Bernhard Stempfle and Hitler’s Anti-Semitism (2)

Bernhard Stempfle - 2Members of this group (which never had a formal name although they might have considered Saint Michael the Archangel to be their patron saint) sincerely believed that by rejecting Jesus Christ (i.e. by refusing to recognize Him as their Messiah and the Son of God – God Incarnate), the Jews automatically severed their spiritual connection with God the Father. And established another connection – with His Adversity. With the Devil.

And not only ceased to be His Chosen People but (without realizing that) became to worship and serve the Devil. In other words, while they still believed that they were worshipping and serving God; in reality they became the servants (slaves even) of Satan.

Who took control of their channel into the spiritual world and began to use the Jews (all Jews that explicitly or implicitly rejected Christ that is) as his tools in his battle with God for control over the whole human world. Our world. The human civilization.

More specifically, he wanted to use this tool (i.e. the Jewish people or the “Jewish race” if you will) to conquer the whole human world and to transform it into the Hell on Earth. Literally. Thus making Jews, indeed, an existential threat to Christian Church, Christianity and the whole human civilization.

But to make it happen, he had to first destroy, eradicate, annihilate the Christian Church. First and foremost, obviously, the Holy Roman Catholic Church (as fundamentalist Catholics, members of this group regarded all other Christian denominations as either schismatics or heretics – or both).

First, he tried to kill the Church “in the cradle” (it is an established historical fact that many of the initial persecutions of Christians were conducted by the Jews – the story of St. Paul the Apostle is a perfect evidence of that).

When it failed, he used the Jews to weaken, subvert and undermine the Catholic Church (by assisting Muslims in religious wars, supporting schisms and heresies, instigating attacks on the Church by secular authorities, promoting atheism, agnosticism, paganism, occultism and other essentially anti-Christian religious practices, destroying the Christian morals and ethics via decadent, depraved and degenerate art, books, media publications, etc.).

And thus creating ideal conditions for the decisive final blow. Which was supposed to be delivered by the “Red Leviathan” – the Bolshevist Soviet Union created by a fusion of Marxism and the Russian Orthodox (and thus schismatic and even heretical) “Third Rome” – style Messianism.

Created by two full-blooded Jews (Marx and Trotsky) and one individual who also had Jewish blood in him – Vladimir Lenin. Assisted by many other Jews – Kamenev, Zinoviev, Sverdlov, etc., etc.

And spiritually supported by a very powerful “Jewish egregor” – the “collective soul” of the Jewish people (“Jewish race” if you will). Very powerful due to them being initially the Chosen People – chosen by God that is.

Consequently, members of this group sincerely believed that to win the inevitable existential war with the Bolshevist Soviet Union, one (i.e. the future Nazi Germany)  must radically weaken (and ideally eliminate altogether) the Jewish egregor thus robbing the Bolsheviks of the vital spiritual support (i.e. of the energies that they need to win this war).

And to achieve this objective, it was necessary to (a) destroy the Jewish infrastructure – burn the synagogues, close religious schools, shut down Jewish organizations, etc.; and (2) physically exterminate as many Jews as possible. Ideally, all Jews, making the whole human civilization Judenrein – “clean of Jews”.

Proponents of this conspiracy theory claim that members of this group managed to achieve key vital (for them) objectives. First, they convinced Adolf Hitler of its validity and thus of the necessity of the final (and murderous) solution of the “Jewish question”.

If this theory is correct, it means that Adolf Hitler (and thus all key Nazi Leaders) from the very beginning intended to perpetrate the Holocaust (i.e. to exterminate all Jews in German-controlled territories) and were only waiting for the right moment. Which was presented to them by the outbreak of the genuinely existential war with the Bolshevist Soviet Union.

Second, they managed to convince Pope Pius XII that the Holocaust was necessary to save the Catholic Church, the Christian civilization from annihilation and the whole human civilization from being transformed into a genuine Hell on Earth. And that he should not intervene – but instead let the SS do its job.

