Dolchstoss is a post-World War One term used by German right-wing political parties that accuses the Jews and the Bolsheviks (communists, specifically Russians) of ‘stabbing Germany in the back’, and therefore loosing Germany the war. The idea of Dolchstoss really centres around the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. The right-wingers believed that, to sign a treaty which not only blamed Germany for the war, but stripped it of rights, military power, etcetera, the person who signed it could not feasibly be German. Of course, this was not the case, but the theory was substantiated by the large number of Jews in the Weimar Republic (the post-war government), who were, along with the Bolsheviks, blamed in Dolchstoss. It is often said that the idea of Dolchstoss was the reason Hitler feared the Jews and consequently had them sent to Work Camps or killed.

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