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Nazi Racism and Antisemitism

Nazi ideology used elements of traditional Christian anti-Semitism although, it manly centered on racist antisemitism, which portrayed the Jews as an inferior and destructive race. Hitler's views of the Jews were portrayed in his book Mein Kampf. He interpreted Germany's situation and the German people's need for "living space" (lebensraum) in terms of a "new order" worldview. This ideology fueled the Jews as archenemies in a racial life-and-death struggle that had to be won. When the Nazis took control, they immediately began implementing their racist views in Germany, and during the war their policy was implemented throughout the rest of Europe.

Total Sources (by media type):

Artifact Collection 14
Diaries and Letters 2
Documents 20
Lexicon Entries 17
Photographs 64
Research 15
Testimonies 4
Works of Art 2
Total Sources 138