The Beginning

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    The Beginning Years

  • Individual Freedoms Taken Away

    The German government takes away freedom of speech, assembly, press, and freedom from invasion of privacy and from house search without warrant.
  • First Concentration Camp is Established

    The first concentration camp is established in Nazi Germany at Dachau. The first prisoners are political opponents.
  • Boycott of Jewish Businesses

    A nationwide boycott of Jewish-owned businesses in Germany is carried out under Nazi leadership.
  • Jews Banned from Government Positions

    Jews are barred from government service; Jewish civil servants, including University professors and school teachers, are fired from their positions.
  • Books Burned

    Books by Jews and opponents of Nazism are burned publicly.
  • Sterilization Begins

    Laws are passed in Germany that permit the forced sterilization of Gypsies, the mentally and physically disabled, African-Germans, and others considered "inferior" or "unfit."
  • Arrests of Homosexuals

    First major wave of arrests of homosexuals occurs throughout Germany, continuing into November.
  • Jehovah's Witnesses are Banned and Arrested

    Jehovah's Witnesses are banned from all civil service jobs and are arrested throughout Germany.
  • No Jews Allowed

    "No Jews" signs and notices are posted outside German towns and villages, and outside shops and restaurants.
  • Jews are prohibited from serving in the German armed forces.