"The Nazis needed time to persuade themselves as well as others.
Stretchier was forced over the years to accept mass murder in part by the rhetorical choices he made.
In order to present each Jew as a threat to Germany, he was forced to maintain that there were no decent Jews.
And having declared all Jews evil, he was forced to propose drastic solutions, lest he find himself in the curious position of maintaining that Jews were Stan's next of kin, yet that they should be allowed to live with the rest of humanity.
To maintain mental balance, Streicher (and other Nazis) were led gradually to accept increasingly harsh ways of dealing with the Jews.
Every time Streicher told of Jewish ritual murder or the rape of a child, or described the international Jewish conspiracy, it became harder to grant Jews the right to life."