Michael Jackson once said, “All of us are products of our childhood.” Adolf Hitler’s childhood and young adult life may have influenced why he began the Holocaust, and it may have been prevented if he had been treated otherwise.
If we wish to find a scapegoat on whose shoulders we may lay the miseries which Germany has brought upon the worldnot, perhaps a very scientific way of writing historyI am more and more convinced that the worst evil genius of that country is not Hitler or Bismarck or Frederick the Great, but Martin Luther.
If we pass allthe causes of the German collapse in review, the ultimate and most decisiveremains the failure to recognize the racial problem and especially the Jewishmenace. [Adolf Hitler, ]
I HOPE that I have already made it clear that I do not intend to give anything like a biography of Luther. The biographer ought to record all the known facts of a man's life, important the unimportant, pleasant and unpleasantand then it should be the task of the reader to form his own judgment on the character of the man who has been described to him. True, especially in the case of Luther, this has often not been observed; and so-called biographers have been at pains to portray a reformer who was almost a saint, ignoring all his weaker and weakest points. There are, however, some quite excellent biographies of Luther, and to those who are concerned with getting a complete and unbiased picture, I would wholeheartedly recommend Funck-Brentano's work, Martin Luther, from which incidentally I shall quote quite often.
[tags: World History Adolf Hitler]
The bitterness caused upon the change of government systems in Germany will be analyzed, along with his childhood that all primarily drove Hitler to run for power....
[tags: Adolf Hitler Nazi Germany Biography Essays]
Since forgers and other malefactors are summarily condemned to death by the civil authorities, with much more reason may heretics as soon as they are convicted of heresy be not only excommunicated, but also justly be put to death."
— Thomas Aquinas, ibid., Question 11, Article 3"The opinion formulated by the Church has more value in my eyes than human reasons, whatever they may be."
— Desiderius Erasmus, 1466 – 1536, , 9.864; M 241"We should always be disposed to believe that which appears to us to be white is really black, if the hierarchy of the church so decides."
[tags: hitler´s quote, jewish, world war II]
In the fall of 1929 a shock wave began in the city ofNew York that was destined to help bring Hitler to power in far-off Germany. TheWall Street stock market crashed. The trading of stocks came to an abrupt haltwhen the value of the stocks suddenly fell to practically nothing. Millionairesbecame paupers overnight. The middle class saw its savings and investmentsdisappear. People who had invested in stocks and bonds suddenly had nothingleft. Banks failed and companies went bankrupt; people who had placed theirmoney in savings accounts and checking accounts found that they could not drawtheir money out because the banks had been shut down. Factories and storesclosed. Jobs were scarce.