Nazi Germany Essay Examples and Topics

Dehumanization in Auschwitz

Introduction The Nazi rule in Germany is considered to be the most oppressive and discriminative rule in modern times. During this rule, which lasted until the end of the Second World War, the Nazi engaged in widespread discrimination against European Jews. This deep anti-Semitism resulted in a master plan created by the Nazi to exterminate […]

Ordinary Men by Christopher R. Browning

Throughout history, several injustices have been committed by various people and groups. History scholars often evaluate the perpetrators of such injustices. Perpetrators are often thought to be brutal sadists without any conscience or morals but they are never thought to be ordinary human beings. The reasons why most people often avoid looking at perpetrators from […]

Hilberg’s Destruction of the European Jews and Dawidowicz’s The War against the Jews

Introduction After the end of the Second World War, many authors wrote on the events that took place during the war period with some writing from personal experiences and others from studies on the subject. The Holocaust, which took place during the war, has attracted much attention from scholars, especially historians, most of whom work […]

Medicinal Militarization – Triumph of the Will

Introduction Triumph of the Will is one of the earliest propaganda firms that were produced in 1935 by Leni Riefenstahl. It is a chronicle of the Nazi Party Congress in 1934, which took place in Nuremberg in Germany. According to Foucault (2012), the film was seen as a deliberate attempt by the Nazi government to […]

Denying the Holocaust: The Growing Assault on Truth and Memory by Deborah Lipstadt

History scholars have always favored orthodox ideas over the unorthodox ones. This means there is a likelihood that scholars who front unorthodox ideas can easily be ignored regardless of whether those ideas are valid or not. Over the years, there have been unorthodox books that have managed to infiltrate the mainstream scholarly world and achieve […]

Killing as a culture in Germany

Introduction The holocaust is one unfortunate occurrence in the history of the world. It is a permanent scar left on the face of the earth. Though it took place decades ago the question of who should be held responsible for the worst atrocities ever, has never been answered. Philosophers and scholars have analyzed and come […]

Liberal Democracy, Anti-Semitism And The Holocaust

Wistrich gives us the reasons why the Nazi party in Germany made Jews the target of their collective rage. It was believed that the Jews were especially inclined toward communism and indeed many of the communist leaders were Jewish in origin. Hitler believed that Marxism was a tool employed by the Jews in a plan […]

World War II

Summary of the articles Article 1: Heinrich Himmler Speech to the SS This article is a speech presentation by Heinrich Himmler, an army leader and a commander of the Schetzstaffel also known as the “SS” group of Nazi Germany. This particular speech was a motivational talk made to the members of the group to empower […]

Nazi Germany & Holocaust

The Nazi movement is a revolutionary movement that was associated with the mass murder of Jews and Communists in an attempt to restore the reputation of Germany at the international level. The movement gained momentum during the 1929 global depression. The suppression of Jews was meant to bring cultural and national renewal to the Germans. […]

The Holocaust and Nazi Germany

Hitler was one of the most notorious dictators the world has ever seen. He engineered the most horrific activities in the history of humankind, the holocaust. The rise of the Nazis to power in 1933 led to the establishment of thousands of concentration camps, which were centers of mass murders of Jews. Most Germans supported […]

The Holocaust and Jews Extermination

The Nazis perceived Internationalism in the context of the Holocaust to be a global perspective primarily held and advocated by Jews who were using it as a method designed to dominate the whole world. Racial anti-Semitism is prejudice against Jews as an ethnic group rather than against their religion. It came to its most extreme […]

The Holocaust: Analysis of Life in the Kovno, Warsaw and Lodz Ghettos

Introduction The period during the Jewish holocaust (1941-1945) can be described as one of the saddest in the history of man kind. During that period, Jews in several parts of Europe were isolated, tortured and killed on orders of the Nazi regime. This paper seeks to use primary written accounts and photos to analyze life […]

Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will

Film/Cinema, in the context of movies and documentaries, is a modern visual art form that has had intense impact on our daily life for humanity has profoundly been affected by what it sees and hears via film or the motion picture experience. It utilizes the concept of simple story telling via a mesmerizing technical medium […]

The burden of Hitler’s legacy

Alfons Heck was born around 1927 in Rhineland near the Morsel River Region. He was brought up by his grandmother and a number of uncles and aunts. His parents and twin brother occasionally paid him visits in the farm where he lived. Hitler ascended to power when Alfons Heck was just six years old; that […]

The Nazi Holocaust’s Effects

Introduction During the Nazi era in Germany, the society was meant to believe that certain groups of people needed to be eliminated if the German society was to flourish. Attempts to crush the Jews in a bid to provide what the Nazi referred to as the ‘Final Solution’ were launched throughout the European continent (Yahil, […]

The Holocaust History

The story of the Holocaust can be traced back to World War I. The First World War was the end result of a series of miscalculations and wrong decisions. Germany was forced to fight Great Britain, France, Russia, and the United States because it had an alliance with Austro-Hungary, Turkey and Italy. In the aftermath […]

Helmut Walser Smith’s The Butcher’s Tale

Introduction The state sponsored, bureaucratic and systematic murder and brutal persecution of over six million Jews in the holocaust by Nazi regime has been a major distressing issue in the history of the world. The sacrifice of individuals by fire as the Greek word Holocaust suggests was an act by the Nazi under the leadership […]

