What role did the Jewish population play in World War I?
In the wake of the First World War, some trends started to develop in the European politics. German military leadership believed that the defeat of Germany and Austria was brought about by the internal traitors who were working for foreign interests and were primarily comprised of Jews and communists. Whereas, naturally, German Jews are of the belief that they served in forces loyally and with bravery.
The hatred of Zionists for Germany is proved by a statement of Theodor N. Kaufman, a Jewish writer who said that ‘Germany must perish’. Through his writing, he set out a plan for the destruction of Germany by a method he considered very simple: ‘the mass sterilization of all German men and women between the age of puberty and sixty years’. World War I brought forward the following behavior of Jews which they regarded as prejudices and deliberated propaganda against them:
- Jews had instigated the war with the aim of ruining the financial and political condition of Europe and gaining some control over it by exposing it.
- Jews enriched themselves by exploiting the drastic situation of the war and made attempts to prolong it so much so that it led to the Bolshevik Revolution and their aim to further the world revolution.
- The Jews caused the military defeat by spreading the baleful malaise of stabbing the fighting troops in the back.
- Jews outside Germany succeeded in creating artificial borders, dividing Hungarians and Germans by dominating the peace negotiations while the Jews in Germany led the nation to believe that they should surrender, bringing a permanent enslavement upon them.
- The finances which were set for reparation system were controlled by the Jews and they kept them for their own profits.
- Jews used the constitutional democracy to weaken the will of the nation and destroyed the basis of their strong faith by promoting ideas such as intermarriages and miscegenation.