How did Hitler convince so many it was okay to kill the Jews?
For my History class, we are supposed to write a letter as a German to a Jewish friend who has just been fired and sent to a ghetto (not a concentration camp). As a proud German who admires Hitler, the letter is supposed to justify and explain why these terrible things are happening but what excuses to Hitler use to convince them the Jews must me annihilated?
Asked By: green_rings08 - 5/11/2010
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I am assuming you are American, so this is what you should know and then what really happened... More
Answered By: Person - 5/12/2010
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He spent many years convincing people that Jews were responsible for the Germans losing World War I. It was a lot easier to listen to a person say it was a conspiracy that caused Germany to lose, and not the fact that they were simply out-done in the first World War... More
Answered By: hp_resource - 5/11/2010
They though it was a good idea before Hitler came along. Hitler did not start the National Socialist Party he joined it, his member number was in the 300 hundreds. No German would send a Jew in a ghetto a letter, the Gestapo would be around to question their motives and probably ship them off some where unpleasant... More
Answered By: Slinky - 5/11/2010
I really don't think he convinced that many. Remember, it was the SS and police forces of the Nazi regime killing Jews, not the collective German state. Through propaganda he was able to convince Germans that is was okay to persecute Jews as a scapegoat for Germany's WWI loses and current economic situation, but I don'... More
Answered By: Travis M - 5/11/2010
Well you just stumbled into two schools of thought. Functionalism Vs Intentionalism... More
Answered By: trigunmarksman - 5/11/2010
Firstly I have to agree with the others and say your teacher is stupid if she thinks the average German had any clue whatsoever of any annihilation. But Hitler didn't convince anyone that it was ok to kill Jews and the whole annihilation is a false theory that has never been proven, and the original number supposedly... More
Answered By: DWC - 5/12/2010
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