Why Did Hitler Target The Jews?

Why Jews?

According to Nazi ideology, Jews were regarded as untermenschen, or sub-humans. In their pursuit of racial hygiene, the Nazis did not target the Jewish people only, but also Gypsies, Communists, Poles, and Homosexuals.

Where Did This Nazi Ideology Come From?

Hitler was born in Austria and spent his childhood growing up in Vienna. At that time, the mayor of the city was anti-Semitic and ensured that his hatred of Jewish people would be widespread. However, this may not be the primary reason behind Hitler’s hatred of the Jews. Many individuals think that this hatred stemmed from a childhood friend that was Jewish. However, it cannot be relegated to a single event in his early life

Citations

Skatrix.com, Programming:. "Why Did Hitler Hate Jews And Want To Eliminate Them?" Why Did Hitler Hate Jews? N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016.


"Why Were the Jewish People Targeted by Hitler?" Reference. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016.


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