'Anti-Semitism' is a misnomer. At first glance, it would appear to mean 'hatred of all Semitic people', but this is not how it is usually interpreted, rather it is interpreted to mean hatred of the followers of a religion that originated in the area where Semitic culture abounds: Jews.
Over the course of history, Jews were slaughtered in massacres called pogroms that occurred off and on in Europe. Sometimes they were ejected from countries, like happened in Spain in 1492 with Jews who didn't convert to Christianity. Prior to World War II, much anti-Semitism had its roots in the publication of a book called 'Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion', which postulated that the Jews were trying to dominate the world, and the fact that many Jews were Bolshevik leaders during the Russian Revolution.
As the word 'Marxism' would suggest, communist ideology originated with Karl Marx, a man who was of Jewish heritage. Adolf Hitler believed that the ultimate goal of Marxism was the annihilation of all non-Jewish nation-states.[I]:185 He believed modern Western democracy is the front-runner of Marxism.[I]:85 He believed the Jew first uses democracy to introduce the dictatorship of the proletariat, and then brutally subjugates them.[I]:357
Adolf believed the Jew tries to destroy what he called the 'racial foundations' of the people he wants to subjugate.[I]:357 He made the following assertion:
- Jews were and are the ones who bring the African into the Rheinland, always with the same ulterior motive and clear goal, to destroy the white race, which they hate, by the thereby inevitable bastardisation that occurs, to bring it down from its cultural and political level and to ascend and be its lords.[I]:357