Nederlands Holocaust in Europe Persecution


Had Adolf Hitler not come into power in 1933, the holocaust would not have happened. Historians agree about that. To Hitler Jews were an obsession. He saw the Aryan's (an old fashion name for Indo-Europeans) struggle against the Jews as a struggle of life and death.  Hitler believed there were superior and inferior races; he considered the Aryan race superior. Germany's historical calling was to let the Aryan race dominate. The Jews were inferior, a race that must disappear from society. Just a few months after Hitler was democratically elected as chancellor, he used his dictatorial powers to abolished democracy in Germany. As an absolute and charismatic leader (Führer) of Germany, he was worshipped by the majority of the German population. In January 1939, in his speech before the Reichstag (Parliament) he spoke the threatening and prophetic words: ‘if the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the Bolshevizing of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe!"

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  1. Adolf Hitler in March 1935 laying down the cornerstone of a conference hall in Nuremberg.
    NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
  2. Hitler in Berlin (1938) at the building site of a new German Tourism Office.
    NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
  3. Nazi propaganda poster
    NIOD Collection, Amsterdam
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