Third, they brokered a meeting between the Pope and RSHA chief Reinhard Heydrich who (incognito, of course) sometime in September of 1941 flew his Bf-109E7 from Berlin to Rome (he was an excellent pilot and external tanks provided enough fuel for a non-stop flight).

At that meeting, Pope agreed to remain strictly neutral (basically ignoring the mass murder of Jews – in many aspects the worst such crime in human history).

At the first glance, this theory seems plausible; however, I think that it is pure fiction. First, there is no evidence whatsoever that any such group (even informal) ever existed in the Roman Curia (or even in Rome, or anywhere in the Catholic Church).

Second, Adolf Hitler never mentioned Judaism (Jewish religion developed after their rejection of Christ) as the reason for anti-Semitism. In fact, h3e always stated that Jewish religion had nothing to do with the “Jewish threat”. Only the “Jewish race” did.

Third, all evidence accumulated during the investigation of the Holocaust (it was a horrendous mass murder, but still a crime that must be properly investigated) points to a conclusion that prior to the invasion of the Soviet Union in June of 1941 Adolf Hitler had no intention of physically exterminating the Jews – forced emigration and deportation were the only tools being seriously considered.

The decision to commence the Holocaust was made only after the beginning of an all-out “hot” war with the Soviet Union – the war that Hitler perceived to be an existential war with “Judeo-Bolshevism” (and thus with the “Jewish race”).

There is no evidence that the meeting between Reinhard Heydrich and Pope Pius XII ever took place. And the whole idea that after rejecting Christ the Jews automatically became the “slaves of the Devil” is not theologically sound either. And thus is accepted only by a very small number of radical Catholics.

 

Bernhard Stempfle and Hitler’s Anti-Semitism (1)

StempfleThere is a theory (a conspiracy theory, actually) that there was another “layer of snow” that contributed significantly to the development of Hitler’s murderous anti-Semitism. And thus to the “Holocaust Avalanche” mercilessly unleashed by the Führer in the summer of 1941.

This layer (of a religious nature) was provided by a very charismatic and very mysterious individual – a Catholic priest, a talented journalist and a rabid anti-Semite Father Bernhard Stempfle.

Bernhard Stempfle was born in 1882 in a very catholic Munich (the capital of a very Catholic Bavaria). At the age of 22 he entered the Catholic priesthood and then joined an obscure Hieronymite order (the Order of the Poor Hermits of Saint Jerome) in Italy.

A very strange decision indeed, because the Hieronymites were a cloistered (“enclosed”) religious community which by definition had a solemn vows with a strict separation from the affairs of the external world.

They lived in a monastery according to the Rule of Saint Augustine (standard for cloistered Catholic orders), though the inspiration and model of their lives is the 5th-century hermit and biblical scholar Saint Jerome (who was the first to translate the Holy Bible into Latin). This translation (commonly known as Vulgate) is still the official Latin text of the Bible (i.e. authorized by the Holy Roman Catholic Church).

The Order of the Poor Hermits of Saint Jerome was founded near Toledo in Spain in the 14th century (it was officially recognized by Pope Gregory XI in 1373), but soon established a branch in Italy. And it was exactly that branch that young Stempfle entered.

For reasons that are still a mystery, because was anything but a hermit. Actually, he was quite the opposite as during the next few years he began essentially a full-time career of a journalist. He wrote for the Corriere della Sera (one of the leading Italian newspapers) and various other German and Italian publications.

Following the outbreak of the Great War, he returned to Munich (apparently leaving the order, but not the priesthood), performed pastoral work at the university, and established close contacts with Reform Catholic elements (i.e., elements that opposed political Catholicism, and politicians it regarded as too willing to make unacceptable compromises with the Jews and “atheistic” socialists).

