• 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 to 1939.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Coursework Question 1 Describe how Jews were discriminated against in Germany from 1933 to 1939. Between the periods 1933 to 1939 Jews were discriminated against in lots of ways because they were not part of the master Aryan race that Hitler wanted to make. There were two main Nazi ideas about race that Hitler wanted to achieve; they were to make the master Aryan race and to destroy all Jews. Hitler expressed is ideas in a book he wrote called "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle). The Jews were visibly different from the master Aryan race. Jews were recognised by their large noses, dark beards and dark hair whereas the master race Hitler wanted to achieve was very different. People who had blonde hair, blue eyes and who were tall were people who were part of the master race Hitler wanted to accomplish. This obvious difference between the two races was one of the main reasons Jews were discriminated against by the Nazis. ...read more.

Middle

Some examples of civil rights that were taken away from the Jews by Hitler are that Jews could not inherit land. This meant that if any land due to be inherited by a Jew it would not be given to them but it would have been given to the German government instead. Another example of a civil right taken from the Jews was that Jews weren't allowed to be married or have sexual intercourse with a German. Hitler was especially determined to prevent Aryans from marrying and breeding with non Aryans because he didn't want the master Aryan race getting "polluted". The Jews were also persecuted against when the Nuremburg laws were introduced in 1935. Some of these laws included Jews not having the right to vote, they could not fill any public office and a Jew was not allowed to be a citizen of the third Reich. The Nuremburg laws were discriminatory laws which meant they were aimed specifically at Jews. ...read more.

Conclusion

In 1938, on a night which came to be known as Crystal Night, the Jewish shops and synagogues were attacked and destroyed all over Germany. It was called Crystal Night because of all the broken glass on the pavements the next morning. This shows that the Nazis actions were getting more and more extreme because of what started off as just one day boycotts of Jewish shops, lawyers and doctors later escalated into Jewish homes, synagogues and shops being destroyed. Nazis decided to use violence towards Jews as a sort of "punishment" because they were different to Hitler's idea of the perfect race. In the same year Jews were made to wear yellow Star of David badges, they could run shops, they could not choose their children's names and they were forced to live in set areas called ghettos. The Nazis made the Jews wear the Star of David badges because they wanted Jews to be easily recognised by the Germans so they could furthermore be discriminated against. ...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. Describe how Jews were discriminated against in Germany from 1933 to 1939

    an enormous loss of the Jewish culture and religion; They could no longer have a voice to express their opinions and discoveries. Jewish people are no longer recognized for their contribution to the arts and sciences, one example of this was Albert Einstein, who fled from this persecution.

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

    also realised that he could not completely deny the wants of his party members. He therefore put in place a boycott of all Jewish owned shops businesses as a compromise. This too, however ended up being called off after one day, it was still too much too soon, and there was a public outcry.

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

    to take the name 'Israel' and women were made to have their middle name as 'Sara.' Also the Jews had their passport stamped with the letter 'J' this was so that they were easy to recognise. Many of the Jews also had their passports taken away from them and this was so that they didn't leave the country.

  2. How and why were the Jews persecuted in Nazi Germany before and during the ...

    Jewish students were also kicked out of universities. In 1935 Germans were not allowed to marry Jews because it was said that this would corrupt their pure German blood. Anyone who had Jewish grandparents and were not religious themselves were still considered Jewish.

  1. Free essay

    Describe how Jews were discriminated against in Germany from 1933-1939

    The Nazis also assumed many Jews were writers and this would defeat their spirit. The 1936 Berlin Olympics signalled a great rise in politic status for Nazi Germany. This was good for the Jews as obvious Anti-Semitic behaviour temporally halted, as the Nazis didn't want the rest of the world to find out about their persecution of minority groups.

  2. Describe how Jews were discriminated Against in Germany from 1933 - 1939?

    The affects of deprived jobs carried on right through until 1939. In 1936 hews were not allowed to become vets. They were also no longer allowed to own electrical and optical equipment, bicycles, typewriters or records and were ordered to hand them over to the authorities.

  1. Describe how Jews were discriminated against in Germany in 1939.

    Hitler wrote of his experiences in his autobiography Mein Kampf (My Struggle). The Jews had in fact contributed to German life more than what the Germans had wished of them. They had professions in literature, music, banking, science, theatre and medicine.

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

    Soon the changes become a lot more noticeable, with separate public toilets and separate benches built for Jews. They were slowly becoming detached from German society, and the changes were slowly becoming more apparent; signs were even put up outside some villages reading 'Jew's not allowed'.

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