What did Adolf Hitler use to kill Jews?
He used, gas chambers, crematories, firing squads, lethal injections, forced labor, starvation, exposure, brutality, disease, and execution.
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No, he did much more.
Many died in in gas chambers Millions of Jews were killed in many various ways, such as: . Stavation - In the ghettos. . Gas Vans - Used at Chelmno and elsewhere. . Mach…ine gunned - into pits the Jews had dug out. . In extermination camps (such as Trelinka, part ofAuschwitz-Birkenau, Sobibor) - where they were gassed orshot. . In harsh concentration camps - where they were worked todeath. He killed them by putting them into gas chambers , also he wouldwork them to death , by not feeding them and making me them workall hours of the day with no food or sleep . Any horrid way you could imagine. Starvation, beatings, poison,burning.
Hitler basicly hated and killed the Jews because they were the largest non-German minority in Central Europe at that time. But he also sent Gypsies and other ethnical minoriti…es to the gas chambers. Hitler wanted a pure Germany without any "parasites". At that time, there were only few Muslims and Africans living in Germany (unlike today). But you can be sure that Hitler would have built exactly the same gas chambers when (instead of Jews) millions of Turks, Arabs, Indians and Africans had lived in Germany at that time. Hitler's basic ideology was not anti-semitism, but racism in its most radical extent. The millions of "Hitler fans" in Arabia and India should always be aware of the fact that they would also be on Hitler's "bug spray list" when they had come to Germany in the 1930s and 1940s.
Hitler thought the germans were superior and they were Christianwhereas the jews followed Judaism. No one could be as good as thegermans and Hitler wouldn't allow anyone to co…nvert to Christianityif they had been Jewish. Hitler considered this "cheating" if youwill. He thought you needed to be born into a life as a CHRISTIANif not they would execute them.
He had many psychological problems and he wanted power!! . Meglomaniac!!!!
Hitler's plan for the Final solution for the Jewish people began in1942. He began having SS officers shooting, gassing and starvingJews in death camps.
Communists, Socialists, labour leaders, Gypsies, homesexuals.
YES! it is what we hated about him. He killed six million Jews. Healso killed many gypsies, gays, people with disabilities, andpossibly other races. BASICALLY anyone he hated …or wasn't Germanenough. He basically murdered anyone different which is ironicconsidering he was too.
Scholars and psychologists have many theories about this. We do know from research that some commonly held beliefs turned out to be myths-- he wasn't part Jewish, he wasn't tr…eated badly by a Jewish doctor, etc. Mainly, he seems to have been an evil, hateful person who wanted to take out his prejudice on a group who made up only about 3% of Germany's population. That said, here are some of the theories from our contributors: Answer 1 From what I've read, he did not want to kill Jews only. He believed that the Aryan race is superior to other races, and wanted to "cleanse" his world for them by killing what he considered inferior, undesirable or dangerous people. During the Holocaust, He killed around 17 million people; 6 million of them were Jews. According to Wikipedia: his victims included Asians, Poles, Slavic people, Africans, gypsies, prisoners of war, Jews, homosexuals, mentally ill and disabled people. Only Jews were killed specifically for their religion (or what people thought back then was their race). Answer 2 Murderous greed. Adolf Hitler resented the Jews. He studied them and thought he understood how they were so successful. It seemed to him that everything the Jews did, whether in music or medicine or law or science or business, flourished and prospered. You name it, they excelled in it. He did not consider that maybe they worked hard or studied hard. He just resented them. Upon entering the concentration camps, an appointed Nazi officer would ask the newly arrived Jew what his/her skill/trade was. He would use their accounting skills to help run the camps. Use their medical skills to ensure the health of the camp's Nazis. If you knew banking, he would use your knowledge and gain instant access to money that would fund his movement. Once captured, the Nazis would seize Jewish homes, bank accounts cars, etc... He utilized every commercial recourse he could get his greedy hands on. When he Nazis had gotten everything they could from the Jews, including slave labor in the camps, they were sent to their deaths. Answer 3 Nobody really knows. But it is said that he thought they were evil and beastly and best kept captivated, which of course is not true. He was sick in the head probably and he thought that non-Aryans/people who weren't tall and blond weren't as good. That is strange because Hitler himself was not tall and blond. Answer 4 To understand this you have to understand Nazism as a political belief. Nazism taught that the nation state was of paramount importance. The individual was less important than the living, nation state. Nazism was nationalism taken to extreme. The the constant talk of expansion, of living room, of superiority of races in the Nazi culture. At the other end of