In 1919, he first began publishing in Münchener Beobachter, where he wrote relentlessly on the destructive influence of Jewish atheism and on the moral acceptability and necessity of ruthless persecution of Jews, (including pogroms).

In his opinion, this was necessary to defend the Church Catholic faith and institutions of the Holy Roman Catholic Church from the “Jewish threat” (that existed only in his imagination) following examples provided throughout the centuries by anti-Semitic leaders within the hierarchy of the Church.

In 1918 Münchener Beobachter was acquired by the Thule Society and, in August 1919, was renamed Völkischer Beobachter. There were rumors that Father Stempfle joined the Thule Society; however, I find it highly unlikely, because being a Catholic anti-Semite is one thing and joining the occult (and thus fundamentally un-Christian) society is quite another.

In December of 1920, then heavily indebted newspaper was acquired by the NSDAP (with the funds provided by Reichswehr) and became the official newspaper of the Nazi Party. In 1921, Adolf Hitler, who had taken full control of the NSDAP earlier that year, acquired all shares in the company, making him the sole owner of the publication.

As Father Stempfle continued to write for the Völkischer Beobachter, this is how he most likely got acquainted with Adolf Hitler. He got attention of the latter because by that time Stempfle was already the prominent journalistic figure within the broader anti-Semitic movement in Catholic Bavaria.

So prominent, in fact that he was the target of Social Democratic satire and portrayed as the “anti-Semitic bishop” of the Bavarian city of Miesbach (he subsequently became the editor-in-chief of the anti-Semitic daily Miesbacher Anzeiger).

What “clicked” between him and Adolf Hitler, was a mystery – and will remain a mystery, because both took their common secret to their graves. But it did – and Father Stempfle became a regular confidant of Hitler and thus (most likely) become privy to some of deepest (and possibly darkest) secrets of the latter.

And, of course, a member of Hitler’s inner circle, joining Hitler “at his corner table at the Café Heck”, and advising him on religious (and possibly other) issues. Hitler trusted Stempfle so much that he employed him to proofread (and, if necessary, edit), his Manifesto – Mein Kampf.

Multiple eyewitnesses (and many historians) claim that Stempfle went much further than that and actually authored some of the passages (content) of the “Nazi Bible”. Most likely related to Catholicism and Christianity and General, but possibly a few of the anti-Semitic ones as well.

The conspiracy in question claims to explain what exactly “clicked” between Adolf Hitler and Father Stempfle. According to this theory, during his stay in Italy, the latter got the attention of and came in contact with an informal group of radical Catholic anti-Semites in the Vatican (Roman Curia, to be more precise). Murderously radical.

And subsequently became sort of an informal liaison between this group and Adolf Hitler.

 

More on Hitler’s Anti-Semitism

AH19Adolf Hitler made these conclusions based on one document (the infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion), an irrefutable fact that Karl Marx – the founder of Marxism – and many Bolshevist leaders in Russia and other nations were Jews by blood (“genetic Jews”) and another irrefutable fact – that the participation of the Jews in prominent and lucrative professions far exceeded (by an order of magnitude and even more) its share in the population of Weimar Germany (less than 1%).

Jewish intellectuals and creative professionals were among the leading figures in many areas of Weimar culture (which Nazis considered decadent, immoral and destructive).

A rather typical example was one Magnus Hirschfeld, who unsuccessfully advocated ‘sexual freedom’ from 1897, until the foundation of the Weimar Republic gave him the opportunity for the establishment of the Institute for Sexual Science in 1919, promoting all kind of abhorrent sexual behavior and pornography.

Jews owned the leading (and much-hated by the Nazis) liberal newspapers such as the Berliner Tageblatt, the Vossische Zeitung and the Frankfurter Zeitung, and many editors were Jews too. Many leading liberal and avant-garde publishing houses were in Jewish hand.

Many leading theatre critics were Jews, and they dominated light entertainment (perceived as immoral, decadent, poisonous and spiritually destructive by the Nazis).

