Tarek El Zein
Jesus or Hitler?
Anti-Semitism was widespread in Europe at the time Hitler came to power. Much of this anti-Semitism was rooted, first, in religious beliefs that arose more than 1500 years before Hitler came to power, and second, on political beliefs, often cynically exploited for political gain. Though it was not accepted by everyone, this existing anti-Semitism was common and provided a receptive audience for Hitler's anti-Semitic claims.
Hitler did not just
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publication of the very much controversial “J’accuse” which received him a prison sentence. In 1906 Dreyfus was pardoned and reinstated to his rank after the French State and Church separated in 1905. This is just to prove that had the Nazi Regime not expelled or censured the German liberals and intellectuals they would not have been able to coerce a population with lies, absurdity and propaganda against the Jewish community without opposition.
Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 1999