Hitler had a number of negative things to say about the Jews, but the most notable was probably "untermenschen," which translates roughly to "the subhumans." He commonly referred to them as filth or contaminants threaten... More »

According to the History Channel, Hitler targeted the Jewish people to fulfill his two main goals of racial purity for the Aryans, or pure Germans, and the need for territory in which that race could expand. In his virul... More »

The first, and arguably most important, event that led to the Holocaust was the rise of Fascism in Germany. Throughout the 1920s, Adolf Hitler campaigned openly on a platform of anti-semitism, and the Nazis inaugurated h... More »

Hitler was an extremely gifted orator who knew what his audience wanted to hear and how to package it. His appeal was especially strong in a nation torn apart by World War I and the Great Depression. More »

Hitler promised to overturn the Treaty of Versailles but also to stop reparations and bring pride back to the German people, specifically the middle and lower classes. He was essentially preying on their needs and fears. More »

According to the History Channel, Hitler targeted the Jewish people to fulfill his two main goals of racial purity for the Aryans, or pure Germans, and the need for territory in which that race could expand. In his virul... More »

Hitler burned books to remove the Jewish influence from German culture during World War II. Over 25,000 books were burned in Germany on May 10, 1933. During this book burning, several irreplaceable books were destroyed, ... More »