The jewish question has been a ongoing topic of debate between the 19th and the
20th century European society. This topic has been an ongoing debate even in
the 18th century as Jews were the minority population back in the day.
Many people wonder when they first hear talks on the jewish question. They do not
know what was the jewish question to begin with. The jewish question is
dependent on how the jewish population be treated in the society. It also
concerns with the what kind of status should the jews enjoy in a society.
The population which does not know that what was the jewish question are mostly
millennials who are younger. The baby boomer population still recalls the time
when the jewish question was a big issue.
What was the Jewish question?
The the term he Jewish question’ was first used in Great Britain around 1750. It was
the Jew Bill of 1753 that sparked this topic. Jewish people were looking at with a
negative attitude, they were blamed for the rise in political nationalism and
thus they were treated in an unjust manner. Even France was working towards
finding a solution on the Jewish question. It was called as “la question juice in 1789.”
This the problem got blown out of proportion when Germany decided to spread
tractates, pamphlets and post articles in newspapers which offered solutions
such as deportation, resettlement and assimilation of the Jewish population.
The Jews faced a severe identity crisis during the 1860s.
Germany’s the answer to the Jewish question
The most infamous use of the phrase the “Final Solution to the Jewish question” was
implemented in World War II. This was Hitler’s solution to remove jewish people
for all of Europe. This was one of the most terrifying events that have been
permanently etched into the history of humanity.
During this time, Germany invaded Poland and under the direct orders of Adolf Hitler.
The army started killing Jews without mercy. The ones that were captured alive
were taken back to concentration camps where they were killed using poisonous
Karl Marx’s view on the question
Karl Marx had shared his thoughts on the jewish question through an essay back in
1844. He said that the community should shift their focus towards the role of
the jewish people in specific social and economical settings.
Marx also highlighted the fact that having a secular state does not mean that it’s
free from religion. On the contrary, the secular state requires religion for
peaceful co-existence and political stability.
The Nazi propaganda
A large part of misinformation and hate towards the jewish people was rooted into
society using Nazi-led political propaganda. The German Nazi Party was lead by
none other than Adolf Hitler between 1933-1945. Hitler’s 1925 book Mean Kampf
is a propaganda tool which was devised based on the lessons he learnt during
World War I. The book is the study and practice of propaganda.
The implementation of Nazi policies was done to maintain and acquire more power
over the population. It is interesting to know that the word /span>propaganda’ is seen in a negative light
due to the Nazi policies.
Present status of the jewish question
The current status of the jewish question puts forth a theory that Jews have an
undue advantage and influence when it comes to media, politics and banking. It
is referred to as /span>JQ’ in
short. This is an ongoing conspiracy theory that has not been confirmed.