1. Hitler believed that the Jews were responsible for everything bad that happened. He spoke his thought at speeches and the German people started believing him. Hitler seemed to be able to make anyone believe anything, this was his greatest trait. “Hitler and the Nazis said the Jews were responsible for huge events like losing World War One and the economic crisis.” Adolf Hitler's trait had a major impact on recruiting Nazis for WWII. By saying this, Hitler created an enemy. He put Nazis in a trance, making them think that Jews were the enemy and they were the good guys. “But by giving the Jews the blame Hitler created an enemy. Hitler said that all Germany’s problems had been caused by the Jews. Many people believed him.” 2. Hitler’s beliefs and words spread similar to those in To Kill a Mockingbird. They were taught to children from parents, and from friend to friend, from generation to generation. Racism was taught in the south in the United States, and antisemitism was taught in Germany. Antisemitism in Germany soon spread all around Europe, and although it is not as severe, it is still around today.
1. This article exemplifies “the other”, when Hitler released Mein Kampf. Hitler was in jail for treason because he failed to seize power in 1923. While he was incarcerated, he wrote Mein Kampf. This book outlined his ideas about races. He thought that the Jewish race weakened other races and gained power from it. “He believed the Jews to be an exceptional evil, working within the nation to subvert racial purity." Hitler and the Nazis tried to get rid of every Jew in Germany, then in Europe. “He urged the removal of Jews from Germany.” 2. The Nazis imprisoned and discriminated Germans that helped Jews. This was similar to when in To Kill a Mockingbird, some citizens in maycomb discriminated Atticus Finch for defending a black man in court, even though it was his job. "Your father's no better than the n*****s and trash he works for!" (Lee 110) In Germany some people tried hiding the fact that they helped Jews by pretending to be a Nazi. This is not possible for Atticus Finch to do in Maycomb. It isn’t possible because the whole town watches him in court when he defends blacks.
1. The Identification Card exemplifies “the other”, when the Germans conquered Greece in 1941, they took control of the land and all the jews within it. Jews in Greece were captured by the Germans. These Jews were transported to concentration camps in Poland. “Germany invaded Greece in 1941 and took over the region where Preveza was located in the fall of 1943.” “The Jews of Preveza were deported to Auschwitz in Poland in March 1944.” Jews were assigned jobs without pay in unsanitary places, they were starved and brutally beaten. 2. Although in TKAM there is no slavery and it is no longer legal or happening, discrimination is, and it is everywhere. The whites discriminated the blacks and the Nazis discriminate the Jews, both for a similar reason. The blacks are not white and the Jews are not Christians. Tom Robinson did not get a fair trial in court because the jury and town were racists and he was black. This was the same in Nazi Germany with Jews, if Jews went to court. "There's something in our world that makes men lose their heads --they couldn't be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins. They're ugly, but those are the facts of life." (Lee 220)
1. This poem exemplifies “the other” when it describes all jews having to wear blue stars on a white badge. “Not yet compelled to mark with a blue star on white badge, your Jewishness.” The Jews were permitted to wear a blue star on all of their clothes so that everybody was informed that they were Jews and/or had Jewish blood. This was not only a form of discrimination, but also a form of segregation. Jewish children in Nazi germany had to experience things that no one should ever have to experience. “grown old with knowledge beyond your years. Not yet ten. Eight? Seven?” 2. In TKAM, Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are discriminated against because they are different. Tom Robinson is discriminated against because he is black. Boo Radley is discriminated against because he does not leave his house and bad rumors are made up about him, creating sinister-like images in peoples heads. “He dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were bloodstained... ” (pg 16). In Nazi Germany and in the Holocaust, Jews were discriminated against because they were different.