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Hitler's "Mein Kamfp" and the Rise of Nazi Germany
Looks at Adolf Hitler's "Mein Kampf" ("My Struggle") as the road map for the rise of Nazi Germany.
# 149351 | 19,620 words | 52 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Dec 11, 2011 in History (Leaders) , History (European - World Wars) , Literature (German)

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This paper describes the life of Adolf Hitler from 1913 to 1935, a period in which Hitler rose from utter poverty and obscurity to occupy the upper tier of power in Nazi Germany, and the writing of "Mein Kampf" ("My Struggle"), which is an autobiographic, philosophical and political treatise, penned during his imprisonment in Landsberg Prison. Next, the author presents an explanation of the contents of this book, including topics such as propaganda, the Jews, racial purity, euthanasia, territorial expansion and destiny, and how they influenced Nazi Germany. The paper concludes that, despite all its compositional errors, incoherent ramblings and pseudo-philosophical tenets, "Mein Kampf" was highly responsible for the rise of the Nazi State. Many quotations are included in the paper.

Table of Contents:
Table of Contents
The Life of Adolph Hitler: 1913 to 1935
An Exposition on "Mein Kampf"
Hitler and Propaganda
Hitler and the Jews
Hitler and Racial Purity
Eugenics, Sterilization and Euthanasia
Territorial Expansion
Hitler and Destiny
Hitler, Books, and Reading

From the Paper:

"In this example, "folk community" is a reference to common "Aryan" people residing outside of the boundaries of the urban landscape whose contributions as workers, craftsmen, and ordinary laborers amounted to more than 80% of the entire German economy, a group which Hitler considered as the most intelligent and dedicated "Aryans" of the Fatherland with unmixed bloodlines and capable of producing beautiful "Aryan" children with strong bodies, healthy minds, and vigorous spirits akin to the original Germanic tribes as mentioned by Tacitus. Therefore, by choosing this particular group as the foundation for future "Aryan" generations, the "task" is made relatively easy via selecting only those individuals that exhibit the best Germanic traits, much like selecting cattle from a herd for breeding. However, in contrast to this "mechanical task," selecting individuals from the masses who possess "the highest intellectual and spiritual characteristics" can only be done by observing which individuals manage to excel in their various occupations and societal roles which overall benefits the Fatherland the most. This "ideal" is very closely related to Social Darwinism or the "survival of the fittest" within a competitive arena, where the struggle of everyday life inexorably separates the fit from the unfit.
"Many scholars and historians agree that Hitler's eugenics program began after the passage of the compulsory sterilization laws of July 14, 1933, the exact same day when
Hitler proclaimed a ban on all political parties except for the Nazi Party, the so-called "Day of the Awakened Nation" and the one hundredth and forty-fourth anniversary of the storming of the Bastille which brought about the French Revolution of 1789."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adolf Hitler--Biography. 2010. http://www.2worldwar2.com/adolf-hitler.htm.
  • Aigner, Dietrich. "Hitler's Ultimate Aims: A Programme of World Dominion." Aspects of the Third Reich by H.W. Koch. London: Macmillan, 1985: 251-266.
  • Baynes, N.H. The Speeches of Adolf Hitler. London: Oxford University Press, 1942.
  • Bhopal, R. "Hitler on Race and Health in Mein Kampf: A Stimulus to Anti-Racism in the Health Professions." Diversity in Health and Social Care 2 (2005): 119-125 http://www.era-test.lib.ed.ac.uk/bitstream/123456789/3057/1/hitler.pdf.
  • Binion, Reginald. Hitler Among the Germans. New York: Elsevier, 1976.

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