Essay on The Ideological Roots Of The Holocaust

1441 Words Oct 27th, 2016 6 Pages
The ideological roots of the Holocaust is due to the Nazi anti-Semitism.The term anti-Semitism is rooted in Europe 's history that refers to negative beliefs towards Jews. “The targeting of the Jews for annihilation was entirely an ideological phenomenon, based on fantasy” (Lecture 1, September 23, 2016). This allowed Hitler to come up with his own version of anti-Semitism. In lecture, Professor Cioc explains how Hitler viewed himself as the redeemer-savior of the German people and “would restore his people to their rightful place in the world by creating a thousand-year Reich rule by the heroic master-race, but only after a final reckoning with their satanic adversary, the Jews”(Lecture #1, 8/23/16). Hitler wanted to save Germany from their enemy who accordingly to him were the Jews. He described them as evil and threatful to all the German people and his goal of national redemption. According to professor’s notes, he describes how Hitler viewed himself the redeemer savior it, “would restore his people to their rightful place in the world by creating a thousand-year Reich rule by the heroic master-race, but only after a final reckoning with their satanic adversary, the Jews”(Lecture #1, 8/23/16). Anti-Semitism has different strands, however, Hitler brought them all together from Christian Judeophobia myths, Austrian German leader Schonerer, Richard Wagner, experience living in Vienna, and Germany 's lost in the First World War to exterminate German Jews.
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