Differences Between The Third Reich And Human Rights

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The Third Reich and Human Rights What is human rights? Human rights are a right that is believed to belong justifiably to every person. This means that everyone should be treated with dignity and should be seen as a freed individual. In International politics the question is asked if human rights are universal or are they relative. I believe that human rights are universal rights. Human rights are universal because we are all the same as humans. When it comes to human rights we should be treated equally all around the world. There are some countries and regimes in the world that do not care for others and for their rights as a person. When this happens there needs to be people that come together to stop them. Human rights need to be …show more content…
The trials took place between 1945 and 1946. The Judges that presided over the 22 Nazi crimes were Great Britain, the United States, France and the Soviet Union (Bosch 18). The Allied Powers choose to prosecute the Nazi members in Nuremberg because that is where a lot of the rallies were for the Nazis. Nuremberg was a good place for the Nazis to meet because it was a central place for everyone to gather. During the Nuremberg Trials twelve Nazis were sentenced to death (34). Some of those individuals pleaded that they knew the crimes were wrong and others explained that they were just doing what the higher ups told them. The other Nazi officials that did not kill received a lesser punishment. The trial was heated especially when the Nazis were arguing why they were the only ones who were being prosecuted. They believed that other countries should have been put on trial also. Especially the United States for coming Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Dresden (65) . The Axis powers made a good point but the victor tells the story. No one was punished for the action on the Allied side. Although the Nazis got strict punishments for their war crimes and crimes against humanity there were some that never got their day in court. Adolf Hitler the one that everyone was after killed himself in the final days of the war along with several other confidants. Other individuals …show more content…
It destroyed cities, villages, and people’s lives. In terms of human rights Hitler broke them from the beginning. The first human right law he broke was article 1. Article 1 states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights (Clapman 183) . Hitler violated these when he took away the right of Germans and made them basically follow marshall law. Hitler incited panic in the people and they did what ever he wanted from them because they wanted to feel safe. The other war crime that the Nazis were charged for was genocide. In the Nuremberg trials the Nazis were charged with war crimes. Genocide was probably the worst of all of the Nazi regime. That was the ultimate violation of human rights. Taking ones life is probably the worst thing that anyone could do and genocide even makes it worse. The last aspect of the Nuremberg trials dealt with crimes against humanity. Most of the crimes against humanity came from the concentration camp. As stated earlier in the paper the concentration camps were horrible. Most of them were actually death

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