Did Hitler's Ideology Lead To Genocide?

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Adolf Hitler’s ideology led to genocide because he was able to successfully spread anti-semitic ideas which isolated the Jews from the Aryans. Anti semitism is the hatred towards the Jews. In 1914, Hitler joined the German army to fight for the central powers. He was recognized for demonstrating bravery. Unfortunately, Germany lost WWI and Hitler had begun searching for someone to blame. He soon turned to anti semitic ideas which were created during the Middle Ages because the Jews represented a minority culture. During the Middle Ages, Christianity became popular and this new concept eliminated the Jews which made them the inferior race. By the 1920s, the Nazis used a lot of propaganda to differentiate the Jews from other superior races. In …show more content…
Everyone may not agree with the ideas at first but propaganda is used to indoctrinate them and change their thinking. For any leader to take control, they need to do and say what people want to hear unless they are elected by the rule of Monarchy. World War I ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and the creation of The League of Nations. The Treaty of Versailles forced Germany and its allies to accept the responsibility of damage in war. They had to pay off reparations which led to severe inflation and their military was demilitarized. This meant that they couldn’t build an army. They were also forced to give up land to Poland, France, Belgium and Denmark. The main purpose of The League of Nations was an attempt to keep world peace. When Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany, he claimed that he was not building up his army, but he was simply preparing for war. This is a propaganda poster which depicts Hitler as a good guy who wants to help the people. He is holding a shovel and the people under him are also holding shovels. He wants to show that he will help the working class and mostly, the soldiers. As a result of The Treaty of Versailles, the German army was demilitarized and the idea of Hitler helping to build up an army, appealed to the people. This poster could have also appealed to …show more content…
In this case, the Jews came first in their own Universe of Obligation because Hitler turned everyone against them. Hitler got rid of most Jews by putting them in concentration camps and death camps. During World War II, they were also forced into the Ghettos. Jews died from starvation, disease and forced labor. At this point, the Jews were restricted from everything because Hitler favored the Aryans over the Jews. According to the pictures above, these Jewish people created their own sports group. The members of this group are standing next to a Star of David. This star is part of the Jews identity. The members are standing up proudly next to the star and they are showing that they are nationalists of their own race. Since they suffered from human rights violations, the Jews wanted to get out of the mess. The blue blouse above (lower right) was worn by Mary Offentier who was part of “Bar Kochba Jewish sports”. In 132 CE, the Bar Kokhba revolt was between the Jews and the Roman Empire. This event plays a big role in Jewish history because it shapes the concept of their religion. At this time Simon Bar-Kokhba was the Jewish leader and his name translated to “son of the star.” The Jews were the more superior ones in this revolution and even though the Romans knocked out Jerusalem, the Jews were able to reclaim it again. Mary Offentier survived the harsh reality

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