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Jews have been persecuted since the beginning of documented time.
This religious group has been poked, prodded, exiled, and in recent
years, massacred for their religious beliefs. This racial prejudice is
called anti-Semitism. Anti-Semitism is the vicious weapon of
propaganda used to break down the Jews psychologically before the
armies of Germany even began to annihilate this religious group during
World War Two (“anti-semitism” 47).
The NAZI Party led in this mass murdering of the Jewish people. The
head of the NAZI Party, Adolph Hitler, proclaimed that he was not a
racist, yet killed over six million defenseless people because of their
race. Hitler also declared, redundantly, in his speeches, that he did not
desire World War Two. These are some of his last words: “It is not true
that I, or anyone else in Germany wanted a war in 1939. It was wanted
and provoked exclusively by those international statesmen who either
were of Jewish origin, or worked for Jewish interests. This led to the
merciless opposition to the universal poisoner of all peoples,
International Jewery” (Rossel 10).
As one can see, anti-Semitism could not be stopped in the era of
World War Two, because Hitler outlawed any media that wasnt showing
hatred toward the Jews. The only radio broadcasts were his hate filled
speeches and news reports that he approved. The only programs on
television also had to be approved by Hitler or someone under him. No
newspapers were allowed to say anything that, in any way, insulted a
Nazi, or any other German. If any Jew was caught insulting a German,
they were immediately executed or tortured until death. This fear that
had been provoked by the death, starvation, and abuse of the
Holocaust, was another type of propaganda brought about by the Nazis
(Zeman 26).
Another reason that Jews were hated was jealousy. They were
believed to be Gods chosen people. Hitler took advantage of this, and
used it as another opening for propaganda. Soon, the Jews were
blamed for the death of Christ and said to have brought all of the pain
and suffering on the world. It was said that God was punishing the Jews,
and the rest of the world, for not receiving Him, and once the Jews were
gone, the Garden of Eden would thrive again. This ridiculous theory was
later declared unchristian by the Second Vatican Council (Roth 47).
Anti-Semitism was even in an innocent childrens fairy tale. In Snow
White , the children were to think of Snow White as Nazi Germany after
World War One, the apple that put the beautiful princess to sleep was
the Jewish people, and the wonderful, handsome prince was Adolph
Hitler who woke the beautiful princess with a kiss, which represented his
leadership (Zeman 76).
Another reason for anti-Semitisms great popularity was that, for a fact,
people enjoy hate. They do not necessarily enjoy this emotion as they
do “happiness,” but it brings about interest in an otherwise emotionless
being. The emotion generated by Nazi propaganda and the show of the
movement of the Holocaust that was presented to the Germans stood
out against the drabness of everyday life in the Weimar Republic. This
feeling was a splash of color on the subdued background of Germany
(Zeman 13).
As ridiculous a these approaches toward racial hatred may seem, the
racism of the Holocaust was not limited to only the Jewish people. In
fact, it is generally believed that a total of eleven million people were
killed by the Nazi regime, only about six million of these were Jewish.
Among these victims were political opponents, Gypsies, the mentally ill,
homosexuals, Jews, and others who were considered the “undesirables”
of Germany (“anti-Semitism”

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