Anti-Semitism Timeline

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    The British Empire and Germany - Arms Race

    Prior to WWI, the British empire grew concerned about Germany's rapid industrial, technological, and military growth. The two nations were in an arms race, and both were strengthening and expanding their militaries. Germany's military doubled in size from 1870 to 1914. This was obviously a concern as war unevitably drew closer and became unavoidable.
  • Adolf Hitler's childhood

    Adolf Hitler Biography
    Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in Braunau-am-inn, Austria. His parents were Alois and Klara Hitler. Hitler did poorly in school as a child and between the age of sixteen and nineteen, he neither worked nor studied. Hitler also tried unsuccessfully to be accepted into the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Following his failed attempts, he began to have an interest in politics and history.
  • Anti-Semitic Political Parties

    An increase in Jewish rights caused a major discomfort for many, espacially when Jews became engaged in politics. Those parties unhappy with this began to lead anti-semitic campaigns to obtain votes and the formation of new anti-semitic parties.
  • An International Jewish Conspiracy

    The publication of "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", in 1905,led to the the theory of an international Jewish conspiracy. The was based on the ideas that: Jews were citizens, but converted for material gain,Jews stole jobs affecting the nation's future,Jews controlled the media to hide their true interests,and Jews took control of the Social Democratic and Communist movement to destroy values of nation,religion and private property.
  • The Great War

    Adolf Hitler Biography
    Adolf Hitler was penniless due to his mother's death in the year 1908 and he relocated to Vienna. After moving to Munich, he volunteered for service in the Germany Army in the first World War and was accepted into the 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment. Hitler was successful in the army and was promoted to corporal. He was also awarded the Iron Cross Second Class and First Class, of which he was extremely proud of.
  • Treaty of Versailles

    The Versailles Treaty
    Following World War I.,the Treaty of Versailles was agreed upon between the allied powers and Germany. The treaty called for Germany to concede territories to Belgium, Czechoslovakia, and Poland, and German overseas colonies became League of Nation Mandates. The treaty also called for demilitarizaton of the Rhineland, Germany taking full responsibility and paying reparations, no German airforce, and war crime proceedings against German leaders were to be held.
  • Adolf Hitler's first speech

    Adolf Hitler Biography
    Adolf Hitler attracted over one hundred people to a meeting held in October 1919, where he delivered his first speech to a large audience. The meeting and his oratory skills were a great success and in February 1920 he organized much larger event in the Munich Hofbrauhaus and captivated the crowd of nearly 2,000 with his 25 point program of ideas, which would become the basis of the Nazi party.
  • The Reichstag Fire

    The Reichstag Fire
    On February 27,1933, the Reichstag building burned. Though the German government claimed the fire was the work of communists, it is highly suspected that this act was conducted by members of the Nazi party under Hitler's direction. Hitler used the fire to his advantage right away during the current state of emergency by seizing complete and total control of the government. Hitler began using his power by suspending all civil liberties the day following the fire.
  • The Final Election-Not The Popular Vote

    Propaganda:Timeline 1933-1938
    In 1933, The Nazi party formed a coallition with the Nationalist party. On March 5,1933, the final elections took place, and despite Hitler's attempts to gain the support of the people, the Nazi party did not gain the popular vote, recieving 43.9%. But together, with the Nationalists they had a majority. On the very same day, German radio was purged, and broadcasters were replaced by Nazis.
  • The "Enabling Act"

    Nazi Rule
    On March 23,1933, the "Enabling" or "Empowering" Act was passed. This bill, which was supported by Nazis, the Conservatives, and the Catholic Center Party, would give Hitler and his party the right to pass any law without a vote from parliment for a period of four years. The passing of this bill soon led to the outlawing of all other political parties except the Nazi party.
  • Boycott of Jewish Businesses-Hitler's first 100 days in power

    Boycott of Jewish Businesses
    On April 1,1933, the Nazis made their first official act targeting Jews: a boycott against Jewish stores and bussinesses. On this day, anti-semetic posters and yellow stars of David were prominent, as was the SA, which stood outside Jewish-owned stores and offices, and acts of violence occured against Jews. For the most part,however, the boycott was ignored and disliked. For this reason, the boycott only lasted a day. It did though, have a lasting effect.
  • Trade Unions Seized

    The Nazi Terror Begins
    On May 2,1933, the SA and the police seized control of trade union offices. Union officers and activists were threatened and terrorized. All union records were impounded and assets were confiscated. Independent labor representation came to a halt as the unions were forced to merge with the Nazi organization, the German Labor Front.
  • The Nuremberg law for the protection of German Blood and German Honor

    <a href='' >"The Nuremberg Laws" Reichsgesetzblatt, I,1935, pg.1146-1147</a>The Nuremberg law for the protection of German Blood and German Honor was enacted on September 15,1935. This law prohibited marriage between Jews and the members of the state of Germany, whether conducted abroad or not. Intercourse between the two were also forbidden. Jews could not hire Germans for their household work under age 45 or display Reich colors or flags. Jews were only permitted to display Jewish colors. Any violations would lead to harsh imprisonment.
  • The Nuremberg Laws-Reich Citizenship Law

    <a href='' >"The Nuremberg Laws" Reichsgesetzblatt, I,1935, pg.1146</a>On September 15,1935 the Reich Citizenship Law was enacted by the Reichstag. It was divided into three sections: Section one explains that a subject of the state enjoys the Reich protection and has obligations towards it. Section two explains that a Reich citizen is of German or related blood who serves the Reich loyally and faithfully, and will bear full political rights. Section three simply explains that the Reich Minister of the Interior, will issue the legal orders to complete this law.
  • Kristallnacht

    They damaged many Jewish businesses, a nd killed atleast 91 people. They also damaged many jewish cemeteries, hospitals, schools, and homes, etc.
  • Jews emigrate to Denmark

    After the passage of the Nuremnerg Laws in 1935, thousands of Jews fled Germany in seek of safety. Over the course of the next few years, Denmark welcomed up to 4,500 Jewish refugees from Germany and eastern Europe, including about 3,500 who were training in agriculture before emigrating to Palestine. Denmark was one of the few
  • Propaganda Poster

    Propaganda Poster
    Propaganda Poster"To help to defend and finish the Führer’s enormous work is the happiest task and highest duty of all Germans” - Hermann Göring. This quote, which was featured on a Nazi poster used multiple forms of propaganda. The "Glittering Generalitites" technique was used when phrases such as "happiest task" and "highest duty" were said, casting a sense of honor over those who read it. The "Band Wagon" form was used, because "all Germans" are mentioned, making it seem normal and easy to follow along.