The Nuremberg Laws of 1935
By: Alexis, Alisha, Bailey, Leah, and Suzie
What They consisted of
Law of the Reich Citizen: designed to deprive Jews of their German citizenship.
Law for the protection of German blood and German honor: forbade marriage or sexual relations between Jews and German blood, and also can not display the German or Jewish flag.
National boycott of Jewish businesses on April 1, 1933, no longer allowed to vote or hold public offices, not consider citizens, couldn't seek medical attention, "Jews Forbidden" was stamped on their passports. You were considered a Mischling if 1 or 2 of your grandparents were one or the other. If the Mischling's looked like, behaved, felt, or acted like Jews they would be departed as Jews. All of these things made it very hard for the Jews to go out in public.
Why the Nuremberg Laws Were Set In Place
Hitler approved the Nuremberg Laws personally.
The Laws were set in place in order to deprive Jews of German citizenship, prohibit Jewish households from having German maids under the age of 45, prohibit any non-Jewish German from marrying a Jew and outlaw sexual relations between Jews and Germans.
Hitler claimed the Nuremberg Laws would actually help the Jews.
Hitler implemented these laws to exclude and discriminate Jews from German society.
Hitler discarded the Jews as "people" incompatible with "true Germans."
“The Jew is a parasite. Wherever he flourishes, the people will die...Elimination of the Jew from our community is to be regarded as an emergency defense measure." Adolf Hitler, 1936
The Nuremberg Laws helped Hitler take the first step toward getting rid of the “parasites" as he called Jewish blood personels, and imposing racial conformity on society.
How Jewish life was affected
- All Jewish rights were taken away.
- small shops and businesses owned by Jewish people were boycotted.
- Jews were banned from certain jobs due to their religion.
- All Jewish people were forced to give away their possessions.