Did the Jews wage a war on Germany before World War 2?
No, there was no Jewish "war" against Germany. One only hears
about this "war" in Nazi propaganda.
The notion that "the Jews" [collectively or worldwide] 'waged
[or declared] war on Germany' is utterly preposterous. "The Jews"
had no soldiers. "The Jews" didn't have even one tank, one military
airplane or even a machine-gun. At no time did the German military
threatened by "the Jews".
The Jews were not in any position to wage war on any country.
They weren't the kind of cohesive 'bloc' that the question
suggests. Many Jews were conservative, many were liberal, some were
socialists, some communists; some were Zionists, and some
anti-Zionists; and many took little interest in politics. Viewed
collectively, they were weak and divided, even if their influence
in some areas of life in some countries was greater than one might
have expected of a small minority. It was their weakness that made
them an easy target for demonization, for conspiracy theories and
for persecution. The Holocaust vividly demonstrates just how
powerless the Jews were.
As for the German Jews, they were almost all passionately
devoted to Germany - a most tragic love affair!
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The communist movement in both Europe and the Soviet Union was
often dominated by Jews or had Jewish leaders. As Europe became
split between the extremists camps of communists and fascists, the
Russian Revolution and the resulting civil war, as well as attempts
by Jewish communists to seize power in Germany (Rosa Luxembourg)
and Hungary (Bela Kun), all contributed to the notion of Jews and
Communists being enemies of the people. It was this that provided
the basis on which Hitler and the Nazis could launch their
murderous schemes. It also explains why the war on the Eastern
front was one of annihilation - a war to death between extremists
of the right and the left.
There is also an economic dimension to this confrontation. The
following headlines appeared in London's Daily Express in March
"Judea Declares War on Germany!" - Daily Express, March 24,
"Judea Declares War on Germany! Jews of all the World Unite!
Boycott of German Goods! Mass Demonstrations!" - These were all
headlines in the Daily Express on March 24, 1933.
This worldwide economic boycott of Germany by Jews was called
when Hitler assumed power in Germany. The Nazis of course duly
passed the detestable Nuremburg laws, which effectively excluded
Jews from public life. It must be noted however that Nazi racist
ideology was well entrenched long before the calls for a Jewish
I have also provided a link showing a reproduction of the
English newspaper the Daily Express - just in case you doubt the
authenticity of the declaration of economic war on Germany. The
link is taken from wikipedia.
The question asked 'Did the Jews wage a war against Germany', NOT
'How did Nazis create the impression that the Jews waged a war
against Germany.' In Germany itself the identification of Jews with
Bolshevism was strongest in Bavaria, and weak in North Germany, the
Rhineland and Berlin. It was above all in the lands along the
Danube that Jew-baiting flourished.
A view that depends so heavily on headlines from one issue of
one newspaper, without even paying attention to the article that
followed it, is as weak as weak can be: it is just pathetic.
The question is about Jews declaring war on Germany...so again the
answer...on point, all-inclusive, not a matter of opinion, is NO.
The newspaper did indeed have those astonishing sensational
headlines on its front page, and the whole thing is acknowledged as
a massive and infamous blunder in the history of that newspaper.
The actual article under the headlines is about a threatened
economic boycott by some Jews - in particular a few British Jewish
businessmen. Their attempt to get the main Jewish organization in
Britain to give official backing to the call for a boycott
The "Daily Express" was the ONLY mass circulation newspaper that
reported this call for a boycott as a declaration of war on
Germany. That sounds like a mighty bizarre war - only reported in
one major newspaper in the whole wide world. If it weren't for the
fact that this disaster of an issue of the "Daily Express" has been
shamelessly misused by Jew-baiters (aka as 'historical
revisionists') one could just hoot with laughter.
The notion that Jews are Communists, and that Communists are
Jews was a favourite theme of Nazi propaganda. This needs to be
borne in mind.
A headline taken from any newspaper, (especially one of little
stature), without reading the article, a headline to sell
newspapers, says nothing of any significance. In fact that the only
citations provided are like that, and from others repeating the
same contentions (sometimes as a question), doesn't work. 100 years
from now, someone may well find this question in their search, and
as it is a topic in this Wiki ...c ontinue the deception based on
it even being asked.
Follow the links and you will see that it is just part of a
group of the articles and research that goes on to show how untrue
the hypothesis behind the headline is. One part which is right
below the headline page is the following:
"In fact, the headline accompanied a story on the declaration of
a boycott against German goods and products. The story was not
represented as a 'declaration of war' by the world media; the
headline occurred only in a mass market British newspaper
reflecting the sensationalistic style of what is now known as the
tabloid press in the UK. The date of the article is important
because it coincides with the so-called Ermächtigungsgesetzes which
passed parliament the day before."
For the reasons above and many more, it is hard to even fathom
how a question like this could be hypothecated. Jews didn't even
mount any particular resistance to German actions when they were
being forced into ghettos, persecuted openly, or even as the
atrocities during the war were occurring. There are very few
stories of rebellion or uprising in the extermination and forced
It's interesting to note that had Germany taken a stance of
hatred that did not include persecuting the Jews, they might well
have joined with the political forces there and been significant in
making advances of many types toward a German victory. Instead, the
Germans used much of their resources on alienating and eliminating
the Jewish populace, which included many learned and influential
people. Many of those, especially scientific ones, left Germany and
became instrumental, even world leaders, in developing things that
helped defeat the Axis, and helped advance the societies they
joined for years to come.