The Ideology Of Obedience In The Holocaust

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The Ideology of Obedience
Hitler once said, “Make Germany great again,” not knowing that these words would influence Nazi soldiers to commit one of the biggest genocides in history. Germany, Africa, Cambodia, Guatemala and many other countries have experienced genocides that have marked their country’s history. Genocides occur due to the hatred or despise toward another group of people. Obedience plays a huge role in existence and making of a genocide. These genocides mainly occur because people believe that taking those actions is the right thing to do. Obedience is the answer to why humans use such loathsome actions toward other; history in general and statistics help to portray this cruel obedience.
The Milgram Experiment was an experiment
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As a child grows up some capitalize on the idea that older ones are wiser and more knowledgeable. Not only are these children influenced at home but in school and by society. Between the time of the Holocaust, German children were raised with the ideology that Jews were the ones to blame for their problems. Nazi children would play a game called Rats, this game consisted of a board and they had to knock off the rats using rocks. In one moment, these children were influenced and compared the rats to Jews, sometimes even physically abusing Jews by throwing rocks at …show more content…
For the SS soldiers that are alive today are convicted of murder and many more charges. Like Oskar Groning, a former Nazi soldier, he was a bookkeeper at the concentration camp Auschwitz; he took the valuables of the Jews and kept record of them. “My honor is loyalty… Let me put it differently: I feel guilty toward the Jewish people, guilty for being part of a group that committed these crimes, even without having been one of the perpetrators myself. I ask for forgiveness from the Jewish people. And I ask God for forgiveness.,” though he recognizes what he was done wrong it does not acknowledge the fact that he played part in the role of the killing of millions of Jews; in his mind, he knew this was a bad decision but due to the obedience he was expected to complete with these orders (Groning). He found it being loyal to the Nazis performing the tasks he was commanded to do. Some may argue their lives were at risk but before the killing of these Jews Germans knew what was going on and even during the time some Germans decided to flee to not be involved with the Nazis. There was a way out but their mental obedience captured them and implied them to participate without

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