PDF of contribution to NAZI IDEOLOGY AND ETHICS, edited by W. Bialas, L. Fritze, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014, pp. 101-120.
Hitler did not see himself as a particularly ruthless violator of the Jewish sanctity of life but as somebody who eliminated it from the law books. From his studies of history he drew the conclusion that, before the development of the Jewish code of ethics, the extermination of disabled offspring as well as defeated enemies was executed with impunity. The elimination of the Jews in order to extinguish Jewish ethics was meant as a measure to reestablish the right to kill all internal “parasites” and “decomposers” as well as all territorial-political opponents. In cold, modern language, one might say that Hitler had the hardware, the Jewish people, smashed to erase the software, – the Jewish principle of the holiness of life, from the German mind.
The essay was written as a concise yet updated English version of WARUM AUSCHWITZ? twenty years after its first publication