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What if an attempt to retain Jewish racial character is a factor behind anti-Semitism?
There are no fixed immutable causes. The Jews in China were only able to remain by recognizing the deity of the Emperor and intermarrying with native Chinese. In other words they were obliged to commit religious and ethnic suicide. In Germany the Jews intermixed and then were hated for allegedly seducing German women who it was said could not resist the hypnotic seductiveness of the Jewish libido. I am not joking. The Germans wrote tomes on the subject and published newspapers about it. The writings of Julius Streicher were dedicated to it but he was only continuing a long tradition. So much for retaining Jewish character or not. In some places Jews were hated for not mixing and in other places for mixing in too much. On the whole however it could be argued that most persecutions were preceded by a tendency to assimilate and to engage in sexual converse with the host nation. Even in Poland before and after the 2nd World War the worst pogroms seem to have occurred in villages where previously the sexes had gotten on quite well. Anyway it could be argued both ways. People are human. Jews are blamed for being human.