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How were Jews discriminated against between 1933 & 1939? Discrimination is an unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice. This is what took place in Germany during Hitler's power, against the Jews. The Jewish community counted for only 1% of the German population. Hitler came to power in 1933; this was a very important event because Hitler was a violent anti-Semite meaning he hated Jews. In the next few years between 1933 -1939 a number of discriminatory events were taken against the Jews. For years before Adolph Hitler became chancellor of Germany, he was obsessed with ideas about race. ...read more.


The discrimination of Jews really started in 1935 when laws were instituted against Jews forcing them out of public life, i.e. Civil service jobs, law court and university positions, etc. Jews could not own their own businesses as of 1935. The Nuremburg laws saw the Jews lose their right to be German citizens and marriage between Jews and non-Jews was forbidden. Those that could pay a fine were allowed to leave the country. Many could not and many shops refused to sell food to those who remained. Medicines were also difficult to get hold of as chemists would not sell to Jews. ...read more.


Thirty thousand male Jews would be arrested the next morning for the crime of their religious beliefs. More limitations were placed on the Jewish people, making it particularly tough for children, who were basically housebound. In this time, approximately half the Jewish population of Germany fled, the last fleeing between 1938 and 1939. Emigration took them to Palestine, some to eastern and western Europe, (a poor choice, since the Nazis would soon catch many of them again as they conquered Europe). Many countries met to discuss the treatment of the Jews in Germany, but no real help was offered. This pleased the German government and its people, while the world disapproved their treatment; nobody was offering the Jews a place to go to when the opportunity was there. By Haroon Khawar Word Count: 493 ...read more.

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