How Did Hitler Cause Ww2

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Rising as Dictator of Germany, Adolf Hitler started a war which affected most of the world. Although many factors contributed to the cause of WWII, Hitler was the main reason for the devastations. His goal for racial purity and “lebensraum” caused a lot of people to lose their lives. The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty to help end World War I. It ended the war between Germany and Allied Forces. The Treaty of Versailles was signed 5 years after the death of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. The treaty including many French demands like “war guilt” that blamed Germany for the war. After the accusation, Germany lost power of their overseas colonies, most of their military, and other regions along the border. The treaty also made Germany pay …show more content…
Hitler had more followers when the Great Depression came to Germany in the 1930s. After the president died Hitler had taken over and started doing things his way. In 1933, the Nazis begin to take control and set laws that took away the human rights of Jewish people. Hitler violated the Treaty of Versailles many times. In 1936 he sent German troops to march into Rhineland, two years later he ordered them into Austria and wanted to annex it to German Reich, and in 1938 he threatened to invade Czechoslovakia. World War II began on September 1, 1939 after Hitler attacked Poland. During WWII Hitler, was arresting not only Jews but communists, Slavs, homosexuals, and mentally or physically disabled people. This was the beginning of the holocaust. Hitler started just by killing them in horrible ways but he wasn’t satisfied enough so he made death camps and concentration camps. They were forced to work under horrible conditions. Only a handful of prisoners survived, while others were dying from starvation, overwork, or one of the many diseases. If they were not capable of work anymore the guards would kill them. Auschwitz is the most known concentration camps. They would take a train there and the ones that could work would get stripped uniforms and a tattoo on their left arm of their registration number. They were forced to mine coal or work at factories that made supplies for the war. If they weren’t at camps they were in the ghettos. The ghettos are known as neighborhoods that are sealed off from everything else with tall fences or tall walls lined with barbed wire and guards. Usually the ghettos were overpopulated and unsanitary, it was a waited place for concentration camps. They would die in horrible was if they weren’t “useful” anymore. The Nazis would burn and gas thousands of bodies a day. On some camps, like Auschwitz, they would use some of the prisoners for harsh medical

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