When he became a chancellor, constitution and laws were beneficial for Hitler, because, according to the Constitution, Government decisions didn’t require the approval of the parliament. Only president could dismiss the chancellor (Documents on Nazism 1919-1945, p. 376). And, what a misfortune, president died. In that situation, Hitler as a chancellor had a right to choose a new president. So, at that point, Hitler had all the power in his own hands. And, of course, he didn’t even think about making someone a president. Afterwards, with power, Hitler started implementing dreams into a laity.
He was there with his promises for the people and country, when they needed a chief. Germans chose him and his beliefs. In a smart way, Hitler made his choice to become everybody choice. 3. First of all, democracy failed because it was always standing on a shaky ground. Many leaders tried to make it work, but no one succeeded. Because of the after-war state, which included inflation, the country was in a bad situation and people were upset with their leaders. So, when Hitler spoke with his new ideas and promises, people probably saw it as a new opportunity.
Hitler was a brilliant speaker, ND people followed him. Second of all, Hitler first became a chancellor, which gave him at least some power. Later on, when the president died, he took the lead and dismantled democracy. Afterwards, Hitter’s success refers to “sticks and carrots” -to get a donkey to move, it can either be beaten with the stick, or can be given a carrot. Hitler tempted some people with “a carrot”, and those who didn’t agree with his ideas, were repressed – received “a stick”. Overall, not many “sticks” were used. People usually gave up their freedom for the security Nazi offered.
But, unfortunately, they were mistaken. In the end, many of those people received neither. 4. Dietrich Goldsmith stated a very true thing. Church was able to help those who were baptized. It was like a big community. But for those who weren’t Christian church couldn’t offer any help. But even if it wanted to help Jews, it simply couldn’t. Obviously, Christians didn’t want to jeopardize one another going against the government. Plus, Helter made it clear that anything said or done against their politics would have its consequences. In those hard times Bible was no longer a rule book for Christians. 5.
During the Holocaust, Jews lost their self- identification and self-definition. They no longer had any rights; they lost their voice in the society and became a targeted race for destruction. Many people didn’t even know that they were considered Jews. At any point Of time anyone could lose their jobs, their places and could be taken by Nazis. Jews no longer had national or cultural identities; their individualistic were no longer a matter to anyone. Because of the oppressions from Nazis, because of being called and treated as contagious worms, Jews lost their self-confidence and became miserable in their own eyes. . Neighbor is one who lives next or ear to another. Neighbors are bounded by responsibilities – bounded by law and own morals. For me neighbors are like distant friends – even though we might not talk for a while we always know that we are there for each other. I am always willing to help them and they will do the same thing for me. Feel responsible for the safety of my neighbors. We share a community; we live close to each other, so we are somehow responsible for each other. Unluckily, Jews couldn’t say the same thing back then. Their community turned their backs on them; they were betrayed by those they trusted.
Millions of people witnessed crimes during the Holocaust, but why they abandoned their fellow human beings? Were people motivated by fear, greed, compassion, opportunism? While most of the people played bystanders, some were loyal to others and offered Jews help and shelter. Unfortunately, it was a rare decision. 7. The impact of racist ideologies influenced not only Europe. In the united States Jim Crow Laws were somewhat similar to the Emerging Laws. Both of them took away the rights of a certain race – in Jim Crow Laws case the race targeted was African-American.