This question is not so simple as one might think. There have been many books written on the subject, so . . . You can imagine.
Persecution of the Jewish people goes back for centuries before Christ. Though many Christians have used the crucifixion of Jesus Christ as reason enough to treat this group of people very badly.
The early persecution began when there were more than just the Jews (the family of Judah), but of all the Hebrew nations. These were the 12 tribes of Israel (if you accept the Old Testament as history). Much of the persecution was because the Hebrew tribes grew and claimed land for the increase population. The people of the tribe of Judah grew the most, and therefore took more land.
By the time the Romans had conquered the area, there were mostly only the descendants of Judah that were accounted for. And, of course, the Romans held no good will to the peoples that they had conquered, including the Jews.
During the first thousand years A.D. "after Christ", the Jewish people spread throughout Europe. Most countries only allowed the people to be "money lenders", called "usury" in the Bible. Though most wealthy people made use of this trade, most people were taught to believe that it was a dirty trade, and was to be despised. Also because of the crucifixion of Christ Jews were held beneath contempt.
During the second thousand years many of the Jews prospered and became wealthy through their industriousness, and keen understanding of the financial systems of the various countries that they were in. By the 1800s and onwards, there were many Jews that had also become very well educated. By the 20th Century, there were many prominent and well-known Jews throughout Europe, Great Britain, and elsewhere, such as the US. But old prejudices die hard.
Hitler rose to power by playing the politicians just right, and then taking their positions from them. Germany was in a state of devastation after WWI. "Xenophobia" (fear of strangers) is a common occurrence among groups of people when they are "down and out". Every country in the world seemed to hold the Jews as lower class citizens, even the UK and the US. It was very useful for Hitler's popularity to find a "villain" to blame for most of the country's woes. And there were many people who actually believed that there was a caste system of races, and groups of people who were on a scale that proved their differences and incompetence.
Hitler did not find much resistance to his philosophy that Jews were a lesser people. And from there, with his devoted followers, he moved them into a "cause" of the world's problems. No one should allow themselves to think that other countries did not know about all this. There were pamphlets published in the US and other countries "proving" this belief. Because there was already so much antisemitism (meaning: Against Jews) feeling in the world, many people just didn't pay much attention. There were, of course, many people who did not believe this way, but had become afraid to stand up for their beliefs
There is a theory that when Hitler's mother was dying of cancer, her doctor, who was Jewish, was blamed by young Adolf, and that this was the reason for his intense persecution. I think that though Hitler may have found blame there, it was only an addition to something that worked politically for him. I am NOT saying that he did not, himself, believe it. I think it is clear that Hitler was a deep antisemite. But he manipulated the belief and found favor amongst colleagues and even people of science. This gave him whatever else he might have wanted to "purify" Germany, and later the world.
He did not just pick on the Jews, of course. Anyone that was considered "defective", also died at his order. People in programs for Mental Retardation or Mental Asylums were taken away, in secret, and killed. Their families were told that they were in a new facility where they were to be cared for and in the best of places. Hitler cleared out many of the prisons and jails, because, to be a criminal was a "defect", and they were killed.
You must understand that it was a very different time and circumstances. Hitler grew up in Austria during a time of incredible poverty in Germany. Germany had already won the war in Europe and had offered a peaceful settlement with Great Britain. Jews were thriving in Germany at the time. They were the upper class. The 1917 Balfour Declaration brought the US into WWI at a time when Germany was already offering peace talks. The Balfour Declaration would pave the way for the creation of Israel which would be financed by bankrupting the government of Germany (see Treaty of Versailles). Afterwards, massive inflation and boycotting of German products caused the German people to starve. They were very bitter towards Jews afterward. It would be the equivalent of Mexicans immigrating to the US and taking over the banking system. Then making a deal with Mexican Banks to use the US people to finance the creation of a new state in Iceland. Americans wouldn't like Mexicans very much afterward. Fortunately, Mexicans are not like that.
Bluesman is correct about Hitler considering Jews to be sub-human, but there was more to it than that. Germany was experiencing hard times after WW I. He needed to focus the people on something as the cause of their problems, and the Jews were the perfect scapegoats. They controlled money and wealth, and they were professional, educated people. All that made them a target for the blame for the economic downturn in Germany, and Hitler was able to capitalize on that by whipping the population into an anti-semetic frenzy.
