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Why did the status and position of Jews in Germany worsen in the Years 1933 to 1945?

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Why did the status and position of Jews in Germany worsen in the Years 1933 to 1945? In 1933 Adolf Hitler, leader of the violently anti-Semitic Nazi party, became the F�hrer of Germany. He then set about removing the Jews, whom he believed to be inferior to Germans, from every aspect of German life. The situation initially worsened because the Jews were harassed by the Nazis. The boycott of Jewish shops (April 1933) and the book burning of books by Jewish authors (1933) made the Jews feel they were not wanted. Professional people such as doctors were removed from there jobs. By 1935, life was intolerable for German Jews and they were under constant threat of abuse, terror and isolation. In September 1935 the status and position of Jews in Germany took a drastic turn for the worst. This is because the Nuremburg laws were passed. ...read more.

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It got even worse for the Jews as towns and villages started putting up signs prohibiting Jews from entering. The aim of this bullying campaign was to alienate the Jews, so as to encourage them to leave. Many felt they had no choice. They felt they were clearly not wanted because there was no public outcry after they were removed as citizens and the new laws meant they couldn't go to good schools or have most jobs. Many Jews left and Hitler had nearly removed them from society. For the Jews that remained in Germany, Hitler had other plans. Rather than take legal action, (there was no action left to take as they were no longer citizens of Germany) physical action was taken. On the 9th November 1938 one thousand Jews were murdered, Jewish shops destroyed and synagogues torched. ...read more.

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The position of Jews could not get any worse. The Einsatzgruppen would follow the German troops as they invaded towns and shoot all the Jews they could find. Eventually it was deemed that the murdering of the women and children was mentally damaging the troops. So at the Wannsee conference in 1941 Nazi officials devised the final solution to the Jewish problem. Death Camps would be built in Eastern Europe to slaughter the Jews. They would be transported by train to Austwitch for example, were they would be murdered by poison gas. This was much worse than the days when their shops were boycotted After Hitler took over in 1933 He gradually introduced more laws and then started attacking Jews therefore their status and position gradually worsened until 1941 and the final solution where they had no status as they were being mass murdered. Ben Greenbank 11A 08/05/2007 ...read more.

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