To SteppingToes, Read History More

You really need to read history more.  You wrote in response to my written  comments about why Hitler hated the Jews, “He should know that the ideology of the Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP, the political party of the mass movement known as National Socialism was “own people first” and that their hate for Jews did not arose from the attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic.”  You obviously didn’t read what I wrote very carefully.

I wrote, “If you read about Germany from 1917 to 1920 there were a host of new political parties competing for power in German. Street battles were fought between competing left wing groups and between competing left and right wing groups. In 1919 two Jewish Marxists, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, tried to overthrow the Weimar Government through violent revolution. It was brutally suppressed and Luxemburg and Liebknecht were executed. Because of this event and others, Hitler as a World War I soldier considered Marxists, Communists and Jews to be traitors”

I described ONE event known in history as the Spartacus Revolution in Germany. I wrote, “Because of this event and others, Hitler as a World War I soldier considered Marxists, Communists and Jews to be traitors.” Time and space limited what I wrote because there were a series of events that influenced Hitler. The key to my documentation is that Hitler “considered Marxists, Communists and Jews to be traitors.”  This is the crux of the matter.

Hitler didn’t care about the Weimar Republic.  As a World War I soldier he didn’t believe that the German Army was defeated on the western front but “stabbed in the back” by the anti-war movement led, not exclusively, by the Marxists/Communists.  Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht were two of the major Marxist/Communist leaders who wanted to end the war through revolution and set up a proletarian government. They led many demonstrations against the war.

Hitler was in a military hospital at the time the Kaiser abdicated and felt betrayed.  Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf, “In vain all the sacrifices and privations; in vain the hours in which, with mortal fear clutching at our hearts, we nevertheless did our duty; in vain the death of two million who died. Had they died for this? Did all this happen only so that a gang of wretched criminals could lay hands on the Fatherland. I knew that all was lost. Only fools, liars and criminals could hope for mercy from the enemy. In these nights hatred grew in me, hatred for those responsible for this deed. Miserable and degenerate criminals!”

Who were these “miserable and degenerate criminals?” Jews! Want more? Here is an Israeli newspaper article:

HAARETZ Sunday, November 20, 2016 Cheshvan 19, 5777 Time in Israel 5:26 AM

In “Mein Kampf,” published in two volumes, in 1925 and 1926, Hitler himself explains that he had no special feelings about Jews before he moved to Vienna, in 1908, and that even then, initially, he thought favorably of them. He saw the light only after Germany’s loss in World War I, for which he held the Jews responsible.

When imperial Germany went down to defeat in 1918, and Kaiser Wilhelm, the German emperor, was forced to abdicate, a popular theory that Germany had been “stabbed in the back” by the Jews took hold. Jews’ role, on the one hand, in the socialist and Communist movements that led revolutions in both Germany and Russia, and their prominence in international finance, on the other, led to dark theories about Jews’ lack of national loyalty, their treachery, and their degeneracy.

In Hitler’s mind, all the groups that he saw as foiling Germany – Bolsheviks, socialists, social democrats – became identified with Jews, because indeed, Jews were so prominently represented among each of them. His political theories blended with increasingly technical racial theories that imagined the Jews, along with other groups like Slavs and Gypsies, as biologically inferior to Aryans, the white northern European race that pure Germans were presumed to belong to.

If this is not enough, then maybe you will accept the explanation of Rabbi Yosef Tzvi ben Porat.

You really, really need to read history more.

About camden41

Retired public school administrator Retired history professor: Taught Western Civilization, American Civil War, United States History, Economic History, Ancient & Medieval Foundations, American History Since 1945
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1 Response to To SteppingToes, Read History More

  1. lastigevragensteller-troublesomeinquirer says:

    We do not have any idea why Trump went so hard against immigrants and certain people who live already for years in the U.S.A.. Should we not wonder then where his hate comes from?

    Somehow it seems a little bit you give an apologise for Hitler’s actions against the Jews because of his previous experiences with Marxists, communists and Jews.

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