Why did the Holocaust happen?

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More specifically: Did the Jews deserve it? Why, or why not?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    because Hitler murdered anyone who he did not like he did what the USA wanted afterall the USA funded the nazis from 1933 to 1945 then helped 10,000 Nazis escape to south america

    Hitler was funded By the Rockefeller's in the Belief Hitler would Go to war with the Communists he took the Money and Honored the Agreement

    the USA never did anything to stop him whilst the UK was Trying Appeasement

    Hitler took all this as approval and of he went

    America with the collusion of the vice-chairman of the U.S. War Production Board in partnership with Göring's cousin in Philadelphia when American forces were desperately short of everything and such arrangements were known about in Washington and either sanctioned or deliberately ignored?

    For the government did sanction dubious transactions—both before and after Pearl Harbor. A presidential edict, issued six days after December 7, 1941, actually set up the legislation whereby licensing arrangements for trading with the enemy could officially be granted.

    Often during the years after Pearl Harbor the government permitted such trading. For example, ITT was allowed to continue its relations with the Axis and Japan until 1945, even though that conglomerate was regarded as an official instrument of United States Intelligence.

    No attempt was made to prevent Ford from retaining its interests for the Germans in Occupied France, nor were the Chase Bank or the Morgan Bank expressly forbidden to keep open their branches in Occupied Paris. It is indicated that the Reichsbank and Nazi Ministry of Economics made promises to certain U.S. corporate leaders that their properties would not be injured after the Führer was victorious.

    Thus, the bosses of the multinationals as we know them today had a six-spot on every side of the dice cube. Whichever side won the war, the powers that really ran nations would not be adversely affected.

    And it is important to consider the size of American investments in Nazi Germany at the time of Pearl Harbor. These amounted to an estimated total of $475 million. Standard Oil of New Jersey had $120 million invested there; General Motors had $35 million; ITT had $30 million; and Ford had $17.5 million. Though it would have been more patriotic to have allowed Nazi Germany to confiscate these companies for the duration—to nationalize them or to absorb them into Hermann Göring's industrial empire—it was clearly more practical to insure them protection from seizure by allowing them to remain in special holding companies, the money accumulating until war's end. It is interesting that whereas there is no evidence of any serious attempt by Roosevelt to impeach the guilty in the United States,

    reason FDR was afraid of Upsetting Corporate USA whose Cooperation was desperately needed to win the War in the Pacific

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Due to a group of violent men in power who had a hatred a certain people on whom they blamed everything bad that happened to them, especially during and after WW1.

  • Prince
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    The Holocaust happened because the Jews were an un- assimilated alien presence in Poland and, more specifically, in a large tract of Poland formerly known as East Prussia, of which no records exist. Neither the Catholic Native Poles nor the German-speaking East Prussians were comfortable with the Jews, witness the fact that they killed six million of them within twelve years. For one thing, the Jews did not speak either Polish or German, but their own language known as Yiddisch (Yiddish). Another reason was that the Jews did not worship Jesus Christ, but instead practised their own religion. Occupying one-fourth of the city of Lodz and approximately one-fifth of the Polish capital of Warsaw, the Jews operated textile mills, and distributed Jewish-made textiles throughout Europe, prompting Hitler to write in "Mein Kampf" that they needed to be annihilated. About six million Jews were killed at Auschwitz and other extermination or 'liquidation' camps around the German-speaking Principality of East Prussia which, like the Third Reich, was erased from public record in Poland during the Soviet period, between 1941 and 1945. Babies were sometimes tortured, as at QV-VII, and little children tortured and gassed with Zyklon-B, so one could argue that they did not deserve it. The argument that "the Jews" deserved it would have to be laid at the feet of wealthy Jews like the Rothschilds and the owners of the infamous textile factories all of whom escaped with their wealth to create the State of Israel in 1948, so one could say that the Holocaust was ultimately unsuccessful and ironic and backfired also. Certainly it resulted in the deportation by the Russians of thirteen million East Prussians from Poland, the deaths of millions of East Prussian fighting men, and the creation of Israel which wields disproportionate power in the world today. So the deaths of six million innocent and poor Jews, mostly children and old people, did not accomplish what the engineers of the Holocaust intended for it to accomplish.

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      ... Yiddish, but Yiddish is basically German. And most Polish Jews spoke Polish too. 4, If Israel's influence in the world is disproportionate to its size, why must this be proof of sinister intent? Many people admire their ability to pull themselves together and defeat much larger enemies.

