Had the Nazis not committed genocide on a massively epic scale, would they still

  1. JMcFarland profile image84
    JMcFarlandposted 5 years ago

    Had the Nazis not committed genocide on a massively epic scale, would they still be so notorious?

    Do you think the Nazis would be remembered so negatively had they not carried out their pogroms against the jews, gypsies, homosexuals and political rivals?  Although the Germans were the "bad guys" (depending on what side of history you're on) for WWI, the Nazi legacy is one of torture, genocide and evil.  What would their legacy be were it not for these atrocities?

  2. CHRIS57 profile image61
    CHRIS57posted 5 years ago

    Your question implies that Nazi ideology can be separated from atrocities. Well, it can not. Please work yourself through Hitlers "Mein Kampf" and find out that all was written down long before the 3rd Reich drama began.
    As much as i like to pursue alternate timelines, i simply lack imagination of thinking the impossible.

  3. RealityTalk profile image60
    RealityTalkposted 5 years ago

    I have to agree with Chris57, "Nazi ideology [cannot] be separated from atrocities."  I am an avid reader and I have read many books on a variety of ideologies; some out of curiosity.  Mein Kampt was one of those I read out of curiosity.  Mein Kampf is a 2 volume book by Adolf Hitler published in 1925 & 1926 . It combines elements of Hitler's autobiography with an exposition of Hitler's political ideology.

    A thorough answer to your question is best answered by your reading Mein Kampf.  Hitler's rise to power was in competition with communists and other political groups in competition for power at that time.  Hitler believed force necessary for any political party to rise to and maintain power.  Hitler's Nazi ideology was built on hatred and fear of other groups.  He used this hatred to build a party amongst the downtrodden masses.  Intricate to his ideology was his message that communism and Judaism were trying to take over the world and both were responsible for the downtrodden state of the masses.  Hitler believed the Jews were behind the communists and the Jews were out to control government, commerce and the media. 

    Hitler's and the Nazi's rise to power would not have occurred but for the aforementioned ideology of Adolf Hitler.  So, the answer to your question is the Nazis would have been notorious whether or not they committed genocide on a massively epic scale.


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