ANTI SEMETISM START
The Holocaust happened because Hitler believed he was to be the ruler of the "Aryan race". Hitler's Aryans were white, blond haired and blue eyed people who were the ancestors of the German people.
In reality the Aryans were originally a group of migratory tribes that spread from the south of Russia and Turkistan to Mesopotamia and Asia Minor in 2000 BC. Some evidence also places them in India in 1555 BC(1 ).
The following is a brief and but not all inclusive look at anti-Semitism throughout history.
Competition for a following could have spurred along animosity between Christians and Jews during the first hundred years after Christ's death(2 ).
Many Christians believed the defeat of the Jews at the in two wars in 66 -70 CE and 131 - 135 with the Romans showed Gods displeasure with the Jews for rejecting Christ as the Messiah and there part in Christ's crucifixion (3 ).
Why are Jews seemingly over represented in finance? In the medieval times Jews had restrictions on land ownership, and employment. Money lending was one of the professions open to Jews. Christians believe it was a sin to lend money with interest but, Jews believed it was permitted in the Torah(4 ).
A Prussian statesman under Frederick the Great, Count Ewald Hertzberg wrote a memorandum called "A Dissertation Explaining the Causes of the Superiority of the Germans over the Romans." in 1779. In the 1800s Count Joseph-Arthur Gobineau, a French diplomat believed and promoted the idea of racial superiority , and of course Europeans believed that his own race was superior(5 ).
In 1879 the word Anti-Semitism, Was coined in Germany (6 ).
A riot between Christians and Jews broke our in a Russian town in 1903. Rumors had circulated when a 14 year old boy had been beaten, stabbed and killed. The rumor circulated that the boy was killed by the Jews. This sparked anti Jewish rioting that killed 49 Jews and two non Jews(7 ).
The "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" first were published in a Russian newspaper in 1903 in a series of articles. The 'protocols' were fabricated by the Tsarist secret police Okhrana(8 ).
The "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" was exposed as a forgery in 1921 by London times correspondent Philip Graves(9 ).
Graves showed that much of the material came from a political satire published in Belgium in 1864, written by French lawyer Maurice Joly(10 ).