Wednesday, October 04, 2017

"Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him" - Review of the Cause of the Holocaust

Tsukiji Central Market, Tokyo

Review of the Cause of the Holocaust

Hitler did not, from the beginning, plan to massacre all the European Judaists.

Nazis and Hitler tried to expel Judaists out of Germany.  They even planned to deport them to Madagascar island.  Actually they sent some Judaists to Palestine.  But the situation changed as Hitler decided to make war with the Soviet Union in June 1941.

While German troops were advancing and capturing many territories in East Europe, millions of Judaists came to under control.  Nazis could not deport them to outside regions any more.  In addition, they were afraid that those Judaists might engage in anti-Germany activities and guerilla resistance.  So, SS units started to execute Judaists who fell in the hand of advancing German troops.  However, they did not first use death camps and concentration camps with gas facilities.  But at some point, leaders of Nazis decided to systematically exterminate captured Judaists, and they started to build special camps where millions of Judaists would be killed till the end of WWII.

There were no documents left in which Hitler explicitly ordered extermination of Jidaists.  However, it is believed that Hitler issued verbal orders or consent to slaughter Judaists.  From the beginning, Hitler had no strong experiences where he had been treated badly by Judaists or he had suffered serious social disadvantage due to existence of middle-class Judaists.  His antagonism against Judaists was rather ideological.

So, the basic cause of the Holocaust was more cultural one rather than individual one.  And the most influential cultural factor is religion.

The Vatican and Christian priests had not shown intimacy to Judaists before the 20th century.  They read the Bible and judged that Judaists were enemies of Christianity.  They even approved the idea that Judaists had killed Christ Jesus.  This underground tendency had continued for about 1900 years, and then Hitler and Nazis abused this climate.

Today, no Christians outwardly blame Judaists or call them descendants of those who had killed Christ Jesus.  But, the relationship between Judaists and Christians is not solved.  Christian people have simply started to stop thinking about Judaists.  They have even stopped thinking about Christ Jesus and God.  Most of them accepted the idea of liberal people, mostly not faithful Christians, that people have to admit diversity of people.   The general trend is that everybody is equal if he or she believes Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.

However, it is suspected that people have come to realize that money is the sole religion.  Any rich Judaists or Muslims are better than poor Christians.  Because money proves everything.  This thought has become the mainstream after WWII.

Indeed, after the Great Depression, when the German economy was improving while Hitler and Nazis were gaining political power, German people thought that money and wealth were brought by Hitler and Nazis, so that they supported more and more Nazis' anti-Judaist ideology.  Even the Holocaust was backed by the economy success of Germany under Hitler's administration.  The Holocaust was supported by the religion where people revered money and wealth.

The tragedy of European Judaists in WWII was caused by the irresponsible Vatican and Christian churches and the religion for reverence of money and wealth.  And these two factors still remain.         

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Mat 10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.
Mat 10:5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: