In a pastoral letter heavily laced with anti-Semitic statements, Archbishop Conrad Gröber of Freiburg blames Jews for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
Gröber says that
"the self-imposed curse of the Jews, 'His blood be upon us and upon our children,' has come true terribly until the present time, until today."
This sort of rhetoric and the accusation of deicide have been standard features of Christian discourse about the Jews for centuries. This will also play an important role in Christian acquiescence to the Holocaust because many will interpret the murder of Jews to be the fulfillment of exactly this "self-imposed curse.