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Describe how Jews were discriminated against in Germany in 1939 There were many ways how Jews were discriminated against in Germany in 1933-1939. The Nazis started treating Jews badly as soon as they came to power. The worst enemy that Jews ever had was probably Hitler, but he was not alone. He had a strong racist ideology a long time before he came to power. This is shown in his book called "Mein Kampf" (My Struggle), written during his time in prison. From 1923-1924 Mein Kampf was later known as Nazi Bible. Nazi's were very much against the Jews. This is one of the reasons why they were popular and why eventually came to power. Hitler targeted Jewish people because they were more intelligent then Germans were. Most of lawyers, businessman's and doctors were Jewish. Some factors that helped Hitler come to power are: * Hitler's speaking skills * Propaganda campaigns * Violent treatment of their opposition * Their criticism of the Weimar system of government * Nazi policies *????Support from big business The opposition was weak to stop Hitler from doing what he did. ...read more.


On March 22nd 1933 Nazis opened Dachau a concentration camp near Munich where lots of people died. In March 1938 after Auschwitz, the storm troopers (SS) were put in charge of Jewish affairs in Austria with Adolf Eichmann establishing an office for Jewish Emigration in Vienna. A few years later Heinrich Himmler, the man in charge of the S.S established a concentration camp Mauthausen near Linz, therefore more Jewish people could go onto Nazi hands. From time to time laws were made against Jews. The most important one was the "Nuremberg Laws" in 1935. Few of them were: ? Marriages between Jews and citizens of Germans were forbidden. ? Jews were forbidden to display the national flag and their national colours. ? Jews were not allowed to employ a female citizen of German blood as a domestic servant. By April 1938 Nazi ordered Jewish shops to register the wealth, property and the owned businesses. They were not allowed to make their businesses together with Germans. Nazi decided that Jews taught to be put out of German schools. ...read more.


On November 7th 1938, a Polish Jew living in Paris murdered a German official there. Three days later on 10th of November 1938 Jewish buildings were smashed into and contents destroyed or looted and all synagogues were gutted by fire. About twenty thousand German Jews especially male between the ages of sixteen and sixty were arrested and transported to concentration camps and ninety one of them were murdered. The rest were forced to pay compensation. The 10th of November was the night of horror for Jewish population living in Paris. The 10th of November 1938 was known as "Kristallnacht" or "The Night of Broken Glass". Waves of Jewish emigration from Germany had occurred with each new policy of victimisation. In Germany there have been half a million Jews when Nazis came to power. On July 14th 1933 Nazi Party was declared the only legal party in Germany. They also passed laws to strip Jewish emigrants from Poland of their citizenship. In 1939 only about 300 000 Jews remained living there. A huge number of Jews fled from Austria, and by 1940 less than fifty per cent of the Jewish population was left. Allies appealed to other countries to accept emigrants who came from death camps. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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