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Hitler did not consider Indians to be Aryans at all. Instead, he believed them to be barbaric Asians who did not deserve to enjoy freedom as a country. He wanted India to remain subjugated under the British (he said this openly in his book) permanently. He pointedly refused Bose's request to withdraw this statement in his only meeting with Bose. As for ...


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Germany isn't alone in having committed a genocide. Sadly, this is normal human behavior. However, the Shoah is probably is the best documented case, having occurred smack dab in the middle of the most literate society on earth. So what you are asking isn't really a Germany question, but a human behavior question (with Germany as the best of sadly too many ...


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There are two problems with the way the discussion is phrased, which I will try to summarize below. Terminology problems. Some are unfortunate byproduct of social sciences being an imprecise (to put it politely) field of study, some are byproduct of cultural/historical drifts and differences, and some are a product of deliberate misinformation by "left ...


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Hitler opinions on mustard gas seem to be quite the opposite from what you describe, given this quote from Mein Kampf 1: At the beginning of the War, or even during the War, if twelve or fifteen thousand of these Jews who were corrupting the nation had been forced to submit to poison-gas, just as hundreds of thousands of our best German workers from ...


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There was no consistent racial theory that the Nazis endorsed as somehow "official". All decisions were made on case-by-case basis depending on current situation and Hitler's personal preferences. The Hitler's personal preferences were that he hated Jews, Poles and Russians. He was quite neutral regarding some other nations, including Slavic. He regarded ...


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Was Hitler elected by the democratic process? I suppose, but really only in the Tammany Hall (JFK?) sense of the word. In summation: The German Communists were one of his chief competitors: he successfully framed them for the Reichstag fire and made them (basically) illegal. The same act which allowed him to boot the communists gave him authority to ...


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My parents, uncles and aunts grew up in Nazi Germany. The following is purely anecdotal based on their personal accounts. It's not researched and I can't vouch for all statements being factually true (although I believe them to mostly accurate). The Nazis were extremely good at controlling information. Joseph Goebbels, the minister of "propaganda" was one ...


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Hitler was elected, yes, and exploited democratic procedures yes, but he did not come to power democratically. Hitler as a person came to power because the violence, fueled mostly by the Nazi party and the communist party was increasing, and Germany looked at risk of falling into a civil war. We already see the first undemocratic part here: The Nazi party ...


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The German government considered the Japanese people as "honorary Aryans". According to Hitler, the Japanese and the Chinese, like the Germans, belonged to ancient civilizations. Wikipedia also discusses this.


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Hitler was an Chameleon opportunist who used the word "Aryan", in different contexts to supplement his political ideologies, which were mainly to conquer Europe, and the systematic eradication of Jews. The Earliest definition of Aryan, given out by the Nazis, was a race of people belonging to "Indo-European tribes" and the five European sub-races Nordic, ...


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Hitler was awarded honorary citizenship in a few Austrian cities. Amstetten revoked Hitler's honorary citizenship in May 2011 and Braunau, which includes Ranshofen, Hitler's birthplace, followed in July 2011. Klagenfurt's mayor, Christian Scheider, removed Hitler from the city's roll of honour without waiting for verification that the city had ever honoured ...


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According Wikipedia: Racism is the belief that inherent different traits in human racial groups justify discrimination Do you think that Hitler's racism was only about Jews? That's not quite right - it was about many other peoples, highly about Slavic nations, especially about Eastern Slavic - Russians, Ukranians, Belarusians and so on. Did you know ...


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Hitler was tapped by Hindenburg, and others, because it was felt that he was just a front-man for the Nazis, not the real power figure. As such, they believed that he could be "leashed". On November 21st, Hitler saw Hindenburg again and tried a different approach. He read a prepared statement claiming that parliamentary government had failed and ...


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For the Eastern Europe the Nazis had the Genaralplan Ost - the General Plan "East". According to this plan the large areas of Eastern Europe should be gradually Germanized, with the native inhabitants reduced in number, resettled and/or assimilated. According to the plan, Ethnic group Percentage subject to removal Poles 80-85% Russians ...


