“The Jews have surpassed all other nations in impertinent fables, in bad conduct and in barbarism. They deserve to be punished, for this is their destiny. The Jews are an ignorant and barbarous people who have joined the most sordid avarice to the most detestable superstition to the most invincible hatred of all peoples which tolerate and enrich them. They simply are the biggest scoundrels who have ever dirtied the face of this earth and I would not be the least bit surprised if these people would someday become deadly to the human race.”
- Voltaire, French 18th.century philosopher.