Rabbit Trail: The Nazis and Hitler
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
To understand why Annemarie and her family were afraid of the Germans, you must understand the German ruling party and its dictator.
Read the article about Nazis and then watch the video detailing the rise of the Nazi party and Adolf Hilter in Germany.
Many scholars think Nazism was a form of far- right politics. Nazism is a form of fascism and uses biological racism and antisemitism. Much of the philosophy of this movement was based on an idea that the " Aryan race", the term they used for what we today call Germanic people, was better than all other races, and had the greatest ability to survive.
The Nazis used the Swastika to represent their party. Since then it has become a symbol of hate. But, where did the swastika symbol come from and what was the original meaning? Find out in the article below.
The swastika is an extremely powerful symbol. The Nazis used it to murder millions of people during the Holocaust, but for centuries it had positive meanings. What is the history of the swastika? Does it now represent good or evil? The swastika is an ancient symbol that has been used for over 3,000 years.