How Did Hitler's Use Of Dehumanization

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Dehumanization allows powerful people to take advantage of the minorities of society and makes cold inhumane actions seem rational, not only to the public but the perpetrator. Dehumanization has affected various races, religions and nationalities throughout history. This is seen in the memoir Night and the book The Hunger Games. In these two stories we see the various effects of the Nazis brutality, the uses of dehumanization, the other victims, and how the victims were depicted as animals. Dehumanization is not always due to hate: many times dehumanization been used by an aggressor to gain an advantage over their opponent. The dehumanization of the Jews during the Holocaust was advantageous for the Nazis. The Jews farmed and fed…show more content…
The Nazis were also victims of dehumanization; victims of Hitler’s teachings and opinions. The centre of his teaching was the Aryan race, a people who were superior to all others, perfect in appearance, political and religious beliefs. Hitler’s Nazi party drove this into the mind of their soldiers. “With the intention of dehumanizing the Jews and naming them as an inferior race, Nazi propaganda successfully created widespread anti-Semitism which lay down the foundation to eliminate the rights and freedom of the Jews.”(Dehumanization A Psychological Process) Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, all races that went against the teaching were condemned by the Nazis. The brutal actions that the soldiers took seemed justifiable; they were destroying a race that threatened their country and their beliefs. The Nazis own actions took a toll on them, dehumanizing them further. The Nazis would torture, experiment, and kill the Jews. However when one first takes the life of another living being it takes a toll on them, removing part of their innocence and they can never regain it. The soldiers forced the Jews to dig trenches which would eventually become

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