Jews in the 19th Century Essays

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Jews in the 19th Century During the 19th the status and position of European Jews changed frequently as the rights they had and the way countries tried to gain inequality changed dramatically.

At the start of the 19th in France and Germany there was a great deal of anti Semitism between Jews and Christians, the French Christians could not accept Jews into their community. They thought of Jews as aliens. In Germany Jews were persecuted. To start with, the nazi's made laws to limit their freedom and encourage attacks on Jewish homes and businesses. Gradually the persecution increased until the nazi's started to send
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By 1914-90 anti-semistism deputies had been elected into the Reichstag. This reflected the fact that Jews had a dominant position on German banking which was resented in German society. Right wing politicians felt insecure and hated the Jews. Jewish physical type was a threat to the pure-bred German nation.

In 1789 during the French revolution, the national assembly was trying to create a better system of government for France. Wilhelm Dohm thought the rights that Jews should have were to be treated as valuable citizens if all occupations and educational institutions were open to them. He was a good Christian but he could see and understand the inequality in France. Between 1789-1815 the Jews were granted the rights of full citizenship and no one should be persecuted for their religious rights. The government wanted a peaceful country and they thought that by making these rights for Jews things would become to settle down.

The governments ideas might influence people if the majority of the public in the France agreed with the point they were trying to make, they might also feel threatened when they don't agree, they could be influenced by speeches and rumours. The government could also use propaganda to promote inequality. Their ideas might have no influence as people have their own views
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