Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 1 month ago

If the NAZI's were socialists like the Right says they are, why were socialists the first political prisoners sent to concentration camps?

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  • 1 month ago

    Nazi's what? 

  • 1 month ago

    The early concentration camps primarily held political prisoners as the Nazis sought to remove opposition, such as socialists and communists, and consolidate their power. So, yes the Nazi imprisoned anyone whom they felt might be against Nazism; they were not taking any chances that a few non-Nazis might get into the Nazi party and cause trouble. You can do a little research and learn all about, before, during and after  the Nazis.

    The various companies in Germany were funding the Socialist Party before Hitler became Chandler, at which time the name was changed to Nazi, approximately meaning  National Socialist Workers Party.

    Also the Anonymous, who claims that US conservatives are ignorant of history;  you copied that statement from a news broadcaster who actually stated that the Demorats will say anything if they think it will sound good to the idiots to whom they lie.  You failed to trash the US conservatives, and you obviously know nothing about the question.

  • 1 month ago

    Because they weren't the right kind of socialist; i.e.  National Socialist Workers Party, Socialists.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Look up the "The Night of the Long Knives" where a thousand of Nazi socialists and communists were purged by Hitler.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    US Conservatives are incredibly ignorant about history. They make crap up and say it's true if it feels good.  In real life, it was a coalition of conventional Conservatives who made Hitler Chancellor.  They were funded by giant corporations like Siemens for years.

  • 1 month ago

    Despite the Nazi Party being Democrat Socialist, they were a Far-Right organization, at least socially. They were more or less Socialist in name, but they did want less intervention from banks and corporations. However, some sites like Snopes have it wrong with the Nazi party in stating that they were Far-Left.

    Actually they sent Communist to Concentration camps. In which case Communism is an extreme form of Socialism.

    It wouldn't be a bad idea to read up on the Nazi party or watch a few Youtube videos that give you more information about them. Don't take the arguing and namecalling online at face value.

  • 1 month ago

    Ok... so then we can all agree that "Look at the NAME, idiot!" is not a valid rebuttal when ANTIFA's fascist tendencies are criticized..... right?

  • 1 month ago

    The term "national socialism" was invented in the 1890s in the USA by Francis Bellamy.  The German Workers Party when it was taken over by Hitler, added the German translation Nazionalsozialismus to its name.  In both the USA and Germany the term had little to do with the two versions of socialism available, one Marxist and the other less militant; rather being closer to what after Mussolini became known as fascism.  In particular, national socialism has always included a very strong racist element.

  • ree
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    The Nazis were right wing. Otto Wels was chairman of the left wing social democrats ... Hitler exiled him. Hitler persecuted anyone to various degrees if they were left wing.

  • 1 month ago

    Because they were socialists who opposed the regime.

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