The Nazis committed genocide against the Jewish people. The Nazis' ceaseless persecution of the Jews gradually escalated culminating in a campaign of mass extermination against the Jews killing about six million Jews in Nazi occupied Europe during World War II.
And the Nazis did not just kill them but subjected the Jews to countless horrors, robbed them, insulted them and humiliated them. The Nazis even falsely accused the Jews of plotting to exterminate the (false so-called) "Aryan master race." Clearly the Nazis were projecting their own murderous hatred onto the victims.
The following book reveals this frightful aspect of Nazi ideology: The Jewish Enemy: Nazi Propaganda during World War II and the Holocaust by Jeffrey Herf.
Here is part of its preview:
The sheer magnitude of the Holocaust has commanded our attention for the past sixty years. The extent of atrocities, however, has overshadowed the calculus Nazis used to justify their deeds.
According to German wartime media, it was German citizens who were targeted for extinction by a vast international conspiracy. Leading the assault was an insidious, belligerent Jewish clique, so crafty and powerful that it managed to manipulate the actions of Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin. Hitler portrayed the Holocaust as a defensive act, a necessary move to destroy the Jews before they destroyed Germany.The cruel and terrible crimes of the Nazis must never be forgotten.