What stereotype of Jewish people is reinforced here?
Why does the cartoonist make the Polish family look so thin?
The purpose of this stereotyping was to stop people from seeing Jews as normal human beings . The purpose was to stop people seeing Jews as individuals . Instead, Jews came to be seen as a certain ‘ type’ .
It is from a letter by Adolf Hitler in 1919. This was 14 years before he came to power (1933). 20 years before he invaded Poland which started the Second World War (1939). 23 years before the ‘Final Solution’ to kill all Jews was begun (1942).
“ The fact is that Judaism is a matter of race not religion…reasonable anti-semitism…must lead to a systematic and lawful campaign for the removal of those privileges which the Jew enjoys, unlike other foreigners in our midst who are subject to the law applying to aliens. The final aim of such anti-semitism must be unquestionably the removal of the Jews”
Result of Germany’s efforts and the world’s indifference – six million Jews were murdered
What is the origin if anti-Semitism? Biblical References to Jews in the Gospels
Matthew – states Jews had nothing to do with Christ’s crucifixion; the Chief Priests and Pharisees sought to destroy Christ because he was becoming too powerful and popular. The Jewish people (two-three million) had nothing to do with this)