Hitler's Role in the Persuection of the Jews by the Nazi Regime: Electronic Version, by Heinz Peter Longerich

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HITLER`S ROLE IN THE PERSECUTION OF THE JEWS BY THE NAZI REGIME

There can be no doubt that Hitler's behaviour during his entire political career - from the end of the First World War until the end of the Second World War - was characterised by radical antisemitism. Hitler`s actions betray a desire to - in one way or another - put an end to the existence of Jews within the "living space" (Lebensraum) of the German people. This objective carried a very high priority in his political practice.
Of course Hitler's antisemitic stance cannot by itself explain the persecution and murder of the European Jews by the Nazi regime; a history of the "final solution" must nevertheless take account of his central role in the decision making process.
 

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