The Nuremberg Laws
Significance in WWII
The Nuremberg Laws stripped Jews of their identity. They were forced to wear bright yellow stars on their clothing so the Nazi's could recognize them more easily. This was significant to World War II because it helped the Nazis identify the Jews. They were able to kill them with more ease.
Who came up with the Nuremberg Laws?
On September 15, 195, Adolf Hitler announced the Nuremberg Laws. The Nazi party previously came up with these laws at an annual Nazi Party rally in the city of Nuremberg.
This is a picture of Adolf Hitler. He was the leader of the Nazi Party and was involved in the making of the Nuremberg Laws.
Why were the Nuremberg Laws made?
The Nuremberg Laws were made because of the Nazi Party's had a hatred for Jews. Hitler persuaded many German citizens to believe that the Jews were the reason for Germany's economic problems. Making these laws allowed the Nazis to get a better hold of the Jews. This made killing them much easier.
This two were Jews during the Holocaust. They were forced to wear yellow stars on their clothing so they could be easily recognized.
This is a close up view of one of the stars the Jews had to wear. The German word "Jude" means "Jew" in English.
Boy With Star
Even little children had to wear these yellow stars. This shows how little sympathy Hitler had towards the Jews.
What did the Nuremberg Laws do?
The Nuremberg Laws took away many rights of the Jews. They were stripped of their German citizenship, property, and job. They were no longer able to marry or be in a relationship with anyone of "German or related blood". These laws required the Jews wear bright yellow stars on their clothing. This allowed the Nazis to easily recognize Jews and their families.
This chart shows the different racial classifications under the Nuremberg Laws: German, Mischlinge, and Jewish. It also gave different regulations for every race.