Antisemitism In Nazi Germany

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When one looks back to the time of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust there are no shortages of shocking facts. Everything about the Third Reich and its modus operandi seem surreal. It is apparent how evil the Nazi party was; yet not at all apparent as to how they were able to be so cruel and wicked. After all, humans are born with a conscience. So how can a group which aims to systemically slaughter an entire race of people do so without the slightest qualm and still have the support of the masses? It is my objective therefore to elaborate on how and why Hitler and his Nazis were able to appeal to Germans with their extreme antisemitism. I believe the source of it all was their predatory nature. To prove this, I will discuss how they preyed on …show more content…
While waiting in her room, she hears another patient scream because the “Jew doctor” had presumably assaulted her. When he comes into main girl’s room, he is described as having all kinds of monstrous features. She hits him and runs home with the moral of the story being that Jewish doctors are sent by the devil and that they need more “German” doctors.
As ridiculous as the story is, it nevertheless succeeds in making Jews seem like terrifying monsters. Antisemitism thrived under the assumption that Jews should be avoided and are somehow always scheming to wrong innocent people in some way. Once more there is a tragic irony in the Nazis perpetuating this myth as they themselves were the ones scheming to wrong innocent people.
Of course, many Germans did not believe the lies and propaganda spread by the Nazi party. Where a German would not fall in line with the Nazis by his own choosing, the Nazis had many tactics to terrorize him/her into doing so. If they couldn’t get Germans to fear Jews, than they would resort to making them fear the party. They used many theatrical displays of power to intimidate any opposed to them. Examples of this are the marches and parades that took place in support of Hitler. Though they were not inclusive of all of Germany, they were still large enough to give the impression that they were too unified for any small person to
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Not greed in the sense of seeking as much wealth possible, but in terms of improving one’s position even at the expense of their fellow man. To incentivize people into throwing their lot in with the Nazi party, Hitler enacted policies to create jobs and made sure the Nazis were credited with every good thing that happened to Germany. In addition to this, people could feel good about being included in a group that labeled them as desirable people. Never mind that this was all at the expense of their Jewish neighbors. The Nazis appealed to people’s selfish desires and convinced them that being antisemitic would be advantageous for

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