The origins of Antisemitism
|the railway line leading to entry of Auschwitz (Poland) constituted the final journey of millions of people . At Auschwitz and Birkenau died ca. 3 million people (mostly Polish Jews ) .|
By F Guzzardi
Contrary to what many people think , antisemitism does not begin with Hitler's Nazi Germany - but has its origins many centuries earlier. In the history of German antisemitism has found its most violent form and horrifying deeds - but in reality Hitler had not invented anything new. The Jew is being persecuted people in previous centuries and this for various reasons that we will try to understand it better.
The Jews are the ones who crucified Jesus !
The first Jewish persecution born by Christians .For many centuries Christians have spread this demagoguery to justify the persecution of a competitor religious - the Jewish communities had spread throughout Europe this is a problem for Christians who demanded the religious and political power . Their refusal to be Christians , it was a DE-legitimization of the validity of the faith Cristian.The idea of " collective guilt " of the Jews for the death of Jesus was practically a death sentence for tens of thousands of them. This belief is maintained for a long time , at a more or less conscious , in large sections of the population .
The Jews are usurers who get rich on the backs of others!
During the Lateran Council of 1215 the Pope Innocent III , a sworn enemy of the Jews, did release a set of rules that had to mark the fate of the Jews for many centuries. For example, forbade Christians to lend money against interest and advised to exclude Jews from other professional associations . Subsequently, almost all professional associations , referring to these laws of the church, banned Jews from the exercise of their profession and drove these in a trade or business ( money changers , moneylenders , etc. . ) That people, understandably , hated it. Everyone, even the poorest farmers , had to turn sooner or later to a Jew to borrow money and every collection gone bad led to a growing hatred towards them. But even the emperors had a great need of money , which is why usually the imperial powers were much more tolerant towards the Jews from which often depended
The Jews do not want to integrate into the Western Christian world !Relegated from civil and religious laws in their ghettos , periodically persecuted and even exterminated, Jews developed a strong cultural identity that made them endure and survive. But being different that could be seen even in the way of dressing and in many daily habits , their " cultural resistance " , made them even more objects of suspicion and unfair attacks . He who is different is basically dangerous. This is true today and it was worth even more to the medieval society . The Jews were used as scapegoats for all occasions , were guilty even in the fourteenth century the plague that ravaged half of Europe in Strasbourg , for example, were buried alive in 2000 Jews held responsible for this terrible epidemic .
The Jews want to dominate all countries, to be able to operate according to their interests !
This is the most "modern" antisemitism, is one invented by the Nazis to channel and divert the thousand reasons for discontent and anger of the people against an easy prey , to give a simple "explanation" to the many injustices in the world that many people could not explain . In all governments, in all international organizations could be found of the Jews , even in important positions , and so it was very easy to find "evidence " for this absurd claim . Antisemitism had become so a struggle of all peoples against an enemy that threatens us all. To be justified , the systematic extermination needed a stronger motivation , more "political " and not just ethnicity or religion.