German Culture and Nazism
not a word but a pair of syllables. The first four letters of the German word,
nazional, or in English, national, relate to Hitler’s party, Die
Nazionalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter
Partei, or The National Socialist German Workers Party.
There is nothing sinister or political about the four letters nazi.
Because the party had such a long name, people abbreviated it to Nazi.
the Nazi party is prohibited in the so called democratic Germany. However, the
beliefs and sentiments associated with Nazi ideology cannot be prohibited.
are part of culture. Sociology teaches that culture has three dimensions. The
material aspect of culture consists of all material objects, such as one nail,
the atomic bomb, and the chair we sit on. The material culture determines much
of what we do. Surely no one could have driven a car, written on a computer, or
flown in a plane before these material objects were invented.
aspect of culture is ideology. This refers to our beliefs, which largely dictate
our actions. Germans have been taught for 1,600 years that Jews are not human,
that Jews are the devil, that Jews have no right to live, and that murdering
Jews is not a crime.
ideology led to the Holocaust and continues to this day. Hence the third part of
culture is behavioral culture, so that the German people were in agreement with
Nazi behavior, including the mass murder of Jews.
the president of the German Jewish community complained that hatred of Jews is
once more evident in Germany. That complaint leads a reasonable person to ask
why there are any Jews living in Germany. In the 1970’s, so many Russian Jews
settled in Germany that today 90% of the German Jews came from Russia. These
Jews could have gone to the USA or Israel. Yet, they settled in Germany, the
land of anti-Jewish hate and murder. What were these Jews thinking? How could
they not have known that the German culture includes the hate of Jews in the
same manner as it includes the German language, drinking beer, and playing
is not surprising that today Germans and their Muslim allies stand in front of
synagogues and shout in chorus, “Juden, Juden, feige Schweine, komm heraus und
kampf alleine” or “Jews, Jews, cowardly pigs, come on out and fight
alone,” and other epithets. Of course it is dangerous for a Jew to wear a
skullcap in public in Germany. Of course synagogues are surrounded by walls,
barbed wire, and police. Of course Jewish children are assaulted in school, etc.
Indeed, the Merkel government will not persecute the Jews among them. However,
Merkel cannot be chancellor forever. Therefore the Jews living in Germany today
need to leave before it is once more too late.
ago, in the 1930’s, many German Jews wanted to believe that the Hitler
government would soon collapse, that they were loyal Germans and therefore would
not have to leave, that anti-Jewish slogans were only propaganda, and that those
who fought in the First World War would be recognized as true sons of the
is a proverb attributed to several sources which once more applies to the German
Jews of today, “All we learn from history is that we learn nothing from