- Apr 4, 2020
A people they tried to exterminate. It's quite possible to grasp "Nazi = bad" and still hate at least some of the same people they hated. For example, the way Allied nations treated black and/or LGBT people during WW2. Not Nazi death camp bad, but the underlying sentiments weren't a million miles apart.-If it was intentional, it seems unlikely, because the work has an anti-prejudical message that includes Nazi references. The work would simultaniously be attacking Nazi stand-ins, while also sattarizing the very people the Nazis tried to exterminate.
That is not to say I'm calling Rowling a Nazi, just that making the bad guys in your story Nazis doesn't mean you can't also be anti-semitic to a greater or lesser extent.