Issue of veterans being disenfranchised and trauma

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Issue of veterans being disenfranchised and trauma that didn’t have any support or inclusion from society Led to feelings of anger Felt they fought for their country and didn’t have and acceptance when returning Austrian born German -- Adolf Hitler Wounded in battle and won few medals for bravery and valor Failed artist Missed admission and then flunked the test Living off of very small inheritance and then lived in homeless shelter WWI gave him purpose Like other veterans -- returned to Germany w/o any appreciation Going to channel this anger and lead a movement to lead Germany back to its glory days National-Socialism Party (Nazism) Extreme nationalism
Define national community based on race and language (German speaking people) To bring all German-speaking people into the same territory that were currently scattered under the same nazi-led govt. Justification for this used by Hitler to grab land where German people live, to form a German nation Nation is end goal Embrace of agrarianism instead of capitalism Party deeply suspicious about capitalism, believe it should serve nation Necessary evil b/c most Germans belonged on land to be harvesting Believed Germans needed more land to farm --> need to expand To expand eastward into lands of Slavic people --> justify grabbing territory by saying Slavic are racially inferior Scientific racism Us vs them mentality b/c of extreme nationalism Scientific ability to be identified as German race --> also need to identify those who aren't German Doctors were trying their best to scientifically identify the Aryan race and who didn’t belong Encouraged natalist policy --> women encouraged to birth and strengthen the race and nation Non-Aryan races restricted from giving birth and avoiding all inter- marriage b/w Jews and other races Anti-intellectualism Rejecting intellectual cultivation Burning books Jewish writers considered dangerous and burned their books in public Nazis featured doing physical activity -- not about critically thinking things but rather about progressing physically and doing something about it Weimar Republic culture is decadent and it shouldn’t matter Vision of art was very traditional and classical German mythology Glorifies German nation -- art becomes propaganda Degenerate art exhibition -- art that shouldn’t be allowed --> try to educate public about what's acceptable German art Anti-Semitism Present in all other aspects German-Jewish population was singled out to be enemies of the state and of the German nation Doctors trying to scientifically identify the German heritage vs Jewish heritage In the eyes of Nazi propagandists Jews living in the cities, actively involved in capitalism Out for their personal wealth Away from German nation
More Jewish intellectuals weren't investing into the German nation according to them

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