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2. "....(Though the Fuehre's anti-Semitic programme furnished the National Socialists party in the first instance with a nucleus and a rallying-cry, it was swept into office by two things with which the "Jewish Problem" did not have the slightest connexion. On the one side was economic distress and the revulsion against Versailles; on the other, chicanery and intrigue....Hitler and his party had promised the unhappy Germans a new heaven and a new earth, coupled with the persecution of the Jews. Unfortunately, a new heaven and earth cannot be manufactured to order. But a persecution of the Jews can..."


2. According to the above, the Nazis persecuted the Jews, because....

a. most Germans hated them

b. they wanted to keep attention from other problems.

c. they had already achieved their other goals

d. their opponents were all Jews

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b. They wanted to keep attention from other problems.