Path To Nazi Genocide Essay Topics

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The documentary ‘The Path to Nazi Genocide’ uses pictures and videos from the events of the Nazi rise to power and the post-war recovery, it showed the reality of the Holocaust to the viewers. It reviewed timeframes, Nazi objectives, and views that furthered my understanding of how the Holocaust wasn’t a spontaneous event, but was rather created over time. The film explained the event that stimulated Hitler’s first actions was the loss of Germany in World War 1. In order to prevent another war the peace treaty signed of Versailles, France was signed in June 1919 and forced Germany to adopt a democratic government which caused an economic downturn. The treaty also took away Germany’s military rights and had the country pay reparations to France …show more content…
In order to create trust with the people and to give a reason to overlook their extreme ideas the Nazi Party created public work projects which dropped unemployment by half and boosted the economy greatly. To connect the nation of Germany, improve infrastructure, and to secretly reinstate the military Hitler built highways. In 1935, Hitler increased military forces to gain Germany’s territory back, he also did this to restore the nation and its pride. These actions of the Nazi Party gave further reason for the majority to either accept Hitlers egregious ideas or to overlook them. After September 5th, 1935 when Hitler created the new racial laws, his political party slowly demonized the Jews and shutout the disabled, conditioning the general population to hate the minorities. They normalized public displays of antisemitism which sent the minorities into hiding. The name ‘night of broken glass’ was given in November 1938 when over 7000 Jewish owned shops were vandalized, covering the streets in glass; this event was also accompanied by the burning of the synagogues. These techniques of Hitler were able to continue based on the reluctance of Britain based on their fear of another large scale war. It was after Germany conquered most of Europe that they decide to separate the Jews …show more content…
Miriam Oster once said that education and remembrance are the only cures for hatred and bigotry. By students learning about Nazi techniques and educating them on the rise of Hitler, we are able to recognize and prevent a repetition of history. The symposium reviewed the commonly known information surrounding the Holocaust and also relayed deeper facts and stories from survivors for us to understand how horrific this historical event was. The images and videos shown during the documentary made the whole event feel surreal. To see the faces of people who followed Hitler and the bodies of the those who died was a harsh reminder that this affected most of the population in Europe. Their stories continue to affect the world

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