(Solution) Hist 410N Week 3 Discussion: The Rise of Fascism, World War II and the Holocaust

Analyze Adolph Hitler’s rise to power and the policies he used to rule Germany. The following statement was taken from a contemporary account of Germany in 1939:

“Though the Fuhrer’s anti-Semitic program furnished the National Socialist party in the first instances with a nucleus and a rallying-cry, it was swept into office by two things with which the ‘Jewish Problem’ did not have the slightest connection. On the one side was economic distress and the revulsion against Versailles: on the other, chicanery and intrigue…Hitler and his party promised the unhappy Germans a new heaven and a new earth, coupled with the persecution of the Jews. Unfortunately, a new heaven and earth cannot be manufactured to order. But a persecution of the Jews can…”

How do you interpret this contemporary account of the persecution of people who are Jewish? Elaborate.


According to Hett (2018), Adolf Hitler’s rise to power began in Germany in September 1919. This is when he joined the political party known as Deutsche Arbeiterpartei.  This party was anti-Marxist and thus strongly opposed to the democratic post-war government of the Weimar Republic as well as the Treaty of Versailles.  The party was also advocating for extreme nationalism, Pan-germanism, and anti-Semitism.  With millions of unemployed, the Great Depression in Germany provided a political opportunity for Hitler to rise to power. Taking this into account, during this time, most of the Germans were ambivalent to the parliamentary republic and increasingly open to extremist options. As such, most of them found Adolf Hitler as the most suitable candidate for the presidency.  After losing to Hindenburg in an election, he was appointed as chancellor for the purpose of promoting…Please click the Paypal icon below to purchase full solution for only $5