World War II was a very bad time for everybody. The world was going through a rough period of time. It was so bad that they gave it a name. We now call that period the Great Depression. Sounds depressing, I know. Adolf Hitler saw the Great Depression as a great opportunity to rise in power. He began telling the people of Germany exactly what they wanted to hear. Everybody believed him and Adolf Hitler joined a party called the Nazis. He saw this party as a great way to reach his political goals. Adolf Hitler built up the party from being a de facto group to an actual political group. He eventually became the leader of the group. Adolf Hitler told the people of Germany and anybody else who would listen to him that if they elected the Nazis that they would return Germany to its rightful glory. Adolf Hitler also told the people of Germany that they would purify the Aryan race by getting rid of all European Jews and any other impure blood. By electing the Nazis, they would also give Germans some liebensraum. Liebensraum is another word for living room. By this, Adolf Hitler meant that he was going to take over other countries and just combine them all into one. In 1933, the Nazis won the majority of German parliament. Reichstag chose Adolf Hitler as the chancellor of Germany. As chancellor of Germany, Adolf Hitler’s first act was to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. After he suspended the writ of habeas corpus, the persecution of the “undesirable” people began. The war was especially bad for the European Jews. The Gypsies, the disabled, Poles, Russians and others also suffered. Other groups were targeted based on their political, ideological, and behavioral grounds like the Communists, Socialists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and homosexuals. The European Jews got the worst of it, although, many others suffered. The National Socialist German Workers Party, also known as the Nazis, attempted genocide. Over six million European Jews were killed. Between two...
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