Anti-Semitic Beliefs In Nazi Schools

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Furthermore, in the Nazi culture, Jews were seen as the “enemy” or the “alien-race, meaning they are considered as the inferior race in comparison to the Germans. With this way of thinking, the culture enforces their beliefs onto the population of Germany, raising their children with a xenophobic mindset, clouding their views with anti-Semitic beliefs. After Hitler seized power, the school curriculum changed drastically. It was designed to influence the youth’s mind. Soon, every class began with a “Heil Hitler” salute. These tactics were used to force acceptance of the Nazi beliefs. He truly believed that “no boy or girl should leave school without complete knowledge of the necessity and meaning of blood purity” (Trueman, CN). Likewise, teachers used a …show more content…

In an angry tone, Minka questions “I am good enough for lessons but not good enough to walk down Zgierska Street?” However, she decides that there is no use of his offering, as they still continue to see her race as lower class, so “she [rips] the business card in half and [tosses] it into the belly of the woodstove” (Picoult 231). As a result of the discrimination, Minka experiences an enormous amount of restrictions. Her and her peers are banned from leaning, by the reasoning of the Nazi culture beliefs. Their anti-Semitic views has nothing to do whatsoever with their intelligence, but rather their appearances, which is the exact opposite of the Aryan race. Minka retaliates in spite of this culture, because she simply cannot understand how one could insult her entire identity, yet praise her talent at the same time. They continue to put their efforts of inculcating their morals, withholding Minka’s privilege of learning. To deny a children’s education is to deny their

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