The “blame the Jews” narrative has been in existence since before Hitler’s reign of terror, and it still thrives today. I am sick and tired of sitting back and watching my people be dragged through the mud by Jew-haters. The attacks online and in person (including defacing our synagogues) cannot continue.
There were 4,700 antisemitic incidences in the last two years alone. Is that acceptable to you? I thought not.
Blame the Jews: From World War 1 to World War 11
It makes me ill to look at the image above with Hitler at a podium, spreading his noxious beliefs and edicts. His antisemitic mindset gelled early on. Who did he blame for Germany’s economic recession after World War 1? The Jews and the communists. How can this be explained? Well, the scapegoat theory and the authoritarian personality theory are good starts (see this article on Medium.com).
But Hitler blamed the Jews for personal reasons as well. A Jewish doctor could not save his mother, Klara Hitler. He was influenced by Georg Ritter von Schönerer and Karl Lueger, two Austrian politicians who believed that Jews should be denied full-fledged German citizenship. He dreamed of a superior race that excluded anyone without pure Aryan blood.
And let’s not forget the pervasive matter of “Jewish deicide” — a belief that Jews were responsible for the unforgivable and never-ending sin of killing of Jesus (not that Hitler had great things to say about Christians).
I detail a gazillion reasons why Jews are not to blame for any of this in my book My mission is to put the “blame the Jews” lies to bed once and for all. With your help, we will defeat antisemitism and racism and blaze a brighter path for our children.
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