Why did Hitler target the Jews and other minorities?
It is hard to convince people that the failures of any given society are a reflection of their failures as a collective. It is much easier to fault minorities and other groups for being a "thorn" in the side of the proper and correct people. Additionally, Hitler targeted many of his political rivals to avoid having to fight for reelection.
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%REPLIES%\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \nTry this link. Earlier question and answer along the same line. \n. \n http://www.faqfarm.com/History/WWII/11889 \n. \n Answer \n…. \nThere is no clear answer to this question. If you examine Hitler's policies you will discover that he did not have much, if any, original thoughts. He simply chose thinking that had been done previously and put them all togeter in his Nazi philosophy.\n. \nBoth Poland and Russia were persecuting the Jews before Hitler was born. Anti Jewish feeling existed in nearly every nation, including America. The degree of discrimination varied, but the dislike was not uncommon.\n. \nSome influences that MAY have influenced Hitler were ...\n. \n1. The Great War (WW I) for Germany started falling apart when the German sailors refused to make a suicide voyage against the British. This mutiny involved both Jews and Communists.\n. \n2. Hitler was anti-Communist, a type of government invented by a Jew - Karl Marx.\n. \n3. The German government that surrendered to the Allies (the Weimar Republic) had Jews in its leadership at times.\n. \n4. When a child falls off a bike it is not uncommon to see them kicking the bike, as if it was the bike's fault they had an accident. Likewise it was convient for the Germans to kick the Jews and blame them for Germany's defeat and surrender.\n. \n5. 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. (Their statement was based on the idea that Christ died for the sins of ALL PEOPLE, therefore ALL those that sin are equally a cause of the death of Christ!\n. \n6. Hitler not only objected to the Jews, but also to Christanity as well. While the belt buckles of the Wehrmacht had the words: "God is with us" written on them. Hitler's god was not the same as we think of. He was going back, in his thinking to the time of the Vikings, and the pre-Christian Germans. To the ancient gods of the Germanic people.\nHe tollerated the Christians only because he was not powerful enough to oppose them. But if one investigates the thinking of the SS troops they will find no Christian thinking, but only those of the ancient times.\n. \nWell that is a little. It is a long and complicated subject.\n. \nI hope this helps,\nJohn\n. \n Answer \n. \nhitler was probably very jealous of the jews. While he was homeless it was the jews who helped him.in fact hilter even had jewish -don't laugh- friends.besides at that time a lot of people persecuted the jews.i just dont know the exact reason why he went againt the people who helped him.or why he killed so many.\n. \n. \n Answer \n. \n. \nHitler first of all was a mentally sick demon, wither nobody knows it or not.\nHe had a schizophrenia. That is a mental illness in wich you have anxiety problems and your mind can't function right. He also had a grandmother who was a jew. I think his self hatred drove him crazy. He had the power so he took advantage. He was a sick digusting demon. I'm 12 yrs. old and I realize this.
The Jews weren't Hitler's only victims. He also killed real and imaginary communists and other political opponents, members of resistance groups, homosexuals, dissenting Chris…tians, Gypsies (Roma), the physically handicapped and mentally retarded, Soviet prisoners of war, Jehovah's Witnesses, anti-Nazi clergy, trade unionists, and psychiatric patients. He did blame the Jews for his lack of acceptance twice to Vienna's Academy of Fine Arts as well as many other problems in his life. About 11 million people perished in the holocaust, and about 6 million were Jews or of Jewish descent. He needed someone to blame, that the people would be easily convinced were the culprits behind all the Germans problems, Hitler was upset over the German losses from WW1 and the huge loss of land in the Treaty of Versailles. This is coming from a 14 year old look it up if you have to. That is why Hitler was such an evil genius. _____ 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) and in Europe there was a severe economic depression from 1873-1879 (and arguably much longer). Racial anti-semitism seems to have had a particularly strong appeal to people and institutions that had real problems coming to terms with the modern world - groups ranging from small craft businesses to the lower ranks of the aristocracy. The Roman Catholic church also found the modern world a frightening place and spread conspiracy theories about alleged Jewish and Masonic plans for world domination. _____ 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. ____ There is also the point that Nazis isolated the Jews so thoroughly as to make most of them economically useless.
It was their existence, not their appearance, that was targeted.
