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Old 03-14-2019, 07:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Lamoral View Post
It started way the hell before 1882. Does the Inquisition ring a bell?
True, but there were also periods of relative tolerance. Jews lived in Germany and were part of the German establishment in many cases right up through WWI. There were German Jews who were actively supporting the German cause during WWI because they believed (understandably) that Russia was the greatest nemesis of the Jews, not Germany. Adolf Hitler wouldn't be on anyone's radar until about 1921-23 or so. There's this belief that Nazi Germany was the culmination of centuries of extreme German antipathy toward Jews, which is not really true. Nazism was a shock to German Jews as it was to everyone else.

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