In March 1913, a Jewish writer, Moritz Goldstein, published an article that claimed that Jewish intellectuals and artists were effectively forming and directing German culture (which obviously did not make nationalists and then the Nazis happy at all).

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 (and the founding father of the Red Army – the key Bolshevik tool for world conquest), 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) Lev Kamenev and Grigory Zinoviev (Hirsch Apfelbaum) were Jews. On top of that, the latter was the leader of the Communist International (Comintern).

The objective of this organization (created by Russian Bolsheviks) was plain and simple – “use all available means, including armed force, to overthrow the international bourgeoisie and establish an international Soviet republic”.

In other word, invasion, conquest and destruction of the human civilization as we know it and its subsequent replacement with one global totalitarian state – Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

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.

Meier Trilisser – head of the Soviet foreign intelligence (another vehicle for world conquest) was a Jew. Lazar Kaganovich – the key associate of the “Red Tamerlane” Joseph Stalin (and his right-hand man in many endeavors) was a Jew. His brother Mikhail Kaganovich who was in charge of the whole Soviet Defense industry (i.e. was the Soviet equivalent of Albert Speer) was, obviously, also a Jew.

Three of the four first administrators of Gulag (the Soviet system of forced labor camps subsequently copied by the Nazis) were Jewish. High-ranking generals in the Red Army – Iona Yakir, Yan Gamarnik, Yakov Smushkevich (Commander of the Soviet Air Forces) and Grigori Shtern – were Jewish.

Jews comprised about 4% of the population of the Russian empire (far less after Poland became independent), but 60% of senior members of the Cheka-GPU-NKVD in Ukraine (and about 40% in the whole Soviet Union) were Jewish.

The list goes on and on and on.

The Constitution of the Weimar Republic (fiercely hated by Nazis) was drafted by Hugo Preuss, a Jew. Hugo Hasse and Otto Landesberg (also Jews) played an important role in the first Republican cabinet formed after the 1918 revolution. Walther Ratenau – foreign and economics minister (two key government post) was a Jew.

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. After his assassination, two other Jewish leaders, Gustav Landauer and Eugen Levine, assumed positions of major influence in the “Raterepublik”.

Paul Levi, then chairman of the Communist Party of Germany that also played an important role in the Ruhr uprising (and was already a member of Comintern) was a Jew.

Béla Kun – leader of also short-lived (and also bloody) Hungarian Soviet Republic – was a Jew. In 1919 Jews made up to 99% of the Socialist student group in the University of Frankfurt-am-Main and more than half of the Social Democratic students in Berlin. 62% of Germans Jews voted for Social Democrats (whom Nazis considered Marxist).

Given these indisputable facts (combined with the infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion), it is no surprise that Adolf Hitler (already a latent anti-Semite) came to a 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.

However, his conclusions were all wrong.

Origins of Hitler’s Anti-Semitism

IMG_0329Adolf Hitler was obviously the most vicious, violent and murderous anti-Semite in human history (the Holocaust proves it beyond the reasonable doubt). Consequently, it is very important to understand how he became one.

It is all the more important because for the first two decades of his life, his decisions and actions demonstrated no Anti-Semitism at all. His family physician – Dr. Eduard Bloch – was very much Jewish.

It is a well-established fact that then 18-year-old Hitler granted him his “everlasting gratitude” for this. This showed in 1908 when Hitler (already in Vienna at that time) wrote Dr. Bloch a postcard assuring him of his gratitude and reverence which he expressed with handmade gifts, as for example, a large wall painting.

By the end of 1909, Adolf Hitler established a business partnership with one Reinhold Hanisch – a small-time hustler and a petty criminal (he was twice sentenced for theft and spent nine months in Berlin prison). And – as it later turned out – a very much street-smart businessman.

Learning that Hitler could paint (and paint well), Hanisch persuaded young Adolf to ask his family (i.e. his loving aunt) for some money (ostensibly for studies) which they subsequently used as seed money for their business venture.

