Nazis hated Jews – this is an undeniable fact. However, it was not hatred for the Jews that was the driving force of the Holocaust. It was their entirely erroneous perception of reality (alas, perceptions of reality are the only reality).
Nazis firmly believed in a quasi-religious (and entirely bogus) doctrine of existential racial wars. They correctly identified the Soviet Union and its Bolshevist ideology as the existential threat to Germany and the whole European civilization.
And correctly viewed the war with the Soviet Union as the existential war where the very existence of Germany and the European civilization (as they knew them) was at stake.
However, they were entirely wrong about the nature and origins of that existential threat. They viewed Bolshevism as Judeo-Bolshevism and thus the Jewish conspiracy (it was not) and the existential war with the Soviet Union as the war with the Jewish race (it wasn’t).
The reasons for this colossal blunder (which it undoubtedly was) was clear and obvious. Nazis looked at the indisputable facts – and made entirely wrong conclusions from these facts.
Karl Marx – founder of Marxism (and, therefore, Bolshevism) was Jewish. Pavel Axelrod and Julius Martov – co-founders of the Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party (later transformed into a Bolshevik Party) – were Jews.
Vladimir Lenin – the leader of Russian Bolsheviks and the first head of the Soviet government – was one-quarter Jewish. Almost all Lenin’s companions on the “sealed train” that brought him to Russia in April 1917 (via Germany) were Jews.
Lev Trotsky who was the actual leader of the Bolshevik October Revolution in Russian, was a Jew. The first head of Soviet state (Soviet Russia) Yakov Sverdlov was a Jew.
Head of the Economic Council Yuri Larin who almost single-handedly destroyed the Russian economy, was a Jew. Viktor Nogin – People’s Commissariat for Trade and Industry – was a Jew. Yakov Yurovsky who commanded the death squad that shot Russian tsar Nicholas II and his family (close relatives of German emperor) was a Jew.
Members of Bolshevik Politburo (the real government of the Soviet Russia) Kamenev and Zinoviev were Jews. One of the most notorious Bolshevik mass murderers – head of Cheka secret police in Petrograd Uritsky was a Jew (in fact, a lot of high-level Cheka officials were Jewish). Genrikh Yagoda – head of GPU (Soviet secret police) was a Jew. The list goes on and on.
Rosa Luxemburg – one of the leaders of German communists (who as members of Comintern were essentially the puppets of Moscow) and of the bloody Spartacus uprising – was a Jew. Ernst Toller – the leader of the short-lived (but bloody) Bavarian Soviet Republic – was a Jew.
Kurt Eisner – leader of its predecessor (People’s State of Bavaria) – was a Jew. Béla Kun – leader of also short-lived (and also bloody) Hungarian Soviet Republic – also was a Jew.
Given these indisputable facts, it is no surprise that Nazis came to a (totally erroneous) conclusion that the Bolshevik plan to conquer the whole world, destroy the global human civilization as they knew it and replace it with an alternative civilization (global Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) was, indeed, a global Jewish conspiracy.
They were wrong. Dead wrong. Because abovementioned activities of all abovementioned Jewish politicians and statesmen had nothing to do with them being Jewish – and everything with them being outcasts. Both in Jewish society and in human society in general.
And because they were outcasts in Jewish society (in other words, were rejected by the Jewish community), the latter had nothing to do with them. And so was in no way responsible for their actions, plans and conspiracies.
There was a conspiracy to destroy Germany and the whole human civilization – it was a cold hard fact. However, there was no Jewish conspiracy (of any kind). This conspiracy was essentially the immensely daring endeavor of but one individual – Joseph Stalin (who was Georgian, not Jewish).
Endeavor that just happened to develop an immensely powerful synergy with the enormously potent messianic drive of the Russian nation (more or less eloquently expressed in the so-called “Third Rome” doctrine).
So if Nazis wanted to talk in terms of nations, their problem was not with Jews – it was with Russians. Jews were no threat to Nazi Germany, Europe or the whole human civilization. Russians were.