Root of Hitler's/Nazi Hatred for Jews
There are many contributing factors and possible theories. Here are some points to consider:
The only reason the jews were killed by the nazis were that the nazis were jealous that the jews had the riches and the main businesses, and a great life thats it 11 million people died of jealousy
Jealousy. Some Jews were successful and held powerful positions in Austria and Germany in the 1920s and 1930s. At the same time, the world was suffering in the Great Depression. For various reasons, including war reparations for World War I, Germany was being hit the hardest by the worldwide economic depression. Successful Jews were envied and blamed for "taking German jobs."
During World War I, communism was on the rise. Lenin's Revolution had forced Russia out of the war. The German Army at times faced near rebellion among their own troops. This contributed to Germany being forced to sue for peace. Since some socialist/communist leaders were Jewish this was exploited as another reason for Germans to hate Jews. Hitler often spoke of Bolshevik (communist) Jewry. There is still a strong association in people's minds between Jews and leftism.
Hitler and other Germans absorbed some of their parents' racism. Anti-Semitism has a long history.
Some Germans held to the belief that "Jewish bankers" were responsible for the Treaty of Versailles because they stopped funding WWI.
The Balfour Declaration of 1917 supposedly proves that Jews betrayed Germany in World War I. According to one who holds this theory, "During the Great War (World War I), members of the Zionist Jewish elite bartered with England and promised to bring the United States into the war in exchange for Palestine. This is the root cause of the belief that the Jews contributed to the defeat and subsequent economic r**e of Germany in the post-war years."
Jews became a scapegoat for all of Germany's economic problems. (According to this racist sentiment, "international Jewish financiers like the Rothschilds, Oppenheimers, Bilderbergs, etc., plunged the world into a war for their business profit.")
Hitler and many Nazis were influenced by an anti-Semitic book called "Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion."
Some claim that Hitler's mother was half-Jewish and he was ashamed of this. (Hitler's grandmother on his father's side was a housekeeper in the home of a Jewish family. When she left she was pregnant with his father.)
A rumor says that in Hitler's youth he slept with a Jewish prostitute and contracted syphillis.
There is one theory that says Hitler hated Jews so much because of his mother's death. She died in a hospital and the doctor may have been Jewish. There is a story that the Jewish doctor needed to examine Hitler's mother's b****t because she had b****t cancer. Hitler resented the man touching his mother intimately. Alternately, he hated the doctor for not being able to save her. One piece of evidence that contradicts this theory is a letter from Hitler to the Jewish doctor, where he apparently thanks the doctor numerous times for his help.
Hitler lived in Vienna from 1907 to 1913 and those were the most difficult years of his life. Hitler was trying to become an Architect or to make himself a name in field of arts. He was twice rejected from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. The second rejection by the Academy was one of the most traumatic experience of his life; all his dreams were shattered. After discovering that four out of seven professors that rejected him were Jewish he blamed the Jews for his failure.
The Nazis had a vision of an Aryan German race that did not include Jews and many other groups of people.
Here is an example of Hitler's anti-Semetic racism from a speech given in Munich in July 1922: "His is no master people; he is an exploiter: the Jews are a people of robbers. He has never founded any civilisation, though he has destroyed civilisations by the hundred...everything he has stolen. Foreign people, foreign workmen build him his temples, it is foreigners who create and work for him, it is foreigners who shed their blood for him."
Jewish communities tend have a very strong group collective mindset. They differentiated themselves from other Germans. This made them easier to single out for hatred.
Some say Hitler and the Nazis were simply opportunistic demagogues. Inciting hatred of the Jews was the means to an end. The Nazis used hatred of the Jews to unify the German people and create a new German empire. Nothing unites a people more than when they believe they are constantly under attack and fighting a common enemy. The Jews were convenient enemies. After propogating this idea of Jews being the scum of the earth so passionately, Hitler and the Nazis may have deluded themselves into believing it more deeply.
The Christian religions blamed the death of Christ on the Jews. One can see in the Bible the statement that the Jews demanded the death of Jesus, and said, "let it be upon our heads and that of our children." This became an excuse to abuse the Jews for more than a thousand years. It was not until the 1960's (I think) that the Catholic Church stated that the Jews were NOT to blame for the death of Jesus.
In the 1930s there was a lot of anti-Jewish feeling and resentment in the Western world. Many Jews who wanted to escape the persecution in Germany were refused entry into the US and other European countries.
As a nationalist party, any group that felt it had a higher loyalty than the nation was going to be in for trouble. This is why the Nazis tried to suppress all religion, and even set up its own secular Church. Jews tended to have family links outside Germany, especially in Russia or the US, which would make them much harder to indoctrinate with nationalist bull.
Anti-semitism has been rife throughout European history, largely because they were a distinct, easily identifiable group, who refused to integrate. (Those who really wanted to integrate converted.) Of course now we see pluralism as a virtue, and a variety of ethnicities and religions as a positive thing. However, if you want to set yourself up as the totalitarian dictator of a NATION then you have to establish a clear identity for that nation and stick to it; variety is an anathema.