Fifty kronen received from his Aunt Johanna allowed Hitler to acquire the supplies that he needed to begin painting. He painted, Hanish sold his paintings, they split the proceeds and thus generated a decent leaving for themselves. The living, which allowed them to move from the homeless shelter to much more comfortable accommodations of Men’s Home.

Paintings were sold primarily through dealers, most of which (and the most reliable) were Jewish. Hitler’s closest partner (apart from Hanisch) in his little art-production business, Josef Neumann, was also a Jew – and one with whom Hitler was, it seems, on friendly terms. According to Hanish, Neumann liked Hitler a lot – and the feeling was apparently mutual.

Even more than that, Hitler perceived Jews as better businessmen and more reliable customers than non-Jewish dealers. He actually preferred to sell his pictures to Jewish dealers, and one of them, Jacob Altenberg, subsequently spoke highly of their business relationship.

Hanish later stated that Hitler got along exceptionally well with Jews, and even said at one time that they “were a clever people who stick together better than the Germans do”.

Ian Kershaw quoted Hanish as saying:

Hitler admired the Jews for their resistance to persecution, praising Heine’s poetry and the music of Mendelssohn and Offenbach, expressing the view that the Jews were the first civilized nation in that they had abandoned polytheism for belief in one God, blaming Christians more than Jews for usury, and dismissing the stock-in-trade anti-Semitic charge of Jewish ritual murder as nonsense

Hitler’s close comrades during the First World War also recalled that he voiced no explicitly anti-Semitic views.

Actually, two of his commanding officers were Jewish. One of his company commanders was Lieutenant Ernst Moritz Hess – a baptized German Jew (baptized Lutheran that is).

His last company commander was also a Jew – Lieutenant Hugo Gutmann. It was him who recommended Hitler’s for the award of the Iron Cross First Class – a decoration rarely awarded to one of Hitler’s Gefreiter (Corporal) rank.

Consequently, the best way to find an answer to this question is by using the avalanche paradigm. According to this paradigm, during his childhood, youth and young age (i.e., roughly by the age of thirty or so), Adolf Hitler accumulated the critical mass of anti-Semitic beliefs.

This critical mass triggered the anti-Semitic avalanche and ultimately the Holocaust avalanche – much like accumulation of a critical mass of snow triggers the snow avalanche.

A thorough study of Adolf Hitler’s biography reveals that this critical mass was accumulated in thirteen key steps:

  1. Domestic anti-Semitism present in just about every German family at that time. Judging by the fact that in his childhood he showed no signs of Judeophobia (and that their family physician Dr. Bloch was Jewish), this anti-Semitism was rather mild
  2. Pötsch’s history lessons. Although not explicitly anti-Semitic, they were fundamentally nationalist and racist. Which at least implicitly implied that Jews were a hostile nation (a hostile race, actually) and a threat to the Aryan-Germanic race
  3. General German nationalist environment in Linz where he grew up. Although not explicitly anti-Semitic, German nationalism always contained a significant dose of Judeophobia
  4. His personal experiences in Vienna where Jewish presence in the professions (doctor, lawyer, etc.), academia, business, finance, media, etc. was far higher than in the general population. Which planted in his mind a totally erroneous belief that Jews were in control of “all of the above”
  5. His personal interactions in Vienna with poor Jews, a significant percentage of whom were Marxists – or at least had a favorable view of Marxism. Which planted in his brain another totally erroneous belief – that Jews want to overthrow existing political, economic and social order and replace it with Marxist dictatorship
  6. Highly poisonous anti-Semitic atmosphere in Vienna which included general public, newspapers, magazines, radio, etc.. At the time, Vienna was one of the most virulently anti-Jewish cities in Europe.
  7. Virulent anti-Semitism of von Schönerer – his political hero and his role model.
  8. Murderous anti-Semitism of Dr. Karl Lueger – another political hero of his and another role model.
  9. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion – an anti-Semitic fabricated text purporting to describe a Jewish plan for global domination
  10. The Bolshevist revolution of October 1917, which created the existential Bolshevist threat to Germany and to the whole Europe. Many prominent leaders of this revolution and of the Bolshevist regime were Jewish which strengthened Hitler’s belief that Bolshevism was a “Jewish conspiracy against Germany”
  11. The stabin-the-back theory. It was a myth (very popular among the right-wing in Germany) that the German Army did not lose World War I on the battlefield but was instead betrayed by the civilians at home – especially by Jewish politicians (one of which – Hugo Preuß – was the author of the draft version of the constitution that was passed by the Weimar National Assembly and came into force in August 1919)
  12. Bolshevist coups in Bavaria, Hungary and Berlin whose leaders were Jewish

