Why was Hitler an anti-Semite

Hitler's worldview was characterized by strong anti-Semitism, that is, hatred of the Jews, of everything Jewish. But how did it come about that a person hated so much. What had the Jews done to him or had they done anything at all?

The Jews never did anything to Hitler

A simple answer: the Jews had personally done nothing to Hitler at all. His worldview developed in the years from 1907 to 1913, that was the time he spent in Vienna in abject poverty. He was not successful professionally and privately and so he put together a worldview in which others were to blame for his condition. And the supposedly bad guys were the Bolsheviks and the Jews. Who knows, maybe another group would have occurred to him.

Hitler with no chances in Vienna

Hitler himself had little chance in the splendid showcase city of Vienna. He had dropped out of school, had been rejected during the admission process at the art academy in Vienna and moved in a world of the outcast amidst wealth. Here he also got the idea that only the strongest could survive in such a world. And Hitler was one of the stronger. At least at this point he dreamed of being one of the stronger.

Here he also read a few things that strengthened his thinking. For example, the then mayor of Vienna, whose name was Karl Lueger, had an influence on him. This man was able to inspire the masses and influence them through his speeches. The writings of a journalist named Wilhelm Marr also influenced Hitler. He claimed that the Germanic race was threatened by the Jews and that the Jews were "parasites".

Even if the term "anti-Semitism" was not invented by Hitler personally, he was one of the first to establish a direct connection between Judaism, capitalism and communism. Hitler developed a way of thinking about the enemy, which a short time later resulted in the death of millions of people. Hitler took up these ideas himself in his book "Mein Kampf" and developed them further.