Essay on Causes of the Holocaust

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Causes of the Holocaust

The Holocaust took place for a number of reasons some of which were long term and others short term. The main reasons are; for centuries Germany had been an anti-Semitic country Jews were used as scapegoats for German problems.

Also centuries of Nazi persecution caused the Holocaust in particular 1933 -1939 as well as Adolf Hitler and his racist views which influenced thousands of Germans.

The Main reason for the holocaust happening was that Germany had been anti-Semitic for many centuries, and during those centuries the anti-Semitism had gradually got worse. Therefore because this was becoming a racial war, this was an opportunity for Germany to 'cleanse'
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In the 1930's the Wall Street crash occurred and the Jews having an image of being well educated and very wealthy and selfish due to all their large important businesses they ran in Germany. Hitler portrayed an image of the Jews to the Germans as though the reason why some Germans are out of jobs is because the Jews have stolen their jobs and are invading Germany being 'parasites' and taking what belongs to 'pure' hardworking German people. Therefore when the economic situation in Germany was very low and the German economy was suffering from the depression, the Jews were blamed for having all the German money and for Germans being very poor and starving during the time of the depression in the 1930's. Despite the fact the Jewish people were not particularly communist at all, due to Hitler being anti- communist, this was another act of using them as scapegoats. Anti - Semitism had been current in Europe for centuries, even since the days of 'Christ'. Other religions blamed the Jews for 'Christ's' resurrection and were regarded as 'Christ killers'. As years and centuries have gone by, the Jews were still being blamed for unfortunate events that there wasn't even evidence for.

Thirdly I would like to add that there had been centuries of persecution from the Nazis in particular; 1933-1939. In 1933

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