Zeitgeist- Xenophobia in the 1930s
By Andres Beteta
The fear of things that are different, such as cultures or viewpoints.
- Persecution of the Jews started spreading in Nazi Germany to blame them for their past problems.
- This caused the citizens of Germany to fear and hate the Jewish culture.
- The xenophobia caused by the Nazis against the Jews caused them to flee to other countries and many others were put in concentration camps to die.
Foreign Workers in America
- Due to the Great Depression, many Americans did not have a lot of money and jobs were scarce.
- This led to a prejudice against immigrants who came to America in order to find work.
- Included Europeans, Mexicans, and Canadians.
- The fear that they would take their jobs to actual Americans created tensions between the Americans and immigrant workers.