Hitler’s obsessive hate for Jews still remains a popular debatable topic among the historians. Evil like the one Hitler stood for is inexplicable. His anti-Semitism, ill opinion about Jews and many other reasons clearly suggest that he was insane and an abnormal man (if you’d like to call him that). Hitler’s hatred for Jews brought about the holocaust post WW I. Millions were slaughtered whom he considered infected people; whom he held responsible for every evil there ever was. It’s not easy to confirm the reasons behind his compulsive hate. You would require reading a pile of books before you realize that there was not even a single good reason. But, there were reasons in Hitler’s mind. Here are the 10 reasons that historians believe why Hitler hated Jews:
10. Jew and communists influences:Most of the Germans were second-rate thinkers at Hitler’s time. Hitler was against the class war principles of communist ideology, which were highly influenced from Marx and Engels. Hitler associated every Jew with people who supported Marxist class-war theory. The division among Germans in the anarchic conditions after World War I fueled Hitler’s hate for Jews.
9. Great economical recession:Hitler held Jews responsible for the great depression in Germany as they controlled many important merchandises and expert fields. He successfully incited the fellow Germans, making it a dramatic issue. Jews weren’t hit hard by recession as they were wealthy. To Hitler, it appeared as gross injustice that had to be revenged.
8. Jews as the reason of defeat in World War I:According to a newly published book titled “November 9: How World War One Led to the Holocaust,” core reason for Hitler’s hatred was the defeat of Germany in World War I. Author Joachim Riecker claimed in the book that Hitler blamed the Jews for shameful defeat of the country. He also held Jews responsible for the collapse of the monarchy and ruination in Germany. Hitler believed they were poisoning the nation from inside.
7. Early Influence of anti-Semitic literature:Hitler wasn’t a very educated man. But, his intentions & actions were stimulated by inspiration drawn from the traditional anti-Semitic literature, which at that time preached that Jews were responsible for ‘every’ evil. Under the influence of some leaders and literature, he conceived many stereotypic beliefs such as – Jews are disloyal, untrustworthy, and not capable of being true Germans citizens.
6. Hitler’s childhood:Historians and other sources collide on the question of Hitler’s childhood and family background. Historians claim Hitler to be a Jew himself, which his mother never told him about. One such claim mentions that the hatred started taking shape after Hitler’s grandmother died. The doctor, Eduard Bloch, treating her for breast cancer, was a Jew. Some sources hint at his illegitimate identity as his mother worked at the house of a wealthy Jew family. Hitler is also said to have experienced mistreatment while working for Jew families.
5. Brain damage as a soldier:
Sources claim that before Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany, he moved to Munich and joined German army to become a soldier. While in battlefield during WWI, he is said to have received serious head injuries. Thereafter, he had to quit army and his mental health got worse. Many believe that Hitler was mentally afflicted for having no guilt or humanly emotions at all.