Adolf hitler is simply selfish he thought that the jews were experiencing so much benefits in their life and having no pain at all but not the real history ofcourse I read in some books that the jews had made something to their family when he was young and that thing made him angry but whatever it is that the jews had made he doesnt have right to burn people, to kill innocent children,to make them naked,to shower them with gas and treat them more than animals.I'm a german thats why I know what hitler feels about someone living in our own country but its still unhuman to burn thousands of alive jews he is a crab-minded -that means when the crab s are in a bucket they would all climb up and one crab would pull one simply that adolf don't wanted that someone would be higher than him...thats the cruel adolf hitler a man without conscience ,a man without soul ,a man would kill an innocent infant---
It is believed that between the years of 1939 and 1945 the SS with various means at its disposal eradicated 6 million Jews along with another 5 to 8 million homosexuals, disabled, mentally retarded people, Poles, Gypsies and other ethnic groups etc.
The elimination or mass killing of the Jews is believed to have been the Nazis answer to the Final Solution of the Jewish Question. One particular historian, Christopher Browning, cites certain decisions made in July 1941 and later still in October 1941 that led to the start of the persecution.
There are reports that the Germans had thought out an alternative to the killing by way of using the navy of the defeated British Empire to ship all the ethnic groups to the Island of Madagascar. But the failure to defeat the British meant no British navy.
I think we can all agree that he did it because he was mentally unstable!!He was a sick man with a twisted idea of creating what he thought to be the "perfect race ." It's really sad that he had all those followers that agreed with him and helped him to commit all the evil atrocities against those that didn't fit in with his ideals!!
Hitler did not hate the jews.In fact during the first world war he served with them and under them. Hitler was recommended for the iron cross by his jewish commander.Hatred was focused on the jews after the first world war because.The banking houses of the time were historically run and owned by merchant bankers which also historically was owned and run by the jewish merchant/banking class.
Taxation was not popular in Germany to fund the war effort so in order to fund the war effort Germany borrowed huge amounts of money from the banks in order to fund the war effort.As inflation rose many business went bankrupt due to the high cost and high interest rates,Finally when so many banks collapsing the banks could no longer continue to loan money this led to a massive economic crises something similar to what we are seeing today with the world financial crises.
Germany did not lose the war militarily as no foreign troops were in Germany and in fact both eastern and western fronts were holding.Back in the rear when the banks began to fail no more funds were available to the German government . Also the trade worker unions and the German bolcheviks which drew its influence from leon trotski who was a jew eventually assaninated in Mexico by stallins agents were organizing massave strikes and riots in germany to protest the food shortages.The bolchevics were hoping for a revolution in Germany that mirrored the one in Russia.The fact that Leon trotsky lead this ideology in Russia gave the counter revolutionaries the perfect propaganda in Germany.They simply claimed that the jewish bankers stabbed us in the Back by cutting of the loans to the war machine and the working class jews of which many were in charge of the trade unions refused to work and instead went on strike agienst the German government during a time of war.They then popularized the notion that the jewish bankers and the jewish led trade worker unions and the bolchvicks were all working hand in hand that finally led to the loss of the war.(Popular stabbed in the back theory) propagandsized extensivly by the right wing parties that opposed trade worker unions and communists and anyone or organizations associated with them. 1926-1934.The jews betrayed the Faterland was the big and popular excuse for the loss of the war and any political partie that was advocating this excuse was immediatly recognised as credibal.
AS for the racial purity ideology? All the western countries scientists which included America and Great Britten, were experimenting with charlse dawins theory the origins of species which gave rise to the notion that as the animal evolves over time it will become superior in size and strenght in order to survive and triumph its competetors in order to survive.Breeding camps were indeed used in America,Great Britten and in Germany were humans were used to test this ideology.Funny how now only Germany was remembered for doing this.
Finally up to 150,000 Germans of jewish descent did serve in Hitler,s Wermacht.Many were lifetime career soldiers that hitler had originally served with during world war one.