Consequently, it would be safe to conclude that the critical mass of Hitler’s anti-Semitism was accumulated sometime in 1919 – 1920 at the latest. But it did not got murderous until Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941, thus starting an open and bloody war with the Bolshevist regime.

And the Holocaust avalanche.

Still there remains one mystery that we need to solve to arrive at a proper understanding of Hitler’s antisemitism. The mystery of anti-Semitic passages and statements in Mein Kampf.

Mein Kampf is a strange book. Although it was obviously written (dictated, actually) by one individual – Adolf Hitler – it looks (reads, actually) as if it was written by two very different ones.

Just about all content (with very few genuinely outlandish claims) is written by a serious, competent, experienced and well-established politician. A lot of it is either true and correct (i.e. contains irrefutable facts) or makes sense. Some is debatable, of course and some is just plain wrong (i.e. the “racial theory”).

However, all this content can be rationally challenged and debated (and the author does have a few arguments that support his position). Which does not make them correct, obviously.

All, except for everything that is written about the Jews. Passages and statements about the “chosen people” look and read like they have been written by a totally different individual. A longtime resident of a lunatic asylum. And you can not argue with a patient of a mental institution.

All Mein Kampf content except for the “Jewish” part is based on certain facts (not always irrefutable), logic (not always rock-solid and sometimes outright faulty) and not always conforms to the good old common sense. However, it is still can be rationally analyzed challenged, disputed, opposed and debated.

The passages and statements about the Jews read like the rants and ramblings of a clinically insane individual. Criminally insane, to be more precise. The one who suffers from acute paranoia (among other mental health problems).

It is well-known that Adolf Hitler was no lunatic. He was very sane and rational individual capable of setting and achieving genuinely miraculous objectives – both in a civilian life and on the battlefield.

And of creating from scratch and very efficiently managing (at least for some time) enormously complex systems. Nazi Party, Nazi State, etc. He was a mystic and an eccentric (and a mass murderer), for sure – but he was not insane.

Consequently, the only rational explanation of the “Jews in Mein Kampf” mystery is the Adolf Hitler did not believe a word of what he has written about Jews. Which was very unusual, to put it mildly.

Unlike Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky and other Bolsheviks who were lying through teeth practically all the time, Adolf Hitler and the other Nazis were mostly honest individuals.

True, they did spread what today would be called “fake news” but they for the most part sincerely believed in what they were saying. It did not qualify as intellectual honesty (they should have checked the facts before making them public) but it still was honesty.

Bolsheviks preached one thing and did quite another (and a very different one) while the Nazis mostly walked what they talked and practiced what they preached (which was often both criminal and horrible). The “Jewish passages” in Mein Kampf were an outlier. Quite an outlier, actually.

The real attitude of Adolf Hitler towards the Jews was different (possibly very different) from the one presented in Mein Kampf. It was much simpler. And much deadlier.

