Mein Kampf Beliefs

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I find many of the beliefs expressed in Mein Kampf to be rather disturbing. Somehow, through some pseudoscience, Hitler came to believe that people could be measured by their race, by their blood, and that the German people were the best; the highest form of humans. The arrogance apparent in this belief alone boggles my mind, never mind the entitlement present in his belief that this inherent “superiority” entitled the German people to more land. It is bad enough to view one people as ethnically superior (a sad truth throughout much of history), but to feel the need to cleanse the world of the so-called “lesser” people is absolutely sickening. I was surprised when Hitler used North America, the United States, as an example to prove his point. After …show more content…
Those who survived certainly had some spark left in them, be it hope or determination or defiance. They did not give up, not completely, no matter how bad life became for them. But that spark alone was not enough to guarantee survival. Prisoners who wanted to survive had to learn how to work the system the best they could in their favor. They could not be like the masses; they could not be average. And even then one could still be killed, by disease or the selections or an accident. Prisoners had extremely little control over their lives. Even if they could worked the few little pieces of control they had in their favor, it ultimately did little to determine their fate. Primo Levi did work the system by stealing, but he was fortunate to be put on a specialist team, to be selected to work in a laboratory, to have skills useful to the Nazis, to be ill/injured enough to go to Ka-Be but not ill/injured enough to be killed, to only to be in Auschwitz a year, to have a kind civilian contact, to be a young, able-bodied male. Levi fought hard to survive, but chance played a large role in his ultimate

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