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Sanjida Afrin
Morality of Massacres and Genocide
Prof. Harman Salton
2nd March, 2016
Nazi Memorandum
The Holocaust was an extreme incident of genocide as defined by the UN Genocide Convention that took place in the 20th century in Germany as a religious, political and economical manifesto targeting an ethnic, national or racial group such as the Jews. The plot of this heinous genocide however started back in the 1930 before the WWII when Hitler and the Nazis started spreading propagandas to wipe out Jews from Germany. This memo will give a critical overview on the purposes behind the holocaust, how propaganda were used to conduct such extreme genocide and the role played by the Nazis and the Germans, followed by a brief comparison between the genocide in different countries and the Holocaust.
When we start talking about Holocaust, one of the basic terms to use is “Anti-Semitism” which refers to hatred against the Jews. Even though factual evidences hold Hitler’s strong hatred towards the Jewish population as a major reason behind the holocaust, it is still a debatable issue. One of the most interesting facts that come to attention is the wide support of many of the educated German elites in the Nazi propaganda. This might be result of the flourishing economic conditions of the Jews in the then Germany. The Jews were open to modern education, they flourished in business and basically not as much affected as the Germans after the WWI. This might have led to economic and political insecurity among the German elites as well as the common Germans who supported Hitler’s cause of wiping out the whole Jewish community. The idea of economic insufficiency might have led to the fear of losing political power to the minority Jews which led to non Nazi Germans supporting the holocaust as well. A similar picture can be seen in the Rwanda genocide where after the Tutsis came into...

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