Answer 1 Hitler was racist towards Jews and other minorities. He focused theresentment of the German people toward those of different cultures,in order to achieve power. Some… of the more important reasons thathe hated them were the following: 1) Decay of the German State: During the 1800s,Jews and other minorities began to become more integrated in GermanNational Life. They served in its government, its militarydivisions, and its industry. As was typical of Western Europe, theJews had more of a hand in the higher echelons of government thantheir population percentage would account for. Hitler saw thisincreasing Jewish percentage in the government as a slow takeoverof German policy and a corruption of the German people. Theycontrasted the great victories under Bismarck with the depressingfailure of World War I and noted how a much larger percentage ofsoldiers in the latter war were Jewish. There was also thesentiment than in the early 20th century, values were beginning toebb (this is similar to current politics in the United States) andthe Jewish integration in the German apparatus (becoming teachers,lawyers, doctors, etc.) was to blame for this recession of valuesas opposed to modernity as 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 and Gypsies stuck out like sorethumbs because they overwhelmingly had darker hair. In addition,the idea of a German Jew was still rather new and both Jews andnon-Jews tended to see the Jews in Germany as being part of a vastJewish network and that these Jews just happened to be in Germany.The same perception existed for Gypsies, Jehovah's Witnesses, andCommunists. Hitler capitalized on this cosmopolitan sensibility byclaiming that these people's allegiances were not to the GermanState, but to secret councils made up of these minorities thatconspired against the German people. 3) Economy: Whether it was true or not, there wasperception among Germans and Hitler in particular that Jews werewealthy individuals and had a higher per-capita income than theGermans. In many ways (because of the above two reasons) Germansfelt that the Jews were "stealing" their money while they were poorand suffering. 4) Pseudo-Science: The late 19th and early 20thcentury was filled with radical new ideas concerning SocialDarwinism, a movement that Hitler was a part of. It was believed bythe Pseudo-Scientific community (which was rather in vogue) thatdifferent groups of people or races exhibited different emotionaltraits that were linked to physical differences. This led to thebelief that Jews and Gypsies were corrupt and thieving by theirirreversible nature and that they could not be "cured" and broughtup as proper Europeans. This formalized Racism in Germany and madethe situation much more dire for German minorities. 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. because they didn't believe in his culture Answer 2 Hitler targeted the Jews because he blamed them for losing Germanyworld war 1 because during that time Hitler was just a foot soliderbut clearly he loved Germany and hated the Jews Answer 3 Jews were a convenient target because they had already beenpersecuted in Europe for a thousand years, and there was a wellestablished tradition of hating Jews. When Hitler announced thatall of German's problems had been caused by Jews, there were lotsof people who found that lie very easy to believe. Answer 4 He blamed everything on the Jews. He thought that they were unpure.He had thought that the perfect race had blue eyes and blonde hair.No one was pure. Answer 5 Adolf Hitler was serving in a strict military when he was young,and to them surrender was the worst embarrassment. Anyway, in theend the German army Hitler was serving for asked a high end Jewishsociety for funds to help them keep fighting, since they were flatbroke, but the Jewish society refused, because they thought Hitlersarmy had no chance to win. Therefore, with no funds, the German army was forced to surrender,the worse embarrassment. When the war ended, Hitler was furious with the Jews for not givingthem money, and forcing the army to surrender. With this fury against the mainly innocent religion and people,Hitler set out for revenge, and the rest is History. Because, Adolf Hitler had a lot of hatred against the Jews. Answer 6 After World War 1 there were all kinds of conspiracy theoriescirculating about the Jews. They were widely regarded as Communistsand subversives. In Germany and Austria there was a widespread view(for which there was no evidence) that they had engineered thedefeat of Germany. This was also a conspiracy theory but was takenseriously by hardline nationalists.because they didn't believe in his culture
Hitler target the Jews for elimination since he believed that theywere responsible for most of the events in the world that affectedhis country. This was also a way of showing… how powerful he was.
Hitler's target was the spread of hatred unbeknownst to him. He is a warning to all of a time and a judgment close at hand. If the Jews, truly knowing God, were to love as God…'s true intent for creation none of us would be in the spiritual battle that exists today however... God knowing the beginning from the end used them, the Jews, many times over the course of history as a people that would go into captivity and even die. All that God, in the revealing of His eternal battle plan would from before time prove His love for all in taking our sin on the cross in Christ crucified...proving by prophecy, Jesus Christ's birth, death and resurrection, to name only a few, God's authority over all creation. Though the Jews were the ones that seemingly physically crucified Christ it too is part of God's plan. Jesus, that it was granted to Him to lay down His life and take it back up again being God though His words and actions were only for people directly or in the hearing of them. God is a loving God and His desire is that all would come to repentance through Jesus Christ. That few will find this truth is comparable to the likelihood that another would be inspired to answer your question from this perspective given the subject matter, content and world view. That said, weigh my statement against the truth of God's word (Holy Bible / Jesus Christ, the word become flesh), and the documented history of war and conflict from World Wars down to the slightest conflict in your own life today. What's his name, though inspired poet with the "To be or not to be" question is a distraction. It is a question: To love or not to love, sure as I answer, being has already taken place. Will you be amongst the greatest of haters or the least of the lovers. Matthew 11:11 (Quoting Jesus Christ) "Truly I say to you, among those born of women there has not arisen anyone greater than John the Baptist! Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he... Read on, bless the LORD.
Hitler first targeted the Jews in 1933 when he becomes Chancellor of Germany. When he promoted himself to fuhrer of Germany after the previous fuhrers death in 1934, he began …to take more extreme actions by making laws which isolated Jews from modern German society and treated them as criminals and crooks.
Yes. To read about why, please see the Related Question below.
Hitler punished them by sending them to camps not only because Nazis were ruling Germany, but because they thought they were a superior race.
he also killed homosexuals jews disabled people tramps alcoholics
he wasnt feeling threatened by the Jews, infact some of the Jews were threatened of him because Hitler didnt like the Jews so he miserebly started the holocaust in which the J…ews get put into a gas chamber and get gassed(poisoned with poisonous gas)
Nothing forced Hitler to make the decisions that he did or feel theway that he did. Hitler was very aware and cognizant of everythinghe said and everything he did. He was an i…ncredible orator, able tomotivate tens of thousands of people with his passionate beliefsabout the greatness of the German people. He was well aware of howeffective he was in galvanizing support for his atrocities andplanned elaborate systems for maintaining the bureaucracy thatdrove it. He also spent a lot of time and effort in developing theideology that would drive this hatred. Hitler was not a machine,but a man and a very passionate one who freely chose to commit oneof the greatest atrocities in history. As for why he targeted the Jews, please see the Related Questionbelow.
Yes, he also targeted Slavs, Romani (Gypsies), Jehovah's Witnesses,the Handicapped, Homosexuals, Communists, Political Opponents, andmore.
He totured them
The only other group that was targeted for destruction were various types of Gypsy, this decision was made very late on, though they had to suffer many simiilar ordeals to the… Jews, like being confined to ghettos. They were also held in concentration camps, though they were not put to work like the Jews, they were there for medical experiments. The 'Commisar order' meant that any Soviet commisar who was captured was to be executed. Of course other groups were targeted for persecution, no others were targeted for destruction.