i think hitler was trying to fight communism, but people think he was a mad man who wants every thing dead, if he was so raciest why did he team up with the japanse? right ater the war the US starts the cold war with russia because russia is communism.
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Hitler wasn't trying to fight communism. He was trying to "unify" his people, the Aryan people. He envisioned a race of white people he referred to as Aryans whom he thought to be the master race, genetically superior to all over races.
Although Hitler hated communism, his main goal always was the removal of the jews and other non-Aryans from his land (Germany and the captured areas). The whole reason Hitler had the communists, the Jews, Gay people, Gypsies, etc. put to death in his death camps was because no other nation wanted them and to him, they were less than human. They were barely animals to him. A blight to be removed from his great nation. And he exterminated them as one would exterminate an insect from their garden. (Perhaps it's fitting then that Zyklon B, a common German pesticide of the time, was used to gas the victims of the death camps.)
It's true, he was not a "mad man" who "[wanted] everything dead" as you say. He may have had some mental issues, especially with rage. But I don't think he was crazy, per se. And as for him wanting everything dead, it's not that he was a homicidal maniac... he just didn't care. These people, the jews, gypsies, gays, communists, etc, they were nothing to him. Something to simply be removed. It wasn't that he wanted them dead. It was just that he wanted them not to be around anymore and he didn't care if they died. Horribly.
History being written by the victor just means there will be a slant... It doesn't necessarily mean everything will be made up. Most of it will usually be true and accurate.
And Historians, the people who study such events of human history, are largely unbiased. Historians agree, hitler wanted jews dead b/c they were in his way. He wanted to control Europe, and perhaps one day the whole world.
As a final thought, one general who was responsible for leading a liberation of one of the camps knew there would be those who denied that such barbaric actions could really have happened. So to ensure there could be no doubt, he ordered his men to walk through the camp and look on the horrors the nazis perpetrated. They saw mass graves. Dead bodies left to rot. Roads paved with jewish tombstones. Walking skeletons that once resembled human beings. And these men who had braved some of the fiercest battles of the war broke down and cried openly on their knees at the sight of these horrors and at the understanding that human beings (the nazis) had done these things to other human beings.1