Adolf Hitler's Persecution Of The Jews

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In today’s world, there are not many villains, living or dead--past or present, that have a more evil and hated name than that of Adolf Hitler. Although known for his leadership of the German Army during World War II, Adolf Hitler’s persecution of the Jewish people and the mass murders he committed in the name of war are what the world remembers most about him. The person he was prior to his rise to power and eventual reign of terror is rarely thought of by anyone hearing the name Adolf Hitler. To better understand who Hitler was, one must first know something of his background before he became ruler of Germany; one must know the reason he was so determined to destroy the Jewish race, and one should also understand what kind of impact…show more content…
( Anti .Semitism is defined by the Anti Defamation League’s website as hostility or hatred toward the Jewish people as a whole race. Hostility toward Jews dates to ancient times, perhaps to the beginning of Jewish history. From the days of the Bible until the Roman Empire, Jews were criticized and sometimes punished for their efforts to remain a separate social and religious group - one that refused to adopt the values and the way of life of the non-Jewish societies in which it lived. ( In his writings, Hitler spread his beliefs on racial purity. He believed the Aryan Race, whose characteristics consisted of blond hair, blue eyes, and above average height, to be the superior race and that it was his duty to complete erase other “inferior” races from existence. Hitler spread his propaganda throughout Europe by radio announcements, speeches, posters, movies, newspapers and by teaching it in the classrooms of children. He insisted that all Jews must be erased from existence and was responsible for thousands of mass murders in the name of Jewish genocide. Hitler’s army imprisoned and executed Jewish men, women and children--literally hundreds at a time--at his orders although their only crime was that they were Jewish. Hitler blamed all of Germany’s problems on the Jewish people and wanted the Aryan race to rule the world. In order to achieve this, Hitler commanded his army to kill all the Jewish people, thereby removing them from the earth. Those he did not kill, he ordered sterilized, making it impossible for the survivors to have children. His unbelievable cruelty and horrendous treatment of the Jews is known to be the bloodiest, meanest, coldest and cruelest in the history of men. Today, Hitler’s atrocities are immortalized in museums, history books, movies, and memories. The deaths of thousands of people, innocent

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