Analysis Of Roots Causes And Its Effects On The Holocaust Essay

1750 Words Oct 13th, 2016 7 Pages
I. Before: Analysis of Roots Causes: The underlying causes that led up to the Holocaust were antisemitism, socio- economic conditions, Aryan-racism, scapegoating, imperialism and a power-grab.
The first anti-semitic act, was after Jesus was put to death by the Roman authorities. However, the gospel accounts were interpreted as blaming all Jewish people for the crucifixion of Christ. After the crucifixion, Roman armies destroyed the Temple in Jerusalem. Jewish people were exiled. They were looked at as agents of the devil and murderers of God. Jewish people were being dehumanized. For example, Jewish people were restricted from owning land and having occupations because of state and church laws. In the 1900s, another lie was presented about Jewish people: they were going to dominate the world by using their money and intelligence. The Soviet Union secret police made a fake document called The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. This document supported the lie that Jewish people were going to take over society. This news went worldwide, making anti-Semitism prevalent around the world (#1).
During World War I, Adolf Hitler an anti-semite, moved to Germany to enlist in the army. Where he also joined the German Workers Party, later known as the Nazi Party. After WWI, Germany’s democracy started to fall apart. Germany was losing their army, land, money, allies and Central Powers because Germany was forced to sign the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. This is when Hitler’s voice…

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