[quote author=“George Benedik”] It was precisely because of power and money that the Germans did what they did to the Jews. Any of this had nothing to do with religion.
Have you looked at German history and the history of Nazi ideology? The anti-semitic stuff came from the same roots as the Oberammergau Passion Play (see also HERE ) and Richard Wagner’s operas . Wagner mixed neo-pagan ideology with Christian religion, and anti-semitism played a role in his art that was important to Nazi ideology. (And I say this as someone who enjoys Wagner’s brilliance while being disturbed by his clear anti-semitism. Fortunately for his legacy he died in the late 19th century, and so his influence on the evils of Nazism are indirect).
One can also find a clear anti-semitic message in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, coming straight from the New Testament.
While I don’t think that Nazism was itself a religion—as I say, I consider it a quasi-religious cult of personality—nonetheless, RR is right that its anti-semitism has roots in Christian bigotry.
BTW, money was a side-issue for Hitler. He was anti-capitalist, that’s true, but he didn’t hate Jews because they were rich. He hated them because he believed they were an “inferior race”.
For more info on Nazi anti-semitism see HERE or HERE .