Another key element of a dictatorship is fear, and a visible scapegoat experiencing the wrath of the state is a good way to keep people from stepping out of line.
Hitler was an unstable man.
Not only did hitler thank the doctor who treated his mother, apparently he allowed the doctor to escape nazi Germany without repercussions. (doesn't sound like he was too angry at the man)
One theory on this is that Hitler seeked revenge on the Jews because he was full of hate and discontent for his father, who was Jewish, for abandoning him (at a very young age) & his mother.
Hitler stated: “The war is to be a war of annihilation.” Hitler’s henchman Heinrich Himmler declared: “All Poles will disappear from the world. . . . It is essential that the great German people should consider it as a major task to destroy all Poles.” Thus, the Holocaust was not aimed at just Polish Jews; it was aimed at “all Poles.”
By being saturated with the teaching of the supremacy of the Aryan race and the inferiority of all others. Lukas states in The Forgotten Holocaust: “The Nazi theory of colonial empire in Poland was based on the denial of humanity to the Poles whom, next to the Jews, Hitler hated the most.”
Millions of Jews suffered and died simply because they were Jews in the ethnic sense. It mattered not to Hitler’s henchmen whether they were Orthodox or atheistic Jews. They were condemned to the “final solution,” or extermination, as Hitler’s method of ridding Europe of all Jews was called. Likewise, the Slavs, who for Hitler’s crusade were mainly the Poles, Russians, and Ukrainians, were condemned just for being Slavic, ‘an inferior race’ in comparison to the “supreme” Aryan stock.
Hitler hated anyone and everyone who was not of the "Aryan race" one example was Jehovah's Witnesses, thousands died at his hands.
Nothing happened exactly Hitler hated not only the jews reasons being he beleived they were a burden to the advancement of the human and what he considered and wanted to create "the perfect race"
He didn't just hate the jewish. He found that to be the best way to take over the world.
The Jews were considered an unclean and impure race by Hitler (and later other Germans). Hitler's vision was a nation of pure anglo people, which, in his mind, would ensure superior genes, intelligence and power. Anyone considered impure -- the Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals and a myriad of other types of people -- were systematically herded into ghettos and subsequently concentration camps.
the jews did absolutely nothing to deserve the treatment they got,so as the africans and the indians the jews were just picked for hatered and ujust things but again they did absolutely nothing!!!
It is said that his father was a jew, and he grew to hate him. Thats just a theory though.
It was rumored that his biological grandfather was a Jew who employed his grandmother as a housekeeper. There has never been any proof of this and no serious researcher believes it.
Pure insane race hatred. Hitler believed that Germans were inherently superior beings who were supposed to rule all other peoples. He believed that the Jews had, for many centuries, been involved in a great conspiracy to rob the German people of their rightful place in the world and he was going to put a stop to it. Michael Montagne
Hitler hated the Jews from the time he was in his late teens up. He felt they had taken over Germany in every aspect of business. Hitler was neither all that intelligent and was one angry young man. Historians feel Hitler was brain-washed in hospital after he was temporarily blinded in WW1 and lead to believe that Germany should have an Ayrian Race. Blond, blue-eyed and of great intelligence. He was not the one entirely who hatched the idea to exterminate the Jews (Gypsies included) or anyone hiding Jews in their homes. In todays world we would call Hitler a "radical" or some people may even let "bi-polar" pass through their lips. Hitler was prone to very depressed moods.
If you want more information please go on "Google.com" and type in "The autobiography of Hitler." It is very interesting reading.
Hitler only hated the jews because as a child he went to a jewish art school,and they kicked him out.The nazis only hated the jews because Hitler did.
Remember that Hitler had a difficult time attempting to pursue his Art career, and alternatively could not find any type of employment elsewhere. This was owing to the amount of cheap labor that had flooded the country. Although Germany’s economy was in disarray, the country itself was overwhelmed with this market for cheap labor and had in reality outsourced and unhinged itself in many ways. Hitler as a result deeply resented this, and even spent a period of time living on the streets and unable to support himself. In fact many Germans found themselves in the same position, unemployed and hungry. Jews however controlled mostly everything from Banks to local businesses, and were deeply involved in the politics of the country. From this it would be easy to conclude that it would eventually fuel an insurgence of contempt and hatred, for what appeared to be a comfortable setup for a particular race. Oddly enough we are seeing clear examples of the same activity today, as we watch cheap labor beginning to tip the scales of balance in Europe and the USA, and creating housing problems and unemployment becoming the order of the day…. Not forgetting to mention the quantity of outsourcing that is also taking place etc. Friedrich Nietzsche who was not Anti-Semitic even expressed his concern at the turn of the nineteenth century when he spoke of the amount of Jews that were, or had already entered the country, and even said himself ‘How do we assimilate them all into our society, by housing them and employing them’. From this statement he was evidently clearly aware that it would generate an upheaval somewhere along the timeline.
Answered By: cookie - 7/12/2006