Monday, May 26, 2014

Hitler 1920

On April 6, 1920, Hitler declared:
We don’t want to be emotional anti-Semites who seek to create a mood for pogroms. Rather, we are driven by a pitiless and fierce determination to attack the evil at its roots and to exterminate it root and branch. Every means is justified to reach our goal, even if it means we must make a pact with the devil. (Herf, The Jewish Enemy, The Belknap Press, 2006, p.3).
Thus, although the Final Solution arose slowly and was contingent on many events, especially related to war, and could only be a distant dream in 1920, Hitler's core motivation to defeat the Jews by any possible means was established at an early point.

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