The most concentration camps were in Poland, because it was the home of the largest Jewish population in Europe while at the same time it was ideally situated for what was happening to be hidden from the world, and also from a great many of the German people.
Have always admired Elie Wiesel enormously as a human being but although I have heard of 'Night' haven�t read the book so far, and don�t know its exact contents.
However it was the depression of 1929 which created enormous poverty, out of control inflation and unemployment, in a Germany which was already finding difficulties dealing with the conditions of the Treaty of Versailles, that turned people to the extremist political parties such as the Nazis and Communists. They lost confidence in Democracy.
Although they had more support in total than the Nazis the moderate parties then refused to work together, enabling Hitler, who was evil and manipulative but charismatic, to gain power with his party.
He was even supported by major industrialists as well as a broad section of society, because he promised to improve what was a desperate situation.
The absolutely terrible things that happened to the Jewish people, many who had fought bravely for Germany during WWI, and millions of others who were not considered �worthy�, as well as subsequent war casualties, were a consequence of Hitler being in power, and the equally twisted behaviour of those that were close to him and supported him, but it is not thought to be the initial reason he came to power.
Francine McKenna-Klein - German Culture Editor German Culture Site
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