How did Hitler brainwash so many teenagers?
Summary: The Nazi state of Germany would take young boys at the age of 10 years old to start transforming them into soldiers to fight for the Nazis. Hitler would put the things that he wanted them to learn, whether it was correct or incorrect, and make it the curriculum for the students. When the boys turned 18, they were forced to apply for the army immediately, but with what he had been teaching them, they were already convinced to anyways.
What was the Kristallnacht and why was it so important?
Summary: The Kritallnacht was a series of anti-Jewish acts that happened on the night of November 9 and 10, of 1938. The countries that these acts took place in were Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. They not only killed and injured many Jews, but they also destroyed their homes and businesses. German officials claimed that it was caused by a public outburst due to the assassination of Ernst vom Rath. Joseph Goebbels gave a speech which intimidated many people, putting fear into the peoples' minds.
History of the Swastika
The Swastika had been around for at least 5,000 years before Hitler designed the Nazi flag, which contained a Swastika in the middle. Swastika, believe it or not, actually means "good fortune" or "well being." Now, even after the Nazis killed millions of Jews, the Swastika is still a sacred symbol in the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Odinism. An archaeologist by the name of Heinrich Schliemann discovered a giant, ancient Swastika in Troy. They used to be seen as a major religious symbol, but now they are usually seen as a terrible symbol due to the acts that the Nazis carried out on the Jews. The Germans officially adopted the Swastika as one of their symbols in 1920.