this political spectrum was Communism, a word derived from 'commune', a term often associated with the hippie lifestyle. It doesn't care much for the individual either, but sees the world as a one government entity. The communist does not support the nation state idea. The one government concept means, to them, that all means of production, all farm land, all religion, is controlled by the state. Hitler believed the Jews were dominant in the development and implementation of Communism (this is a myth, but he believed it). In fact, he often spoke of Bolshevik (communist) Jewry. He considered the words interchangeable. He used this as an excuse-- by killing Jews, he believed he was aiding in the destruction of communism. Answer 5 Hitler and the Nazis encouraged the German population to believe that the Jews were the cause of all of Germany's problems. Hitler engrained a myriad of Anti-Semitic beliefs into German Society by making it part of the national curriculum and teaching it to millions of German children; he taught it to adults by use of the media, which was filled with anti-Jewish propaganda. Hitler and the Nazis proposed that the only way to improve Germany was to remove the Jews entirely. There were two options for such a removal: exile or genocide. Since no country was willing to take the Jewish population en masse (and this includes the United States and United Kingdom due to prevailing anti-Jewish prejudice), Hitler and the elite cadre of Nazis made the executive decision to commit genocide to "save Germany". Additionally, killing Jews would allow Hitler and the Nazis to auction off their assets to other Germans, giving loyal citizens better homes or formerly Jewish-run businesses. This increased the citizens' loyalty, made it look like Hitler was making good on his campaign promises to improve the German economy (on a personal view), and increased "German living space" called lebensraum . Answer 6 After World War I, Hitler was looking for a way to gather people together, as to rally them for dominating the world. The best way he saw that he could do this, is creating a common enemy that his people could learn to hate and attack. He decided the Jews made a good enemy; there were Jewish communities throughout Europe and he convinced people in Germany to fear the Jews and blame them for Germany's situation; he was able to get people to rally around that idea. Answer 7 Hitler was an insecure and ill man, who chose to believe that one should live by his beastly nature and not resist it. Hitler believed that the Jews, being successful in many scientific and academic groups in Germany, were actually parasites trying to take over. With his warped perspective and paranoid nature, Hitler decided that no one should be as successful as the Aryan race, which was the dominant race in Germany. Answer 8 One belief is that Hitler killed the Jewish people because he blamed them for Germany losing World War I. Another belief is that Hitler saw the Jewish people as a fault in the perfect race which was he was trying to create with the perfect empire. He saw them as subhuman and a threat to the ideal Aryan race. Answer 9: Here are Hitler's Own Words (bear in mind that what he believes are not true statements about Jews or Economics, but they reflect the kinds of propaganda he fed to the German people): "We were not foolish enough to try to make a currency coverage of gold of which we had none, but for every mark that was issued we required the equivalent of a mark's worth of work done or goods produced. . . .we laugh at the time our national financiers held the view that the value of a currency is regulated by the gold and securities lying in the vaults of a state bank." -Adolf Hitler, 1937 (CC Veith, Citadels of Chaos, Meador, 1949.) . "And it proved sound. It worked. In less than ten years Germany became easily the most powerful state in Europe. It worked so magically and magnificently that it sounded the death knell of the entire (Zionist) Jewish money system. World Jewry knew that they had to destroy Hitler's system, by whatever means might prove necessary, or their own [system of usury] would necessarily die. And if it died, with it must die their dream and their hope of making themselves masters of the world. The primary issue over which World War II was fought was to determine which money system was to survive. At bottom it was not a war between Germany and the so-called allies. Primarily it was war to the death between Germany and the International Money Power." --William Gayley Simpson, 'Which Way Western Man' (p.642) . Answer 10 I believe there were deeper, more philosophical reasons for what Hitler claimed he had to do in order to "save" Germany. Hitler was involved in the Thule society, where he came to believe that the Aryan race was the chosen people. [Note from a historian: not everyone accepts this; there is NO credible evidence he was a member, nor that he ever attended their meetings.] But whether he was a member or not, he did share many of their beliefs, especially about the importance of Aryan purity, the belief in Aryan superiority, and the need to root out and destroy "inferior" cultures which has "cursed" the Aryans. In this view, Germany would never prosper until "Jewish magic" which had condemned Germany to misery, was finally destroyed, leaving a pure society.
