Hitler's Racial Ideology: The ideas Behind the Holocaust
Hitler had an ideology that contributed significantly to creating a foundation for the Holocaust. Hitler created and preached a specific ideology regarding race and the purification of the Aryan race within his political program. This study examines Hitler's speeches and writings to articulate his racial ideology and asserts that the Nazis had a specific belief system that they used to deal with the "Jewish Question." The Nazi party based their policies on the ideas expressed in Hitler's writings. Throughout his career, Hitler's writings consistently expressed his feelings about the Jews. Early in his career, while still in the army he wrote a letter concerning the "Jewish Question." He continued writing about his ideas concerning race in Mein Kampf. Hitler expressed his ideology, before he became chancellor of Germany and continued throughout his political career in his speeches. Thus, this research examining his writings and speeches shows that Hitler held strong beliefs, which he professed to his followers and laid the foundations for the actions of the German people and others in the Holocaust.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Office of Undergraduate Studies
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities; Antisemitism -- Germany; Hitler, Adolf -- 1889-1945; Racism -- Germany
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Sherry, Stephanie, "Hitler's Racial Ideology: The ideas Behind the Holocaust" (2006). HIM 1990-2015. 622.