Why did Hitler do what he did?

Why did Hitler hate the Jews? However , he was not the first one since many Europeans chased them out of Europe .

Update:

truely , i can't get a strong proof that he was mislead or not knowing what to do.

Is there anyone similar to him in history?

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  • 9 years ago
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    To be honest, you'll probably get more useful answers in the history section.

    And it wasn't just about Hitler - it was about the German people as a whole.

    FWIW, it wasn't just religious intolerance. Germany was given an incredibly unfair settlement after World War 1 which resulted in 15 years of horrendous hardship. Hitler came along, sorted the economy out and gave everyone a scapegoat to blame for their problems. He picked the Jews, but it could have been just about anyone.

    Incidentally, around 60 million people died in World War 2. Around 6 million were Jews. Hitler wasn't good for anyone.

  • andrew
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    9 years ago

    Post WW1 Germany was rife with antisemitic writers. Hitler was really just parroting the extreme right wing political commentary at the time. It had NOTHING to do with Catholicism. He certainly believed that Jews were a problem for Germany. This is a pretty hard question to answer without getting into the Treaty of Versailles and WWI. I suggest reading "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich", it gives a good overview of his early mindset and political rise. It also gets into his later mental deterioration.

  • 9 years ago

    The German people needed a scapegoat, and Hitler provided them with one. The Germany that Hitler gained power in was shattered by the reparations required of it by the Western Allies following WWI. In a crushed country, suffering from severe recession, the notion that Germany would rise again, and that there needed to be a Jewish 'solution' for this to happen, was appealing.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It had something to do with an old story about a jewish person who stole a beautiful Ariana women and deflowering her. That an The National Socialist Party(or nazi for short) thought the jewish people were a lesser race sub human like apes.

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  • 9 years ago

    There are many things that pushed Hitler to do what he did. Most of which have to do with the way that he was raised (he was abused), the materials that he read, and hatred for people who rejected him (Jewish professors). Does this excuse what he did? Of course not. He is a perfect example of what evil truly is.

  • 9 years ago

    "Hence today I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord."- Mein Kampf

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Because he was a paranoid psychopath who injected himself with amphetamines on a daily basis.

    Source(s): History Channel
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    he didn't hate jews.

    he was just an immoral person and he knew that scapegoating a minority of his population would help greatly in unifying the rest of his country.

  • 9 years ago

    It was largely down to his Catholic up bringing, as the church in Germany openly taught anti-semitism to children.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    what?

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