Answer 1 The reason why Hitler hated, targeted and killed the Jews was because that: . He regarded (most) Jews as Communists. . He blamed the Jews for causing the defeat …of Germany in World War 1. . He blamed the Jews for the Great Depression. . They claimed that the Jews were a morally and culturally corrupting influence. . He believed that the Jews were conspiring to rule the world. . He also believed that the Jews already, to a large extent, controlled Germany. . He believed that they were racially inferior and were in some sense 'contaminating' non-Jewish Germans and he wanted a Germany and a Europe without Jews. . However, this is at odds with the view that they were extremely cunning and were 'already controlling Germany'. Answer 2 Hitler killed the Jews for more than one reason. The political reason given was that the Jews were aligned with the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, and were hence Communists. Communists were feared in Germany for not only their brutality but for what, they feared, was a totalitarian state in which there would be little freedom and the German culture and society would be radically changed, and everyone would suffer a lower standard of living. Great exhibitions were given to get that point across. Publicly, Hitler did not talk about 'killing' the Jews, but about deporting them. He felt they were 'a people without a fatherland', and that all people, particularly 'Aryan' people and particularly German 'Aryans' were tied to their land in an almost spiritual way. To prosper, Hitler and the neo-pagans of the Third Reich felt that Germany had to be 'cleansed' of the people who were a 'nation within a nation' , and his first efforts were toward deportation. Germany looked into Madagascar off the eastern coast of Africa, but it was impractical. Nazi propagandists began to portray the Jew as the epitome of all evil and the reason for all the defeat and societal ills in Germany. He reasoned that their influence was evil and degenerate, and that they had caused Germany to lose WWI, had ruined the arts, were defiling bloodlines, bringing in disease, introducing communism, etc and that if conditions were left to themselves, would threaten the overthrow of Germany. The Jews were actually a small proportion (525,000) of citizens when the Nazis came to power in 1933, compared to approximately 62 million others in Germany. The real reason almost has to lie in the firm belief that the Aryan herrenvolk [Master Race] could not emerge fully until the Jews and their influence were removed. While it was debated for decades whether the mass Killings were planned, scholars today have amassed such a large amount of data and information, as to make that position beyond doubt. Hitler espoused the desire early on to destroy the Jews of Europe and create a New European Order, and the Wannsee Conference and Operation Reinhard , along with the lagers and Einsatzgruppen made it clear that the systematic destruction of the Jews of Europe was the clear intent. Additional Causes of Anti-Semitism In addition, in the wake of the Russian Revolution, all kinds of fanciful conspiracy theories claiming that "the Jews" were using Communism to achieve world domination became quite popular in some places. In Britain and the US they were not taken particularly seriously by mainstream politicians, but in Germany this kind of stuff was seized on eagerly by the Nazis. ____ The first people to be sent to concentration were known political opponents of the Nazis. 'Outsider' groups such as homosexuals were also persecuted. The Jews were subject to a massive program of extermination and a total of about six million were murdered in the Holocaust. Hatred of the Jews was long standing in many parts of Europe. (America wasn't free of Anti-Semitism, either). The Jews were the traditional scapegoats. Originally, Anti-Semitism had been directed mainly against Judaism and its adherents, but from the 1870s onwards it became racial and ideological. The period from about 1870 onwards was one of rapid change (urbanization and a further wave of industrialism). Many people who disliked these changes or could not adapt to them identified the Jews with Modernism. In addition, in Europe there was a severe economic depression from 1873-1879 (and arguably much longer). Answer 3 It was, above all, conspiracy theories about "the Jews". These had been circulated in Russia from about 1900-1917 by the Tsarist secret police. After about 1918 they also circulated increasingly in Western and Central Europe. After World War 1 there were all kinds of conspiracy theories circulating about the Jews. They were widely regarded