Adolf Hitler As A Scapegoat For The Depression Essay

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The 1930 's and 1940 's was a dark period for Germany. Their economy, based on foreign captain, suddenly collapsed when loans were due and the world market for German exports dwindled. Hitler seized this opportunity and grew the Nazi party reaching one hundred thousand members. (Thesis:) Hitler used the Jews as a scapegoat for the depression because the Jews were rich and prosperous and were
easy to blame, yet he targeted other racial groups such as Slavs and Blacks and carried out his promises to German by the use of concentration camps.
1. A. Adolf Hitler; WW1:
Adolf Hitler served as a Bavarian soldier in World War One for four years. Hitler earned two Iron Crosses of Bravery and also advanced to the rank of Lance Corporal during his four years of service. Narrowly escaping death several times, he was also injured by an enemies shell and a few years later he was temporarily blinded by a mustard gas attack in 1918. While recovering from some of his injuries, communist- Jewish uprisings rattled Germany. The actions of the Communists and Jewish people may have been one of the triggers for Hitlers hatred of them.
Hitler; rise to power:
Adolf Hitler was sentenced to 5 years in prison for treason for his attempt to take control of Munich. Hitler ended up only serving the first eight months of his five year sentence, but in those eight months he wrote the first volume of 'Mein Kampf '. 'Mein Kampf ', or 'My Struggle ', was a book filled with over glorifications of his life…

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