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

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

Extracts from this document...


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.

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. To what extent did the Nazis achieve an economic miracle in Germany between 1933-1939?

    This led Hitler to appoint Dr Hjalmar Schacht as President of the Reichsbank and in August 1934 as Minister of Economics. As well as being a very astute banker, Schacht also had very close links with the economic elite. Schacht, as President of the Reichsbank, implemented Keynes' policy of deficit financing to boost the economy.

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

    The Nuremberg Laws passed on 15th September 1935 separated the Jews from Germans legally, socially, and politically. This included the "Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honor", which prevented marriage between any Jew and non-Jew. At the same time, the "Reich Citizenship Law" was passed, stating that all

  1. Discrimination against Jews 1933-1939

    This denaturalisation allowed the Nazis to exclude Jews from the "national community", or "Volksgemeinschaft", and so granted legitimacy to their persecution and, eventually, extermination of Jews. However, a clear definition of who was a Jew and who was a German was needed before these laws could be enforced.

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

    This was such an important step in the discrimination of the Jews as it finally becomes official and is a true indication of Hitler's ruthlessness. It must have eliminated any hope the Jews once felt of regaining a democratic state.

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

    Lots of questions like this were used deliberately to discomfort the Jewish children. Nazis persecuted and discriminated the Jews by making Jewish children look bad and by humiliating them in front of their classes. Jews were isolated in many ways such as being banned from all public parks, restaurants, swimming baths and museums.

  2. Treatment of Jews 1933 onwards

    They stood naked, tightly packed, having been transported in lorries and waited to be told where to stand in order to be shot. They were under the command of the SS men, armed with whips. Hitler got these willing executioners through his propaganda that it was the right thing to do.

  1. Why Did Kristallnacht Take Place? (a) A ...

    Source H is an account by Albert Goering, who was in charge of Nazi rearmament policies, of a conversation with Hitler about Kristallnacht. Goering explains in this source how he was trying to get Germany ready for war by boosting the economy; 'I was making every effort in connection with the Four- Year Economic Plan'.

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

    Word count= 450 words. Why did the treatment of the Jews change from 1939-1945? The treatment of the Jews changed drastically between these years. One reason was because of the amount of territory owned by Hitler and the Nazi Party.

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