The goal of any history course is to teach the lessons of the past so they will not be repeated in the future. There is not greater example of this than the rise of the Nazi party in Germany in the 1920's and 30's. What started out as an radical movement that was easy to ignore grew into a political party that gained majority status in the German Weimar Republic. How can this happen? Examine the links below to draw conclusions that can help explain this very important topic.
Click on the banner below to look at the history of the Nazi Ideology, what they believed in and where their beliefs came from.
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Below is the full 1981 made for TV movie that depicts the social experiment known as 'The Wave'. In 1968 a teacher in Palo Alto, California conducted an experiment with a high school class to show how a totalitarian dictatorship like that of Hitler could possibly gain power.

Below is a brief video of Hitler speaking and the actions of the Nazis in the 1930's.

Click on the Image of Joseph Goebbels to see how the Nazi message was crafted
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Click on the Image below to research the steps toward the Holocaust.

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For further Viewing/Reading; The Holocaust has created no shortage of references in modern culture. Countless books and movies pay homage to this catastrophe. Here are, to me, the most significant.
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The Diary of Anne Frank Night by Survivor Elie Weisel Maus by Art Spiegelman a graphic novel about his fathers experience

Schindlers List (1993 Best Picture Award by Steven Spielburg