Anti-Jewish Laws of Pre-WW1 Nazi Germany

  • Enabling Act

    Enabling Act
    The Enabling Act allowed the leaders of Germany to get Germany out of its mess. It allowed the government to do anything they wanted, even if it went against the constitution. This allowed Hitler and the Nazis to perform various arrests and open concentration camps without any backlash. The Enabling Act made dictatorship look okay in the eyes of German citizens and the world.
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    Anti-Jewish Laws of Pre-WW1 Nazi Germany

    The timeline of Anti-Jewish laws in Nazi Germany.
  • Jewish Boycott

    Jewish Boycott
    Because of the many attacks on Jews, the Jewish began to boycott German products. This boycott enraged the Nazis, and they returned the favor by holding a boycott against Jewish businesses in Germany. The boycott caused a lot of negative attention from around the world, but rallied the German citizens against the Jews.
  • Aryan Law

    Aryan Law
    Aryan Law, the first official Anti-Jewish law, was passed. It stated that all Non-Aryans (the Jews) in civil services were to be expelled. Jews were fired from their jobs, and left with no work. Hitler claimed he did this because the Jews dominated Germany, which convinced many to believe the same. In reality, less than 1% of Germany was populated with Jews or non-Aryans.
  • Berlin Book Burning

    Berlin Book Burning
    People began to believe the Nazis and everything they said. At Berlin University, students and other German citizens burned the writing of "undesirable writers" as an act against the un-German spirit. 70,000 books were considered as writing by un-desirable writers (written by Jews) or looked at as praising the Jewish religion and were all burned.
  • Nuremberg Laws

    Nuremberg Laws
    Two parts to the Nuremberg Laws were passed.The first part was called "The Law for Protection of German Blood and German Honor." It stated that any relationship between Jews and Germans were forbidden. Jews were not allowed to display any German patriotism like displaying a flag or colors. The second part was called "The Reich Citizenship Law." It stated that only a full German had complete rights and were able to serve the people.
  • Law #174 - Jewish name change

    Law #174 - Jewish name change
    Jews were given recognizably Jewish names if they didn't have one, like Sarah or Isreal, so they would be easily identifiable. The government published a list of over one hundred Jewish names so the German citizens would be able to recognize them.
  • Jews Expelled

    Jews Expelled
    Over 7,000 Jewish people were expelled from Germany as a result of the Polish government's expulsion of the Jews. 17,000 Jews were expelled because of these actions. They were sent to live in stables and huts provided by the authorities on the borders of Poland and Germany.
  • Night of Broken Glass

    Night of Broken Glass
    A Jewish student shot a German official, and the Nazis used this to enleash a massacre on Jewish people and their properties. Homes and stores' windows were smashed, leaving glass all over the streets of Germany, giving the even the name 'Night of Broken Glass.' Synagogues were either blown up, or set fire to. Thousands were killed, and others were sent to concentration camps.
  • Jewish Star Requirement

    Jewish Star Requirement
    From the age of six, Jews had to wear a Jewish star when out in public. It was looked at as a 'mark of shame.' The star made the Jews easily recognizable when in the streets of Germany.