as Communists and subversives. In Germany and Austria there was a widespread view (for which there was no evidence) that they had engineered the defeat of Germany. There were also conspiracy theories claiming that the Jews were seeking to dominate the world. Answer 4 This question implicitly has two parts. The first is a question as to the rationales that Hitler believed in to justify Anti-Semitic beliefs and the second is a question as to why Hitler felt the need to kill the Jews as a way to solve these Anti-Semitic concerns. The Reasons for Anti-Semitism in Germany during that period are numerous, but some of the more important reasons were the following: 1) Decay of the German State: During the 1800s, Jews began to become more integrated in German National Life. They served in its government, its military divisions, and its industry. As was typical of Western Europe, the Jews had more of a hand in the higher echelons of government than their population percentage would account for. The Nazis saw this increasing Jewish percentage in the government as a slow takeover of German policy and a corruption of the German people. They contrasted the great victories under Bismarck with the depressing failure of World War I and noted how a much larger percentage of soldiers in the latter war were Jewish. There was also the sentiment than in the early 20th century, values were beginning to ebb (this is similar to current politics in the United States) and the Jewish integration in the German apparatus (becoming teachers, lawyers, doctors, etc.) was to blame for this recession of values as opposed to modernity as a process. 2) Nationalism: Germany was brought together under the Nationalist conception that all peoples with German culture, history, and language should be united regardless of which principality currently held control. The German self-conception also had an ethnic component, holding that the perfect German was blond and blue eyed. Regardless of the fact that the majority of Germans were dark haired, Jews stuck out like a sore thumb because they overwhelmingly had darker hair. In addition, the idea of a German Jew was still rather new and both Jews and non-Jews tended to see the Jews in Germany as being part of a vast Jewish network and that these Jews just happened to be in Germany. The Nazis capitalized on this cosmopolitan sensibility by claiming that Jews' allegiances were not to the German State, but to secret Jewish Councils organizing world events. 3) Economy: Whether it was true or not, there was perception among Germans and the Nazis in particular that Jews were wealthy individuals and had a higher per-capita income than the Germans. In many ways (because of the above two reasons) Germans felt that the Jews were "stealing" their money while they were poor and suffering. 4) Pseudo-Science: The late 19th and early 20th century was filled with radical new ideas concerning Social Darwinism. It was believed by the Pseudo-Scientific community (which was rather in vogue) that different groups of people or races exhibited different emotional traits that were linked to physical differences. This led to the belief that Jews were corrupt and thieving by their irreversible nature and that they could not be "cured" and brought up as proper Europeans. This formalized Racial Anti-Semitism in Germany and made the situation much more dire for German Jews. 5) Heresy: Although not as much an issue in World War II as it may have been 500 years prior, Jews were still considered the heretics who murdered the LORD and Savior. This helped to justify Anti-Semitism as the Jewish comeuppance for their accepting of the Christ Bloodguilt. 6) Hatred: (written by someone else) Because ppl hated them . . . . .not such a good reason, right? Its so sad . . . . . . Why was killing the Jews necessary? The answer to the second part, while cold, is brutally honest. The Nazis encouraged the German population to believe that this myriad of Anti-Semitic issues was ingrained in German Society by making it part of the national curriculum and teaching it to millions of German children. The Nazis proposed that the only way to improve Germany was to remove the Jews entirely. There were two options for such a removal: exile or genocide. Since no country was willing to take the Jewish population en masse (and this includes the United States and United Kingdom due to prevailing stereotypes there) the Nazis made the executive decision to commit genocide to "save Germany". Answer 5 The NSDAP executed many members of various groups, such as Jews, homosexuals, gypsies and others exact reason for each group is up for debate, but I'd guess a