Adolf Hitler's Crimes During World War II

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The trials of war are never simple; in fact, they are a very complicated concoction of humanitarian aid, military campaigns, and politics. The United States of America was on the outside of the European conflict of World War II clinging to their beliefs of isolation. However, our government officials knew this would not and could not last. In 1941, the United States entered World War II. Its allies would be Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union. By the war’s end, it became common knowledge of the atrocities committed by the German SS, known to all as the Holocaust. Recently, there are those who have decided that the Allied failure to bomb the concentration camps in Poland make them equally responsible for Adolf Hitler’s crimes. …show more content…
The anti-somatic fervor was not Hitler’s alone, anti-Semitism was felt in all corners of the world according to Wyman and other historians. In 1968 historian Nora Levin captured the Jewish philosophy on anti-somatic Germany as “tended to ignore it or call it a passing residue of the past,” . According to Wyman, “the oppressed Jews of Europe might have fled to safety. But relatively few got out, mainly because the rest of the world would not take them in.” . However, the annihilation of the European Jewry, according to government documents and historical research began with the invasion of the Soviet Union. In fact, Robert Hanyok places the initial time frame in January 1939. This was the moment that Hitler made his position on the possibility of war about his determination to annihilate the Jewish threat. However, “during the final phases of the planning for the invasion of the Soviet Union, the SS and the German general staff approved plans for killing Jews as part of the policy to liquidate all “undesirables,” which included Soviet political, military, and security officials.” . On the other hand, Morse , author of “While 6 Million Died.” Informs his readers that hundreds of thousands of Jews had been massacred since the invasion of Poland in September 1939. His information is based off a report released from exiled Polish government officials. This report …show more content…
Author Morse, describes messages from an agitated Riegnar and another from vice-Consul Elting, informing the State Department of the German agenda to exterminate large numbers of the Jewish population in the near future. Unfortunately, according to Morse, the information from these communications needed to be suppressed from the public. At this point, this information was unconfirmed. Morse has now pointed to a completely new problem in regards to what is known and what is unconfirmed. Secondhand communications as other historians like Gleason have pointed out had a ring of propaganda to them . Without confirmation the issue of doubt can turn to total disbelief. Other messages from institutions such as the international Red Cross provided little on the impending mass annihilations. There communications to the Allied forces consisted of the humanitarian treatment of the Jews attempting to guarantee “treatment comparable to that of prisoners of war” . As much as Morse details what could be considered a lack of desire to help by the allies, he does make clear their reasons for their denials. However, other historians and authors have all but condemned the allies for their lack of

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