Finally this information is available from many sources unfortunately if your interested in historical facts you will have to study history in depth
Hitler served as a Corporal for the Germans in WW1 and when he was given the Iron Cross for a moment of bravery. He saw that the General that gave him this was a Jew by a ring on his finger signaling that he was a Jew. So when he was in the ward for treatment that he had on a injury that he suffered from a gas attack he heard that this General had signed the surrender of the German Army .He was soo annoyed that he started complaining and giving speeches about all the jewish on how rubbish they were. A man that was very politicaly strong was very interested in his speeches and so took him on as a talker. He was asked to start a party (political) and so he came up with the swastika as the emblem and his mustach.
Adolf Hitler hated the Jews for many reasons. He hated the Jews because, he thougth the Jews were the one causing the bad economy of the Germans. He also hated the Jews because, the Jews were not a menber of the master race and because he wanted more land 4 Germany. Adolf Hitler hate the Jews because, he thought the Jews posseses too much wealth. He also hated the jews because , he thougth that the Jews were arrogant they claim that they are the chosen people;and he thougth that the Jews are a covenient group to single out and blame for their troubles. Lastly, he hated the Jews because, he thougth the jews are an inferior race and he thougth the Jews killed Jesus.
Jews have a habit of taking things over and being underhanded. Germany in the 30's was starting to have a problem and Hitler wanted the jews out. If you look at the USA for an example,The movie,media,sports...ect,ect,Are mostly controlled by Jews. If you want to dig deeper.The jews bible"Talmud" says:
Exact quotes:ps,Gentiles are non Jews.
Baba Kamma 113a. Jews may use lies ("subterfuges") to circumvent a Gentile. Yebamoth 98a. All gentile children are animals. Sanhedrin 57a . When a Jew murders a gentile ("Cuthean"), there will be no death penalty. What a Jew steals from a gentile he may keep.
To be able to understand why Hitler hated Jews and why he was so horrible to them is to understand the fact that Hitler was brought up in great difficulty at the same time when Jews controlled the most important post, controlled most of the business, in shorts were well off. This created a jealousy. A jealousy that he would take out on the Jews by taking their lives.
Germany was going through a period of economic difficulty after the World War 1 and the Germans on whole were facing problems of lack of jobs. This greatly influenced Hitler to blame the Jews who he thought were the stealing jobs and money from the Germans who he thought rightly belong to.
They are many theories presented for such vicious hate redness, one such is that Hitler wished and tried his level best to become an architect or be involved in the field of arts. However he was rejected from the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. However he discovered that the majority of the professors who rejected him were Jews, thus he blamed Jews for this.
Another reason which angered Hitler was his mothers death. The doctor treating his mother was a Jew. After the death of her mother, he blamed the doctor for not being able to treat her mother.
All these factors influenced Hitler to be an extremist anti Jew.
Adolf hitler hated the jews because when he was a little child in his school the little children would teas him so he said that when he grew up that he would take revenge on them so when he grew up and became powerful he took all the jews from germany and holland and poll-and and he sent them in trucks to camps called death camps in germany and holland and poll-and he took the children and put them in these camps he didnt give them much food or water ,some of the children died because of starving he didnt give them clothes to wear just a large piece of cloth. HE sent the mothers and fathers to work very hard and if they didnt work hard he would beat them very badly.THESE DEATH CAMPS WHERE CALLED DEATH CAMPS BECAUSE ALL OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN THEM WILL BE KILLED IN THE END .
The jews were not persecuted in nazi germany because hitler thought they were going to invade palestine, and how dare you talk about the jewish race in that way! We are not like that. You would not be able to name one country or race of people who haven't invaded other countries at some point in history. Look at what the americans are doing in afghanistan, but when they do it its for democracy, when the jews do it they're "killers, murderers, mercenaries". I suppose you know everything about the Israeli-Palestine conflict. In answer to the actual question Jews were persecuted in Nazi Germany because anti-semitism was a widespread concept at the time, and the fact that Jews only made up 1% of Germany's population made them easy targets. When the depression hit people needed scape goats and the Jews were the obvious choice, as they dominated the financial sector. Hitler held a personal grudge against the Jews, supposedly because they were to blame for him being rejected by an art school in Vienna. It is important to point out that the jews were not the only group of people who were persecuted by the nazis, 100,000s of germans (including children) were killed or sterilised for being asocials; disabled, alcoholics etc. Communists were the first group of people to be killed, so were gypsies, black people and homosexuals.
