June 16, 2015
A new study claims that the German National Socialists brainwashed children and caused them to hate Jews for the rest of their lives.
Anti-Semitic propaganda had a lifelong effect on German children schooled during the Nazi period, leaving them far more likely to harbor negative views of Jews than those born earlier and later, according to a study published Monday.
The findings indicate that attempts to influence public attitudes are most effective when they target young people, particularly if the message confirms existing beliefs, the authors said.
Researchers from the United States and Switzerland examined surveys conducted in 1996 and 2006 that asked respondents about a range of issues, including their opinions of Jews.
The polls, known as the German General Social Survey, reflected the views of 5,300 people from 264 towns and cities across Germany, allowing the researchers to examine differences according to age, gender and location.
By focusing on those respondents who expressed consistently negative views of Jews in a number of questions, the researchers found that those born in the 1930s held the most extreme anti-Semitic opinions – even 50 years after the end of Nazi rule.
“It’s not just that Nazi schooling worked, that if you subject people to a totalitarian regime during their formative years it will influence the way their mind works,” said Hans-Joachim Voth of the University of Zurich, one of the study’s authors. “The striking thing is that it doesn’t go away afterward.”
The thing here is that children being taught that Jews were a problem is no different than teaching them that they are great.
The first paragraph of this article could just as easily read:
Pro-Semitic propaganda had a lifelong effect on German children schooled after the Nazi period, leaving them far more likely to harbor positive views of Jews than those born earlier and later, according to a study published Monday.
And no one could argue that this would be any less true.
All that is being said here is that children are susceptible to indoctrination, which is something that have been recorded, scientifically, since the age of Plato.
The fact that children under Hitler accepted their indoctrination does not mean that the sentiment behind that indoctrination was factual or not factual.
One thing that is a fact is that children were a lot better off during the time they were getting anti-Jew indoctrination than in the modern age of pro-Jew indoctrination.