NUREMBERG LAWS\JEWISH IMMIGRATION
YEAR 10 ASESSMENT TASK
Nuremberg in 1935, the Nazis announced new laws which institutionalized many of the racial theories prevalent in Nazi ideology. The laws excluded German Jews from Reich citizenship and prohibited them from marrying or having sexual relations with persons of "German or related blood." Nuremberg laws were introduced as the hatred for Jews was imminent and fierce, the Nazis forced Jews out of the country and persecuted if not condemed.
Summary of the famous Nuremberg Laws :
o took away German citizenship from all full Jews
o prohibited Jews from flying the German flag (in December 1936 this was extended to any Germans married to Jews)
o prohibited Jews from employing Germans as domestic servants
o prohibited sexual relations between Aryans and Jews
o prohibited marriage between Aryans and Jews
The initial response to the Nazi takeover was a substantial wave of immigration (37,000–38,000), much of it to neighboring European countries (France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Czechoslovakia, and Switzerland). Most of the refugees were later caught by the Nazis after a vast capture of Jews crossing European borders.
Personal Experience (Kurt Klein ''His Story"
The act of hardship and militarism... The battle was on at the time of the when the laws were being implemented that families such as Kurt's to find a home that is free from poverty and racial laws. immigration destinations were very limited at the time with only a few places to go with safety and lives at risk, not many survived but those who did gradually found themselves a home free of anti Semitic laws and persecution.