Comparison Of The Ku Klux Klan And The Nazi Party

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Register to read the introduction… A small group of un-noticed politicians started, what they called, the German Workers’ Party (Deutsche Arbeiter Partei in German), and because the formation of new political groupings was the norm in the revolutionary Bavaria republic, this new group showed hardly any potential. With no structure, political organization, or financial support, the DAP could have never been guessed to be the major political force in four years (Rempel). In September 1919, Adolf Hitler joined the DAP and demanded there be a structured organization of the party and, along with his political perseverance, he brought his …show more content…
The KKK contains a chain of command with leadership positions of Imperial Wizard, Grand Dragon, and Klokard, along with numerous locally held positions that were closely related to offices such as secretary, treasurer, and sentinel; these officers were designated by different ceremonious cloaks and hoods, and were often present at rituals to provide legitimacy, leadership, and support (Horn). Other rituals include burning crosses and preaching the white Protestant race. The cross burning seems like the hatred against Christianity, but it actually symbolizes the “flames of Pentecost,” which comes from Christianity and became part of regular meetings to boost the morale of the group. One of the most remembered public actions was when a few Klansmen abducted a black man from a hospital. They, then, dragged him through the streets while he was on fire, but when he tried to escape, the Klan drove him back until he had burned to ashes. The strategies of the society were, indeed, unjust towards their targets and resulted in the death of millions of African Americans and others who were not an example of a true American in the eyes of the Ku Klux …show more content…
During the Fuhrer’s reign, music, flags, and symbols were put up to represent Hitler and the Nazis in respect to their power and glory. One of the main rituals for Nazis was the salute; while saying, “Hiel Hitler” and raise the right arm stiffly. This was a direct salute representing Hitler, which showed the support and compliance from all who saluted. Hitler is best known for one of the biggest massacres in history- the Holocaust. Because of his anti-Semitism, Hitler ordered that all Jews and certain other minorities be removed from the cities, and left the decision of how and where to put them in the hands of the Nazis and SS leaders. In 1942, the two groups held a meeting- the Wannsee Conference, at which they tried to find a solution to the “Jewish question” in an hour (Conspiracy). As a result of the conference, the groups decided that the best strategy for exterminating the Jews was gas chambers- they would move all the Jews into concentration camps and then gradually kill them in the chambers, thousands at a time. By the end of the Second World War and the suicide of Hitler and his family, 12 million people were killed in concentration camps. The discovery of the camps and, especially, the gas chambers was not until the end of the war, so no help was available in time to save those lost. One of the greatest crimes against humanity was perpetrated in just one hour

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