The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
<br>Adolf Hitler, who was the leader of the Nazis, was born in Austria just across the border from German Bavaria. Hitler would begin to read his fathers history books about Native Americans and how they were slaughtered along with reading about battles between the Germans and Russians. This would make him familiar to racism at an early age. Hitler did not get along with his father when he was young because his father …show more content…
Also in 1938 the Holocaust had begun when the Jews were being attacked and arrested. Hitler's plan of the master race begins, and the foundation for war has been built (Denny). In 1939 the Nazis proceeded toward the plan to exterminate all Jews. Italy and Japan joined the Axis and Germany then went and defeated Poland and five days later planned an attack on France.
<br>In 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbor bringing the United States into the war. The allies were slowly defeating Hitler by stopping him with his pursuit in the Soviet Union, and defeating him at the big Battle of Bulge. The Allies then began to invade Europe through Italy. They conquered Sicily and Italy changed alliances, switching from axis support to ally support. The turning point in the war came on June 6, 1944 when the Allies launched an invasion code-named D-Day on Normandy, France. The Allied forces pushed the Germans east as the Soviet Union pushed German troops west. The two sides met at Berlin where Germany was forced to surrender (Denny). The Japanese were able to continue to hold off allied forces. Truman decided to end the war against Japan quickly and decisively with the use of the United State's secret weapon, the atomic bomb. Bombs were dropped on both Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing 120,000 nearly instantly. Surprised at these horrors, Emperor Hirohito surrendered on September 2,