Most of today’s population knows of Adolf Hitler as the man behind what was arguably the most inhumane act of all time, the Holocaust, and stop at that. But seldom do they consider how genius he must have been to carry out his plan and convince an entire world that what he was doing was necessary, or not even happening at all. He ruled Germany with an iron fist, using brutal force on whoever made the mistake of trying to retaliate against him, and would later cause the death of over 40 million people. Hitler used tactics such as propaganda and speeches to persuade his country that Jews were the root of all evil. He went to the extreme to eliminate anyone who was not of the “Aryan” race, and stopped at nothing to brainwash his people to go along with him.
It is not certain why Hitler had such a deep hatred for the Jewish people although there are many theories. All that is definitely known is that Hitler believed the Aryan race, which he said Germans were an example of, was the highest level and most intelligent of human civilization. In his first book, Mein Kampf, he stated that Germany needed more living space and blamed Jews for why there was no land belonging to their country in Eastern Europe. When he became the country’s leader, he promised to do whatever it took to get Germany back on top of the world and strengthen it. So began his reign of totalitarianism and plan for genocide Hitler managed to gain support for everything he did using propaganda. For example, he created the Reich Ministry of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda that was headed by Joseph Goebbels. The goal was to get the Nazi message spread through movies, books, radio, educational venues, and the press. Among this message was the idea of racism. It created a tolerance of violence against Jews. They were shown to be evil, disease spreading, and less than human. In September 1939, Nazis stated that Jews were enemies of the Reich in order to garner support for their removal from Germany....
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