7 years ago #1
trapdoor
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Hi anyone,

I hope that someone can give me an answer to the following question because I'd really like to know it for sure.

Why did Hitler kill all the jews and others ????

Hope someone can help me

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7 years ago #2
DuaneW
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I doubt that there will be a consensus about why. Among the reasons are that he hated Jews. It is also a pretty common tactic of authoritarian governments to single out easily identifiable groups to be scapegoats. The Jews also tended to be separate from the society as a whole and appeared richer and with the history of institutional hatred of Jews throughout Europe it was easy to use them as the reason everything was

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7 years ago #3
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The Nazi ideology was based on the idea that the Aryan was the supreme human being. Remember that, even at this time, the Jews were not well liked in Germany or, for that matter, in most parts of Europe. They had been discriminated against for centuries, so this was nothing new. However, in the Jews, Hitler saw a scapegoat to explain the problems that Germany had following the defeat in the First World War. This is only part of the explanation of Hitler's actions but it's a start...

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7 years ago #4
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Well Jurgen, this question goes back to several things :

1) That since Judaism does not preach conversion of others , Jews will always be small in number, and therefore have always been a small minority in every country.

2) Jewish culture places high value on education and achievement , therefore Jews tend to excel in many fields , including finance and commerce.

3) Because of this success in finance and commerce, they are always envied and often hated .Hitler hated the Jews for this reason, but also was shrewd enough to realise that any economic and social grievances , and therefore criticism of his regime's economic policies could be vanquished through consolidation of all problems in one direction ie. Blame it on the Jews.

4) Finally, Hitler and his cronies put together an organised plan, in January 1942 , at Wannsee to wipe out the Jews.This highly organised extermination was only the ideological PRODUCT of a few at the top levels, but followed or approved of with relish by millions underneath them who owed ultimate allegiance to anything the Fuhrer did or said.

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-Gabriel Singer-

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7 years ago #5
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The answer is he didn't - the German people and those in sympathy with their cause did. The Nazi's only made it legal and channeled a confluence of historical circumstances the most prominent of which was eliminationist antisemitism that was endemic to European Christian culture that is old as Christianity itself. The whole culture participated in the holocaust either explicitly or implicitly. You can spend the rest of your life reading about the Holocaust but an excellent recent work with plenty of references is 'Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust' by Daneil Goldhagen.

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7 years ago #6
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Of course the previously mentioned scapegoat reason makes sense. I happened to catch a german language docu-drama on the Wannsee conference that suggested the mass murder was used as a tool for internal political struggles determining who had more power.

Nils K. Hammer

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7 years ago #7
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Hitler was a political opportunist. He needed mass support and one way to get it was to blame all the problems of Weimar Germany upon the Jews. In Europe, hatred of Jews goes back many centuries. Also remember that the Jews tended to be better educated, possessed a more cohesive culture, and had better jobs than your average German. During the Depression, everybody suffered, but the Jews seemed to be doing okay. Thus, they became targets for those desiring revenge. Hitler took this hatred and used it to gain political power.

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Ron Bereznicki

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7 years ago #8
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I think that another cause was resent over Jewish aid to the British in WWI. The British came out in support of Jewish homeland in Palestine during WWI and attracted a great deal of financial support for Jews, even Jews residing in Germany. The Germans considered this support to be treacherous.

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7 years ago #9
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:>4) Finally, Hitler and his cronies put together an organised plan, in :>January 1942 , at Wannsee to wipe out the Jews.This highly organised :>extermination was only the ideological PRODUCT of a few at the top levels, :>but followed or approved of with relish by millions underneath them who :>owed ultimate allegiance to anything the Fuhrer did or said.

This is a very complex subject, and I think you have summarized much of it quite well. But there are a couple of other points that may be worth considering. First, people have been killing Jews for centuries; pogroms were common in the Middle Ages and have lasted right up to this century. Second, as Raul Hilberg (_The Destruction of the European Jews_) points out, killing the Jews is the ultimate step in what he calls a process of destruction. That process begins with definition and concentration, and culminates in physical destruction. From another perspective, killing is the ultimate step in a process that underwent a radical change over about 1600 years. First, an attempt was made to convert the Jews. As you intimate, this failed. Second, an attempt was made to expel the Jews. This also failed to a large degree. The third measure was annihilation. Each measure followed from the other. As can be seen, the history of attempting to 'de-Judify' Jews is an ancient one. Hitler took it to its ultimate and lethal stage.

But why did *Hitler* hate the Jews so much? That is a matter of great debate and there is no simple answer. One thing that can be said is that Hitler had demonstrated a pathological hatred for the Jews very early in his career, as early as 1919. Certainly the general antisemitism to be found in Europe, and especially in southern Germany and Austria at that time played a significant role. Was part of it also that he needed a scapegoat for political purposes? Perhaps. But I suggest that the Jews served as Hitler's scapegoat mainly because he hated them so much, as opposed to just using them as a scapegoat for political purposes. The proof of this, in my opoinion, lies in the fact that once he had assumed absolute power, and could have abandoned his anti-Jewish measures, he rather intensified them. He had made it clear as early as 1920 that he felt the Jews should be annihilated and he never wavered from that, up to the day he died.

