Essay about Adolf Hitler 's Ideology During The Middle Ages

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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 1933, the Nazis were voted into power and Hitler was the Chancellor of Germany. Hitler expressed his beliefs about the Jews in his manifesto called, “Mein Kampf.”’ Hitler makes it clear that the Aryans (non-Jewish), are the most superior and pure race. He believed that the government 's job was to preserve this superior race and keep them beautiful. In this propaganda poster, the Jews are depicted as rats. When we think of rats, we think of dirty, disgusting and ugly creatures. Hitler wanted us to think about the Jews, the same way we would think about rats. He is trying to point out that the Jewish race is ugly and in “Mein Kampf,” Hitler says that the Aryans are beautiful. The rats in this poster have long noses and this was a…

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