In my opinion, I dont think anyone "let the holocaust happen," it just happened. I believe that almost everyone was intimidated by the Nazi's and Hitler therefore no one stood up against them. However, if people knew what the results of the Holocaust would be, guaranteed people may have done something to prevent it. During his time as ruler Hitler gained a lot of power. First off, Hitler helped the economy by providing jobs and make work projects. By doing this people were slightly convinced that he was a good man, and wanted to help Germany. He then created the Brownshirts. They are to harass opposition parties unmercifully. The Brownshits made Hitler intimidating. This was the paramilitary force for Hitler. Hitler also took over other countries such as Poland, and the czech etc... Another example of how Hitler gained power would be through the Enabling Act. The Enabling Act a
What were Hitler's steps in his rise to power? In your opinion, how was the Holocaust allowed to happen?
The Weimar Republic were hit with many problems at the start. The first being that the government was in a very difficult position because both the left and right wing had no respect for the government. It then made it very hard for the government to be successful and make good choices for Germany. In addition, the Royalists also did not support the government because it was the "Social government who had told the Kaiser to abdicate." Therefore the leader, Ebert, was isolated. He could not hold control over Germany even though he led the government. Another challenge they faced was when both the Spartacists and Freikorps attempted to overthrow the government. They both have different reasons for overthrowing the governement. For instance the Spartacisits wanted Germany to be run by workers councils and the Freikorps were angered at them because the governemnt betrayed the German Army.
The film Life is Beautiful ended up to be very good. At the beginning I wasn't sure what the relevance to our course was, besides it was set in Europe. It started off slow, mainly focusing on the life of Guido and how he met Dora. They then had a kid together named Joshua. Instantly after he met Dora the movie picked up. I enjoyed watching the parts when they were in the Jewish Concentration Camp and how he was able to convince his child that they were playing one big game. It was surprising that he was able to keep him convinced the entire time. I also enjoyed watching how Guido protected his son from being put in a gas chamber. I was impressed how Guido made an unhappy situation into a happy one. He made it clear that no matter what is happening to you, good or bad, their is always something to be happy about and that life is beautiful.