Hitler was wrong about the Jews but why he thought what he did is only a mystery if you want it to be.
How do we explain Hitler’s attitudes towards the Jews? Dietrich (1988) studied Hitler’s antisemitism at great length and concluded that Hitler’s antisemitism was only a minor part of his popular appeal to Germans. One reason why that was so is the important but seldom stressed fact that there was nothing at all odd or unusual about a dislike of Jews almost anywhere in the world of the 1930s. Hitler was to a considerable degree simply voicing the conventional wisdom of his times and he was far from alone in doing so. The plain fact is that it was not just the Nazis who brought about the holocaust.
To its shame, the whole world did. That part of the world under Hitler’s control in general…
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