The Nuremberg Laws

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The Nuremberg Laws In the tumultuous period leading up to World War II, a series of laws were devised in Nazi Germany that subjected the Jewish people to prohibitory and discriminatory forms of treatment. Although the Jewish people only accounted for 503,000 of the 55 million occupants of the country, Adolf Hitler’s dictatorship preached the incorporation of anti-Semitism into law and practice in order to quell the people he considered to be the enemy of the country. The Nuremberg Laws, created September 15, 1935, were rooted in the idea of Nazi eugenics; to biologically “improve” the population into achieving the Master race that Hitler envisioned. These laws would ensure that any mixing of German and Jewish blood would cease and…show more content…
Today the Nuremberg Laws serve as an example of the possibilities of human ambition in the hands of those who would abuse it as well as call into question the ethics behind biological eugenics and the engineering of generations. Works Cited . "Nuremberg Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor, September 15, 1935." http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~rar4619/blood.html. N.p.. Web. 20 Jan 2013. . The Nürnberg Laws, Holocaust Education & Archive Research Team . "The Nuremberg Race Laws." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. N.p.. Web. 19 Jan 2013. . . "The Reich Citizenship Law: First Regulation (November 14, 1935)." http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/nurmlaw4.html. N.p.. Web. 20 Jan 2013. . "The Triumph of Hitler: The Nuremberg Laws." The History Place. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Jan 2013.
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