation of power in 1933 could not have taken place were it not for the underlying threat, and use of, terror and violence. However, the use of legislative means of achieving power within the Nazi state must not be understated, nor can the perceived threat of Communism be ignored as a means of bolstering Nazi power after 1933. Moreover, the manipulative power of the well oiled propaganda machine spearheaded by Josef Goebbels allowed for the Nazi to ideologically win over much of the German people. Hitler’s use of legislative means to achieve Nazi power gave the regime a degree of legitimacy that was hard for the German people to call into question. Indeed, Hitler did not act unconstitutionally by declaring himself Fuhrer as the enabling act gave him dictatorial power via democratic means.
However, this was not manifested in reality, in which Hitler maintained power through his Kommandogewalt and appeal to the German public. This is highlighted in Kershaw’s statement that Hitler’s “power was charismatic, not institutional”. Hitler’s self-appointed omnipotence was only feasible due to his popular support from the German Volk and not any leadership structure. Hitler’s capacity to control a totalitarian state was also undermined by the nature of his rise to power. The Hitler Myth, which depicts Hitler as Germany’s saviour from the “ruin” following World War 1 and the Treaty of Versailles, undermined his ability to lead the Nazi state through means of violence and terror because his power
I believe Hitler’s foreign policy was a success up until 1938 as he was fearless to continue with his aims – one of which was abolishing the Treaty of Versailles. Hitler’s first move was ‘rearmament’ – this indirectly disobeyed the terms of the Treaty in which Hitler already began to break, showing its ineffectiveness. By 1933, Hitler had opposed the term, and countered his fellow nations in the ‘disarmament conference’, stating it was unfair that the ‘Allies’ hadn’t even attempted the proposal. Seeing that nothing was going to be done about it,
The Holocaust Aharon Appelfeld once said, “the Holocaust is a central event in many people's lives, but it also has become a metaphor for our century. There cannot be an end to speaking and writing about it.” Although there is much proof of the Holocaust from museums, textbooks, videos, eyewitnesses, etc., there is an international group of “revisionlists” who disagree with the Holocaust ever taking place; they “seek to prove that the Jewish Holocaust did not happen” (Drobnicki 103). This “Holocaust denial” group not only propagates their thoughts in Arabian, German, or other foreign countries, but America as well; they use anything from newspapers to speeches to mosques to the Internet to get their point across (Lasson 224). Even though the First Amendment of the Constitution forbids Congress from interfering with a citizen’s freedom of religion, speech, assembly, and/or petition, the government should put a stop to this ignorance. Ever since the Holocaust