Title

Hitler's Racial Ideology: The ideas Behind the Holocaust

Abstract

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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Thesis Completion

2006

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Hanson, Kenneth

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

Office of Undergraduate Studies

Degree Program

Liberal Studies

Subjects

Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities; Antisemitism -- Germany; Hitler, Adolf -- 1889-1945; Racism -- Germany

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022106

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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