• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

By What Stages, and why, did the the Nazi regime increase its persecution Of the Jews, 1933-39?

Extracts from this document...


By What Stages, and why, did the the Nazi regime increase its persecution Of the Jews, 1933-39? Response as to why the Nazis persecuted the Jewish community was not simply Hitler's hatred of the Jews but it has its roots in a much broader grounds. German society and long lasting historical opinions of the Jews made the Nazis attitude a relatively long-standing concept. Hitler's personal hatred of the Jews is widely believed to have originated in his time in pre First World War Vienna, at this time the city was quite cosmopolitan with a range of cultures, races and religions present in the city. Hitler applied entry into the Academy Of Fine Arts but was unsuccessful; historians believe that Hitler's envy of Jews and other races or asocial's (As Hitler would later define) being allowed entry and living prosperous lifestyles led to his personal anti Semitic feelings. Some more radical members of German society argued that the hostility of the Jews and Christians, through the murder of Jesus is an justification for maltreatment of the Jews, ...read more.


In September 1935, the Nuremberg Race Laws were declared stating that no Jew could claim German citizenship, no Jew could marry or have a sexual relationship with an Aryan and that all Jews would have to be medically inspected before marriage. In the summer of 1936 Berlin held the Olympic Games exhibiting to the world how Hitler had transformed Germany back to its former glory, the ant Semitism had significantly declined during the Olympics so that no outsiders saw the true brutality of the German government. In 1937 at the Nuremberg rallies Hitler made a powerful speech denouncing the Jews as the Nazi party looked forward to radicalising its policies and stepping up action against the Jews. By now anti Semitic propaganda had been long introduced in schools were pupils were taught how to recognise a Jew and that students were to not go to Jewish doctors as they would victimise children, in this instance the Jewish doctor was compared to the devil with "Two criminal eyes" and "A long crooked nose", features symbolic of a Jew in Germany's culture at this time. ...read more.


By now many Jews were pleading foreign embassies for refuge and in certain cases Jews would be seen queuing all the way around a block, many foreign governments limited the amount of immigrants. By 1939 the hatred of Jews is blatant as Hitler described the annihilation of the Jewish Race in a speech and the Reich Central Office for Jewish emigration is set up, the Nazi message was clear, they wanted Jews out of Germany. Those who did avoid the terrible years of the holocaust that would follow were fortunate, millions of others would not be so lucky. In conclusion the persecution of the Jews was a gradual process were its brutality would not really be apparent until the late 1930's, It I difficult to pinpoint the precise reasons as to why the Nazis targeted the Jews but I believe that it was predominantly driven by Hitler's personal disgust towards them, It is widely believed that almost all of Hitler's and the Nazi policy had anti Semitic motives behind them and the nation could only really be swept along in a wave of mass Nazism. Stuart Webber 10/05/2007 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Germany 1918-1939 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Germany 1918-1939 essays

  1. How were the Jews persecuted 1933-39

    To put things simply about political discrimination I would say that the Jews were not allowed to have any high ranking or important position in the German government. The Jews were also economically discriminated against with the first official boycotts of Jewish shops and professions taking place from April 1933 onwards.

  2. Treatment of Jews 1933 onwards

    For clothing they wore a dress of thin material that was bad quality and soon became dirty and smelly. Their only belongings were a plate, a glass, a spoon and a fork. Each morning there was a register to see who had died or escaped in the night.

  1. Describe how Jews were discriminated against in Germany from 1933 to 1939

    Hitler was also a gifted orator. His speeches could always make successful appeals to the masses. Moreover, the Nazi Party, with its huge mass meetings, parades and formation of S.A. and S.S. troops were attractive to the younger generation. As a result, many middle class young men were recruited into the S.S.

  2. 'Nazi Policies towards Jews were Brutal but Erratic'. Asses the validity of this judgement ...

    scale than other terror regimes of the era, such as Stalin's Russia, where hundreds of thousands of innocent soviet citizens were sent to work camps and worked to death. Due to this, it could be argued that Nazi policy towards Jews was not remarkably brutal however the brutality of Nazi

  1. Examine the aims and assess the results of the attempts by the Nazi regime ...

    The overall effect that Nazi ideology had on the educational system was massive. It is however harder to ascertain whether the ideology had such a large impact on the youth of Germany. As will be described with the effect of the ideology of upon Germany's women later in this essay the effect upon the youth was varied.

  2. To what extent did the survival of Nazi rule in Germany from 1933-39 depend ...

    Hitler understanding this was his chance managed to frame a young Dutch Communist by the name of Marinus van der Lubbe as the culprit and used his master to play into his own hands. Many German people believed Hitler's claims that the Communists started the fire and so using his

  1. Describe how the Jews were discriminated against in Germany from 1933 to 1939.

    In answering this question I am going to analyse why world war two affected the Nazi treatment of the Jews in such and extreme way, exploring how exactly it allowed it to happen. One reason for the change was that by the middle of the war years the scale of

  2. Why was opposition to Nazi persecution of minorities so unsuccessful in the years 1933-45?

    Therefore from here as the months went by Hitler used every chance he would get to capture the attention of the German people so the outcome could be him in power. Hitler targeted a certain age group especially as he knew that the next generation was more important, he completely took control of children.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work