Life Under Adolf Hitler Discussion 5
We watched the video Life Under Adolf Hitler, which if you have your Discovery Education sign in information, you can go watch again. You took some notes and talked a bit about it in class.
Here is Discussion Question 5 – Nazi persecution, oppression, and repression
- List some of the images of repression and brutality from the film.
- What did Nazi oppression look like?
- Here is a link to Nazi oppression resources at the USHMM.
- Here is my Google search result for Nazi persecution.
Useful Definitions for this one
- repression – the act or process of repressing or the condition of being repressed
- repress – to keep under control, check, or suppress (desires, feelings, actions, tears, etc.).
- oppression – the exercise of authority or power in a burdensome, cruel, or unjust manner.
- persecution – a program or campaign to exterminate, drive away, or subjugate a people because of their religion, race, or beliefs
- Definitions provided by dictioanry.com.
The Nazi Would just kill the Jewish because they didnt like them. They would send them to Concentration Camps and they would put them in some kind of thing that they were supposely taking a shower and made them take their clothes off. But they closed the doors and filled the room with poisin gas, and they would die. Some others would die from starvation.
An example of Nazi oppression is when Hitler was sending Jews to the Concentration Camps. He was burning them in stoves, soficating them in room, puttong them in gas chambers where you either sofficated or was smothered by people running and stomping around in the room.
The way that Jews were treated during the Holocaust was so cruel. The brutality used was and always will be unforgettable because during those times, people felt like they did not have a choice but to do what Hitler said and not opose to it. The “sterilization Law” was created by Adolf Hitler, and the point of it was to get rid of any people that were “abmormal” or “different” in Hitler’s eyes. The people that were different got killed, and everyone else was sent to concentration camps. Which, when we saw the pictures, were very depressing to see all of those people die.
In the video, it showed how the Nazi’s treated the Jews. They didn’t care if a child was starving to death or if someone was beating a Jew to death for no reason. It showed how cruel the Nazi’s were and how scary it would be like to a live during that time.
The Brutality from the nazis was disgusting. The concentration camps set up around europe would kill all of the jews, but slowly. The Slow way is that they would give them hardly any food, and thus making them starve to death. some jews killed themselves due to them being away from family, or the fact that they know they are going to die anyway. the most used way to kill the Jews was to kill them in the main areas of the concentration camp. The incinerator and a gas room. the incinerator would just burn jews in a room. the Gas room or chamber would stuff a large amount of jews into a small room, stripped of their clothes, and beads would shoot out of the walls, but these were no ordinary beads, they contained a certian kind of toxic gas that would kill the jews in seconds.
The nazi oppression looked like this as an example me killing off someones religion or telling someone that your kind is not allowed here. Hitlers way of oppresion is pretty much a type of racism. But the fact being he only oppressed the jews and not as much towards the other religions like Christianity or Hinduism.Thats what i think the nazi oppression looked like but that’s my point of view on the subject.
the nazi’s in the film were treating the jews like they were dogs like they wernt even human, beating them and chasing hem around forcing them to leave there homes and stuff like that.
Nazi oppression and brutality was an everyday thing in 30s-40s Germany. Nazis destroyed Jewish homes, businesses, and synagogues, and abducted Jewish children on their way home from school, or Jewish parents while their kids were at school.
there were many pictures of Nazis killing Jews for no reason. one example was all the Jews in the ghettos running and the Nazis were killing them just because they were told to. And the Nazi oppression involved book burning because Hitler believed that it would take knowledge away from the Jews.
And also, did they have a choice, if they tried to revlot, they would die. You join, or you die, that’s how it worked with the Nazis
Yeah, they had a choice. You choose right because it’s right. That’s what’s expected of us all.
Let’s consider a simpler example that could mean life or death.
You are approached by a homeless person. Only in this case, s/he is not asking for money. Instead, s/he is offering you something. The life s/he is leading. All you have to do is make a bad decision. One that is based on self-neglect. Out of his/her pocket s/he draws a handful of crack cocaine and a crack pipe. You are taken to a vision of your future – you are shown the possible consequences which include but are not limited to drug addiciton, eating out of a dumpster, selling all your possesions to get more, selling yourself for to get more, back-stabbing your friends, stealing from your family, there is more. So what would you do? Make an informed decision. For the good. Forsake youself for insanity? I don’t think so.
The comparison may seem like a stretch, but think about it. Isn’t it juist as crazy to say, “Hmmmm, Fundamentalist Hateful Ideology in return for every Jew on earth. I’ll take Hatred.”
And then there is all this talk I’m hearing from some of you about how desperate times call for desperate measures – that argument is a big fat bag of crazy. What did the United States do in our desperate time? Ask your Social Studies teacher . . . . Check this out to get some idea of our desperate measure – http://iws.collin.edu/kwilkison/Online1302home/20th%20Century/DepressionNewDeal.html
As far as the German population goes, the desperate measure they should have taken should have been taken long before the Holocuast got started. Suicide doesn’t become him.
Kyle, what you’re hearing now, if the voices of people from our time, we’re calling him a monster, an evil threat. But during his time of rule, he was looked at as a Hero, a Leader, and a Ruler. Why do people admire Greedy Kings, and Queens?
Nick from what i hear, a lot of people think hitler was a monster, why would people join Hitler on his quest to kill Jews when they know its the wrong thing. What do they get out of it, the satisfaction of killing a jew?, i don’t think soo
Of course it’s not fair, Hitler wanted power, and this was his plan to get it. Hitler’s speeches were very inspirational, that is how he got so many people to join him on his quest.
I agree with Thel because they were getting spit on and were getting beat by the nazi’s. I think it is unfair because you are free to practice your own religion.
Hitler commanded every “Storm Trooper” and leader to be murdered at the gathering, The night of Long Knives. Hitler commanded anyone he thought of as a threat was put to death. Hitler wanted to make sure that nobody had the power to overthrow him
Jews being spit at and treated like stray animals. Jews running from Nazi kids.
Nazi oppression looks like a big poster of hitler trying to look tough. With a saying that is trying to change the people into perfect Nazis.
The Nazis in the film were chassing people around with sticks trying too beat them, they were forcing people out of their homes with guns in their hands, they were even threatning the Jew children.
i think this made it worse for the Jews but good for the Nazis but in life this is dumb he should never did that to anybody he is wrong for killing innocent Jews and brainwashing peoples mind to go against the Jews
When Adolf Hitler did this, did it help the German government or just hurt it more?
One example of brutality when Hitler commanded the Nazis to murder every Strom Trooper and their leaders at the gathering.
Savion, the Night of the Long Knives was the end result of Hitler pitting his own officers against each other. “On 29th June, 1934. Hitler, accompanied by the Schutzstaffel (SS), arrived at Wiesse, where he personally arrested Ernst Roehm. During the next 24 hours 200 other senior SA officers were arrested on the way to Wiesse. Many were shot as soon as they were captured but Hitler decided to pardon Roehm because of his past services to the movement. However, after much pressure from Hermann Goering and Heinrich Himmler, Hitler agreed that Roehm should die. At first Hitler insisted that Roehm should be allowed to commit suicide but, when he refused, Roehm was shot by two SS men.” http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/GERnight.htm