Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi And The Nazi Party

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Register to read the introduction… Soon the party changed its name too National Socialist Germans Workers Party, the Nazi party, and Hitler used the swastika he saw as a boy to design the new flag for the party. Soon Hitler made his move to become head of the party. He was given opposition and his competitors tried to destroy his representation but because of Hitler’s gift of speaking and gathering followers, he was chosen as the head of the Nazi party by the summer of 1921. After this Hitler would lead a failure of a revolution, and get sent to jail. It was here he wrote his book “Mein Kampf” (My Struggle) which sold extremely well in Germany. By December of 1924 he would get out of jail and the Nazi party along with Hitler would rise in power over the next ten years, taking over Germany (Toland, …show more content…
2 in 1869 in Ponbandar, British India. His father Karamchand Gandhi was a high official in the state. His mother, Putlibai, was the forth wife of Karamchand, the first three had died in childbirth. His mother was very spiritual and raised Mohandas to be that way as well. His mother taught him many different Jain traditions, an Indian religion where non-violence toward all being was the path toward a good life (Jainism, 2011). He learned about compassion, vegetarianism, fasting for self-purification and mutual tolerance of persons of all creeds. Being from a traditional Indian family he heard many traditional Indian stories about life. One that had a deep impact on him was the story of Harishchandra (Gandhi & Desai, 1996, pg.6-7). This character identified with Truth and Love as supreme values and Mohandas took these ideals to his heart. In May 1883 he was married to Kasturbai Makhanji when he was only thirteen years old. It was part of child-arranged marriages that was custom to the region he lived in. In 1885 his father and his first child died, his father dying earlier in the year and his child dying only after a few days of life. In school he was considered a mediocre student and athlete. He first went to college in India but was unhappy because his family wanted him to study law and become a barrister (Gandhi & Desai, …show more content…
He spent twenty-one years in South Africa and during that time he developed his political, ethical, and leadership skills. He started off in employment of wealthy Muslim Indians, but many of the Indians were poor and Hindu. He experience the racisms that all colored people faced down in South Africa. He was thrown off a train after refusing to move to third class car “where he belong” this infuriated him greatly. He detested the idea that people could be persecuted because of the color of their skin or social class, such as untouchables in India (Hill, 2002). There was another instant where he was beaten because he refused to move for a European passenger. He was barred from hotels and even was asked to take his turban off which he refused. These experiences raised his awareness of social

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