Modern World History 8.9: Early Anti-Semitism

Germans began systematically discriminating against Jews long before WWII.

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to pass anti jewish laws Well between nineteen Thirty three

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nineteen forty five the nazis put more than two thousand

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laws on the books that were meant to make your

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life unbearable If you were a german jew well the

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nuremberg laws for example were designed to separate jews from

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other germans by keeping them out of colleges in certain

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degrees How simple by denying them german citizenship and by

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making it illegal for them to marry anyone belonging Teo

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hitler's master race Well these anti jewish laws were used

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in combination with other tactics For example germans were told

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to boycott jewish businesses in german Policemen were ordered to

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ignore jews who asked for help after their homes or

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businesses had been vandalised Yep germany was less than friendly

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place if you were a jew in the nineteen thirties

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And yet it's a fair question asked why didn't they

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All just leave But then things took a turn towards

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actual horror movie status with the nineteen thirty for sterilization

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law Basically the nazi started performing surgeries on people they

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believe to be inferior to them Jews weren't the only

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ones forcibly sterilized Homosexuals African germans and roma were also

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targets As they were feebleminded Hundreds of thousands of people

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went under the knife Several thousand many of whom were

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women died as a result of the sterilization procedure All

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of this because nazis believed they could eliminate certain trades

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from the human race Another part of jewish life in

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germany during the nineteen thirties was the concentration camp Yes

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these existed well before the start of world war two

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As soon as hitler became chancellor in nineteen thirty three

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he started looking for a place to stash people who

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disagreed with him Well several of these temporary camps turned

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permanent in nineteen thirty for when hitler put heinrich himmler

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the head goon of the gestapo in charge of the

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camp system With the permanent camps came a new group

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of ss officers called the deaths head units Clearly someone

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back in pre war germany was a voldemort Fans by

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the mid nineteen thirties two groups of people were being

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sent to places like da hao and booth involved These

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were the folks who were either enemies or were perceived

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to be enemies of the nazis And then there were

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the folks who just happened to look at an ss

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officer the wrong way Forced labor was the name of

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the game at the nazi concentration camps and even though

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the prisoners were actually put toe work on nazi construction

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projects they were treated horrifically overworked under fed and yet

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many people died from exhaustion or starvation or disease or

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other Of course it wouldn't be long before the camps

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took on A more sinister role is the places where

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jews and other uninjured men germans were taken to die

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Invasive laws boycotts violence arrest hitler retired to make germany

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a horrible place for jews toe live in many jews

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took the hint When hitler first came to power tens

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of thousands fled to other european countries However it would

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take a period of extreme violence in nineteen thirty eight

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for most of germany's jews to realize But it was

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time to get the heck out of dodge but we'll

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