He believed (incorrectly) that the Jews – who publicly and officially proclaimed themselves (in the Old Testament) “the chosen people” – sincerely believed that they were chosen by their God for a very simple purpose: to become the rulers and masters of the Earth. In other words, to turn all other peoples and nations into their slaves. Including, obviously, the German nation.

For millennia (i.e. even well before the first coming of Jesus Christ) they have been trying to achieve this objective using a variety of tools (financial control, “blood poisoning” by promoting interracial marriages, destroying culture and morals with decadent art an poisonous media, etc.).

They failed and failed and failed. So the Jews developed a super-weapon – the Marxist ideology. And its derivative – Bolshevism (Russian Marxism). This superweapon allowed them to establish control over Russia (the largest country in the world by area, mind you), which they were rapidly transforming into a springboard for the conquest of the entire world. Which they were planning to accomplish by launching and winning an existential racial war.

Hitler (erroneously) believed this war to be genuinely existential. In other words, it was a zero-sum game. Either the Jews win – and all Germans perish; or the Aryans win – and all Jews must die.

This faulty logic led to a murderous conclusion – ultimately all Jews must be either expelled from the Aryan-controlled territories or physically exterminated. And as Aryans were finally to control the whole Earth… the Jews were doomed to be physical exterminated. All of them.

Adolf Hitler made these conclusions based on one document (the infamous Protocols of the Elders of Zion) and an irrefutable fact that Karl Marx – the founder of Marxism – and many Bolshevist leaders in Russia and other nations were Jews by blood (“genetic Jews”).

His conclusions were all wrong. In reality, there was (and there is) no such thing as a “global Jewish community” (let alone “Jewish race”). The Jewish people is the most diverse and divided nation in the world (actually “Jewish nation” is pretty much a myth as well). Consequently, there never was (and never would have been) a “global Jewish conspiracy”.

Karl Marx was a Jews “in blood only” – for all practical purposes he was German (very German, actually). His close associate Friedrich Engels (whose support was absolutely vital for the development of Marxist ideology) was a full-blooded German.

Vladimir Lenin – the founder and developer of the Bolshevist ideology (and the leader of Russian Bolshevist Party and the Soviet State) was ¼ Jewish. Which according to Nazi own definition, made him a Russian, not a Jew. Georgy Plekhanov – the first Russian Marxist – was a full-blooded Russian.

All Russian Marxist Jews were internationalists – which immediately placed them outside of the Jewish community (the community of the “chosen people” can include only fierce nationalists). On top of that, many of them were baptized Jews, which made them “double outcasts”. And sworn enemies of the Jewish community.

In fact, this community (its religious and social infrastructure, to be more precise) was among the first to be ferociously attacked by the Bolsheviks (many of whom were of the Jewish blood). In the Soviet Russia supposedly dominated by Jews, the Jewish infrastructure was hit far more severely than the Russian Orthodox Christian one.

The infamous “Protocols” proved to be a fraud perpetrated by the Russian political police long before Adolf Hitler ever heard of this very much fake document.

But Adolf Hitler did not care. He made a decision to make German-controlled territories Judenfrei and doggedly pursued this objective. And he was very well aware of three things.

First, he could achieve this objective (or any other strategic objective, for that matter) only with the support of the overwhelming majority of Germans. Second, to obtain this support, he must win over their hearts, minds and souls (in other words, fill them with genuinely rabid Judeophobia).

Which could have been done only via powerful emotions – the abovementioned arguments were way too complex and “intellectual” to lead to success in this endeavor.

So he chose an entirely different propaganda strategy – incessant “carpet bombing” of hearts, minds and souls with the most outlandish anti-Semitic statements (the more frequent, loud and bizarre, the better).

But first, he had to obtain political power – an absolute power, because such a radical endeavor required genuinely absolute power.

In the antebellum Austro-Hungarian Empire (as well as in Imperial Germany, of course), his ambitions for an absolute political power had a chance of a snowball in Hell of becoming a reality.

The Great War changed all that – and changed radically.