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Friday, 29 May 2015

How did the common people of Germany react to Nazism

How did the common people of Germany react to Nazism? 

Answer: Common people of Germany can be put into three categories based on their views about Nazism. 

1. Those who believed in Nazism Idea and supported it. They marked the houses of Jews and spread anger and hatred against other communities
including Jews. 

2. Those who opposed it actively. They had to face the wrath of Nazi government and even death sentences. 

3. Those who were passive onlookers and apathetic witnesses. They were to scared to act or to protest. Pastor Niemoeller, a resistance fighter, wrote about this attitude of apathy among Germans to let atrocities to occur in their neighbourhood .

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