Reinhard Heydrich Equation Analysis

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According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, it states, “In addition to the SS, German-government, military, and Nazi party...many ordinary people-servants, doctors, lawyers, judges, soldiers, and railroad workers-played a role in the Holocaust (Common Questions About the Holocaust). This quote expresses that Hitler was not the only person behind the Holocaust. This quote also shows that during the Holocaust, Hitler had Nazis in positions from the head of the Gestapo to Auschwitz doctors. Positions held by other Nazi leaders demonstrate that Hitler was not the lone perpetrator of the Holocaust since one man could not control all of Nazi Germany.
One of the more powerful Nazi leaders during Nazi Germany was Adolf Eichmann. To
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To illustrate, in “Hitler’s Hangman: The Life and Death of Reinhard Heydrich”, the author declares,“Heydrich chaired the January 1942 Wannsee Conference, which planned the [Final Solution] to the Jewish Question-the deportation and extermination of all Jews in Europe”(Hancock). This quote shows that there was a meeting dedicated to plot the extermination of the Jews. This citation also expresses that Heydrich was at the time influential enough to preside over a Nazi meeting. Additionally, in “The Heydrich Equation”, the author announces,“His fingerprints are all over some of the most significant moments of the Third Reich...He helped coordinate the nationwide night of anti-Semitic attacks in 1938 known as Kristallnacht”(Curry). This quote that Heydrich took part in every notable Nazi-related event. This quote also conveys that Heydrich succored in organizing a night of extensive anti-Semitic activities behind the scenes. Reinhard Heydrich was a prominent Nazi, but there is one more Nazi leader more …show more content…
First, in “Heinrich”, the author voices:
After 1939, however, the concentration [camp] system became a massive SS empire, inflicting pain and suffering of Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, political opponents, and social outcasts. Himmler’s control over the police, particularly the Gestapo, allowed him not only to persecute opponents, but also to punish Jews who violated Nazi restrictions or the Nuremberg Laws after 1935. (Grill)
This citation shows that in concentration camps after 1939, Nazis exterminated multiple races and people deemed “impure”. This quote also reports that the enemies of the Nazi party punished the “impure” people and oppressed the enemies of the Nazi party, due in part to Himmler’s control over the Gestapo, for going against established anti-Semitic laws. Second, in “The Architect of Genocide: Himmler and the Final Solution”, it states,“Heinrich Himmler, who did what Hitler ordered without emotion. He set in motion teams...of killers”(Virginia Quarterly Review). This quote reports that Himmler was very obedient towards Hitler. This excerpt also shows that Himmler had turned ordinary civilians into a mob of killers. Heinrich Himmler was the second-most-powerful Nazi, the most powerful being Adolf

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