Because of anti Semitism, Nazi propaganda, and the rise of Hitler’s message, the citizens of Germany embraced the Nazi Regime believing the allegations against the “unwanted Jews;” therefore, they were bystanders to the Holocaust by yielding the party power to move forward and annihilate the Jews.
The German citizens made Jews their scapegoat for their economic and political problems.
People like the Germans find others to blame other than themselves.This helped create Anti Semitism. David Downing suggest that, Jews were viewed as “ Christ killers”. They were blamed for many things since they were the people’s external scapegoat. People always look for others to blame, and during the challenging times the Jews were blamed. (Origins of the Holocaust 10) He also stated “When things started going wrong, however, Jews were rapidly made the scapegoat.” ( Origins of the Holocaust 26) In conclusion, the Jews were blamed.
The Jews were considered outsiders of Germany; therefore, they were blamed. Germans did not want Jews a part of them. Anti-Jewish Legislation in Prewar Germany stated, the Germans desired a pure Aryan race, they do not desire to spoil their blood by mixing it with a Jews. Jews lost all of their rights as a citizen; therefore, they were completely segregated. Jews were not granted to marry a German ( United States Holocaust Memorial Museum) In conclusion, they were separated. and they looked even worse to the Germans.
The German economy suffered major economic hardship at the time of the Holocaust, the German people were frustrated and jealous of the Jews. People began to grow enraged because the Jewish financial status in Germany was so high. They began to be very easy targets for the country to blame and believe the Nazi agenda. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency stated, “The Nazi party gained popularity and, after seizing power, legitimacy, in part by presenting “Jews” as the source for a variety of political, social, economic, and ethical complications facing the German people,” (Antisemitism in History) Also David Downing stated, Christians were forbidden by their religion from engaging in money-lending. So It became popular for the Jews to become money lenders. Christians despised Jews for doing so. ( Origins of the Holocaust 10) and David Downing stated, some people had doubts about the Jews because the ones who were business people had made money from the war.( Origins of the Holocaust 26) In addition, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum stated, millions of Germans were unemployed from the Great Depression and they did not like how the Jews were still financially fit. If they wanted a loan, they had to go to a Jew. Germans did not like how the Jews were “greedy” with their money. Jews owned the economy in Germany. (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ) In conclusion, Anti semitism was even worse than it originally was.
Germans despised the way the Jews reacted to the war. David Downing stated, “ During the...