History of Anti-Semitism Essay

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Since the spread of Christianity in Europe, anti-Semitism has always been common in the nations of Europe. While there have always been cases of anti-Semitic practices, perhaps the most widely known is the Nazi’s treatment of the Jews. By bringing up thoughts of anti-Semitism, which have long existed in the German society Hitler and the Nazi’s were able to place all of Germany’s economic and social problems, which occurred in the aftermath of World War I on the Jewish race. “The Nazis were able to use the disproportionate representation of Jews in certain sectors of the economy-the professions and the entertainment industry-to give credence to their conspiracy theory, according to which Jews controlled the German economy, society, and …show more content…
The language in which he describes the Jews would be similar in how Hitler describes them.# These feelings of anti-Semitism during this time period was a result of centuries of intolerance and persecution that existed within the German society.# “Even though at the end of World War I German Jews were relatively assimilated, ant-Semitism in the deep structure of German culture provided a cultural blueprint, a constant potential, for renewed antagonism against them.”# With these feelings of anti-Semitism buried deep within the culture of German history and society, it can be easy as to why, the Nuremberg laws were quite successful. “In the end, profound religious-cultural devaluation of Jews characterized many Christian nations.”# When Charles Darwin wrote book On the Origins of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the struggle for Life in 1859.# Though the book was written primarily on the relationship between plants and animals, many would use his theory of evolution as an excuse as to why their race was the superior race. Contrary to popular belief, Social Darwinism was not an exclusively right-wing concern. Social theorists who were politically antagonistic to each other could call themselves Darwinians simply by referring to different tendencies in Darwin’s thought. This, and a generalized belief in science and progress, accounts for the existence of Social Darwinians who could be conservative,

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