“I Will Bear Witness”, a Diary Drafted by Victor Klemperer

Introduction Klemperer Victor drafted his diary “I Will Bear Witness”, to show the way in which Nazi regime condemned Jewish and other groups. It was unusual experience to the Jewish community during the twelve years rule by Hitler Adolf. The diary of Victor Klemperer showed holocaust experience when the Jews community were condemned and dehumanized […]

Adam Czerniakow

Introduction Scholars may only rely on Adam Czerniakow’s Warsaw diary if they combine findings from the source with other materials on Nazi Germany. The diary is a vital source of information, but it brings with it the biases, fears and the limitations of the author. To overcome those biases, scholars must use information from other […]

Reinhard Heydrich’s Role in the Holocaust

Introduction In 1933, the population of people belonging to the Jewish race stood at above nine million in Europe. Majority of this Jewish population lived in the countries that Germany deserved to occupy and or have impeccable influence during the Second World War. The holocaust[1] entangled “the systematic, bureaucratic, state-sponsored persecution and murder of approximately […]

German Resistance to Hitler

Introduction On September 1, 1939, aggressive Nazi forces, under the command of Adolf Hitler, marched into Poland in an attack named Operation White. By the end of the month, Nazi forces had outdone Polish military resistance and the whole of Poland fell under Nazi command. This act of aggression marked the onset of the Second […]

Adolf Hitler and Nationalism

Introduction “The Great War was without precedent … never had so many nations taken up arms at a single time. Never had the battlefield been so vast… never had the fighting been so gruesome…”[1] Historical records impute World War I to the first global catastrophe of the 20th century, which lasted from 1914 to 1918 […]

War and Genocide

Preface The Holocaust which is known as a systematic extermination of Jews by Nazi Germany during the World War II is undoubtedly one of the greatest tragedies in the history of humanity. Doris Bergen, an American professor of Holocaust Studies, in her book War and genocide: A concise history of Holocaust claims that the Nazi […]

A Nation for the Massacre of Jews in Europe

The period between 1939 to1941 remains a historical predisposition for the Jews and Nazi-Germans as it was the period of the Holocaust. It was a time that the rivalry between the Jews and Nazi emanated. In light of this, many Jews were murdered by people whom they had lived cohesively. The details of those events […]

Ordinary men – Christopher Browning

Introduction Christopher Browning in his book ordinary men was trying to bring out a clear picture of how ordinary men got involved in history’s serious killings during the world war 11. During this period the Germany soldiers cleared Poland hoping to be the last solution of the problems. In this book, Christopher intends to explain […]

Role of Catholic Church during Ns Regime

Introduction The history of Germany has been a subject of interest to many people throughout the world. Much of this interest is usually concentrated on the period spanning from 1933-1945. During this period, Adolf Hitler and his National Socialist German Workers’ Party led the country through what later came to be known as the Nazi […]

Conduction of The Holocaust

Introduction The Holocaust is the term used to denote the execution of more than six million Jews which was perpetrated by the National Socialist Germany Workers [Nazis] Party during the Second World War. Holocaust [Shoah] signifies the era of the reign of Adolf Hitler as the chancellor of Germany from 30 January, 1933 to 8th […]

Hitler’s table talk

Hitler’s passionate hostility towards Christianity as depicted in his table talk does not quite reflect his position as often asserted by many historical analysts. While it is true that in more than one occasion Hitler criticized certain Christian dogmas, the church and priests, it would be inadequate to overlook the fact that even God-fearing Christians […]

Hitler’s Schutzstaffel

The analysis of World War II and Hitler’s S.S reveals that the leaders of this organization were the framers of Hitler’s final resolution. This can be depicted from Hitler’s life his involvement in the army and his political intervention. Long time ago, in fact during the age of civilization, was born a man who would […]

Germany under Hitler

World War 2 To comprehend the events that took place in Germany during Hitler’s era, it is prudent to analyze the geo-political climate of Europe. The changes in the international system in Europe caused the two world wars. European leaders took advantage of the situation since the international system changed from its previous status to […]

The Final Solution

Introduction Toward the end of the eighteenth century the Jews in German were well established. The Jews knew much about the German culture and had made it part of their lives. The Jews and Germans coexisted peacefully until Adolf Hitler became the German leader. In early nineteenth century a very bad incident took place in […]

Peter Eisenman; Building Germany, the Holocaust memorial

The onset of the year 1933 in Germany was marked by the inauguration of the Nazi government into power. This government orchestrated the mass murder of the Jewish settlers in their country; Germany. These killings were methodical, technical and were financed by the Nazi government. In total, by the end of the Second World War, […]

The Holocaust: A German Historian Examines the Genocide

The author and the purpose of the book The Holocaust: A German Historian Examines the Genocide deals with one of the most debatable issues of the history of the twentieth century, i.e. Holocaust. In this book Benz depicts facts telling the “story with exactness and absolute candor” (ix). The uniqueness of the book is that […]

Breaking Point of a Soul

The Nazi death camps of World War II produced some of the most horrific atrocities ever recorded. History has seen many accounts particularly from the perspective of holocaust victims. However, not much attention has been paid to the emotional effects suffered by the individuals who worked in these death camps. These individuals were not guards […]