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How do the Nazi's portray the Jews?

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Hitler was very charismatic. The Germans were seduced by him-they truly believed that the Jews were nothing but a threat to the purity of the German race. The Germans believed this and were fearful of what the Jews would bring to the future. This is why they were so despised. Hitler placed Aryans at the top of the list of races and Jews, Gypsies, and Blacks at the bottom. This is how the Jews were portrayed by the Nazi's. They were seen as a menace to society. Children were even taught this in schools. People were basically brainwashed.

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It seems the most successfull lie of the Nazi's was to portray the Jews as the enemy.  Propoganda posters and videos (especially those shown to the HJ - "Hitler Youth") showed Jews as liars and cheaters who were both money and power hungry.

The most pervasive message was one of "Be afraid.  Be very afraid."  Germans were made to fear the Jews and what would happen to their country's identity, economy, wealth and government if the Jews were to gain too much power.

I truly think many German teenagers actually believed the threat of the Jews was not only real, but worth fighting for.  This is how Hitler brainwashed an entire nation.

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