Discuss the purpose anti-Semitism served for the Nazis. What form did it take once they were in power?
The anti-Semitic philosophy of the Nazi party played a significant role in their rise to power during the 1930's. Economic and political conditions in Germany between 1918 and 1933 played a major role in the creation of a climate that made Nazism appeal to the German population. There was widespread unemployment and economic misery and following the trend of
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of the Jews. This in itself evolved into the genocide and depravity. Anti-Semitism was a political bandwagon for the Nazis to ride to power on and that once, in power, the Nazis took anti-Semitism to the point of genocide.
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1966 Modern Germany: Its History And Civilization. New York: The Macmillan Company.
1970 Inside The Third Reich. New York: The Macmillan Company.