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How were the Jews persecuted 1933-39

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How were the Jews persecuted 1933-39? The Jews were persecuted and discriminated against in Germany throughout the entirety of the Nazi reign in Germany first starting with discrimination via use of passive methods such as boycotts but eventually escalation to violent persecution with events like Kristallnacht. The Nazis incited hatred against the Jews via use of the education system with the first educational discrimination being Jews restricted from obtaining legal qualifications this ensured for the Nazis that there would be no future generations of Jews being able to obtain jobs in any legal professions. Racial science was also introduced in schools as a compulsory subject this separated Jewish children from other Aryan children which also helped the Nazis create their ideal future German youth. The most extreme educational persecution of the Jews was the expulsion of all Jewish pupils from schools which was a significant step in the persecution of the Jews. ...read more.

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This would have made the Jewish community feel segregated from the Germans even more than they already were. In November 1937 the "Eternal Jew" travelling exhibition opened which went around Germany to "teach" people about how the Jews were genetically and racially inferior, this would have been an outrage to the Jewish community making them feel less human compared to the "Aryans". This would have further separated the Jewish community with the rest of Germany. All Jewish passports were marked with a J further separating Jews from others. The Jews were also politically discriminated against as laws were laid excluding them from government jobs which introduced the "Aryan clause" this would have caused some upset with the Jews as they would think that their views were no longer taken into account and that they could not make a difference in Germany. ...read more.

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Around 25,000 men were rounded up and later sent to concentration camps this would have been devastating to the Jewish community, to have so many of the men they would have relied on for support to be simply taken away was shocking to the Jewish community. Jewish school children were also rounded up from schools and taken away. I think that by the time Kristallnacht had taken place the Jewish community had been hit in every way possible and Kristallnacht was the final step in persecution before it escalated to murder. Kristallnacht had a devastating effect on the Jews putting them below anyone else in Germany and the Jewish community saw this and understood that they would be targeted no matter if they stayed out of the way of the Nazis, which had been the general assumption before. I think that Kristallnacht was the final step in separating the Jewish community from the rest of Germany. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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