drilled and saluted.
the word educate? How did Hitler indoctrinate young Germans? Why did
he focus his efforts on them rather than on their parents?
To indoctrinate is to “teach to accept a system of thought uncritically”. To
educate is to “provide information, to inform”. Indoctrinate differs from
exploration. Hitler indoctrinated young Germans by limiting their
was no room for different thought in Hitler?s schools. Hitler concentrated
mindset gets more concrete and inflexible.
those messages affect the way he/she viewed the world? How does such an
atmosphere turn hatred into a habit?
savior of Germany. Therefore, everything Hitler said had to be true, had to
be right. Both the hate and the superiority messages combined made
Germany magnificent and the rest of the world inferior. Children were
taught to be extremely ethnocentric. That sort of atmosphere turns hatred
into a habit because whenever those children see something that isn?t like
themselves they are automatically hostile to it.
4. Why is Peter Becker not sure of what he would have done if he had been
Peter Becker is not sure of what he would have done if he were assigned
to a death camp because he is not sure if he would have had “that internal
strength” to see that what was happening was wrong. But I think he would
have followed the orders blindly, because first, that?s what he?s been doing
his whole life, but second, because he always truly believed in Hitler and
anything that he did.
Obedience is to obey a command. Blind obedience is when you obey a
obedience and conformity is that when you conform you agree to do
something or become similar to what you are conforming to.
2. What encourages obedience?
child is told to clean their room, are they going to do it out of a desire to
please? Or that they think that their parents are telling them this for their
own good? They clean it because they don?t want to get hit and/or punished
and have their privileges taken away.