Anti-semitism In Nazi Germany

Discuss the purpose anti-Semitism served for the Nazis. What form did it take once they were in power?
The anti-Semitic philosophy of the Nazi party played a significant role in their rise to power during the 1930's. Economic and political conditions in Germany between 1918 and 1933 played a major role in the creation of a climate that made Nazism appeal to the German population. There was widespread unemployment and economic misery and following the trend of German history since the end of the 18th century, the German people turned towards nationalism. The Nazi party captured the nationalistic fervor of the country. The "spiritualism" and doctrines of Nazism struck a "reminiscent ...

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Nazi youth leader, told a psychologist, "You have no idea what a great influence this book had on the thinking of the German youth…I read Henry Ford's book 'The International Jewry'…and became anti-Semitic." (Pinson, K 1966:487). It is not that anti-Semitism did not exist within Germany. 'Der nationale Sozialismus' (1st ed., Munich, 1920; 2nd ed., 1992), written by Rudolf Jung of Troppau, contained heavy anti-Semitic views and was considered to be one of, if not the most, authoritative presentations of national-socialist doctrine. Another example of anti-Semitism lies in the writings of Deitrich Eckart, whose weekly 'Auf gut Deutsch' (first issue, December 7, 1918) came to be regarded as the first paper of the Nazi movement. It is widely considered that this racial doctrine was the crux of the entire Nazi movement. Indeed, it was the main focus of their propaganda.
The Nazi party set the Jews up as enemies and blamed them for all of Germany's troubles. The Jews became ...

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form" (Pinson, K 1966:494). Through this anti-Semitic propaganda the Nazi's preached the doctrine of eugenics and put much emphasis on 'racial purity'. This drew upon the nationalism that was so abundant in German society and the mission of the German state was described as gathering and preserving the "most valuable of the original racial elements and gradually and securely bring them up to the dominant position in the state…the state must place race as the central point of the life of the community and must safeguard the preservation of its purity."(Hitler, A 1925).

The Nazi party used the works of Chamberlain and Wagner to leave a deep impression of racialism and paganism ...

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