mixture of political antisemitism and wanting to create a sense of unity among the German people by pitting them all against the Jews. Answer 6 for fun... seriously no reason he needed someone to blame for the downfall of Germany and no body could stop him in his gov. because he was supreme chancler and would kill you if you spoke out against him First, Hitler did not only kill Jews. The Nazi's also killed basically any race they saw as "unfit" or a political view they opposed. The whole idea was to have a pure German race. Poles, Jews, Russians, Gypsy, Ukrainian, Blacks where all subject to murder and mistreatment in the hands of the Nazi's. Hitler blamed the Jews for financial problems in Germany, control of media, basically a scapegoat for any and all problems the German people endured, especially after the end of the First World War which left Germany bankrupt. What was ironic was the German Jews who where persecuted had lived in Germany for 100's of years and saw themselves just as much German as Jewish. They loved their country and where dumbfounded at first by Hitler's views and extreme persecution. Answer 7 Hilter and the Nazi killed Jews because: Hitler hated the Jews and everyone who wasn't like him! He killed most of the Jews to 'create a better world' for everyone or more likely for himself!!!! Answer 8 Sir Arthur Keith was a British anthropologist, an atheistic evolutionist and an anti-Nazi, but he drew this chilling conclusion: "The German FÃ¼hrer, as I have consistently maintained, is an evolutionist; he has consciously sought to make the practice of Germany conform to the theory of evolution." Reference Keith, A., Evolution and Ethics, Putnam, NY, USA, p. 230, 1947. Answer Because hating the Jews was the norm then especially in Europe. When the news of the Holocaust came out, the Christian fathers (of all denomination) did nothing to condemn or stop it. "In his (Hitler) day, hatred of Jews was the norm. In great measure it was sponsored by the two major religions of Germany, Catholicism and Lutheranism. He greatly admired Martin Luther, who openly hated the Jews. Luther condemned the Catholic Church for its pretensions and corruption, but he supported the centuries of papal pogroms against the Jews. Luther said, "The Jews deserve to be hanged on gallows seven times higher than ordinary thieves," and "We ought to take revenge on the Jews and kill them." "Ungodly wretches" he calls the Jews in his widely read Table Talk. source; see link "religion of Hitler on left" on Comment on the Religion of Hitler It seems to be clear from the above link that Hitler had connections with the Roman Catholic church. At the same time it is clear that Hitler persecuted Christians (among others) who did not agree with him. Not all Christians were actually anti-semitic, as true Christians realize that Jesus Christ was himself a Jew. Jesus himself indicated that Christians were to suffer persecution as indeed they did from the martyrdoms of Stephen and James onwards through the Roman Emperors, the Inquisition, Hitler and Stalin and down to this present day in China and Burma, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Pakistan etc. Christians were never, even though their teaching would frequently meet opposition and would sadly split families, to be the perpetrators of violence. They were taught to 'turn the other cheek.' Hitler and his Nazis specifically mocked this aspect of the Christian faith as they saw it as a sign of weakness, definitely not part of the 'master race' they were seeking to produce. There are therefore conclusions which may be drawn regarding the position of the Roman Catholic church at this time. Whatever the reasons for their position, it clearly was not Christian. Answer Undoubtedly Hitler was violently anti-semitic. It seems that he drew his motivation from a number of sources. The religious connection is interesting because the Nazis always sought to control the churches (like most other things) particularly because they recognized that there was potential at least for strong opposition to arise from this source. Many church leaders either gave in to their demands or left the country when they saw what was coming. Others like Bonhoeffer joined the resistance and paid the ultimate price. The infiltration of Nazi ideology into the churches involved a radical re-interpretation of Christian theology, Hitler himself almost becoming a messiah-like figure to 'save' Germany. Hitlers evolutionary motivations are also well-documented and there is a clear connection. What is not clear is whether he actually believed personally in the theory of evolution or whether it was merely