Nuremberg Laws


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Lesson Plan Summary

• Jewish people lost their right to be German citizens and all marriages between Jews and non-Jews was forbidden.
• After this law was passed violence against the Jews finally began in earnest. Jewish residents who could afford to pay a fee to the government were allowed to leave the country.
• Many Jews could not afford the high fees and many shops refused to sell food to those who remained. Medicines were difficult to get hold of for Jewish people – many chemists would not sell to them to anybody except German citizens. In fact, between 1933 and 1939, about 250,000 Jews were forced to leave Germany.
• In 1936 and 1937, the professional activities of Jews were further restricted or prohibited. These professions included teachers, dentists, surveyors, auctioneers, nurses and chartered accountants.
• During the course of the Olympic Games, held in Berlin in 1936, open violence towards the Jews was suspended, mainly to give a favourable impression of the regime to the international press.
• On 12th June 1937, a secret decree from Heydrich declared that Jewish women who had sexual intercourse with Germans were to be sent to concentration camps.
• On 17th August 1938, all male Jews were ordered to add the name ‘Israel’ and all female Jews the name ‘Sara’ to their non-Jewish first names. On 30th September, the qualifications of Jewish doctors were cancelled.

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  • Lesson plan on Nuremberg Laws in Nazi Germany.
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