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

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Describe how the Jews were discriminated against in Germany from 1933 to 1939? Between the years, the Jews were put through a lot, this was because the Jews were economically discriminated which meant that many Jews lost their jobs. This also meant that the Jews didn't have much money, so they couldn't buy clothes and food. It was hard to earn a living. At the beginning of these years nothing drastic happened to the Jews but then matters began to get worse. In May 1935, all Jews were band from having a job in the army. This meant that they couldn't earn a good living. In September 1935, Hitler passed a Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honour, this meant that a Jewish man or woman could not marry anyone from the German public and this was the same for the Germans, that they couldn't marry a Jew. Also in September 1935, Hitler passed the Nuremburg Laws and this meant that Jews lost the right to vote and this was political discrimination. The punishments almost stopped when Germany held the Olympics and this was because Hitler did not want any other countries finding out what he was doing and also how he was doing it. ...read more.

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Also in this year Germany had invaded Norway, Denmark, France, Holland, Belgium and Luxemburg. This meant the take-over of more Jews contained in the invaded countries. The treatment began to change drastically in 1941 because mass murder began in Eastern Europe as special killing squads moved around the lands killing any Jews they came across. This death count became over 10,000 Jews and Communists, Gypsies. In December of this same year the first death camp began gassing Jews and Gypsies at Chelmno in Poland. In 1942 the treatment changed because the murder of the Jews began to spread throughout to the occupied land, which were Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka. In 1943 the above death camps were considered to have completed what they had set out to do and then had destroyed all traces of the crimes they had committed. They also built forests over the land of the ruins of the camps. In 1944 Deportation of the Hungarian Jews took place and they were sent to be murdered in Auschwitz, they were killed by gassing because the Germans told them that they would be taken a shower and it was a shower of gas. ...read more.

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An officer would decide which person went right and which went left of him. The weaker people were sent to the right and went straight to the gas chamber. The healthier ones were sent to the left to the barracks to become labourers. Sometimes the officer asked individuals what age they were and what kind of work they did. Giving the right an answer to the officer saved some lives for a while. They were told to get rid of their clothes, take a bath, and then were sent to have their hair cut off. They were then given camp uniforms. The men were separated from the women. Some children remained with the mother or the father. There was no rule about children. Medical experiments were taking place on many Jews. They would conduct research on twins, gypsies and anyone who was weak or nearly dying. After being treated like this the Jews were then made to go on long death marches and during these marches thousands would die because they fell behind or because they turned around and watched an officer kill another prisoner. Most of the Jews were eliminated by gas chambers, some died from being shot and many died from either disease or starvation. Word count: 608 Final Word Count: 1,500 Natasha French 10H Centre Number: 61203 ...read more.

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