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Intentionalist and the Functionalist Theories

The Holocaust is one of the most monumental events in human history. Even today, many have difficulty believing that such horrific events could occur. What theories exist as to how this incomprehensible event took place?

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There are two main theories about the Holocaust:


Intentionalists believe that the murder of the millions of Jews by the Nazis was planned from the beginning. Citing passages from Hitler's autobiography, Mein Kampf (My ...

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Holocaust theories are compared.