Sunday, August 31, 2014

Risk- Taking Researcher

Throughout the reading for the second week, I have been having a burning question that I decided to research upon. For example, who was the man or women behind the mass murder of the Jews and creator of the concentration camps. In addition I have been wondering myself of who would have such cannibalistic act.

Adolf Hitler was the founder and leader of the Nazi party and the most influential voice in the organization, implication and execution of the holocaust, the system of extermination and ethic that killed of over 6 million Jews and non-Aryans.

Adolf Hitler was born in the early years of 1889 in Austria. He was the son of a 55-year-old Austrian official and his 3rd wife. As a young kid Hitler was a moody and lazy, he dreamed of becoming a painter. Subsequently, as a teenager boy he left in search of his dreams and moved to Vienna. In Vienna he adopted a view of life, which changed the world, he acquired hatred of Jews and Marxists, Liberalism and the cosmopolitan Habsburg monarchy. As time moved on he gathered his first experiences of politics, he believed in a world of “purity of blood” and ‘eternal Jew” which meant he believed the Jews where the cause of all chaos, corruption and destruction in culture, politics and economy. The press, prostitution, syphilis, capitalism, Marxism, democracy and pacifism--all were so many means which "the Jew" exploited in his conspiracy to undermine the German nation and the purity of the Aryan race.


Moving on, one of the themes that mostly stood out was power. The story dates back to the years of 1930-40’s in which many countries strived for power. As we all read in the book Germany one of them. We read in the book the Germany forces conquered Poland.  During that time however, in that time racism and persecution grew; races such as the Jews we put to live in many concentration camps in which later on they would be unfortunately executed. As time went by German only thought about power which lead them to spread throughout the world.


"Adolf Hitler." Home. Ed. Jewish .. Library. Jewish Library, 12 Mar. 2010. Web. 28 Aug. 2014.


  1. It is really sad to learn that such a bad person like Hitler existed. He has done so many damage and killed all the Jews they could find. Just because he doesn't like Jews he killed them all. He had power and used his power in a really bad way. Jews that never did bad things to him were killed because of their religion.
    I totally agree with you that power is a big theme in the book. Everyone was focused in having more power than their opponents. They would do everything they could to receive even more power. Hitler wanted more and more power than what he already had. The used his powers to kill the Jews so that people would recognize that he has the power to do whatever he wants. When we see someone that kills millions of people, we get scared and obey his orders so we don't get killed. That is what happened at that time.

  2. Dear Guilherme,
    Great blog post! I thought it was smart of to research a driving question that you had especially being something that important. I also liked how you gave a lot of background knowledge about Adolf Hitler that I didn't know. Plus I agree with everything you said in your second paragraph. Overall you had really great information in your post. Good job.