QUESTION: Why are the Jews so
persecuted? Why were so many killed in the holocaust? Are
they under a curse because they killed Jesus?
The following is quoted by Garner Ted Armstrong.
People who are curious about why the Jews are persecuted
should be directed to their history books and encyclopedias.
It is obvious that much persecution comes from their
rejection of Christ, but the primary motivation behind
persecution in many countries is the Jewish penchant for
making money, getting ahead, etc. This was particularly true
in pre-World War II Germany. Hitler's diatribes were hardly
based on their rejection of Christ -- rather, they had
become the wealthiest class; shop owners, importers,
bankers, jewelry sellers, rug dealers, --- businessmen of
---end of quote from Mr.
I found this on the Internet:
Christian Anti-Semitism Develop?
anti-Semitism did not begin until long after the death of
Jesus. It was not until several hundred years later that the
Church fathers decided that Jews as a group should be
persecuted because they "killed Jesus."
Bernard Blumenkranz, author of
"Jews and Christians in the Western World", is one of the
authorities who documents that the intense and ongoing
Christian persecution of the Jews did not truly begin until
the advent of the Crusades – over 1,000 years after
If the killing of
Jesus is the true cause of Christian rage, why did it take
so many centuries after the event for Christians to get
really angry? Furthermore, once Christian hatred for Jews
got under way, it became worse with the passage of time.
Logically, time should have eased the strong feelings, as is
the case in so many other situations.
Here are some other interesting sites with history on this
Added note: The Jews were not the only ones killed in World
War II. Notice:
World War II Casualties
Total: c 57 million
The table above has been compiled from two sources:-
1. Alan Bullock -
Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives pp 987
2. The Times Atlas
of the Second World War pp 204-205 The highest estimate for
each country was selected during compilation.
*The figures for
these countries were very different in the two sources
** The military deaths for Spain, a neutral
country during the war, are attributed to volunteers in the
Axis (4500) and Allied (7500) armies. According to source 2,
above, 10,000 Spaniards died in concentration camps. These
figures may be very inaccurate and may be reviewed later.
*** This table
does not take into account the 3 million Indians who died
due to famine in 1943.
There is nothing to indicate a singling out of the Jews for
death or persecution in World history.
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