Jews have plenty of money don’t they?

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This is a recurring comment and is a prejudice rooted in history. Hitler and the Nazis used propaganda to stir up hatred against the Jews.

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One of the prejudices Hitler tried to play out was that of ‘the rich, miserly Jew’. On posters, in films and speeches Jews were portrayed as stinking rich people hoarding their money; as opposed to other Germans who were poor and suffering because of the economic crisis.

Envy

The propaganda was intended to evoke envy among Germans. They had come to believe that Jews were all rich and wanted to keep this all for themselves. But just as with other groups of people there were rich Jews but also Jews who were poor.

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