The one thing that always intrigued me and puzzled me is how did the Nazis get to hate the Jews en mass.
After all the Jews were neighbours and citizens, They never initiated a war against Germany, nor did they conduct any violent acts against the state. And yet Hitler and his cohorts created this hate big enough that so few questioned the atrocities committed by the Nazi leadership.
One of the key tools was propaganda.
The Nazis were always worried about those Germans who did not accept anti-Semitism. In this article from the party monthly, ‘Unser Wille und Weg’. (Our will and Way)
The author provides ten responses to the most common objections they encountered to Nazi anti-Semitic measures. These were arguments intended for everyday use in conversation with fellow citizens.
(source: Kurt Hilmar Eitzen, “Zehn Knüppel wider die Judenknechte,” Unser Wille und Weg (6) 1936, pp. 309-310.)
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