Adolf Eichmann Satanic Personality

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Adolf Eichmann’s satanic personality undoubtedly resulted in significant Jewish mortality, however, this was not the sole reason for his gruesome acts against the Jewish people. The Fuhrer’s demands and Eichmann’s Nazi alliance can also be attributed to his behaviour against the Jews due to the orders and oaths of loyalty made. Furthermore, Eichmann’s desire for supremacy can also be held accountable as he was in a constant search for control and purpose throughout his life, eventually becoming one of the most powerful men of the Third Reich. Eichmann’s treatment of the Jews was fuelled by his poor upbringing and a difficult childhood, with Eichmann an alleged victim of anti-Semitism himself. Conclusively, although a contributing factor, Eichmann’s …show more content…
His crimes were not predicted by pathology or inbuilt racism, but were a personal choice. On May 29, 1962 Eichmann informed his colleagues; “I will leap laughing to my grave, because the feeling that I have five million people on my conscience is for me a source of extraordinary satisfaction.” When trialled in Jerusalem for his crimes against Jews in the Second World War, a witness stated that, “Eichmann showed no reaction to the horrors mentioned in court”. Eichmann was blinded by his passion for his duties, with this most evident when he made multiple efforts to prevent a single Jew from being exempted from the transports. He had neither a conscience, nor morals and applied the practices of business to the organisation of people, dehumanizing Jews to such an extent that they could be treated as products to be transported and delivered. Consequently Adolf Eichmann’s satanic personality can be held accountable for the numerous amounts of Jewish deaths in the Second World War, however, other factors were also …show more content…
In the 1930’s, young Eichmann, aimless and unmotivated, was looking for an occupation and purpose in life when he and his father were invited to a social meeting of the Nazi party. He was entranced by the nationalistic avidity of those who attended, which invigorated him and his passion. He was immediately recruited to the Schutzstaffel. Eichmann was invigorated in his new role and was driven for recognition and a career in the SS. Colleagues of Eichmann believed he was quite eager to prove himself and remained desperate to show that he was capable . As Eichmann’s confidence grew, he became quite vain and a social climber, he wanted people to see how important he was. He was aware that his dapper appearance made an impression on people and so he used this to his advantage by deceiving the world of his innocence . A Jew living in the German ghetto said, “We knew that he had immense power. Eichmann ruled over life and death”. Towards the end of the Second World War, when it was clear that Germany would not come out victorious, Eichmann told friends, “The war is lost, but I will win my war”. Eichmann wished to pursue a ‘more elegant solution’, so he organised a meeting in which he estimated the number of Jews that could be deported from each country and be gassed in camps. According to Eichmann it was he who coined the term, ‘The final solution’,

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