Because we have to believe Hitler was so Anti-Jewish he murdered over 6 million of them, though the Auchwitz Museum curator lowered the death figure by as much as 50%. Instead of the 3.5 million supposedly gassed at Auchwitz the figure was reduced to 1.1 million. They made the correction, not me. I'm just the teacher of facts here. I am curious if anyone here even knew Hitler had great admiration for his Jewish officers. One thing the Nazis were known for was their meticulous record keeping. If the original number of Jews killed in the Holocaust was 6 million, then it was likely 6 million. And, that was only the Jews. I cannot imagine how the Aushwitz Museum would change the numbers, and you have provided no links. Also, Aushwitz was only one of many death camps that the Nazis maintained. Some were merely death camps, some work camps that killed millions, and then there were the death marches. Six million was probably a conservative estimate.Besides, whatever the number, the Nazis came very close to exterminating the Jews throughout Europe. Poland, for example, has never recovered the numbers of their Jewish citizens. Poland's had at least one if not two or more million Jews. And, that's only Poland. RH, your numbers are lunacy and insulting revisionist history.As far as Hitler loving some of his Jewish officers, so fucking what............ They must have been some kind of scum in their own rights to side with him. And, what it shows, as the very least, was Hitler's hypocrisy. Again, insulting revisionist history. What the hell is wrong with you, that you have to buy into this crap? What the hell are you trying to prove here? That you're some enlightened god-knows-what?
That even one human being could be treated this way. In any time, in any country.
Six or six million----If you can find a way to justify this, your place in hell is assured.
After WW1, Germany was a mess - at certain points, their money was literally not worth the paper it was printed on. That's a very scary thing to have happen, because you're never sure if you'll get food or clothing or medicine if you get sick. And when things are going that badly and people are scared, they often look for someone to blame or something to do, because then they are less scared. They also look for a leader, because they need someone to protect them.
Hitler was a very charismatic speaker, who filled the role of leader really well. And he picked the Jews as the people to blame, along with Communists, intellectuals, homosexuals, etc. He also gave the German people a vision of themselves as perfect and ideal, with a higher calling that could only be fulfilled if they got rid of undesireables. All those things are very, very inviting ideas if you are starving and frightened, and it worked.
It's also true that orthodox Jewish religious doctrine encourages Jews to think of themselves as "God's Chosen People" and a cut above the rest of us.
Put that together with certain behaviors that set them apart (distinctive clothing and hair styles among the Chasidim, for example) and it's not hard for unscrupulous people in power to take the heat off themselves by pointing at the "foreigners", the ones who aren't "real" Germans/English/Americans/whatever.
The same scapegoating is currently underway in the US, with Muslim Americans and Arab-Americans as the victims.
During WW2 it was Japanese-Americans, and in WW1 the German-Americans. We're not currently rounding up the Muslims or Arabs and putting them in concentration camps, the way we did the Japanese-Americans in WW2, but who knows what will happen next year?