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Describe How Jews Were Discriminated Against in Germany from 1933-1939

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Describe How Jews Were Discriminated Against in Germany from 1933-1939 In Germany in November 1932 the Nazi party won an election. Their leader, Adolph Hitler became chancellor in January 1933 and straight away began to introduce measures against the Jews (Hitler was equivalent to our prime minister) He wanted to make Germany strong again, this meant getting rid of all people seen as 'weak', and this included Jews. He believed Volksgemmeinschaft, a master race, should only populate Germany. In Hitler's opinion Jews did not fit into this new Aryan master race and therefore started to persecute the Jews. Many Jews had actually voted for Hitler and the Nazi party even though they had anti-Semitic views because they were scared of the threat of communists and loosing their wealth. The Nazi party also had anti-Communist views. The Nazi prosecution of the Jews can be divided into stages. First in 1933 there was an economic boycott. On the 1st of April 1933 all Jewish shops, lawyers and doctors were boycotted for the entire day. ...read more.


The Nuremberg laws banned Jews from marring Aryans. And they took away German citizenship from Jewish people. During 1936 things improved for the Jews because Berlin was hosting what were supposedly the best Olympics ever. They hid all anti-Semitic behavior because they did not want the rest of the world to see what was going on. If the world saw what happened many countries might have stopped trading with them and this would have been bad for Germany. Hitler saw the Olympics as a great chance to show off his master Aryan race however Jessie Owens a black man won four gold medals disproving Hitler's theory. Hitler also refused to shake hands with Owens as he was black and many people were very shocked. After the games the Nazi prosecution of the Jews continued more. Goebbels spread lies and also Julius Streicher's newspaper, Der Sturmer spread a lie saying, Jews used the blood of German children to make bread. ...read more.


After Kristallnacht 20,000 Jews were arrested and sent to concentration camps. The German government demanded that Jews were to pay 1 billion RM for the damage. Jews were now also banned from; economic life, sports facilities, cinema but most importantly schools. In 1939 Hitler referred to the annihilation of the Jews this lead to a major emigration wave because life had finally become too unbearable for them. Once Hitler invaded Poland he had a problem of what to do with them so he sent them to live in ghettos. In conclusion it is clear that from the time the Nazi party gained power in 1933 things started off slowly but as Hitler gained the support of the ordinary Germans he steadily intensified his brutal campaign against the Jews. The Nazis needed to keep their persecution of the Jews a secret because they didn't want to start a war before they were ready. After the war had broken out the Nazis didn't care about what anyone thought. This would lead to horrific events and an attempted genocide of Jews. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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