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Adolf Hitler He was Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and, after 1934, also head of state as Führer und Reichskanzler, ruling the country as an absolute dictator of Germany.
Anti-Semitism Antisemitism (also spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism) is prejudice against or hostility towards Jews.
Dr. Suess Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books written under the pen names Dr. Seuss
Dictator A dictator is a ruler who assumes sole and absolute power (sometimes but not always with military control) but without hereditary ascension such as a King.
Holocaust was the killing of approximately six million European Jews during World War II, a program of systematic state-sponsored extermination by Nazi Germany.
Nazi The Nazis believed in the supremacy of an Aryan master race (specifically white, blonde, blue eyes) and claimed that Germans represent the most pure Aryan nation.
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The story of Yertle the Turtle closely parallels the story of Adolf Hitler during World War II. In fact, the original design of Yertle the Turtle had a moustache (before Dr. Seuss removed it, not wanting the symbolism to be too blatantly obvious).
Hitler was the despotic ruler of Germany, before he decided to expand the country's wealth by means of force. Yertle the Turtle used turtles as his stepping stones to power, Adolf Hitler used the people of Germany, Italy, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Greece, the USSR, etc. as his stepping stones to power.
The humble Mack, who at first goes along with Yertle's plan, symbolizes the reluctant USSR. As Yertle used Mack as a mere tool to his rise to dominion, Hitler used the USSR as a pawn to aid his military campaigns. Yertle the Turtle later becomes too engrossed in overtaking the moon to realize the troubles within his own kingdom. Adolf Hitler was too obsessed with surpassing the United States in power to pay attention to the Red Army he had betrayed
One idiosyncrasy in the story, though, was that Hitler's downfall was the result mainly of the United States. If Yertle the Turtle were to be put into these terms, it would state that the moon swept down and tumbled Yertle's throne. However, Mack's overcoming of Yertle represents the Nazi loss in the USSR during the Red Winter. While this loss to the USSR did indeed weaken the Nazi military, it was ultimately the United States and Great Britain that took back "Salamasond" from Hitler.
By spring 1941, Hitler controlled most of Europe. In this cartoon, he is the proprietor of "Consolidated World Dairy," with 11 conquered nations making up the body of one single cow. With Hitler at the head, the hindquarters remain in question The Turtles
Resource Slide 11.7.5 Discuss the constitutional issues and impact of events on the U.S. home front, including the internment of Japanese Americans and the restrictions on German and Italian resident aliens; the response of the administration to Hitler’s atrocities against Jews and other groups; the roles of women in military production; and the roles and growing political demands of African Americans. For more information on Dr. Seuss's political cartoons. http://orpheus.ucsd.edu/speccoll/dspolitic/ http://3riversepiscopal.blogspot.com/2008/12/complete-text-of-yertle-turtle.html LINK TO STORY!!!