Nazi Germany and the Holocaust

Elizabeth Curfman

The 5 W's

During the years of 1933-1945, the Holocaust took place. Before the beginning stages of the Holocaust, a man named Adolf Hitler came to power as the chancellor of Germany. Hitler had a hate mainly for the Jews, but also hated other groups like the homosexuals, disabled, Jehovah's Witness, and Roma. Hitler brainwashed most of his country by propaganda, terror, and antisemitism.

Media Portrayal

Leni Riefenstahl was a female filmmaker who made a video called "Triumph of the Will" to sway Germany into doing what the Nazi's wanted.

During the Holocaust, the American press didn't always publicize reports of Nazi Germany's violence against the Jews and often deemphasized the murder of the Jews.
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Biases

Although the US and other countries looked upon Jews quite unfavorably, they should've done more to either stop this before it happened or stopped it earlier than when they did. 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust, 1.1 million of them being children, 6 million were Jews, and other groups killed were the disabled, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witness, and Roma.

Criticisms

Historical: During the 1930's and 1940's discriminating against Jewish people wasn't wrong, and a lot of people didn't like the Jews. Nowadays if widespread discrimination like this were to take place, there would be very much uproar, rioting, and violence.

Cultural: Nazi Germans were brainwashed to believe what they were doing during the Holocaust, was for the good of the country and that it wasn't wrong; as a opposed to someone today who wasn't raised to believe that Jews should be murdered and hated.
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