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Who Was Adolf Hitler?: An Inside Look On The Holocaust

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Most people have heard of the holocaust, but I really wonder how many people know the details about who Adolf Hitler was and his goal in launching World War II. There are still some non-believers who will try to say that the Holocaust didn’t really happen, but there are too many facts that easily dispute this theory for it to be believed (Friesen). Adolf Hitler, the Holocaust, and all the damage that was caused were very real.

Hitler was born in 1889, in Austria-Hungary. From the time he was in school, Hitler believed that he was better than others. He was uninterested in school and eventually dropped out at age sixteen. He became homeless, and lived on the streets. He began painting ...view middle of the document...

Jews who were caught were sent to concentration camps, where they were either killed or forced to work until they died from sheer exhaustion. In just six weeks, 438,000 Jews were deported to Auschwitz, one of the most famous concentration camps. In the concentration camps, life was incredibly difficult. There was little food or water for anyone. Conditions were miserable, and Jews were misused and mistreated beyond belief. People were so hopeless that they would run into the electrical fences bordering the camps to end their own lives-that is, until the Nazis began killing one hundred Jews for every one that committed suicide (The Last Days). “The small, the helpless, the innocent: these were the victims of Adolf Hitler’s Holocaust,” (Roth pg. 698).

The outcomes of the Holocaust were horrible. Many lives were lost unnecessarily because of Adolf Hitler and his Nazis. They murdered about 11,000,000 people, 6,000,000 of whom were Jews (Friesen). Why would he do such a thing, you ask? Hitler believed in Darwinism and the theory of evolution, and his own interpretation of this theory was that if the Aryan race was kept untainted, a sort of superman would be produced. Hitler believed that Aryans, Germans, were better than all other races. His slogan was “Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Fuhrer.” Translated into English, that’s “One People, One Empire, One Leader,” (Friesen). He believed in the German people, the German empire, and a German leader-himself.

Hitler became short-sighted, however. When the U. S. joined World War II and had the advantage over Germany, Hitler ordered his men to keep fighting and keep deporting the Jews rather than retreat and save themselves. Bill Basch, a Holocaust survivor, stated it beautifully: “It was more important to Hitler to kill the Jews than even winning the war,” (The Last Days).

On April 30, 1945, Adolf Hitler married a woman named Eva Braun. He...

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