I doubt it. This is a deep seated hatred that has been inoculated for generations and persists to this day.
For Mitch to be a Luther apologist and say: "Yet they were men, warts, flaws and all, called mightily by God to do great work." absolutely stuns me to the core, given Mitch's ethnicity. How can any man of God ever pen what Luther did?
As you would know yourself, publishing a book in those days was no easy feat, and it carried a lot of weight.
There is no doubt in my mind that what Luther wrote gave people the belief that what they were doing during the Holocaust was "God's work". It is no coincidence that it all started on Luther's birthday, and in accordance with what he sanctioned.
What reigned in the abuses of the Church against the Jews certainly wasn't their guilt or "divine inspiration", it was people like Napoleon who curtailed their power. It was Napoleon himself who first elevated the European Jews from being under the thumb of Christianity to achieving some form of parity by making Judaism one of France's officially recognized religions in 1807.
That act allowed Judaism in Europe to start emerging from the sewers that Christianity had forced it into.
"The net effect of his policies, as a result, significantly changed the position of the Jews in Europe, and he was widely admired by the Jews as a result. Starting in 1806, Napoleon passed a number of measures supporting the position of the Jews in the French Empire, including assembling a representative group elected by the Jewish community, the Sanhedrin. In conquered countries, he abolished laws restricting Jews to ghettos. In 1807, he made Judaism, along with Roman Catholicism and Lutheran and Calvinist Protestantism, official religions of France. Napoleon rolled back a number of reforms in 1808 (so-called décret infâme of March 17, 1808), declaring all debts with Jews annulled, reduced or postponed, which caused the Jewish community to nearly collapse. Jews were also restricted in where they could live, in hopes of assimilating them into society. These restrictions were eliminated again by 1811."