Hitler And The Nazi Party Essay

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On January 30, 1933, Adolph Hitler rose to power as the head of the right-wing National Socialist German Workers Party (called "the Nazi Party" for short). His election came with the hope that he would be able to lead Germany out of its grave political and economic crisis. Of the many policies that Hitler enacted once in power many of them were directed toward limiting individual freedoms such as freedom of press, speech, and assembly. While limited rights on a national scale were the beginning, what Hitler and the Nazi party were most well-known was for their belief in racial ideology. The Nazis believed that the Germans were "racially superior" and that there was a struggle for survival between them and inferior races. They saw Jews, Gypsies, and the handicapped as a serious biological threat to the purity of the Aryan Race, what they called the master race. Between 1933 and 1939 the Nazis put in place many policies that sought to limit the rights of those they deemed racially inferior, most notably the Jews.
Unknown to most, Nazi policy towards the Jews of Germany began with policies that in retrospect were an opportunity that could have spared the lives of many European Jews. As the Nazi party rose to power their policies towards the Jews were more tolerant as to not scare away voters from voting to elect the Nazi party into office. One of these policies came about with the signing of the Haavara Agreement on August 25, 1933. The Haavara Ageement, commonly translated…

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