Daniel Dolban and Michael Zaslavsky Introduction Our research question for the senior project is
Daniel Dolban and Michael Zaslavsky
Our research question for the senior project is: How did the Treaty Of Versailles influence the life in Germany during the 1920’s-30’s and facilitate and Hitler’s rise to power?.
The Treaty of Versailles was a peace treaty that was signed by Germany and the Allied Powers which included The United States, The British Empire, France and other countries. The treaty was signed on 28 June, 1919 at the Palace of Versailles that is located in Paris, France. The treaty symbolized the end of World War I and included many restrictions that were aimed against Germany. The restrictions limited Germany from many political, territorial and economical aspects. Germany also had to pay reparations for the damages it caused to other countries. As a result of the sanctions, Germany’s economy deteriorated drastically and so did the living conditions of its citizens. The country was left in ruins and the German people were disappointed with their government and were desperate for a change.
We chose this subject for a few reasons. Firstly, we learned about this in our history class at school and we are familiar with the ideas. Secondly, the impact of the treaty on the standard of living in Germany helped Hitler to manipulate the citizens of Germany and gain control of the whole country which, in turn, caused the biggest tragedy in Jewish history. The Holocaust claimed the lives of over 6 million innocent Jews around Europe and the northern part of Africa. In conclusion, we chose to do our senior project about this event because of its contribution to the beginning of World War II, which majorly affected human history as a whole and Jewish history in particular.