Always About Race
Adolf Hitler’s Nazi Germany was a powerful nation with one ideology. Hitler was after “blood purity” of the Aryan race. Contrary to the propaganda of the “People’s Community” in Germany, this concept did not matter unless the community was Aryan. His thought process was that Aryan people were the superior humans while all other races were lower beings. In fact, Hitler compared the mixing of races to the fall of man. He states, “In the end however, the conquerors transgress against the principle of blood purity, to which they had first adhered; they begin to mix with the subjugated inhabitants and thus end their own existence; for the fall of man in paradise has always been followed by his expulsion” (Sax 196). This ideology consumed Hitler and his goals moving forward in Germany. He wanted to create a new world with one “superior” race such as it was in the garden of Eden. This man was clearly insane, but not stupid. The incredible part about this idea was the fact that there were numerous supporters of him. I feel that because the economy was extremely increasing and the citizens’ daily lives were improving, their vision was blinded on Hitler’s ultimate ideology. Their focus was more on being part of something and being a great nation, not to eliminate all other races on the face of the earth. The German citizens didn’t realize that Adolf Hitler only accepted them for their race and not the content of their character. Throw away their Aryan race and they would now become worthless to Hitler. The ideology of just one characteristic of a person’s physical appearance being worth so much to Hitler was an incredible thought process to possess, and one that should not have been able to be carried out.
Sax, Benjamin and Dieter Kuntz. Inside Hitler’s Germany. Lexington: D.C. Heath and Company, 1992.