Adolf Hitler And Elie Wiesel's Impact Of Totalitarianism

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The twentieth century brought about new technologies and modern ideas that enabled governments to better control the entire population of their states. The condition of the world at this time also played a large role in the totalitarian take over. Many wars were taking place and people weren’t sure whether or not they could trust their governments. It was the age of anxiety and the fragile state of these countries made it easy for the governments to take full advantage of their citizens. Leaders such as Adolf Hitler promised that this new form of leadership was the way of the future and that it would bring about good results. To fully understand the twentieth century relationship between totalitarianism and the arts, we must first understand …show more content…
He hoped to strengthen and unify Germany for the purpose of war and reclamation of its global respect. Much like Russia under Joseph Stalin, those who disagreed with Hitler’s plans and practices were put in to concentration camps. Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party strengthened Germany’s national pride by blaming all negative occurrences of the time on the Jewish people and simultaneously reassuring the citizens that totalitarianism was the answer to their problems through propaganda. Elie Wiesel was a writer who was forced into Auschwitz, a labor and death camp, along with his family. He miraculously survived and was released in 1945. Wiesel went on to study journalism and write about his experiences in the camp. He published in a memoir entitled And the world Would Remain Silent in 1956 and later shortened in to be published in France as La Nuit in 1960. His works are some of the greatest about the terrors of the holocaust and have inspired many others to look at and portray man kind’s destructive and horrible treatment of one …show more content…
Once the nationalist regime was driven to relocate to the island of Taiwan, Zedong established a strict communist regime that he believed was the key to protecting and maintaining their victory. Mao Zedong imposed land reforms, five year plans, and the great leap forward to motivate his people to catch up with other leading countries. Li Hua was a famous communist woodcut artist. His work reflected political and historical events of the time. Totalitarians rose in Russia, Germany, and China in the twentieth century because of the weakened and anxious state of each populations. Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler, and Mao Zedong all saw an opportunity for an absolute takeover and used it. While the intentions of each leader may have been good, the people of each country suffered under the total rule and thanks to many artists and writers, the rest of the world is able to experience that and learn from

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