If Hitler was so bad, why didn’t people around him just kill him?

If Hitler was so bad, why didn't people around him just kill him? by Duy Truong

Answer by Duy Truong:

Because Hitler wasn’t so bad to them.

Put yourself in the shoes of an average German for a moment.

Your country lost World War I and was put at the mercy of the victors. No mercy was given. You now had to pay reparations and your military was severely restricted.[1]

Worst of all, they pinned it all on you. Germany was forced to accept the sole responsibility of war, without having been given any say in the matter.[2]

Your pride in your nation was shattered. You felt humiliated on the international stage.

Then came the Great Depression. Your life just got so much more miserable. You couldn’t feed your family. Everyone around you was suffering. The government tried to make things better. They failed each and every time. Life continued to get worse.[3]

Then came a guy.

He promised to restore the German army back to its former glory. He did just that.[4]

He promised to take back the land that was lost in the war. He did just that.[5]

He promised to abolish the shameful Treaty of Versailles. He did just that.[6]

He promised to create more jobs and help you put food on your table. He did just that.[7]

Most important of all, he gave you a sense of national identity. You can be proud of your country again.

So it’s only natural that you loved him. Not to mention, you attended one of his massive rallies and was swept by his powerful, emotional speeches.

Everyone you know loved him. Your friends, your neighbours, your boss.

He made Germany great again. Why do you want to even attempt to assassinate the man?


[1] Terms of the Treaty of Versailles

[2] Article 231 of the Treaty of Versailles – Wikipedia

[3] Weimar Republic and the Great Depression – History Learning Site

[4] German re-armament – Wikipedia

[5] Hitler reoccupies the Rhineland – Mar 07, 1936 – HISTORY.com

[6] Breaking the Versailles Treaty – 1934-1937

[7] Economy of Nazi Germany – Wikipedia

If Hitler was so bad, why didn't people around him just kill him?

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