Gabriiela Jarboe The Holocaust Leah Hochman September 11,2018 Anti Semitism and Anti-Judaism “Martin Luther and the Jews” abhors the assertions made by Luther that convey his hatred towards the Jews. In Luther's early years, he sought to convert Jews to his “New Christianity” and saw hope in regards to his positive and caring statements made towards the Jews. He believed it was important the enlighten the Jews due to the notion that, “ For our fools- the popes, bishops, sophists, and monks- the coarse blockheads” the Jews were not taught real christian faith. Instead, they were taught “papistry and monkery”. In converting the Jews Luther's believed it was important to “deal with them” (Gillerman 7) and treat them with respect. However, once Luther failed in converting Jews to Christian faith, he believe that God wouldn't accept the outcome and felt that he needed to punish the Jews in honor of God. Therefore, end all be all. Though Luther believed that, “They are surely being punished a thousand times more than
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