a vehicle to justify his hatred of the Jews and that he therefore 'used' evolutionary theory as he 'used' the churches. Probably the major difference which must be noted is that Christian theology does not justify either anti-semitism or murder, whereas the evolutionary 'nature red in tooth and claw' and the horrific eugenics theories which also arose from it are certainly consistent with Darwinism as abhorrent as this may seem. The quote from Sir Arthur Keith, himself an evolutionist, is quite honest in this regard. Answer 9 because he blamed them for Germany's difficulties during post WW1 depression,so he eventually went completely insane & attempted to annihilate that ethnic group. Answer 10 Hitler and his army actually did outright kill Jews. Places Jews were killed include: . in their homes . in the streets . inside businesses . anyplace they tried to meet for religious services . in 'hiding places' such as in friends' homes . in the 'Ghetto' to where Hitler forced Jews to move . on trains to concentration camps, either by gunshot or by the conditions on the trains, in cattle cars with no ventilation . on long marches to camps, including weaker people who couldn't keep up . anyone who didn't obey, anywhere . at "check points" - which were all over History tells us that Hitler began slowly, which is what many dictators do. By slowly indoctrinating the Germans, he persuaded many more people to agree with his views. HOWEVER, some Germans never agreed with Hitler's politics or policies. Please see the Related Questions which give a more complete idea as to why Hitler did kill Jews. Answer 12 He didn't kill them for power. He already had control of them and still killed them.He thought they were an inferior race and should be destroyed. Answer 13 Adolf Hitler hated and wanted to kill the Jews because he blamed them for the loss of the first World War. Because of Hitler, many Jews were part of a genocide. Answer 14 Hitler ordered the destruction of millions of Jews because he was limited in his scope of human compassion. He used racist and hurtful propaganda to brainwash millions into following his plan for Aryan domination. Hitler killed the Jews because he claimed that they had turned against Germany during the First War. Also, he feared German expansion. hitler killed the jews because he believed they were communist, and behind the downfall of germany in WWI. the jews saved their money, and in europe's depression, they were the only population who flourished. this angered hitler, and he got others to rally behind him against jews. also, it's been said that hitler's perfect race of people, the arian race, did not include jews, gypsies, or communists, so he had them exterminated; hitler believed he was cleansing the world of "scum". Answer 15 Hitler wanted to kill the Jewish race because he believed they were the cause of Germany's problems. He also thought the Aryan race was the best so there did not need to be another race competing against them.
Adolf Hitler killed over 4 million Jews at concentration camps, in Germany and Poland. Prior to the construction of the concentration and death camps, there were elite units c…alled Einsatzgruppen who would be responsible for finding Jews in the villages where they lived and summarily execute them regardless of age, gender, or militancy. The Einstazgruppen were responsible for over 1 million deaths. In total, between the concentration camps, death camps, and the Einsatzgruppen, 6 million Jews died.
His rationales for killing them as a multitude are no different asa group than as individuals. Those rationales are set out in theRelated Questions below.
Answer There is no evidence that Hitler was in any sense Jewish. The onlybasis for this legend is a highly suspect supposition aboutHitler's father, which even if true still …wouldn't have made Hitlera "Jew" by either German or Jewish standards. That removes theunderlying premise of the question, but if you're still interestedin "why" you can skip the discussion below and go straight to theend. Longer Discussion After the war, Hitler's lawyer Hans Frank claimed to have been toldby Hitler that certain people were trying to blackmail him abouthis "supposed Jewish ancestry." Frank further claimed to haveinvestigated this in an attempt to disprove it, but there were someirregularities in Hitler's ancestry that made this difficult. The key factor has to do with Hitler's father Alois Hitler. Aloiswas born to an unmarried woman named Maria Schicklgruber (spellingsof that last name vary). Maria later married, and Alois was adoptedby, Johann Georg Hiedler. When the name change was processed, Aloisbecame Alois Hitler (spelling, especially of names, appears to havebeen rather ad libitum in 19th century Austria). The question then becomes: who was Alois' father? Johann GeorgHiedler is the most likely candidate. An alternative theorysupposes that it may have been Johann Georg's brother JohannNepomuk HÃ¼ttler (see last parenthetical comment about spelling, anddon't get me started on "Let's name all our sonsJohann!"). This theory claims that HÃ¼ttler (who was married) had an affairwith Maria and then later foisted her off on his brother Hiedler.Proponents cite the fact that some time before Maria's death (whenAlois was about 10) HÃ¼ttler took Alois in and raised him forseveral years, and also granted him a substantial inheritance inhis will. Against this must be weighed the fact that, if true, itmeans that Hiedler was willing to marry someone just to cover uphis brother's indiscretions, which is perhaps a bit harder toswallow than an uncle simply being kind to his nephew. However, for our purposes it doesn't actually matter much which ofthe Johanns was Adolf's grandfather, since neither of them wereJewish. The Jewish part comes in due to Frank introducing a thirdpossibility. Frank claimed to have found evidence that Maria workedin the home of a Jewish family in the town of Graz namedFrankenburger. He speculated that the 19-year-old son LeopoldFrankenburger may have been the person to get Maria pregnant. However, the only basis for this theory is Frank's speculation,which has going against it that the Jews had been expelled from theprovince in which Graz was located several centuries before this,and were not allowed to return until several decades after Alois'birth. There were also no records of any family named Frankenburgeror anything similar living in Graz at the time, and Frank managedto get several other key facts (such as Maria's birthplace) wrongas well. The modern conclusion is that Frank, who remained a fanaticalanti-Semite even after renouncing Nazism, was attempting to portrayHitler as a "Jew" (actually, under German law, a "second degreeMischling") and not a pure-blooded "Aryan" so that he could claim"It wasn't a 'real German' (well, Austrian , but stillethnically Germanic) that did all those horrible things, he wasactually one of them !" Also, the German laws defining Jews and Mischlings allowed eitherthe FÃ¼hrer or Reichskanzler to exempt any given person from thoseclassifications. Hitler held both of these positions, soin the extremely unlikely event that Frank's supposition wascorrect, he could have simply declared himself to be a pure-bloodedAryan. In short, the preponderance of the evidenceis that Hitler was basically a pure German-Austrian. You must knowthat in Southern Germany and Austria more than half of thepopulation have brown or black hair (such as Hitler himself). Onlyin Northern Germany is the portion of blond-haired population morethan 70%. So, the fact that Hitler was not blond and blue-eyed doesnot mean that he was a Jew. Why Hitler basicly targeted the Jews because they were the largestnon-German ethnic minority in Central Europe at that time. Hitlerwanted a pure Germany without any "parasites". At that time, there were very few Muslims and Africans living inGermany (unlike today). But you can be sure that Hitler would havebuilt exactly the same gas chambers when (instead of Jews) millionsof Turks, Arabs, Indians and Africans had lived in Germany at thattime. Substantiating evidence is the Nazi treatment of the Roma("gypsies") and condemnation of "Negermusik" (jazz and swing, andyou can probably guess what it literally means). Hitler's basic ideology was not anti-Semitism specifically, butracism in its most radical extent. The millions of Indian and Arab"fans" of Hitler should always be aware that they would also be onHitler's "bug spray list" if they had lived in Germany in the 1930sand 1940s. Tom Lehrer's song "National Brotherhood Week" contains the lyrics "Oh, the Catholics hate the Protestants, And the Protestants hate the Catholics, And the Hindus hate the Muslims, And everybody hates the Jews." This isn't anti-Semitism on Lehrer's part; as American readersmight have suspected from the name, Lehrer was of Jewish heritagehimself. It is, however, more or less Truth in Television for mostof the world in the period leading up to World War II. Jews were, at best , tolerated in most places in Europe (the word"ghetto" originally comes from the name for the part of Venicewhere Jews were permitted to live), so Hitler was partiallypiggybacking on an existing dislike of the Jews, and they provideda convenient scapegoat (ironically, a term with Jewish origins) toblame Germany's problems on.
