WORLDWAR II AND THE HOLOCAUST
Introduction The statement featured in the text is a statement showing the stateof politics in Germany in 1939. During this time, Germany had lost inthe first World War and most Germans were discouraged and had a verylow self-esteem. The government of Hitler made use of hatred towardsthe European Jews as a way of getting political influence andpopularity. The main reason that they were voted into power wasbecause they promised a new Germany for German people (Longerich,2007).The government did not just promise to get rid of the Jews, but theycould do anything to change the life of Germans. At his point, theGerman people had abandoned disciplined thinking. They, therefore,became subject to two forces, fancy and fear. There was social unrestin Germany after they had lost World War I. The economic recession inGermany resulted to a fatal weakness in the character of the Germanpopulation. The entire nation did not have clear thinking thatwas required to help them get over the problem of economic recessionand other socio-political problems they were experiencing. Instead,their paranoia made them believe that their suffering was a result ofa conspiracy of wicked European Jews (Longerich,2007).The Germans then introduced the notion that they are the world’smost superior race, as a result of their insecurity. The insensibleconsequence of this notion was the holocaust and the beginning of theSecond World War. In conclusion, it is clear that theincreased number of the Nazi party population in Germany was ademocratic process. The regime was immoral and it carried out a massmurder of the Jews without any sense of embarrassment. They highlydisregarded Human life, but they felt that they were executing theirduty. Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitism was an important aspect of hiscampaign. When he came in power he had to do anything in order toexecute his political promise to the Germans and avoid breaching hisdemocratic duty to the majority of Germans. Failure to destroy theJewish generation be Adolf Hitler could be seen a factor putting hisauthority and popularity in danger.
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