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There is a known quote from Hitler where he claimed that he was not a racist and that he respected all races. It is also known that he disliked Ku-Klux-Klan and other American white supremacists.

But there are also a lot of claims that he and his fellows were racists. At one occasion Julius Streicher claimed that his hatred toward Jews was racial rather than religious, but this was in circumstances when religious hatred was punishable by law.

Can it be claimed that the Nazis were sincere racists rather than just using popular at the time theme (not only in Germany) to attack Jews the same way as they employed religious feelings (of both Cristians, Muslims and paganists), animal rights, anti-Capitalist sentiment, fears of a revolution and any other possible and popular topic to attack Jews.

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The Nazis engaged in deeply racist policies, with the anti-Jewish ones most publicised after the war. See: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_policy_of_Nazi_Germany –  James Jan 15 '12 at 19:59
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Hitler claimed he would never go to war in Europe, too. Hitler hated some races other than Jews, too, including gypsies and blacks. –  xpda Jan 16 '12 at 3:44
    
Since he said in MIEN KAMPF THE REASON HE HATES THE JEWS IS BECAUSE THEY BROUGHT THE BLACKS IN TO GERMANY TO THE JAZZ CLUBS AND I THINK HIS CLAIM THAT THE ARABS WHERE Monkeys WHO JUST CAME OF THE TREE WAS RACIST TOO –  YUASK Jan 16 '12 at 5:48
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Since "race" is mostly a social construct (the genetic variation among races is much smaller than the variation between them), it makes no sense to argue that Hitler's racist beliefs would not count as "racist" today. They were clearly racist then, and they'd be considered racist today. Ever read Mein Kampf? –  David Thornley Jan 16 '12 at 13:45
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According Wikipedia:

Racism is the belief that inherent different traits in human racial groups justify discrimination

Do you think that Hitler's racism was only about Jews? That's not quite right - it was about many other peoples, highly about Slavic nations, especially about Eastern Slavic - Russians, Ukranians, Belarusians and so on.

Did you know about Germanisation under the Third Reich plans? Hitler planed to remove Slavic peoples from fertile lands of the USSR, with Germans moving to opened spaces. Do you aware about how many people of Slavic (non-Jews) and Baltic nations were killed during Second World War during Generalplan "Ost"?

If this is not a racism, what is it? Also you should note that the Nazis used to think about themselves as Aryan race, not European race. They used some tools to define, are people "right" or not.
More about it:

Nordicism (also "Nordic theory") was an ideology of racial supremacy

Best regards from Russia, sorry for my English.

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@Anixx This is not quite right - the Nazis used to think about themselves as Aryan race. Added this to the answer –  VMAtm Jan 16 '12 at 11:43
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@Anixx Do you know the status of the Russians being captured and moved to the Germany to working? They were worse than slaves. And they were counted as low-quality people. And I don't speak about original "Aryan" - only about the Hitler's interpretation. And again, If this is not a racism, what is it? –  VMAtm Jan 16 '12 at 12:13
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@Anixx Hated? Do you know about Phoney War? It is ridicilous that you call that "hated". And Poles weren't respected as Aryan people were, though they surely was in much more comfortable situation than Russians. Hitler was racist against Jews and Eastern Slavic nations. –  VMAtm Jan 16 '12 at 12:55
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I think this discussion is useless. I can't understand what are you trying to do, and the fact the question was closed tells that others don't understand either. In the definition in Wikipedia you can see the term "racial groups", not races. "Racial groups" of Eastern Slavs, Jews and some other nations were discriminated by Germans. That's all I can say to you. –  VMAtm Jan 27 '12 at 19:00
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I don't even want to comment on some of your other ideas, but "these physical characteristics were not to any meaningful extent used by the Nazis in their policies" - really? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… –  RobertLee Jan 29 '12 at 23:06
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