Through out history there have been many leaders that are remembered as particularly vicious and damaging to society. When it comes to Europe, there is one name that sticks out as a man who caused significant pain and suffering to a vast amount of people. Adolf Hitler was one of the most unyielding and destructive rulers in all of European history. Hitler was the ruler of Germany, and eventually the Nazi Germany movement from 1934 to 1945. This was a devastating time for people of various races, and cultures; however, there were few that had it worse than people of Jewish decent. The travesties and atrocities that the Jewish people had to endure are horrific and it is amazing that the Jewish culture has flourished and become more prevalent than ever, since.
During the decade of terror that Adolf Hitler brought to Europe during the late 1930’s and early 1940’s, there were many people and entire families that were murdered brutally and without lament. Hitler had his troops focus on the destruction of the Jewish race and wanted to see all of them killed. The Jewish people were captured, tortured, humiliated, abused, brutalized, and more often then not, murdered. There were concentration camps that were set up at various locations where entire groups of people who practiced the Jewish faith were forced in to chambers where they were gassed to death with deadly chemicals. Others were shot with not fatal wounds and left to die. The sadness and terror raged on for over ten long years. After Hitler was brought down from power, the healing process began with hundreds of thousands of Jewish children left without parents and other family members. It was a tragic time in history that is still taught in History classes around the world today.
Adolf Hitler is regarded as one of the most powerful leaders in all of German history. However, power does not make you a fair, just, or even good leader. Power can be abused and misused, and Hitler was a prime example of the misuse of power. He brainwashed his followers and the military men that did his biding for him. It was a struggle for other countries to help to bring him down out of power and the Nazi reign of horror was known as the Holocaust. The pictures documenting the tragedies show hundreds of bodies stacked up in piles and can truly chill someone to the core.