Jim Crow Laws vs The Nuremburg Laws
Nuremberg Laws- September 15, 1935
The Nuremburg Laws included a wide array of marital, political, and workplace restrictions.
Key Nuremberg Laws
2. Jews cannot employ females under the age of 45 who are German or related to a German. (3)
3. Jews cannot fly the Reich or national flag; they are only permitted to fly the Jewish flag. (4)
Ordinances to the laws later disenfranchised Jews and removed most of their political rights. (5)
Are They Jewish or Not?
Original Copy of Nuremberg Laws
Implementation and Immediate Effects of Nuremberg Laws
The laws became more severe in the late 1930s. For example, in 1938 and 1939, the Nazi government tried to impoverish Jews by "Aryanizing" Jewish businesses. This meant that Jewish business leaders and workers were replaced by German Aryans, leaving thousands of Germans without jobs. Also, Jewish doctors could not have non-Jew patients, and Jewish lawyers were not permitted to practice law. Finally, Jews were required to get identifying "J"s on their ID cards, and wear the Star of David in order to be easily identified. (8) The slow advancement of the restrictions set by the Nuremberg Laws eventually led to Jews, blacks, and gypsies being completely ostracized by the Nazi party, and also to the formulation of Hitler's Final Solution. (9)
Lasting Effects of Nuremberg Laws
Jim Crow Laws
The Jim Crow laws enforced segregation on the following:
Buses, restaurants, railroads, pool/billiard rooms, restrooms, schools, prison facilities, hospitals, parks, libraries, workplaces, and theaters.These laws enforced store owners to sell goods exclusively to white people, or exclusively to black people in some states. It was illegal for a white parent to give custody of their child to a black person, and also banned marriage between white and black people. Two of the most ridiculous acts of segregation were in the military and health care. White nurses were not required to do their job in rooms where black people needed treatment. In the military, whites and blacks were separately enrolled, and only whites were allowed to be officers in charge of troops. Even worse, black troops were not permitted where white troops were available. (11)
Nuremberg Laws, Jim Crow Laws and Propaganda
This is the image associated with Jim Crow, and offensively portrays black people with large lips and as being intellectually inferior to whites.
This picture shows a Jewish man sitting on a bag of money, and is meant to show that Jews are greedy and selfish because all they care about is money and wealth.
A similar message is portrayed by this picture, as a well off Jewish couple looks down on a poor German family. This is meant to show that Jewish families think they are better than the people of Germany.