Originally Posted by Rohirrim
That is a blatantly false statement. Anti-semitism was rampant throughout Europe in the 19th century. When it comes to anti-semitism, you couldn't slide a hair between the views of Hitler and the views of Kaiser Wilhelm II. Hell, Martin Luther was one of the great anti-semitic preachers of all time, advocating the burning down of all synagogues and the massacre of all Jewish men, women and children. The tradition of anti-semitism in Germany goes back hundreds of years.
The number one cause for the U.S. entry into WWI was Germany's declaration that they would carry on unrestricted submarine warfare against all shipping trying to supply England (at that time, the "civilized" world considered submarine warfare treacherous and barbaric) and the subsequent sinking of the Lusitania, which enraged the American people as a moral issue.
You're an idiot.
Congratulations. You are repeating cliches.
Where did you cull that line? From some Zionist web site?
Yes, there may have been anti semitism in Poland and Russia during that period -- but not in Germany.
Check out this address by Benjamin Freedman, a US Jew and a successful businessman, who was personally acquainted with Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Bernard Baruch, Joe Kennedy, etc.
In 1961 Freedman tried to warn Americans about Zionism, which he knew intimately from personal experience. Needless to say, no one listened,.