The destructive roots of nazism

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From the beginning of Nazi rule and the fateful years leading up to them, these leaders failed to speak out against hateful speech, violence, and afterlegal measures that progressively stripped German Jews of their rights.

These two traditions were later reinforced by the 19th-century adoration of science and of the laws of nature, which seemed to operate independently of all concepts of good and evil.

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Antisemitism and Support for Nazism Cultural explanations focus on values, beliefs, and prejudices, particularly antisemitism of various forms, including Nazi antisemitism. The roots of Nazism Nazism had peculiarly German roots.

This statement has been disputed by the contention that he was not an antisemite at that time, [49] even though it is well established that he read many antisemitic tracts and journals during time and admired Karl Luegerthe antisemitic mayor of Vienna.


Americans, Russians, Frenchmen, and the British usually try to interpret it in terms of militarism, anti-Semitism, extreme nationalism, and imperialism. The Nazis described the DNVP as a bourgeois party and they called themselves an anti-bourgeois party. It was through their miserable cowardice that those ruffians of Jews who came into power in were able to rob the nation of its arms.

In almost every respect it was an anti-intellectual and atheoretical movement, emphasizing the will of the charismatic dictator as the sole source of inspiration of a people and a nation, as well as a vision of annihilation of all enemies of the Aryan Volk as the one and only goal of Nazi policy.

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In the majority of cases, almost 95 percent, they did not return either possessions or goods, excusing themselves that this was done by the Germans through theft, etc. For some poor people simply getting the money the victims provided for their room and board became a form of survival during hard times and was worth the risk taken. The very word voelkisch, for instance, is untranslatable, and not only in English. Toward the end of the war, as German defeat seemed imminent, opportunism and the drive for self-preservation again rose to the fore: some leaders, officials, and private citizens helped individual Jews mainly in the hope of garnering protection against charges of prior collaboration with the German enemy. Members of police, paramilitary, or military unit are trained to follow established chains of command. Within Nazi Germany, everyone did not support Nazism or the Nazi regime to the same degree and to the extent suggested by iconic photographs and film footage of Nazi-staged spectacles. Not all such helpers were saint-like individuals motivated by altruistic or religious feelings. For example, mindful of popular opinion, German authorities did not harm or punish the non-Jewish wives of Jewish men when the women publicly protested the pending deportation of their loved ones in Berlin on February 27, Thus one reason for the necessity of change is self-protection. The Nazis denounced them as "an insignificant heap of reactionaries". The term "Nazi" was in use before the rise of the NSDAP as a colloquial and derogatory word for a backwards farmer or peasant , characterizing an awkward and clumsy person. The shocks were not real but the subjects did not know that.
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Roots of Nazi Ideology