Anti-Prejudice Against Jews In Adolf Hitler And The Holocaust

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Anti-semitism, defined as hostility to or prejudice against Jews, was the most integral part of the Third Reich. Blaming Jewish people for various economic and national problems had been common in European culture for many, many years, and was made explicit in Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. Through Hitler's rule over Germany, anti-Semitism became a central part of German society. The Nazis aimed to purge the Jews from German life, which turned into the Final Solution. This is known as the Holocaust, which was the genocide of over 6 million Jewish people.
The Final Solution was based off of Hitler's pledge to free Germany of the Jewish people. He claimed that the Jews were polluting the Aryan race, and encouraged demonizing them. The Final Solution wasn’t actually publicly discussed before the outbreak of the war, and it can be questioned if the Nazis even considered it before 1939. Initially, the Nazis aimed to just exile the Jewish people from Germany, forcing them to emigrate from the country. Between 1933 and 1938, 50% of Germany's Jewish population emigrated, traveling to the United States and other European countries. In
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This belief paves the way for two different kinds of thinking: intentionalism and functionalism. Intentionalism is the theory that a literary work should be judged in terms of the author's intentions, while functionalism is the belief in or stress on the practical application of a thing, in particular. The main argument is whether or not Hitler’s goal was to create the Holocaust. Intentionalists believe that Hitler did intend to commit mass genocide, considering it as early as 1924, while functionalists argue that the idea of the Holocaust worked its way from lower ranking Nazis to the higher ranking ones as their plans were failing and the war was

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