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The Nazis certainly approved of Oliver Twist. As early as 1923 the principal Nazi newspaper Völkischer Beobachter printed a German translation of the book in instalments. See here: http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews/review/1535


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Yes, Horst Tappert was a member of the Waffen SS. There is no doubt of that. What historian Jan Erik Schulte may be referring to is whether he might have been "pressured or coerced" into joining the SS. Tappert never mentioned the fact of his SS membership in public. However, unlike German author and Literature Nobel winner Günter Grass, he did not pretend ...


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The UN resolution you refer to includes the following clause (8c): [States are to] declare as an offence punishable by law all dissemination of ideas based on racial superiority or hatred. The US constitution includes this clause (in the 1st amendment): Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press... In the ...


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Well, first off, it isn't totally true that they weren't used. There were a couple of incidents during the invasion of Poland. One would imagine that the main reason they weren't used though was that they had been outlawed for (first) use in warfare by the Geneva Protocols of 1929, which Germany was a signatory to. However, in order to back this up, it ...


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"Intentionalism"—the view that Hitler was responsible for German racial policy (as supposed by this question's very title, "did Hitler had a final solution plan")—is not favoured amongst scholars. Therefore, the idea of a coherent plan of racial extermination needs to be done away with. German racial extermination policy evolved situationally and in ...


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After a decade of preparing the population for it, I seriously doubt enough Germans were going to protest the wholesale slaughter of Jews. And even then, the official line always was "relocation" and putting them to work for the greater benefit of Germany. And most Jews indeed were relocated to forced labour camps. Camps in which the conditions were such of ...


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The swastika symbol was used by many cultures in the history and around the world and not only among Indo-Europeans. For example swastika is used in Far East (China, Korea) as well as the Wyandots (Wendats or Hurons) in North-America. You can find this symbol in ancien greacian poteries as well as decoration in christian churches too... This was often ...


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In a parlimentary system that does not use first-past-the-post voting, it is not at all uncommon for no one party to have an outright majority. So somebody becoming head of the government with barely a third of the vote (as Hitler did) is quite doable. For example, the current head of the Isreali government heads a party that only polled 21% in their last ...


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Modern scholarly points about Nazism are kind of beside the point, since any one of them extremely depends on ones ethical, moral and philosophical axioms and bases the scholar has, and most of them are quite contrary to each other. As a couple of random examples: Communist types criticize Nazism for (1) its nationalist structure - proper communism is ...


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It seems that the Nazis employed a wide range of various legal tricks and arguments to prosecute their enemies and victims. These include: Preventive measures due to various extraordinary legislation. These were used mostly against their political enemies, such as Communists. Protective custody. A person was forced to sign a request to be imprisoned ...


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This is counter-factual ("alt") history but we can extrapolate from normal history. Specifically, being the dominant power of a geographic region does not in and of itself change the language of other countries in that region. The process, if it occurs at all, takes a long time - like centuries. Consider how long it took for English to overtake French as ...


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The Jews were targeted not because of their religion but on basis of racial characteristics. According to the science of the day, eugenics, this could be easily detected based on parentage and physical characteristics. Thus marriage and birth certificates were a major source of information, and where that wasn't conclusive (say immigrants), actual ...


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Disclaimer: As I was made aware of this by Drux' comments: my answer may lead some people to believe that I am in some way justifying people not intervening, or even actively participating in the Holocaust. If read the comments below, I hope it is self-evident that this is not the case. Just to be clear: I absolutely and unequivocally condemn any action that ...


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Antisemitism is something that is quite unbelievable for us nowadays You must be living in a cave paradise. Indeed, right after WW2 antisemitism became quite unpopular in Europe, mostly because it was associated with the German aggression, and many peoples and countries suffered from it the atrocious methods of the Nazi genocide appalled "modern ...


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World does not know much about this topic, but we for sure know that Nazi flag was created by Adolf Hitler himself: In 1920, Adolf Hitler decided that the Nazi Party needed its own insignia and flag. For Hitler, the new flag had to be "a symbol of our own struggle" as well as "highly effective as a poster." (Mein Kampf, pg. 495). Nazi Germany flag that was ...


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I have no specific knowledge of the history of that particular resolution. Reading over it, the wording does seem somewhat inconsistent with the rights of US citizens, described in this case by the first amendment to the constitution. In the USA we have laws against advocating the violent overthrow of the government, and against general incitement to ...



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