Life for the Jewish people in Germany changed dramatically when Hitler came into power, this happened between 1933 and 1939. It’s due to the rise of power of the Nazi Party. In Germany, the jewish people lived peacefully until the fateful day, all lives for them has changed. The major effect that Jewish faced was Hitler ruling, the Nuremberg laws and Kristallnacht.
Life for Jewish people in Germany had changed a lot between 1933 and 1939. This was mainly due to the Holocaust. Before it started in 1933, Jews had lived in Europe for more than two thousand years. During the early 1930s, at the time of the Nazi rise to power, Hitler used the Jews as a scapegoat, blaming them for Germany's economic and social problems. Then the Nazis used propaganda campaigns to promote the party's virulent hatred of Jews. This attitude towards Jews is known as anti-Semitism. The Nuremberg Laws, however, went further still in alienating the Jewish population from mainstream society and even dictated on private matters
The holocaust greatly effected the population of the Jews and their families. The Jew mortality rate after the second World War was two times that of the general German population. This was due to health problems provoked during the holocaust and the persecution on their will to
History is something that we all look at and say that we cannot allow something of this sorts to ever happen again. If we are not careful, history can very easily be repeated. Quite honestly, our country is very young and we are learning from our mistakes but something of this magnitude cannot occur without repercussions. The country of Germany had been at its knees and just had gone through this depression period because of the wages that they lost from the war. They needed a motivator to bring them back and “Make Germany Great Again”. The man who would stand up and take on this challenge was Adolf Hitler. He was a very good talker and began to blame the Jewish people for everything that was occurring. He changed all the laws so what he was doing would be legal basically. These laws suppressed the Jews and made it where they had different rights than other citizens. They even forced the Jewish people into ghettos which are walled in cities that they could not leave.
30000 Jews were sent to concentration camps during Kristallnacht. The Nazi's came to power in 1932 as they were elected 608 seats in the German parliament. After this event, the Nazi's used fear and propaganda to slowly hypnotize and imbed their beliefs into the minds of every German citizen. However in November of 1938, the Nazi's showed everyone what they really believed in. during "the night of broken glass" or Kristallnacht. The Nazi's ransacked and destroyed many Jewish businesses while they also killed and captured many Jewish citizens . The purpose of Kristallnacht was to strike fear into Jewish communities, which in turn also sparked the beginning of the Nazi war machine that would sweep through Europe over the course of the upcoming years. To assess the significance of Kristallnacht I will look at the consequences, what caused it to happen.
In pre-war 1933-1934 the first set of legislations were announced the first major law was “Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service” and was passed in April 7th 1933. This law excluded Jewish from “state service” which was the exclusion from organisations, professions, university and other aspects of life. May 10th 1933 was the first burning of books publicly written by Jewish authors and peoples who spoke out about the status of Germany. 1935 was a tough year for Jewish citizens. May 21st the army expels Jewish peoples from their respected roles. September 15th was the day that the “Nuremberg laws” passed, these laws we’re the REAL wave of anti-Semitic laws these laws were Jewish people where not considered to be part of the German race, they’ve been disconnected as citizens and now are just “Jews” and is where we get to see the hatred of the “different/inferior” races. They’ve also defended the word “Jew” even though that’s kind of impossible, and that is “Anyone with three Jewish grandparents; someone with two Jewish grandparents who identifies as a Jew.” Things only got worse with time, as in 1936 three major laws were pass to limit the Jewish communities occupations. They were banned from being: Tax agents, Advisors (January 1936) Veterinarians (April 1936) and lastly they’re banned from working as teachers in government school (October 1936) they’re being limited of where they can work and are slowly being forced out of Germany. 1939 august 1st laws past that Jews are not permitted to buy lottery tickets. Many other laws were passed such as limiting number of Jewish students going to schools and university, Jews aren’t allowed to enter bars, banning midwives from having an
In 1933, Adolf Hitler was named Chancellor of Germany, the beginning of the end for the Jewish. As soon as Hitler was named Chancellor he began passing laws that hindered the Jewish. It started with the Nuremberg Laws, which stated the Jewish couldn’t marry German citizens. Soon after, the Jewish were being openly thought of as ‘less than human’. The Jewish now had separate schools, hospitals, and even different park benches: “The Nazi persecution started with hateful words, escalated to discrimination and dehumanization, and culminated in genocide.” (ushmm). This quote shows how hateful words and indifference can have grisly consequences on the underdogs of the situation.The Jewish had to wear stars to show that they were Jewish so they could be avoided. Parades of anti-semitism were now common entertainment. German media was helping by spreading propaganda, in which they blamed the Jewish for all of their misfortune. The Jewish would be tortured in aforesaid ways for five years in silence before Kristallnacht, also regarded to as ‘the Night of Broken Glass’; for all the glass that littered the streets from Jewish businesses, which had been vandalized. Unfortunately, these acts were only the first of a myriad of adversities that the Jewish would have to suffer.
