How did Hitler manage to turn all of Germany against the Jews. What was the logic behind them being scapegoats?

I just find it odd that an entire nation could be persuaded to act with such cruelty. I know he blamed a lot of the countries problems on the Jews, but what are some examples he used to create so much hatred towards them.
Update: So it's like the feelings of animosity people felt towards the Irish immigrants in the early 1900's and the Latino immigrants today, only to a much greater extent?
Update 2: But with government fueled propaganda.
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