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Hitler's Growing Anti-Semitism.

Six years later (Nov 1926) while finishing the second volume of Mein Kampf, and remembering the poison gas of WWI and the Marxist anti-war involvement, Hitler would write:

If at the beginning or during the War, had twelve or fifteen thousand of these [Marxist] little-Jew perverters of the nation been forced to submit to poison-gas, just as hundreds of thousands of our best ... had to face in the field, then the millions of sacrifices made at the front would not have been in vain. Better yet: If twelve thousand of these scoundrels had been eliminated at the proper time, the lives of a million decent men, who would have been of value to Germany in the future, might have been saved.1

Twenty-one years later Hitler encompassed all Jews and would state: "It's not a bad idea, by the way, that public rumour attributes to us a plan to exterminate the Jews. Terror is a salutary thing."2  Three months after that statement, angered that the Jews would not "clear out of Europe,"  he added: "For my part, I restrict myself to telling them they must go away. If they break their pipes on the journey, I can't do anything about it. But if they refuse to go voluntarily, I see no other solution but extermination."3  Present during both statements, the first on Oct 25, 1941 and the second on Jan 23, 1942 (three days after the Wannsee Conference) was Reichsfuehrer SS, Himmler. Also present during the first statement was SS General (Obergruppenfuehrer) Heydrich.

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1 Hitler, Mein Kampf  772, see also Manheim 679, Reynal & Hitchcock 984 and Murphy 373-4.
2 Hitler, Secret Conversations 109
3 Ibid. 238