Memorial to the Jews who were expelled from Rothenburg in 1298
For some reason, the Jews have always been exterminated, like bugs, never driven out of a country nor killed. Literally, from the beginning of time, the Jews have been unwanted. Why is that? What’s not to like?
My photo of Old-New Synagogue in Prague which is still in use
In the middle of the night, while I was sleeping soundly, one of the regular readers of my blog [Wolf Murmelstein] wrote this in a comment:
Hitler wanted the Jews exterminated but as a realistic criminal he followed a well studied tactic. 1. Discrimination in Germany forcing emigration toward countries he thought to subdue later when moving war. 2. Expulsion toward the same countries where already local pro-nazis set up anti Semite propaganda. 3. Subduing of all those countries as vassals or through occupation. Then all the Jews living in those countries to bring back … in the Death Camps and get them all EXTERMINATED.
Why have the Jews always been EXTERMINATED, never just killed or driven out?
I found this website, which lists all the countries from which the Jews have been exterminated: http://www.eretzyisroel.org/~jkatz/expulsions.html
The list of countries, from which the Jews have been expelled, is very long. Here are some of the highlights:
Emperor Henry II of Germany expels Jews from Mainz, the beginning of persecutions against Jews in Germany.
Jews expelled from England.
ALL JEWS EXPELLED FROM SPAIN.
[Christopher Columbus was a Jew who was expelled from Spain. In 1492, he sailed the ocean blue and discovered America.]
POPE PIUS V ordered all Jews out of the Papal states.
JEWS attacked and driven out of Frankfurt, Germany.
Word anti-Semitism comes into existence.
POGROMS BEGAN. The word is of Russian origin. It designates attack, accompanied by destruction, looting of property, murder, rape. There were three major outbreaks in Russia. The word designates more particularly the attacks carried out by the Christian population. Each pogrom surpassed the other in savagery.
KIEV, ODESSA; Here murder of whole families was a common occurrence. Partial data are available for 530 communities in which 887 major pogroms and 349 minor pogroms occurred. There were 60,000 dead and several times that many were wounded.
FIRST ANTI-JEWISH CONGRESS HELD. In Dresden, Germany.
ALFRED DREYFUS TRIAL in France. Details follow further on in this summary.
APPEARANCE of a new issue of the PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION. In Russia.
This spectre of a worldwide Jewish conspiracy aiming at reducing the Gentiles to slavery or extermination loomed up in the medieval Christian imagination and grew out of legends about well poisonings and plague spreading. It was concocted in Paris by an unknown author working for the Russian secret police. It was an alleged conference of the leaders of World Jewry. It was translated into all the world languages. In 1963 a Spanish edition was published. During World War II, the Protocols of the elders of Zion became an implicit justification for the GENOCIDE of the Jews and Nazi propaganda relied on them until the last days of the Third Reich. Smaller pamphlets of it have been distributed in B.C. 1983 published in California… Required reading in most Arab countries, in schools, to this day.
Appearance of ADOLPH HITLER. Also Henry Ford the 1st believes the Protocols; and publishes anti-Jewish articles in his newspaper, the Dearborn Independent.
MEIN KAMPH appears. Hitler’s Plan published in Germany.
HITLER appointed chancellor in Germany.
Hitler writes his Nuremberg Laws which lead to his Final Solution.
Burning in AUSTRIA & GERMANY of Synagogues. Jews sent to concentration camps. Beginnings of the Holocaust.
Germany overruns Poland.
Gassing, shootings in Polish Ghettos (Jewish).
EXPULSION of Jews from the German Reich to Poland. Riots against Jews in Iraq.
The following quote is from the website which published the list of expulsions:
The word “anti-Semitism” is inadequate. It is a misnomer. The word was coined in 1879 from the Greek words “anti”, meaning “against” and “Semite”, meaning a descendant of Shem. The word was first used by Wilhelm Marr a German agitator, who created it to explain the current anti-Jewish campaigns in Europe. Since the Arab peoples are also Semitic people it is not the best expression. Anti-Jewish, and Jew- hatred, are more descriptive. It is more than just prejudice. The word came into general use in the past hundred years and encompasses all forms of hostility manifested toward Jews throughout history.
There can be economic and social or racial anti-Semitism. It didn’t reach epidemic proportions until 175 B.C. Previous uprisings against Jews were not really anti-Semitic. It began almost exclusively in countries which later became part of the Roman Empire. Prejudice flared it seems because Jewish people in honouring their Jewish laws, appeared to be in defiance of Gentile governments. The false assumption began to emerge that Jews didn’t have any respect for whatever was held in esteem by the rest of humanity.