Essay about Anti Semitism And The Nazi Party

1458 Words Sep 14th, 2014 6 Pages
The Holocaust transpired between 1933 and 1945, was the genocide of over eleven million people, including six million Jews, under the leadership of Hitler and the Nazi Party. Although the Holocaust took anti-Semitism to the extreme, anti-Semitism has prevailed for over two thousand years. The origins of anti-Semitism lay deep in human history, dating back to biblical times. Prior to the nineteenth century, anit-Semitism evolved from conflict over religious beliefs, into a policy of political and social exclusion and degradation. The common attribute of anti-Semitism through the ages is that Jews have been targeted because others have perceived them to be different. The first display of anit-Semitism was seen during the times of the Roman Empire, when the Church formed a perception of anti-Semitism after the death of Christ. It was not until the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany, when mass violence was encouraged towards the Jews. Adolf Hitler, the leader of the Nazi Party, strongly believed the theory of Eugenics and Darwinism, and used his power to pursuer his dreams of a ‘superior race’. In order to create his ‘superior race’, Hitler used propaganda to dehumanize the Jewish people. The intensifying hatred towards the Jews throughout history, inevitably lead to the Holocaust.

In the first millennium, the Christian Church solidified the belief that the Jews were responsible for the death of Christ. In 400 A.D., Saint John Chrysostom said, "God always hated the Jews; it is…

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