When German Fascist Adolf Hitler occupied the territories of Poland,Norway,Denmark and Yugoslavia in Second World War(1939-1945),ordered the massacre of the inhabitants of the occupied territories.The majority of the population consisted of Jewish community. It is said that the German forces burnt mostly of them ,some rolled down under the army-tanks.In this way ,the civilians were put to death. This was known as Holocaust in History. It was an attempt of genocide and was considered as inexcusable crime .
Because his mum was going out with a jew and the jew didnt treat him well and he thought the jews were taking over and they had all the shops and all the money and he was pour but he didnt think it was because he was lazy and sat on his ass all day
The Nazis believed in the racial superiority of the Aryan people (blonde hair, blue eyes, lots of muscle) and wanted to create a racially pure Germany. They believed in Social Darwinism: The concept of survival of the fittest. This meant that in their view the inferior races such as the Jews had to be eliminated.
Hitler was a Jew himself and his father beat him regularly, therefore he automatically assumed all Jews were bad. After Hitler was converted to a German he used the Jews as an Escape Gate and blamed the Jews for all Germany's problems. This helped Hitler become more powerful as all Germans believed him as he was such a powerful speaker and didn't take no for an answer. Hitler went on to continually disrespect the Jews and make them all work as slaves in concentration or death camps.
It basically started when her returned to Vienna after his tour of duty when he was injured. He saw that the Jews were taking over the jobs of the soldiers who were fighting instead of fighting themselves. He felt that they were using the German people for there own benefit Then there was the issue of the chosen people. Hitler did not like that idea at all.
The vast wealth of the jewish population in germany during a period of economic depression led people to not feel connected to the jewish community, which rarely assimilates into any area, which creates conflict, when you hear about the vast wealth looted from the german jews remember that the rest of germany was not so fortunate.
From the start Hitler read many books on hatred. But he was angry about the Civil war and blamed the Jews for losing the war. What this did was to make the idea explode. I can only say that he was evil from when he was small. He didn't care for school, was often punished, and was beaten mercilessly by his father for any little thing. The only person he loved was his mother who died from cancer, and I believe her doctor also was jewish.
Hitler was basically raised as a hateful child. His father beat him mercilessly and he in turn would slap his sister several times and pick on others. He was also angry at the jewish doctor who treated his mother for cancer. As he grew he read countless books on hatred and blamed the jews for losing WWI.. Add to the fact that he was on serious morphine and other drugs administered by his doctor so he was mental. He was a dangerous mental patient with absolute power. But he was jewish, his army was half homesexual, half swedish, half African American, which he placed in camps later and there were other mixtures in his army.
Hitler wanted a perfect germany which could only have germans obviously but it meant that was the beginning of the war spreading to other countries taking them out one by one because he belived all people should be german, blonde, blue eyed, tall, healthy and athletic but we stopped him. He wass just a world dictator that had a very twisted way of thinking and had insane visions of a perfect future for his country. Childhood traumas will have had something to do with his wellbeing when he was older but he shouldn't have been allowed to rule under mental states like that.
Stop it everyone. Hitler didn't hate the Jews he wanted an excuse to rob them of their money, their businesses, their homes, and their possessions. He justified the pillage of the Jews and then he had to kill them off so he could also steal their gold teeth and make blankets out of their hair etc. It was all financial. He then added the destruction of the metally inferior, the gypsies and anyone else he felt was not acceptable so there would be less people to spread the stolen wealth amongst. He was a thief and a murderer and the Germans were behind him all the way. Everyone globally hated and still hate the Jews because they were and still are successful. That will never change. So Hitler was slick and killed 2 birds with one stone. Helped his country financially and got rid of the people he didn't like. He was very successful in his reign of terror but he didn't do it alone.