Beginning in the early 1930’s, the Nazi party found ways to hurt Jewish people, economically, emotionally, and physically. Official laws and decrees were made to ensure the economic and legal downfall of Jewish people. Jews were exempted and expelled from their professions and practices, stripped of education, revoked from their citizenship, and much more. Jews were also physically harmed; Nazis brutally and inhumanely attacked and molested Jews of all ages and genders. Being physically and legislatively attacked took a toll on the Jewish people. The emotional trauma and scars would be permanent. Growing up being taught that you are inferior or deserved to be beaten and stoned is horrendous for oneself. The Nazis were purposely abusive to
Things got hard for the Jews in the Holocaust and who also survived. Ways of life changed. The Nazis changed everything about their ways and their beliefs. The people started questioning their belief in God, their morals of what they viewed themselves as, and also education changed immensely.
During the second World War, living in Germany could have been a risky move. The chances of you dying in an air raid was higher than the chances of you sky diving today. During World War II the total number of deaths was 7,393,000. This was around 10 precent of the population. For example, an “Air raid in March 1943 killed two, injured 34, and left thousands homeless” (Hairdos and Movies). During World War II, “Allied fighter jets bombed cities killing many civilians. Many were forced to fight to defend the nation, leading to a high loss of life’’ (“Effect of World War II”). This was not a smart move on Germany’s part. Making men go to war and fight led to inflation because their jobs got
From 1937 until 1939, the Jews were segregated from society to an even greater extent. They could no longer live normal daily lives in the fact that they could not attend public schools, travel to resorts, or walk in certain areas of German cities. At this time, the Jews were expelled from economic life. To remove
The Nazi’s destroyed many Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues. Many Jews killed or taken to concentration camps. If you were a part of the non-Jewish community, you were not allowed to help the Jews out. A fireman during this time claims, “We were ordered not to use any water till the synagogue was burned down.” People whose job was to help when there was danger, couldn’t even help. The Nazis were so powerful, and intimidated the public so much they could manipulate whoever they wanted. Because of this, many Jewish families were torn apart, businesses and house vandalized, and thousands of lives
One event that encouraged Anti-Semitism and increased tensions leading up to Kristallnacht and beyond was the announcement of the Nuremberg Laws in September of 1935. This set of laws created by the Nazi party made sharp distinctions between the rights and privileges of Germans and Jews (Sigward 291). This redefined citizenship in the Third Reich and laid the groundwork for a racial state. For example, the Reich of Citizenship Law stripped Jews of their citizenship, claiming they didn’t have “German blood” (Sigward 291). Those of Jewish descent were denied the right to vote and the ability to obtain a valid passport or visa to leave the country. This law completely dehumanized Jews living in Germany and made them stateless, which caused those of the Aryan race or pure German descent to feel superior. In the Nuremburg Laws, Article 5 of the First Regulation to the Reich Citizenship Law defined a Jew as a descendant of three or more Jewish grandparents or two Jewish parents (Sigward 293). These laws lead to the Jews being persecuted for who they were, rather than the faith they believed during previous years. As a result of these laws being carried out, German nationalism and Anti-Semitism across the Reich increased drastically .
In the beginning, Germany as a whole was in a state of depression. Money had become worthless and there was no true hope for the citizens of Germany until Adolf Hitler came into power. Adolf Hitler was able to obtain power with the help of the Nazi party through promises and ideas that gave aspiration to the people of Germany. As a result, after Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany, along with the Nazi party, they began implementing anti-Jewish legislation. These anti-Jewish legislations would restrict Jewish people of many things and excluded them from German life. Because of this, Hitler and the Nazi regime was able to spread fear, especially towards the Jewish communities in Germany. As a result, to achieve their final solution, the Nazi regime created the ghettos and concentration camps where Jews would be sent. The ghettos and concentration camps would be what the Nazis used to control the Jewish population. The concentration camps were the most horrific aspect of the Holocaust. The Jews were forced to strip naked and do hard labor with little food and medical care. The crematorium and the gas chambers became the most inhumane way to massacre vast amounts of people. In the end, when the Holocaust ended in May 8, 1945, the deaths of the Jewish people in Europe had accumulated to a tragic, 6 million. To this day, the Holocaust, referred to as the greatest sin against humanity, remains the most traumatic and heart-breaking event in
Germany, a country rich in culture and heritage, yet plagued by the fallout of World War I and World War II, has progressed to become the centerpiece of the European Union and the world’s third richest economy. The first German Empire dates back to the Roman Empire starting in the 8th century AD. During the Middle Ages the German Empire fended off many attacks against their soil from the Hungarians and the Slavs. Fighting and power struggles continued until the 1400’s, when the modern world gradually came into existence with intellectual, economic and political changes.