Hitler vs. Stalin: Who was a more destructive leader in relation to religious groups?
Nicole Swain 1090 094 Riverview High School Sarasota, FL., USA History Word Count: 3515
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Research Question and Thesis During Adolf Hitler 's reign, many innocent people were murdered and killed. The total people killed is around 6,000,000 people. The innocent people killed were “locked in the ghettos, aware about their forthcoming doom” (Kimel, What Happened?). There was apparent suffering under Adolf Hitler 's reign. Many people were killed and died from slow and painful deaths. Joseph Stalin killed about 20 million innocent people. Many of these people were starved to death while others were sent to work camps. This shows the harsh conditions many people had to endure. Both of these men were responsible for millions of deaths. Even though Joseph Stalin killed more people, the effects of these killings must be investigated to show who was a more destructive leader in terms of religious groups. Was Adolf Hitler 's reign more destructive than Joseph Stalin 's reign? This paper will be used to examine this question. This paper suggests that even though Joseph Stalin killed more people, Adolf Hitler might have been a more destructive leader in reference to religious groups. I will analyze the effects on the religious groups through articles and books published about these destructive leaders. I will look at the Bolsheviks for Joseph Stalin 's influence and the Jews for Adolf Hitler 's influence. To investigate the effects on these religious groups, I
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