The Nazis war against the Jews was a result of centuries of Roman Catholic preaching against the only significant rival religion in Europe. The Nazi leadership were all indoctrinated from childhood in Catholic beliefs and that set the stage for their adult opinions on the subject.

WW2 really began in Spain in 1936 when Hitler and Muselini helped Franco into power. The current status of the Vatican stems from an agreement with the Italian State proclaimed in 1927 in exchange for the help of the Church in establishing Fascist rule in Italy.

And of course, Darwinism created the impression in the public mind that extermination of ''inferior stock'' was the law of nature. Without that there would have been no hope of an extermination program.

Both Catholicism and Darwinism share the blame for the Nazi episode of history.

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