[takes a deep breath]
Guess what, WWII was not the first time that the Jewish people were oppressed!
You’re probably saying, “What????? But that was when the Holocaust took place!”
Yes, and do you know why the Jews were the scapegoats? because of a long long long long history of European and international anti-semitism. Here is a timeline.
Here is a really interesting essay on anti-semitism:
Historians have classified six explanations as to why people hate the Jews:
Economic — “We hate Jews because they possess too much wealth and power.”
Chosen People — “We hate Jews because they arrogantly claim that they are the chosen people.”
Scapegoat — “Jews are a convenient group to single out and blame for our troubles.”
Deicide — “We hate Jews because they killed Jesus.”
Outsiders, — “We hate Jews because they are different than us.” (The dislike of the unlike.)
Racial Theory — “We hate Jews because they are an inferior race.”
Between the years 250 CE and 1948 CE - a period of 1,700 years - Jews have experienced more than eighty expulsions from various countries in Europe - an average of nearly one expulsion every twenty-one years. Jews were expelled from England, France, Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Portugal, Bohemia, Moravia and seventy-one other countries. (x)
Do you really think that after 1,700+ years of being oppressed, it’s going to stop now?
Yes, many Jews are white (although not all of them, see here) but that does not mean we are not oppressed.
Many many many many groups of people oppose us (KKK, Neo-Nazis, the list goes on and on)
Here and here are some current things that are going on right now.
Did you know that in 1994, there was a huge bombing in Argentina, home to over 200,000 Jews? Probably not. You know how I know? My great-uncle and four of my cousins were killed.
You wanna know how else the Jewish people are oppressed today right here in America where I live? Story time!!
When I lived in Florida, I was almost expelled because my school refused to give an excused absence on Rosh Hashanah, so I had to skip school. While out having lunch, a police officer saw me and my sister and asked us why we weren’t in school and when we told him about Rosh Hashanah, he told us we were making things up. On multiple occasions, a swastika was drawn on my personal belongings. Someone also spray-painted a giant swastika on my temple. I’ve been asked if I have horns under my hair. I’ve been called “kyke”. I’ve been told to burn in hell. I’ve been told that my relatives should have died in the holocaust. And speaking of the Holocaust, do you know how many people don’t even believe that the Holocaust happened?
So, I hope this has helped you understand a bit about anti-semitism, because i’m sorry, but Jewish oppression was not invented during the Holocaust and it did not cease to exist afterwards.