German Holocaust Leaders
By Sophie Gaunt
Welcome to The Holocaust Newsletter, where we learn new things about the holocaust every week! This week, contrary to last weeks American holocaust leaders, we will be learning about the German holocaust leaders. The German leaders were full of hate and were the cause of millions of deaths. We will go in depth of the leaders and also the large organizations behind the operation.
Hitler was the leader of the Nazi party and controlled the whole organization. He was the prime minister of Germany, or a dictator. He was very lazy and never specified what he wanted. He also wouldn't do anything himself; He would suggest an idea and then not discuss it any further and leave other people to guess what he wanted. This was called "Working toward the Further." In March 1933 he passed the Enabling Act , which allowed him to make his own laws.
Himmler joined the Nazi Party in 1920. He was apart of the Schutzstaffel (SS) which was a special security unit for their loyalty to Hitler. In June 1936 he became the head of police, controlled concentration camps, and developed his own army or a bureaucratic empire. He had pure Aryan ancestry back to 1800 at least.
This brings us to the end of our newsletter! I hope you enjoyed learning about the German leaders of the holocaust. And as the famous quote goes: "We must learn from our mistake, otherwise we are doomed to repeat them." So until next week.. Goodbye from The Holocaust Newsletter!