Why did Hitler terrorize the Jews? Was it religion or politics? (20 April 2017, 24 Nisan, 5777)
Adolf was a mass-murderer, a psychopath and a sadist.
Hitler was also a pervert. He engaged in a number of perversions including sodomy.
A childhood friend of his testified to this. So too, a soldier comrade had seen him engaging in the act.
He had also molested a young member of the Richard Wagner family.
Police reports from Austria and Bavaria recorded Hitler having been a male prostitute.
[ William Hugh Russell- Davis who visited Germany before WW2 and could speak the language described the speeches and histrionics of Hitler as those of "a woman flirting with the crowd" i.e. Dance of the Catamite.]
Hitler also had heterosexual strivings but the after-effects of syphilis limited his abilities in this area.
Even so, he used women for coprophilia and sado-masochistic purposes.
Several of his women partners committed suicide or died in ways that were made to look like it.
The perversions that Hitler engaged in were debasing and degrading.
What was the purpose?
What pleasure would he have gotten out of them?
A partial answer may perhaps be obtained by referring to a legend concerning Nebuchadnessar the Babylonian monarch who destroyed Jerusalem and the First Temple:
# According to the Talmud in Nedarim 65a, Nebuchadnezzar chastised Tzidkiyahu for revealing that he had seen the Babylonian ruler eat a live hare. #
Nebuchadnezzar explained his action by saying he wished to cultivate the quality of cruelty.
Hitler knew what he was doing when he did it.
He considered himself to be in league with the Devil.
# ... we are animated by an inexorable resolve to seize the Evil [the Jews] by the roots and to exterminate it root and branch. To attain our aim we should stop at nothing, even if we must join forces with the Devi' #
GOLDHAGEN, Daniel John. 'Hitler's Willing Executioners. Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust,' USA, 1996. p. 134 note 7 quotes from Eberhad Jackel, ed., 'Hitler. Samtliche Aufzeichnungen 1905-1924', Stuttgard, 1980.
Hitler had frequent convulsions and visions according to numerous testimonies. [See the accounts of both Rauschning and Kubrick.] Hitler would suddenly see a mysterious being and cry out in panic "He has come for me!"
Due to his fits of possession his confidantes and attendants nick-named him the "Carpet-Eater "
Hitler wished to do evil and degrade others.
His self-degradation was a psychological preparation to enable him to debase himself and those under him.
The degradation was of both the victims and of his fellow victimizers.
The Racial Doctrine was only part of the excuse. The main ideological drive was hatred of the Jew for its own sake.
Hitler began and conducted World War-2 primarily to kill Jews. Other matters were secondary.
Adolf had the support of the Germans of his time in doing what he did. He still receives much sympathy from them. After the war had ended, in August 1946, a poll [OMGUS] in Germany showed that:
"37 % agreed that "the extermination of the Jews and Poles and other non-Aryan races was necessary for the security of Germany."
33% still maintained that "Jews should not have the same rights as those belonging to the Aryan race."
By countenancing one perversion we in effect give licence to others.
What a person does in private will also have an effect in the private domain.
The Nazis were against the "Old Testament"!
The Nazis pressured the Protestant Churches of Germany to do away with the "Old Testament" i.e. the Hebrew Bible.
The Hebrew Bible is the conscience of Western Civilization.
They wanted to do away with it.
They still do.
That is one of the reasons they hate Jews.