German nationalism

Based on the ideals of a nationalist German society, extermination of Jewish people was perceived as necessary in order to form a united Germany.A large basis of German political movements was based on anti-Semitism.The need for the extermination of Jews in these movements was based on the changing perception of Jews that was fostered by early German groups with anti-Semitic feelings.The political usage of anti-Semitism and the use of the Jews as scapegoats by the Germans also contributed to the attempted extermination of the Jews in Germany.
The changing perception of Jews led to an increase in anti-Semitism.Anti-Semitism was appealing to many Germans, before World War One, as an uproar on behalf of traditional economic and social groups against the modern world.The Jews came to be a symbol for the modern world economy that was a focus of anti-Semitic Germany.The perception of Jews also changed with the increase that Germany experienced in nationalism.This form of nationalism had no place for Jews in the German society because they were now being defined not in terms of"…religion, culture, or ethnicity but as a distinct, biologically determined, and inferior race." The Jews were also perceived as "…a parasitic race, acting as an element of decomposition within their host nations, and engaged in conspiracy to achieve world domination."
Anti-Semitism also took the shape of a political movement, with a common theme of Jewish elimination from Germany, by any means necessary.In Germany, anti-Semitism based on emotion was seen as a waste of time, because there was no reason for it, but anti-Semitism based on a political movement was perceived as a way of showing national strength. The political ramifications of anti-Semitism were discussed by Adolf Gemlich as "…the systematic legal combating and removal of the rights of the Jew, w…


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