  • Cousin
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    The Jews who deserved it were NOT the Jews who got it. The ones who deserved it had wealth and got away, leaving poor Jews who had no idea what was going on, their elderly, their children, and even little babies to suffer the torture and murder of six million of them. The Holocaust was largely an East Prussian thing, and East Prussia was completely erased from History. After their defeat in World War Two, Eisenhower and Stalin decided to punish East Prussians severely for the murder of six million Jews. Eisenhower put 1.1 million East Prussian soldiers in concentration camps with no food and literally just starved them to death. A further 100,000 SS men were put into a camp and two Jewish bakers baked them poisoned bread, killing them all at once. But Stalin actually completely eradicated their culture, uprooting an entire civilisation you have never heard of, and deported 13 million German-speaking East Prussians from Polen (Poland) where they had lived since the 1700s. The German-speaking population of Danzig was deported and replaced by Slavs and renamed Gdansk. The German-speaking population of Koenigsberg, the capital of the principality, were deported and replaced with Slavs, and the city was renamed Kaliningrad. Every record and trace of East Prussian families who had lived in Poland for centuries was erased and the lie was told that Poland had always been an entirely Slavic nation, exclusively inhabited by native Poles. They had had a monarch, Prince Christoph von Schaible, whose family had ruled the Principality of Oest Preussen (East Prussia) since the eighteenth century. All records and every last trace of the House of von Schaible was erased from History by the victors. He had been preceded on the throne by his father, Prince Johan (born 1862) and his mother Princess Anna von Cron (born 1865). Both Prince Christoph (born 28 August 1890) and his consort, Princess Elizabeth (born 1897) were dethroned and erased from public records. Princess Elizabeth had been the beautiful American-born (but half East Prussian) Elizabeth A. Young of Huntingdon, New York, who had married Prince Christoph on the 2nd of February 1915. Newsreels from the royal wedding were destroyed. Prince Christoph had a son, SS Field Marshal von Schaible, who had graduated from Heidelberg University in 1941, had negotiated the Nazi treaty with the Croats, and had run 17 gulags for the rehabilitation of homosexuals in the Third Reich. He had already fled to South Africa where he was known as "The Ghost" and restructured South African Intelligence over the following thirty years, until 1975. There were additionally four daughters, princessses Georgiana (born 1916), Margaret (born 1918), Naomi Ruth (born 3 January 1925), and Priscilla (born 1927). Prince Christoph was approached by the Office of Strategic Services and, in exchange for 23 million dollars in Nazi gold, he and his sister, Princess Anna von Schaible who had married Graf von Kessler and had one son, Johan (born 1909) to enter Operation Paperclip. Operation Paperclip officially only let 10,000 Nazi scientists into the US;however, there were an additional 1,000 East Prussian royals and nobles who paid their way into the program with Nazi gold. The von Schaibles and von Kesslers were allowed to assume American identities and were granted US citizenship on the condition that they retire quietly to a farm in Suffolk County, New York still owned by Princess Elizabeth, and fake records were planted for both families going back three generations by an OSS agent named Ralph Douglas Mason (1909-1983) whose son, also named Ralph Douglas Mason (1935-2016) married Princess Ruth, who died 17 February 1977. Prince Christoph, the last monarch of Oest Preussen and Prince von Schaible of Koenigsberg of the Seven Bridges, died the 18th of July 1952 and was buried anonymously in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Prince Edward County, Virginia.

    Source(s): Annie Jacobsen, Operation Paperclip
    • Tina
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Gdansk was called Gdansk from the 10th century. It was also called Danzig at other times.

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  • 5 months ago

    European Christians rightfully hated Jews and gays/lesbians and decided to wipe them out once and for all after centuries of their crap.

  • 5 months ago

    cause hitler wanted to blame someone for i actually forget what for but he ended up blaming the jews even though they did nothing to him and thats where the hatred for them started which caused the deaths of over a million or so jews and the concentration camps and etc.

    • Tina
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      6 million Jews, and almost the same amount of non-Jews, including Gypsies, trade unionists and Jehovah's Witnesses. What is your problem with capital letters?

  • Tim D
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    How can anyone deserve to be executed without trial?

  • 5 months ago

    Because Hitler hated the Jews and during the war he created a plan called the final solution to exterminate them from Germany and Europe. He had dreams of creating a master race of blond blue eyed Aryans and even bred Norwegian women with German soldiers to attempt to do it. he wanted to rid the world of what he though of as inferior races. he wrote about it in his book Mein Kampf. which he wrote in the year he spent in prison after his Beer Pusch.

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      The 1923 event is known as "the Beer Hall PuTsch." He was sentenced to 5 years, but served only 9 months. You disgrace the role of professor by claiming to be one.

  • blu
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    "The black-haired Jewish youth lies in wait for hours on end, satanically glaring at and spying on the unsuspicious girl whom he plans to seduce, adulterating her blood and removing her from the bosom of her own people. The Jew uses every possible means to undermine the racial foundations of a subjugated people. (Book 1 Chap 11)"

    -Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

    "But even more: all at once the Jew also becomes liberal and begins to rave about the necessary progress of mankind."

    -Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf)

    The holocaust killed countless innocent Jewish people who did not deserve to die.

    “Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses -because somewhere down the road of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.”

    ― Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • 5 months ago

    Because the victorious allies and France in particular were way too severe with the reparations they imposed on Germany after WW1. Before then the aftermath of wars used to be solved by swapping territory or royal marriages.

    Fascists, like religious fanatics, demonise weak or differently-behaving elements within society and get everyone hating on them to show just how fascist they can be themselves.

    • Killmouseky
      Lv 6
      5 months agoReport

      To be fair, Fascists were certainly not the 1st or only to do that. You'll find 1000's of examples, all across the world & across history of the very same thing.

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