The terrible horrible no good laws

EnJane Soule 5

Background information

At the yearly party event that took place in Nuremberg on November 15, 1935, the Nazis provided new laws to the people which brought up many racial theories that were widely existent in the Nazi beliefs. The laws prevented German Jews from citizenship and prohibited them from marrying or having any type of relationship with “German or related blood.” The laws deprived most Jews of their political and human rights.

More information

The Nuremberg laws as they became known, did not describe a Jew as a person with certain religious beliefs. Instead anybody who had three or four Jewish Grandparents were automatically defined as a Jew even if that person never identified themselves as a Jew. Germans who hadn't practiced Judaism(religion of the Jews) for many years even found themselves caught in Nazi terror. People with Jewish grandparents who had changed to Christianity were labeled as Jews.

A moment to breathe

For a brief period after Nuremberg, leading up to and while the Olympic games took place in Berlin, the Nazi government surprisingly stopped its anti-Jewish attacks and even removed some of the signs saying "Jewish Unwelcome" from public places. Hitler did not want international judgement of his government to end in the movement of the Games to a different country. of course, good times don't last forever, after the Olympic games(and by the way, Nazis did not allow German Jewish athletes to participate)


The Jews had a very hard time back then. The Nuremberg laws were obviously not fair. They caused unfair treatment and made Jewish life very hard. I can only imagine the pain and hardships the Jews went through. Al least it is all over now.