I read that his mom did landary for a living, and a Jewish lady pushed in front of her, this started it but in his book mein komff, I can't remember exactly how its spelled, he wrote it while imprisoned, that he thought it was "Gods will" he illimanated the Jewish people. Either way he was an obvious meglomanaic, "You can't make saine the insaine" I think his serious mental illness/illneses combined with his prolific drug abuse, power hunger, combined with his high iq, was a recipe for ultimate disaster. Good fortune
When he was growing up, Hitler's mother was struggling. He noticed that it seemed to him that Jewish people had money and influence. He developed a resentment and hate for Jews that he carried with him on throughout his life in a nut shell.
Because the Jews dominated the banking institutions in Germany who worked with the allies in enforcing war reparations against Germany for WW1. Furthermore Hitler believed the German Jews collaborated with Jews in Britain and the U.S. In bringing the U.S. Into the war, ensuring Germany's defeat.
The reason Hitler and German society hated Jews is because they were swiftly taking over the economy by landing important job roles. The xenophobic fraction of society was already present before Hitler became the catalyst to action.
Please if you don't have a rational answer for the question-- Don't answer it at all. You might think it's funny to put it on there, but really? IT'S RETARDED. I think the reason is what Thomasm said; but that's my opinion.
There is a new 2009 book named "Hitler's Jewish Hatred - Cliche and Reality" (Hitler's Judenhass - Klischee und Wirklichkeit) by historian Ralf Georg Reuth. Apparently it's not yet translated to english. Try to search the review with google.
Because hitler was going for White Power, and he hate the jews who lived in germany. The idea of zionism came up before those jews in germany were killed, therefore Hitler was trying to crush them out so they won't go for what they are right now; killers, murderers, mercenaries, and world leaders. The race of Hitler was squashing those jews out of their lands, so they won't do what they're doing to Palestine right now. Hitler had a point, but no one understood his point only after they conquested Palestine and murdered hundreds of thousands of palestinians and made the left leave. By conquering Palestine, and killing those people, I believe Hitler's point of "I wanted to kill every single Jew in this world, but I left some so the world would see what they're made of" is 100% true. I don't think all jews are the same, but there is a big percentage of them, are like so.
Hitler killed jews because he blamed them for the defeat of ww2. He called them the "november criminals" he had to blame someone so he picked on jews. Some people still believe that Hitler was the most evil man in the world. Hitler killed over 6 million Jews in the Holocaust. Hitler disliked the Jews. He was trying to kill all Jews because of their beliefs and because he felt that Jews were not as good as Germans. Hitler ordered the killing, because he believed that the Jews were his powerful enemies, bent on destroying him. For Hitler the Jews were like windmills to Don Quixote. The best proof of Hitler's sickness is his behavior at the end of the war. When the Russians were only miles away, he was holed in the bunker and spent his time shuffling non-existing divisions or ordering increased production of tanks and aircrafts, in non-existing factories. He lost completely the touch with reality. His outward appearance was pitiful; his hands trembled, and he walked scooped, with difficulty. It looked like that he suffered from Parkinson's disease, but medical experts say that Parkinsonism affects only the motor coordination. It doesn't cause detachment from reality. There is no doubt that Hitler suffered from general paresis and a powerful nation, followed a syphilitic leader, on a path of war and destruction. The insanity of one man was superimposed on a whole nation.
Because he was a little man, with a little you know what. But charismatic, none the less. He convinced nearly all of Germany that any one not whit, blonde, and blue-eyed as inferior to the human race. Though he was himself short, dark, and hairy. He is probably the first recognized cult leader. Taken to the extreme. Inhumane conditions, physical-sexual-torturous abominations were done in his name. He did it because his own country blindly followed him in his sick and depraved indecencies against mankind. He did it because he could.
I think Hitler persecuted the Jews because they are Gods chosen people(according to scripture) right or wrong .There is more I would like to say but some may not like It may be difficult for some to handle..I would just say check out the you tube videos and see for yourself
Firstly, he was a lunatic. Secondly,he wanted someone to blame for the financial position Nazi Germany was in.He and his "cronies",thought,wrongly,that the Jewish people had all Germany's money stored away in secret caches. Thirdly,if you want to get rid of a race,who better than the jews,who had been persecuted for about a thousand,and more years,through pogroms,and downright eviction from their home countries.
You know, Hitler was a mentally retarded dude who thought that jews were worthless and "human trash" AND, he was jealous of Jews because they were really rich and they held Germany's economy. Anyway, Hitler and the Nazis are stupid(and so are their concentration camps&extermination camps like Treblinka)!!!!
