Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust Essay

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Adolf Hitler was the driving force behind the Holocaust. Many people think he was insane to torture the human race that way. Others praise him for attempting to exterminate the Jewish people. Some wonder what was going on inside his head when he had the first thought and/or plan of the Holocaust. A majority of the world just want to know what drove him or what made him hate the Jewish race so much. Studying Adolf Hitler’s beliefs can give the world history because he gave the world an insight as to why one would want to deliberately exterminate a race, political party, nationality, or culture. Hitler killed over six million Jewish people in the Holocaust. He strongly disliked the race.
He was trying to kill all of the Jewish
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(Trueman, 2010) Hitler wrote the book Mein Kampf, in which he made it clear that he completely blamed the Jewish people for his bad time in Vienna. In his book he also clearly said, “I began to hate them”. He was having a bad time because he got rejected from art school, and was having trouble finding work at first. (Trueman, 2010) Also in Hitler’s book he talks about his point of view and how the Germans were not responsible for losing the war. Hitler was convinced that it was all the Jewish people and
Communists fault. Why?? He declared that the Germans were a “master race” and it was their destiny to rule the world. (Farah and Andrea, 1997) To do that Germany had to be “purified” of the treaty that caused them to lose WWI. This loss led to the collapse of the German government and economy.
By 1910, Hitler was very sure of his hatred towards Jewish people. This is known as anti-semitism. Hitler tried to find a way to blame every single one of his problems on a Jewish person or group in some way, shape, or form. (Trueman, 2010) How could a man with such a sickly mind become a leader of Germany and manage to turn his own personal hate into a public discrimination, one might ask? One might also wonder why anyone would let him obtain such power.
Hitler obtained this power during the worldwide depression of 1929. After the people of
Germany listened to Hitler and how he blamed the Jewish people completely for

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