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Did Nazi policy towards the Jews change between 1933-1939?

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Did Nazi policy towards the Jews change between 1933-1939? The first signs that the Hitler showed which suggested he didn't like Jewish people was in early 1933 where he told the German people that anyone who bought from a Jew was a no good German. In the early 1930's the Nazis policy towards Jews was not awful it was mainly against the fact that they didn't want the Jews to be classified as normal German people by forcing them out of work in shops and civil services. After this the Nazis took more drastic actions to push the Jews out of Germany such as creating concentration camps to keep Jews in. I think that the law to make sure Jews weren't allowed to join the army under the new defence law, but I think that this law meant nothing to the Jews as they only ...read more.


This worked as 250,000 left the country by the spring of 1939 out of the 500,000 in Germany. Organised persecution of Jews wasn't as serious until the 9th of November 1938 when "Kristallnacht" occurred this was the first major pogrom of the Jews where all the shops owned by the Jews had there windows smashed in by SA troops and the German public this was organised and was meant to push the Jews out once and for all by taking away there means of income. Then one of the last laws passed was the disregarding of any Jewish lawyers or doctors, this was not that big deal again to the Jews as they weren't all lawyers or doctors but the ones it did affect would have been left with no job and no dignity or rights therefore almost forcing them to emigrate. ...read more.


All these particular laws all aim at doing the same thing which was to drive the Jews out of the country by showing them that they were different from ordinary Germans and the got to the Jews by separating them and showing how different they were. But I think that the persecution of Jews was mainly improvised, as the first few laws weren't as harsh as the later ones I think that the first few laws were to test the water and see how far they could go before being stopped but they got away with it and therefore continued and made concentration camps for the punished Jews to go to. As these laws were successful I think that Hitler and the Nazis confidence grew which led to the events of World War Two. ...read more.

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