Once upon a time in Germany, an ultra-nationalist and extreme right wing party, the Nazi party, came to power. The leader of this party, Hitler, was a Catholic Christian who thought that non-Germans living in Germany were destroying “German culture”. He was particularly pissed off with the Jews. They were a religious minority in Germany that did not follow the beliefs of the majority. To make matters worse, they were generally well off since they tended to choose careers in commerce and finance. These people, in the opinion of Hitler, needed to be taught a lesson. They needed to be told who was in charge, they had to be cured of their belief that they were equal citizens of a state that respected all its citizens regardless of their religious affiliations. Germany was a Christian state, and those upstart Jews needed to be taught a lesson.