Germany without a Holocaust?

Germany without a Holocaust?


Modern Day "Jew-rmany"

The word ‘Holocaust’ comes from ancient Greek and means burnt offering.

The Anti-Semitic Nazi leader Adolf Hitler considered "Jews" as an inferior race; moreover as an alien threat to German racial purity and community. After years of Nazi rule in Germany, during which Jews were consistently persecuted, Hitler’s solution to this is known as the Holocaust. The Holocaust came to fruition between 1941 and 1945, during World War II. With mass killing centers constructed in the concentration camps of occupied Poland. Approximately six million Jews and five million others, targeted for racial, political, ideological and behavioral reasons, died in the Holocaust. More than one million of those who perished were children.

Two Austrian politicians greatly influenced Hitler's thinking. The first, Georg Ritter von Schönerer, was a German nationalist. He believed that the German-speaking regions of Austria-Hungary should be added to the German empire. He also felt that Jews could never be fully-fledged German citizens. The second being the Viennese mayor Karl Lueger, Hitler learned how antisemitism and social reforms could be successful.

Whilst the exact origins of Hitler’s attitudes towards Jewish people are uncertain, he elaborates his journey into anti-Semitism in his book Mein Kampf, which he refers to a lengthy inner struggle. Some of the main reasons that could have contributed to Hitler’s attitudes towards the Jews and the fundamental reasons behind the Holocaust are; Racial ideology and superiority, Myths, Using the Jews as scapegoats, The history of Anti Semitism, Influential figures in Hitler’s life, Blaming the Jews for losing the First World War, Hitler’s experience in the First World War and his Irrational fear.

It could be argued that with the presence of Hitler's rule over Germany his opinion about the Jews couldn't be changed.

During the 1932 German presidential election, if former German President, Paul Von Hindenburg had gotten the majority of votes after the withdrawal of Theodor Duesterberg, He would've become President. Paul Von Hindenburg was an independent politician. He lost his life to Lung Cancer at the age of 86. Two hours after Hindenburg's death, it was announced that Hitler was now both Germany's head of state and head of government, thereby cementing his status as the absolute dictator of Germany.

If Paul was elected the President of Germany, the Jews would've had an influence on the culture, politics and community. There would be a communal clash because of Left-Wing Liberalism followed by the Jews. Another factor that comes into play is the Jewish labor. Even before the war began, the Nazis imposed forced labor on Jewish civilians, both inside and outside concentration camps. The Nazis increasingly exploited the forced labor of the Jews for economic gain and to meet desperate labor shortages. Most Jewish males residing in Germany were required to perform forced labor for various government agencies.

If the Holocaust didnt take place, most of the Jews currently would be poor or working a low wage job like working at factories and shops. The rich would be the Politicians, Government officials and traders.

The population of Germany would be significantly higher and diverse. There would be riots and political tensions between the Jews and other religions because of conflict of beliefs.

To conclude; The Jews would have had a hard life in Germany compared to other Religions. Their Liberal beliefs would cause havoc in a Democratic Country. Jobs would've been competitive, hard to get due to the population and they would have been discriminated against. It would've taken a long time for the Jews to have an equal place in German society fighting for their rights.