This question implicitly has two parts. The first is a question asto the rationales that the Hitler and the Nazis believed in tojustify Anti-Semitic beliefs and the second is …a question as to whyHitler and the Nazis felt the need to kill the Jews as a way tosolve these Anti-Semitic concerns. The Reasons for Anti-Semitism in Germany duringthat period are numerous, but some of the more important reasonswere the following: 1) Decay of the German State: During the 1800s,Jews began to become more integrated in German National Life. Theyserved in its government, its military divisions, and its industry.As was typical of Western Europe, the Jews had more of a hand inthe higher echelons of government than their population percentagewould account for. Hitler and the Nazis saw this increasing Jewishpercentage in the government as a slow takeover of German policyand a corruption of the German people. They contrasted the greatvictories under Bismarck with the depressing failure of World War Iand noted how a much larger percentage of soldiers in the latterwar were Jewish. There was also the sentiment than in the early20th century, values were beginning to ebb (this is similar tocurrent politics in the United States) and the Jewish integrationin the German apparatus (becoming teachers, lawyers, doctors, etc.)was to blame for this recession of values as opposed to modernityas a process. 2) Nationalism: Germany was brought together underthe Nationalist conception that all peoples with German culture,history, and language should be united regardless of whichprincipality currently held control. The German self-conceptionalso had an ethnic component, holding that the perfect German wasblond and blue eyed. Regardless of the fact that the majority ofGermans were dark haired, Jews stuck out like a sore thumb becausethey overwhelmingly had darker hair. In addition, the idea of aGerman Jew was still rather new and both Jews and non-Jews tendedto see the Jews in Germany as being part of a vast Jewish networkand that these Jews just happened to be in Germany. Hitler and theNazis capitalized on this cosmopolitan sensibility by claiming thatJews' allegiances were not to the German State, but to secretJewish Councils organizing world events. 3) Economy: Whether it was true or not, there wasperception among Germans and Hitler and the Nazis, in particular,that Jews were wealthy individuals and had a higher per-capitaincome than the Germans. In many ways (because of the above tworeasons) Germans felt that the Jews were "stealing" their moneywhile they were poor and suffering. 4) Pseudo-Science: The late 19th and early 20thcentury was filled with radical new ideas concerning SocialDarwinism. It was believed by the Pseudo-Scientific community(which was rather in vogue) that different groups of people orraces exhibited different emotional traits that were linked tophysical differences. This led to the belief that Jews were corruptand thieving by their irreversible nature and that they could notbe "cured" and brought up as proper Europeans. This formalizedRacial Anti-Semitism in Germany and made the situation much moredire for German Jews. 5) Heresy: Although not as much an issue in WorldWar II as it may have been 500 years prior, Jews were stillconsidered the heretics who murdered the LORD and Savior. Thishelped to justify Anti-Semitism as the Jewish comeuppance for theiraccepting of the Christ Bloodguilt. 6) Hatred: (written by someone else) Because pplhated them . . . . .not such a good reason, right? Its so sad . . .. . . Why was killing the Jews necessary? The answer to the second part, while cold, is brutally honest.Hitler and the Nazis encouraged the German population to believethat this myriad of Anti-Semitic issues was ingrained in GermanSociety by making it part of the national curriculum and teachingit to millions of German children. Hitler and the Nazis proposedthat the only way to improve Germany was to remove the Jewsentirely. There were two options for such a removal: exile orgenocide. Since no country was willing to take the Jewishpopulation en masse (and this includes the United States and UnitedKingdom due to prevailing stereotypes there) the Nazis made theexecutive decision to commit genocide to "save Germany".
Concerning European Jews: Hitler did not just killEuropean Jews. During the Occupation of Tunisia, he also begankilling Tunisian Jews. He would have tried to kill Moroccan Je…ws aswell, but King Mohammed V resisted. However, he was only able tokill those Jews who lived in countries that Nazi Germany was ableto conquer, which were mostly in Europe. Concerning Jew-Killing: As for why Hitler killedJews at all, please see the Related Question below.
well, he promissed that if the Jews started another war, then it would lead to the destruction of the Jewish people. Which is implicitly saying that he will kill the Jews, the…re were many reasons given for wanting to kill the Jews. But the truth is often much more simple, attached is a long list giving reasons as to why the Nazis (and Hitler) hated/wanted to kill the Jews, but most of them are irrelevent: antisemitsm started before the Nazis and continued after the Nazis, if there was a global Jewish conspiracy, then they would have done something to help the Jews of Europe. Hitler knew that the Jews were defenceless and harmless, they were killed for political reasons, they were killed because that is what made the people happy and kept the Nazis in power.
He had private dwellings within houses that were attached to his office. Much like the President has the White House.