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Why did Hitler hate Jews?

It is not easy to identify one particular cause for Adolf Hitler's (1889-1945) anti- Semitism, but various major motives can be classified: the anti-Jewish atmosphere in pre-war Vienna, Germany has overpowered in the First World War and Hitler's idea that some races were finer and others mediocre.


Anti-Semitism in Vienna 

Numerous historians claim to Hitler’s times in Vienna as having carved him. Between 1908 and 1913 the youthful Hitler fruitlessly tried to appoint himself as an artist there. The town had a great Jewish population shortly before the First World War (1914-1918) – around 9% of the two million occupants were Jewish – but the communal environment was explicitly anti-Semitic. With a blunt anti-Jewish mayor (Karl Lueger) and many anti-Jewish magazines and newspapers, there was no limitation on anti-Semitism, and Hitler was robustly persuaded by this.


German Defeat

The conquer of Germany in the First World War also had an immense blow on Hitler’s globe view and political conviction. Hitler was a fighter and – like many other German soldiers – found it tough to swallow the collapse of the German Empire. Many patriots and preservers considered that Germany had not fallen between the cracks during the war on the theatre of war but due to treachery from within, by a ‘stab in the back’. Communists, socialists and above all Jews were criticized, although more than 100,000 German and Austrian Jews had delivered in the war and 12,000 had been assassinated.


National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP)

Subsequent to the war, Hitler united to a new significant rightwing party, the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP), hastily becoming its authoritarian because he could encourage people with his words. He observed that implantation against Jews and Bolsheviks hit a chord with spectators and voters. He popped the statement, Jews were not only accountable for the unjust German setback but were also hampering Germany’s revival.


Conflict to the Weimar Republic

Germany was made to reimburse a great deal for the war: the Treaty of Versailles (1919) set out that Germany had to surrender large regions of land and pay devastatingly high compensations to the associated victors. Economically and politically the country had been in unfathomable disaster for years. Hitler and his people were so ferociously going up against to the new Weimar Republic, as it was called, that in 1923 they tried to grasp authority. The coup did not succeed and Hitler was punished for five years in jail.


Mein Kampf

Hitler only functioned 10 months of his prison verdict, in the meanwhile which time he wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle). The book is jam-packed with anti-Jewish extracts and theories about the preeminence of the German race. Hitler conveyed his support for race theories and more “Lebensraum” (living space) for the German people. The German race had to tackle for expertise in Europe or face utter destruction. Therefore, people with ailments, or with different sexual orientation or of a different race had to be eliminated from the population. According to this racial policy, Jews were an inferior race that was contaminating Germany and so did not fit in in the community.


Loyal Followers

There were blunter and even ferocious anti-Semites than Adolf Hitler at the time of the 1920s and 1930s, but his knowledgeable speeches, sprinkled with anti-Jewish comments, his aptitude to classify and his nationalistic dedication made him an eye-catching substitute for many German voters after the financial crash of 1929. He attained trustworthy followers who did not dwindle from violence. After Hitler and the NSDAP came to power in 1933, they productively put their plans into practice.