Anti Semitism In The Holocaust

938 Words4 Pages
History of anti-Semitism

Siyoon Lee

Anthony Mulson
8S+ English
23 March 2016

Siyoon Lee
Anthony Mulson
8S+ English
11 March 2016
History of Anti-Semitism: Where great hatred of Jews originated from The Holocaust is a shameful history that mankind should not repeat once more. Approximately 6 million Jews, 10 thousand homosexuals, 50 thousand Gypsies, and besides, other social minority groups were slaughtered due to Hitler 's ethnic cleansing policy. I will focus on the genocide of Jews in this writing. Over 50 percent of the victims of the Holocaust were Jews. Can only Hitler 's personal hatred lead to the massive murder of 6 million Jews? There are other historical reasons why executives of the Nazis and even civilians realigned themselves with the policy of Anti-Semitism. All of this repugnance toward Jews trace back to the ancient times. Since antiquity, Jewish people have demonstrated themselves as a distinct race by the belief in monotheism, and denying the dominant religion. In 63 B.C., Jerusalem, the center of the Jewish homeland, was taken over by the Romans. The Romans forced the Jews to believe in Roman gods. Nevertheless, some Jews kept resisting and worshiped Judaism. The Jews were split into two sides; one trying to maintain Judaism and the other side including Jesus, arguing that they should adapt to the Roman religion. This dispute ended up with the Romans expelling the Jews that kept worshiping Judaism from Jerusalem. In the early fourth century,
Open Document