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The treatment of the Jews in Germany in the year’s 1933- 1945

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Rocky 10p The treatment of the Jews in Germany in the year's 1933- 1945 Introduction I have been asked to describe and explain the treatment of the Jews in Germany in the years 1933-1945. I will write an essay for this question, the main points I will be focussing on are: Background to anti Semitism up to 1933 Discrimination against Jews 1933-1937 Persecution against Jews 1937-1942 The final solution These are the four points that will help me to answer the original question, describe and explain the treatment of the Jews in Germany in the 1933-1945. Background to anti-Semitism up to 1933 Anti-Semitism is the hatred of Jews, for centuries it had been common in Europe. In the early 20th century it was harsh in Russia, so many of the Russian Jews went to Germany also other European countries, they were more tolerant to the Jews. In Germany Jews were poor but a small population of the Jews had a good life. At the time of 1933 in Germany Jews made up less than 1 percent of the population but there were successful in particular professions, 16% of lawyers and 17% of bankers were Jews and 10,000 doctors were Jewish in Germany. ...read more.


At the time of March 1938 Jewish religious congregations were deprived from of legal protecting doctors were banned from treating anyone with the blood of a pure Aryan. Similar measures against lawyers, dentists and vets were followed shortly. Jews were banned from certain commercial occupations. On the 17 of April every Jew was required to adopt an additional fist name, for men it was 'Israel' and for women it was 'Sarah'. Jews were treated very badly, extreme actions were taken against them. Jews were defined as anyone with a single Jewish grandparent they were excluded from all official posts with no pension rights, from professions such as teaching, medicine, the law, from sports and finally the arts. Holiday resorts, restaurants and hotels were decorated with notices "Jews not wanted here", and any nazi hooligan could evict, beat up or rob a Jew with impunity...a deliberately organized attack, was a 'spontaneous' outburst of German anger was made on Jewish synagogues and businesses throughout the country on the night of 9th-10th November 1938. This so-called 'crystal night' was followed by their eviction from their houses, wholesale arrests, and conscription for forced labour. This was taken from Alan Bullock. ...read more.


This is how the murders were carried out. Conclusion In my essay I have focused on four parts to Hitler's anti Semitic policies first I wrote about the background to anti Semitism up to 1933, it was common in Europe for many centuries. It was harsh in Russia so many Jews moved to Germany and to other European countries. Germans hated Jews because the Jew were becoming successful and were doing well in particular professions. Discrimination against Jews 1933-1937. Hitler had decided a nationwide boycott of Jewish businesses and professions to begin on the 1st of April. This method was very successful. There were also laws, which discriminated against the Jews, the law for the protection of German blood and honour, September 13th 1935. Persecution of the Jews 1937-1942, by autumn of 1937 Hitler had decided to begin a more extreme phase in nazi policies. Also goring issued a decree for the registration of Jewish property in April 1938. At Kristallnacht an orgy of violence spread throughout Germany 8,000 Jewish shops and homes were attacked most synagogues set on fire, about 100 Jews killed, and more than 20,000 arrested. Hitler had decided on a final solution by 1942-1945. At the conference at Wannsee they decided to murder every Jew in Europe. By 1945 6 million Jewish people had been murdered. The camps were horrific they were murdered by gas. ...read more.

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