His claimed reasoning was to purify the arian race. The real reasoning behind why he did this is highly debated today. Some say he was really crazy enough to try and breed the ultimate human race, others say it was to steal the vast wealth that hitler believed the jews had in order to solve Germany's financial crisis at the time, I've heard some people say that Hitler was secretly Islamic and hence wanted the jews dead, I've heard people say that he was just crazy, I've even heard that he did it because he thought the world's resources at that time could not handle the increasing population so he persecuted the jews for the benefit of the others, etc.
I have read he was deeply involved, in many facets of the occult. He and Ava his girlfriend, of many years. Regularly attended seances, It was also said he consulted with astrologers regularly. I even read he was a member of a coven of Satanists. Whatever he believed it wasn't in a God of light, or goodness. I've heard a few times on the history channel, these bible scholars call him the anti-Christ, and even bring up some simularites, from the works of Nostodames, saying pretty much the same. I honesty can't imagine an anti-Christ being any worse.
He thought that jews was a disgrace to human kind and he had to dosomething about it so in world war2 he said to his people if you ever catch a jew shoot itor bring it back to one of the camps and then we will unlish hell on to them
I read that Hitler disliked the Jews because they ran the financial systems during WW1 and they pulled the plug on financing the German war effort. At the time Hitler was a corporal in the army and the Germans were actually winning the war at the time. As a result of this, Germany had to surrender and this resulted in a massive depression in Germany and German's were treated like dirt by France, Belgian's etc. Hitler blamed the Jews for this, hence he hated them - although he did rather take things to an extreme. It might be worth pointing out that the Isreali's/Jews bang on about the heinous crimes of Hitler but think it's quite alright to use tanks against Palastinian children who throw stones. They also think God loves only Jews. My experience of Jews is that they are tight (with money), selfish and rude but I forgive them pray for them because I'm a Christian.
There are a lot of theories but no one doesn't know why he actually hate Jews so much. To find that out, you might need to talk to him like a close friend which is impossible. I believe most of famous theories are all told by other users so I am not going to repeat it. I just want you to know that those are only theories. No one doesn't "really" know why he personally hate Jews so much.
Hitler hated jews because he was mean ok just be honest he was he had a problem with one jew and decided to take it out on all of them he was a sick man and his mom should of had an abortain or how ever you spell it.....
The nazi machine was socialistic in there point of view and hitler the leader of the party had been in world war 1 as a soldier and had watched many jews refuse to go to front line this and his background and his socialistic point of view led him to believe that the jew race, had a underlined agenda to rule the 4 corners of the world , infact he didnt just Persecuted jews its was jehovah's witnesses and Gypsy's and any type of people that didnt fit in the german socialistic point of view , the all german thinking one vision agenda .
Adolf Hitler was simply a politician who was helped to power by identifying target groups the German people could blame for their version of the Depression. He started with blacks, homosexuals and gypsies, but the Jews were an easy target, being seen as a secretive and wealthy community. It's naive to describe Hitler as cruel, he was simply an opportunistic politician of his time, and far less of a monster than Josef Stalin. BTW, let's not forget that 1930's UK and USA were also highly segregated communities where racism, homophobia and anti-Semitism were the social norm. How easily we forget...
Hitler hated the Jews because he was probably taking orders from his church is my guess had something to do with it..why isn't there more native folks in our churches(north America) would also be a good question ? You may be surprised to find the reasons
Hitler also painted. He didn't just hate the Jews he also hated German Homosexuals, Gypsies, Slavs, and the mentally, physically disabled people. With a total OVER 12 MILLION people during the holocaust. :( After WWII the real number of people dead is a mystery, bit everyday to this very day were trying to figure this out. We still don't really why Hitler was such a cruel man to many, many people ( sometimes people are just born like that.) What he thought that was "execptable" were tall, thin, blue eye, and blonde hair ( even though he was dark haired.)
There is no sane explanation for this. Hitler was a mad man. The jews were in his way, he wanted them wiped out. He wanted a country with only Germans. Why ? The answer is unknown. Noone knows but the ludicrous man who used ovens to burn people to death.