Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust

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Adolf Hitler was the driving force behind the Holocaust. Many people think he was insane to torture the human race that way. Others praise him for attempting to exterminate the Jewish people. Some wonder what was going on inside his head when he had the first thought and/or plan of the Holocaust. A majority of the world just want to know what drove him or what made him hate the Jewish race so much. Studying Adolf Hitler’s beliefs can give the world history because he gave the world an insight as to why one would want to deliberately exterminate a race, political party, nationality, or culture.

Hitler killed over six million Jewish people in the Holocaust. He strongly disliked the race. He was trying to kill all of the Jewish people simply because of their beliefs, and because in his opinion, Jewish people were not as good as Germans. (Hoffman, 2001) These were racist thoughts, and Hitler believed they caused Germany to lose WWI. Why did Hitler hate Jewish people? The roots of his hatred developed in his life around 1908. He stored up all his life problems in his head with the racism he had learned and twist it into a way he could blame the Jewish race for ruining his life. When Hitler was younger (a little after 18) he attempted to get into an art school, but was rejected. He believed it was a Jewish professor that had rejected his art work. (Trueman, 2010) Then when Hitler was 18, he felt as if his life fell apart. His mother, whom he was so close to, died of cancer. According to some people who saw Hitler at this time, he just spent hours sketching her dead body. The doctor who was helping his mother while she was sickly was Jewish. Hitler convinced himself it was a Jewish doctor’s fault his mother had died. (Trueman, 2010) Hitler plowed the walkways in Vienna, where rich people live; Hitler convinced himself that only Jewish people lived in these homes. He plowed walkways as a way to get money and to support himself. Mostly people in the...
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