why were the jews useful scapegoats for hitler ?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
Yes and they have been for dozens of other countries all throughout history. Try reading Ulysses if you're up to it.
They (until recently) had no country. This made them an easy target in many countries which they settled.
Hitler was just the most recent one to do what many many others had done in the past.
- 1 decade ago
Well, they didn't like his artwork. That is true, but seriously, I think it was easy to use the Jews as scapegoats because Europe - not only Nazi Germany - had been using them as scapegoats long before the Third Reich.
Jews were blamed for spreading the Bubonic Plague in the fourteenth century. In 1492 Colombus sailed the Ocean Blue - and Spain expelled the Jew. The Church had long suspected Jews of drinking the blood of Christians as part of a blood ritual. Martin Luther, the good German and Mr. Protestant Reformation himself, was incredibly anti-Semitic. So I think it was easy for Hitler to use them as scapegoats since there was already an atmosphere of anti-Semitism prevalent throughout Europe - not just in Germany. And Hitler used more than simply the Jews as scapegoats - gypsies, homosexuals, socialists, the mentally ill - anyone who wasn't a pure, healthy German he considered a threat to Aryan purity. And used that insane logic to justify (or attempt to justify) the necessity of war.
- Captain AtomLv 61 decade ago
Hitler found it politically expedient to select the Jews as scapegoats because antisemitic feelings were already quite widespread at the time. By selecting them, he did not have to work very hard to sway public opinion. Of course, he chose to scapegoat them for two major reasons: By telling the German people that it wasn't their fault, but that of an outside force, he gained wide political support; He also had intensely antisemitic prejudices of his own.
- 1 decade ago
he liked all kinds of goats. but none better than scapegoats.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
there wernt enough blacks