Hitler, murderer of millions, master of destruction and organized
insanity, was seized by an
obsession with the Jews all his life. The Nazi Führer had always been
straightforward about his plans - his dream of a racially "pure"
empire would tolerate no Jews. He announced at many occasions the
"annihilation of the Jews" living in the territory under his
In Hitler's mind, murdering millions of Jews could only be accomplished
under the confusion of war - from the beginning he was planning a war that
would engulf Europe ..
The European Jews were the primary victims of Adolf
Hitler. In 1933
nine million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe that would be
occupied by Germany during the war. By 1945 two out of every three
European Jews had been killed.
But Jews were not the only group singled out for persecution by Hitler's
Nazi regime. One-half million Gypsies, 250,000 mentally or physically
disabled persons, and more than three million Soviet prisoners-of-war also
fell victim to Nazi genocide. Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Social
Democrats, Communists, partisans, trade unionists, and Polish
intelligentsia were also victims of the hate and aggression carried out by