In the Adolf Hitler’s he wrote that he’s hatred was influenced by Dr. Karl Lueger and the Christian Social Party. This is because there is a war between Christian and Judaism. And after all Hitler wasn’t the most horrible dictator in Germany he mentions by his words says that he was convinced. No one actually really knows the reasons why did Hitler hate the Jews but these are the reasons that Hitler want to remove the Jews out of Germany.
Hitler's fervent anti-semistism played a huge part in the persecution of Jews during World War II. The Jews were frequently referred to in Hitler's autobiography "Mein Kampf" and Hitler had made plain his hated for them. References to the "filthy Jew" litter the book. In one section, Hitler wrote about how the Jews planned to "contaminate" the blood of pure Germans: "The Jewish youth lies in wait for hours on end...spying on the unsuspicious German girl he plans to seduce...He wants to contaminate her blood and remove her from the bosom of her own people. The Jew hates the white race and wants to lower its cultural level so that the Jews might dominate."
“He accused them of hating people, being traitors, ridiculed their beliefs, killing human beings and kidnaping” (Patterson 5). Jews were said to have rituals celebrating their murders and kidnaping’s. With the new faith, Christianity, and the failure to convert Jews, the Catholic Church charged Jews with the crucifixion of Jesus. Roman Emperors se... ... middle of paper ... ... Anne Roiphe wrote; “ In America there are so many kinds of snobbisms, prejudices and dislikes” (Chanes, 447). Jews have also been denied of jobs, quota systems, and limiting them from admissions to colleges and universities.
Another reason that Jews were hated was jealousy. They were believed to be God’s chosen people. Hitler took advantage of this, and used it as another opening for propaganda. Soon, the Jews were blamed for the death of Christ and said to have brought all of the pain and suffering on the world. It was said that God was punishing the Jews, and the rest of the world, for not receiving Him, and once the Jews were gone, the Garden of Eden would thrive again.
The general public, at that time, was frightened of and did not trust Jews due to their strange manners and dress. They were seen during this Elizabethan time, where the Church played an important role in everyone's life, as the murderers of Jesus Christ. Nowadays most productions of the play show the Christians being slightly evil, not giving Shylock a fair chance or a fair trial. Modern productions also show Shylock as being driven to such evil deeds by Christian hatred. The play is sometimes thought of as being racist especially in the scene in which Portia is testing the suitor the Prince of Morocco.
This was more than a comment about Jesus ethnicity; for a Jew to be called a Samaritan was a great insult. The Jews were essentially stating that Jesus was unclean, evil, and heretical.2 Jesus responds by denying demon possession. He instead tells them that whosoever obeys His words would never die. The Jews apparently thought Jesus was referring to physical death, and offered numerous examples of great prophets who had died. They asked Jesus “Who do you think you are?” Jesus responds by stating that their father, Abraham, rejoiced at seeing Jesus.3 This brought a round of mocking remarks.
Protestant Churches also complied with the Aryan paragraph and dismissed anyone with Jewish ties from their employment. As part of this there was attempts to separate the Jew from Jesus. Statements such as “it is clear that the doctrine of Jesus’s Jewish racial heritage is a fraud and that the truth is that Jesus was of Aryan descent” and “Christ’s cross has stood between Christians as believers in Jesus of Nazareth, and the Jews” , were very common. Jews were seen as the enemy to most Christians. Hitler then stood as a bulwark against the evils of the Jews, as stated in Erikson on pg.
In order to answer the question it is vital to look at the pervading views of the society when it was first performed. Ridiculing a stereotypical Jew was fashionable in Elizabethan drama because it reflected the commonly held view that Jews were to blame for everything from economic problems to child murder and the plague. In 1597 England was a Christian country and many disliked, often despised Jews. At the time that Shakespeare wrote 'The Merchant of Venice' Jews were exiled from Britain and many Christian European countries, unless they converted to Christianity. The character of Shylock therefore confirmed the audience's view of history and anti-Semitic feelings.
Shylock in William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice Shylock is a Jew in the play "The merchant of Venice". He has a daughter called Jessica and he is in many ways a victim of anti-Semitism. Shakespeare brings across Shylock as a Jew using many different devices. For example he uses anti-Semitism to show that Shylock is meant to be portrayed as an isolated character. Anti-Semitism was based on religious grounds back then, they held the belief that Jews murdered Christ and were therefore in the league of the devil, this is why the Christians in the play and the directors of the play are vengeful towards Shylock.
Shylock is also, however, a creation of circumstance, and even in his single-minded pursuit of a pound of flesh, his frequent mentions of the cruelty he has endured at Christian hands make it hard for us to label him a natural born monster. In one of Shakespeare's most famous monologues, Shylock argues that Jews are humans and calls his quest for vengeance the product of lessons taught to him by the cruelty of Venetian citizens. On the other hand, Shylock's coldly calculated attempt to revenge the wrongs done to him by murdering his persecutor, Antonio, prevents us from viewing him in a positive light. Shakespeare is therefore, intending the audience to sympathize with Shylock.