Just a minor nitpick as well, if I may. The Wannsee conference was not where the decision to exterminate the Jews was made. That conference was held in January 1942, at which time the order to kill the Jews had already been given (around June 1941 according to most estimates, and possibly as early as March 1941), and the killing was already in full swing, i.e. the Einsatzgruppen were killing Jews all over the place. The Wannsee conference was where the administrative organization was finalized. Hitler was not present; in fact, none of the key Nazi leadership, wth the exception of Reinhard Heydrich, was there.

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7 years ago #10
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Ooops, that should be 'from' Jews, not 'for' Jews.

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5 years ago #11
sanchit v
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actual facts say that Hitler hated jews because,jews were the one who crucified the christ this was the main reason and in the times of hitler's period,jews were economically strong.and they were also good at trading and business stuffs.jews were shrewd enough to earn their meal.

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5 years ago #12
emily
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he hated them

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5 years ago #13
Bobby Wheelock
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Read The Protocols of Zion, BTW, his best friend was a jew as well as his doctor,

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5 years ago #14
Lauren
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Hitler killed a lot of Jews because he was a sick man that believed that there should be 1 race in the world!!!!!

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5 years ago #15
copper
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Lauren, exactly! Nothing more - nothing less. You got it totally right.

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5 years ago #16
anastasia
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he blamed them for germany loseing ww1

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5 years ago #17
Ashely
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Hitler killed the Jews and other people because they didn't have Blond hair,Blueas eyes,Greek and not jewish or anyother religion besides his own.
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5 years ago #18
hilter
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i thinkt thats hilter killed the jew baceasu he a ugkly pig and he thought because his life was horribkle he wanted to dp other ppl life like thats

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5 years ago #19
fogger
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Well, not to be difficult, but there was the centuries old difficulties the Catholics had with the Jews. The Spanish Inquisition killed not just Christian "Heretics" but Jews also. The "Rat Lines" the top NAZIs used to flee Europe were the Catholic priests in the Balkins. And they settled in South America because ALL of South America is Catholic.

Hilter was raised Catholic. Now he DID threaten and had plans to invade and take over the Vatican... but he never pulled the trigger.

HItler was NOT mad... Hitler was evil. Study evil people.. evil leaders.... and study who they hate, who they persecute, who they kill or enslave. Persons given over to evil will come down on the wrong side of every issue almost every time.

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5 years ago #20
Walter Lewkowski
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You can get answers from Jews on why Hitler hated them, or you can get honest answers as to why Hitler wanted the Jews out of Germany.

The Jews have been expelled from many countries in their 2000 years of living in some one else’s nation. Think about this: Israel does not want non-Jews living its Jewish nation. Germany in 1930’s did not want non-Germans living its German nation. Israel herds its non-Jewish Palestinians into concentrated areas that are fenced in. The Germans herded its non-German Jews into concentrated areas that were fenced in.

The Edict of Expulsion, given by Edward I of England in 1290. King Philip Augustus of France in 1181ordered the Jews arrested on a Saturday and confiscated all their money and goods. The Jews were in and out of France depending on the King’s treasury. The Jews were treated there same way America government treats the rich. They are needed for tax purposes.

In 1492 Spain expelled all Jews and Muslims. The Spanish Inquisition never harmed a single Jew; nor did any Inquisition. The Inquisitions went after Catholics who strayed from the faith. The Jews and all religions do the same thing, only we aren’t subject to anti-Jewish propaganda by the mainstream media.

So Hitler may or may not have hated the Jews. That is beside the point. The reason the Jews fell on hard times was as much the nature of man and the nature of Jewish people in some one else’s country.

Without the WWII’s disastrous affect it is possible that the Jews of Germany may have gotten out of Germany without suffering excessive casualties. But then again where would they go? No country wanted them. So the real question comes down to not why Hitler hated them, but why no country wanted them.

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5 years ago #21
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So, I must assume you are really happy Israel is now the Jews home. Thank you for that support. I appreciate it

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5 years ago #22
trini
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because he was so mean wit the jews he didnt like them cuz they were different from him and didnt have blue eyes a lot of things were happenin in those past dayz

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5 years ago #23
Hellgirl2345
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I dont know why Hitler killed so many Jews. Its just so mean to base someone on religion that is just so stupid!!!!! If I was at Hitlers time i would shoot him at the back of his head and kill him!!! He has to pay the consiquences of killing innocent people!!!

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5 years ago #24
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Hellgirl2345 wrote:
I dont know why Hitler killed so many Jews. Its just so mean to base someone on religion that is just so stupid!!!!! If I was at Hitlers time i would shoot him at the back of his head and kill him!!! He has to pay the consiquences of killing innocent people!!!:angry:


it still is a mystery why he wasn't eliminated right from the start....
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5 years ago #25
whatthehecks?
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the same reason we put salt on a slug.
simply becasue he had the power to.
he could, so he did.

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5 years ago #26
JAMIE
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hitler killed the jews because back then the jews had every thing like the had stores and all that and the germans had nothing so hitler told the nanzy that the jews was trying to take over them or something like that BUT THAT IS THE REASON FOR SURE

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5 years ago #27
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