Anti-Semitism During The Holocaust

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Anti-semitism is the hatred and discrimination of Jews. Hostility towards Jews dates to ancient times, and has repeated throughout history. Struggling nations have often blamed their problems on foreigners, for example in Germany the jews were blamed. The rise of religions such as christianity and islam has increased hatred of jews, with many anti-jewish incidents ranging from the 11th century to the 20th century. Many incidents having religious or ethnic motivators, the idea of the Jewish race became one of the Nazi’s justifications for their genocide. Maus happens to give us a good look at one of the most important events in history: the Holocaust. After World War 2 hostility towards jews began to die down. The creation of the state of israel was a result of the Holocaust, and has given many jews a place to go after World War 2. Throughout history Jews have been persecuted and treated unfairly.

The religious preaching of the first crusade created an outbreak of anti-jewish violence. The rhineland massacres of 1096 at the start of the first crusade saw the massacre of jews and looting and destruction of jewish communities in the Rhineland (western germany). The Jews were non-christian
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René König stated that this demonstrated that the “origins of anti-Semitic prejudices are rooted in different historical periods.” Those manifestations became apparent during the Holocaust, and event that is still so relevant today because the world never expected something like that to happen in the 20th century. Still so relevant because the horrors of the Holocaust have been documented in greater detail than any other large scale anti-semitic
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