Holocaust is the title for the process of pursuing and massive annihilation of Jew, who resided in Germany, in its and its alliance partners’ territories during World War II. It appears to be one of the most well-known examples of genocide in the 20th century. The coverage of this historical event is dreadful in the context of its victims. It was organized by the Nazi, who was determined to deprive of all the Jew in Europe.
The entire Nazism ideology had a considerable impact on the events of the Holocaust. First of all, the founder of this approach, Adolf Hitler, was convinced that race undermines the qualities, relationships, skills, and behavior of an individual. He regarded races and nations as terms, which are equal in their meaning. From his perspective, representatives of a race or a nation have a similar range of traits, which are inherited from one generation to another (The Deadly Consequences of Nazi Ideology). These traits not only regard appearance, but also form the psychological life, intellect, and physical strength.
The second element of Nazim theory, which was influential in the context of the Holocaust, addressed the question of war. The supporters of this ideology adhered to the thesis of Charles Darvin that only the organisms adjusted to the environment better than others can survive (The Deadly Consequences of Nazi Ideology). They used this theory in order to justify wars, which were perceived as natural selection in the wildlife applied to the reality of human life.
Moreover, the Nazi identified Jew as a separate race, which should be extirpated. They regarded Judaism as an obsolete religion, which was not relevant at that period. They also adhered to a broad variety of negative stereotypes about Jew. Nazi associated these prejudices with the biological heritage of this race and referred to Jew as an inferior nation (The Deadly Consequences of Nazi Ideology). These major elements of Nazism ideology explain their violent attitude toward Jew during Holocaust.
“The Deadly Consequences of Nazi Ideology.” United States Holocaust Memory Museum. n.d. Web.