The Nuremberg laws

Breanna Andersen 7th

Introduction

The Nuremberg laws took the Jews German citizenship, kept the Jewish from having a German maids under the age of 45, and kept any non Jewish German from marring or having any relationship with a Jew. Any marriages the happened before the laws were placed were considered "privileged mixed marriages" and help some in keeping the Jewish spouse safe. due to the fear that labeling half Jews as Jews would make them lose a lot of their army, Hitler avoided making the decision that half Jews would be considered Jews, so that he wouldn't lose a large portion of his army.


References:


Noakes, Jeremy, and Geoffrey Pridham. "The Nuremberg Laws: Background & Overview." Background & Overview of the Nuremberg Laws. The Gale Group, 2008. Web. 04 Feb. 2015.

links to more info on the Nuremberg laws

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/history/Modern_History/1914-1948/The_Holocaust/Early_Stages_of_Prosecution/Nuremberg_Laws.shtml

Describes the Nuremberg laws and what rights were taken from the Jews because of them.

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/nurlaws.html

How the Nuremberg laws were passed, what they did, and why some people were considered to be half Jews.

Nazi Germany - The Nuremberg Laws - Hitler and the Jews N03d

Facts




  1. When Hitler took power in 1933, less than 1% of the German population was Jewish
  2. Old guard Nazis were angered by the lack of strict anti-Jewish policies and started a wave of vandalism, boycotts, and physical assaults in 1933
  3. they were German if all four of their grandparents were of German "or kindred blood." Jewish if three or four grandparents were Jewish or a Mischling (mixed blood) if one or two grandparents were Jewish http://faculty.polytechnic.org/gfeldmeth/lecnuremberglaws.pdf
  4. Jews were forbidden to fly the German flag. http://remember.org/guide/Facts.root.solution.html
  5. on September 15, 1935 the Nuremberg laws were created. http://history1900s.about.com/od/1930s/a/Nuremberg-Laws.htm

About the Nuremberg laws

During the annual party rally that took place in Nuremberg in 1935, the Nazis informed the people about the Nuremberg laws. The laws kept Jews from German citizenship and denied them the right to marry or have any personal relationships with people of "German or related blood." The Nuremberg laws though, did not define Judaism as a religion, but as a race. Anyone who had three or four Jewish grandparents were considered a Jew, no matter if that person practiced Judaism or not. Germans who had not practiced Judaism in years were still outcast and punished the same as every other Jew. Even people with Jewish grandparents who were now Christians were considered Jews.

http://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007695

Conclusion

The Nuremberg laws were cruel and inhumane, they were designed to separate and degrade any men and women considered a Jew. Jews lost all their rights and were basically no longer considered people. The Nuremberg laws was only the beginning of a great tragedy know as the holocaust.

Sources:

Noakes, Jeremy. The Holocaust: The Nuremberg Laws. Digital image. Jewish Virtual Library. N.p., Jan.-Feb. 2015. Web. Jan.-Feb. 2015.

History Place, The. "The History Place - Triumph of Hitler: The Nuremberg Laws." The History Place - Triumph of Hitler: The Nuremberg Laws. The History Place, 2001. Web. 09 Feb. 2015.

The Nuremberg Laws. 2005. The Jewish Library. 25 November 2005

Nuremberg Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor. 14 December 2001. 25

"Translation: Nuremberg Race Laws." United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Trans. Reichsgesetzblatt. United States Holocaust Memorial Council, 20 June 2014. Web. 09 Feb. 2015.

Writer, Jennifer L. Goss Contributing. "The Nuremberg Laws of 1935." The Nuremberg Laws. About.com, 2015. Web. 10 Feb. 2015.