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How the Jews were discriminated against in Germany from 1933 to 1939.

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How the Jews were discriminated against in Germany from 1933 to 1939 Once Hitler came to power, anti-Semitism in Germany gradually increased from 1933 to 1945, starting with mild persecution such as boycotting shops, to full scale genocide. In this essay, I am going to be concentrating on the period of 1933 1939. When Hitler came to power in 1933, the Jews had entered all levels of German society. They were businessmen, traders, doctors, lawyers, writers, artists, shopkeepers, and many more. The Nazis started to persecute the Jews as soon as they came into power. In April 1933 the SA boycotted all Jewish shops, caf�s and businesses. ...read more.

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In 1938, four more laws were passed, stripping the Jews of more of their human rights. They had to add either 'Israel' or 'Sara' to the start of their name depending on whether they were male or female respectively. They weren't allowed to own shops, trade, advertise, or order goods for selling at markets fairs or exhibitions. Jewish children had to go to Jewish schools and were expelled from German schools. Jews were banned from all theatres, shows, concert and lecture halls, museums etc, and even some roads in Berlin. As well as all this, the Jews were made to have their passports stamped with the letter 'J' to signify their race. ...read more.

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The idea of natural selection was also emphasised and exaggerated, and textbooks were also changed to say that Aryans were racially superior to all others. Some textbooks even included pictures of Aryans and Jews showing how the Aryan could 'work and fight', but the Jew was the 'greatest scoundrel in the whole Reich. It wasn't only children who fed propaganda, because magazines told of how blonde blue-eyed Aryan men should only marry a virgin blonde blue-eyed Aryan woman. Aryans who had sexual relations with Jews or vice-versa were often made to stand in the street with a sign around their neck telling of the deed they had committed. In 1939, the second world war broke out and all Jews in Germany were made to wear the star of David which was about the size of your palm. ...read more.

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