Anti-Semitism: The Holocaust And The Holocaust

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Anti-Semitism is defined as a racial term meaning the negative belief and emotions about “Jews qua Jews” (Newman, 2010, p. 15). Anti-Semitism dates back to 70.C.E where the ancient rebellious Hebrews “exhausted the patience of their Roman masters”, lost their homes and were spread through the Mediterranean lands (Botwinick, 2014, p. 4). Jews were always outcasts to Christians because the Jews denied that Jesus was the “messianic son of God” which therefore added more tension when it was believed that Jews killed Jesus (Botwinick, 2014, p. 5). The Holocaust also known as the “Catastrophe, the Sho’ah, is one of the tragic periods of “Jewish Diaspora” (Keter Books, 1974, p. 1) It started between 1933 and 1945 in Europe. It first started with discrimination…show more content…
By 1941, Germans extinguished an estimated two-thirds of the nine million Jews living in Europe in the first half of the twentieth century who were murdered under the Nazis (Botwinick, 2014, p. 1; Goldhagen, 1997, p. 5). The Germans persecution of the Jews “culminating in the Holocaust” as a result is the central feature of Germany during the “Nazi period” (Goldhagen, 1997, p. 5). This report will first discuss the background information on how Hitler rose to power before moving on to Nazi ideology, then the establishment of Israel and Raphael Lemkins definition of genocide and finally how the state for the Jews impacted the Palestinian civilians in regards to Lemkins definition of…show more content…
244). An incident occurred on the 28th of June in 1914 in which Archduke Fran Ferdinand, and his wife were “assassinated” by Gavrilo Princip (Bassiouni, 2002, p. 244). Adolf Hitler volunteered at the age of twenty five (Simms, 2014, p. 320) and was in extreme danger on the frontline, serving as a “regimental dispatch runner” (Willmot, 2014, p. 123). According to Willmot, this role was taking messages from “regimental headquarters to battalion headquarters”, where they gathered by “battalion runners” and taken to the front (2014, p. 123). Hitler in the time of the war had not been regarded as an anti-Semitic (Willmot, 2014, p. 123). Many historians are not certain when Hitler became ant-Semitic. Epstein (2003, p. 48) states that in Hitler’s book chapter 2 of Mein Kampf, he relates to how he became “an anti-Semite”. At first the allegations against the Jews in Vienna shocked Hitler but after careful observation, “that the gross charges against Jews were all true” (Epstein, 2003, p. 48). Hitler then states in his book that Jews are both communists and capitalists, that they are “traffickers in the white slave trade, that they were responsible for Germany’s surrender in the First World War, if not stopped, they will destroy the civilized world” (Epstein, 2003, p.

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