Is that why Christians persecuted the Jews so much?<quoted text>
John the Baptist did refer to some of the Pharasees as Vipers because they knew Christ was the Messiah but refused to accept Jesus. It is a warrning you should pay attention to.
The Jewish people are the apple of God's eye. Jesus was a Jew.
You talk about Christians being killed but far more Jews have been killed by Christians.
Quite simply, Christians believe that Jews murdered Jesus, It's no wonder that the Jews have been the subject of intolerance, hatred and murder since the early years of the Christian Church. This led to anti-Semitism becoming an integral part of Christian doctrine.
The demonising of the Jews can be seen in the Gospel of John.
The Church passed various laws and enactments which stripped away any rights that the Jews had. Christians accused the Jews of the most vile and evil crimes, leading to the insane idea of the "blood libel" - something so evil and twisted it could only have come from the Christian Church.
Try looking up "Host Desecration" if you want a laugh at further Christian stupidity and ignorance. We all know the cannibalistic side to those Christians who genuinely believed that the crackers they would eat transformed into the body of Jesus. Such was the level of Christian insanity that they believed the Jews would want to torture these crackers in an attempt to hurt the body of Christ.
Both the Blood Libel and the Host Desecration led to the deaths of thousands of Jews.
Didn't the Catholic Church charge the entire Jewish people with deicide? I'm sure that would have fired up even greater levels of hatred in those christian heads.
No wonder Hitler targeted the Jews. He was simply taking the hatred and murderous intolerance of the Christian Church to new levels of insanity.