Asked in HolocaustGermany in WW2Adolf Hitler
What was the philosophy behind the Holocaust?
August 31, 2010 4:57PM
Which do you mean? Public or private? Publically, Hitler claimed
to be purifying the human race by removing Jews, Gypsies,
Homosexuals and radicals from the major cities in hopes of
improving the human condition. It was classic Eugenics teachings of
the time and has since then been condemned by all intelligent
people. (not to be confused with neo-nazi's and other hate groups)
Privately, Hitler was confiscating the property of Jews and anyone
else who might be unpopular in hopes of getting enough money to
fund his war, but that wasn't discussed much.
Nazi ideology held that Jews, homosexuals, Slavs, blacks, Gypsies, Jehovah's witnesses, and socialists were "subhuman," i.e. less than human, and were the cause of all the world's ills, so they believed that murdering all these groups would benefit the world. In reality, the Nazis were simply scapegoating in order to enhance their political power by instilling fear and hate among Germans.