Discrimination: The Nuremberg Law

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Anti–Semitism is hostility or prejudice against Jews as a religious or ethnic group (Allswang, 1985). This racism was the cause of the shocking discriminations against the Jewish people. This is a discrimination is form which can be traced by the early years of Christianity (F. Jackson and K. Lake, Beginning of Christianity, 5 vols. 1920-33). In the era of Adolf Hitler, hatred towards the Jews had led to genocide. Between 1948-1935, six million Jews were killed as a result of this (Charney, 2000). Adolf Hitler became leader of Germany - to May 8, 1945, when the war in Europe officially ended. During theses time, Jews in Europe were exposed to progressively harsher persecution that ultimately led to the murder of 6,000,000 Jews (1.5 million…show more content…
This law was introduced on September 15, 1935 right before the start of World War ll which was held on September 1, 1939. Nuremberg Law started in Nuremberg, it tried to define a jew and its rights. Many Party activists had agreed with Hitler’s decision to introduce the Nuremberg Law for some kind of social change. Nuremberg Law was divided into two sets of law which is Law of the Reich Citizen and Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour (Hoyt, Edwin P, 1988; Guinn, Robert P, 1992). The problems of marriage between non-Aryans and Aryans was controlled by the law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour (Jeremy, 2008). Nuremberg Laws was specifically defined of who was legally considered for the Jewsish (MJL Staff, 2009). The Nuremberg Laws, as they became known, did not define a "Jew" as someone with particular spiritual beliefs. Instead, anyone who had three or four Jewish grandparents was defined as a Jew, regardless of whether that individual recognised himself or herself as a Jew or belonged to the Jewish religious community Nuremberg Laws 1935-1938. Many Germans found themselves got caught in the grip of Nazi terror because they did not practice Judaism for years (Jeremy,2008). Jews believe that God gave the power to the jews to be his chosen people to set an example of holiness and ethical behaviour to the world (Jeremy,2008). Many Germans who had not trained Judaism for years found…show more content…
Jews were ordered to turn in their motorcycles or bicycles to their possession and they were not allowed to use trams or more likely known as a trolley car or a cable car (Frank, 1947). Jews were not allowed drive cars, even if they owe one. Jews were allowed to shop for groceries from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M (Frank, 1947). Jews were required to frequent only Jewish-owned beauty parlors and barbershops in which hairdressing, makeup, and similar cosmetic treatments are done professionally and were banned to be out on the streets from 8:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M (Frank, 1947). Jews were not allowed to watch movies, attend theaters or any other forms of entertainment in Germany(Frank,1947). The tennis courts, hockey fields, swimming pools or any other athletic fields was banned from Jews using it (Frank, 1947). Jews were banned from going for rowing which is the sport or pastime of propelling a boat by means of oars (Frank, 1947). Any athletic activity in public was banned Jews from taking part (Frank, 1947). Jews were not allowed to sit in their those of their friends place or gardens after 8:00 P.M. Jews were banned to visit Christians in their home(Frank,1947). Jews were ordered to attend Jewish schools (Frank, 1947). The Jews were also not allowed to visit coffee shops (Marrus, 1989).The Jews were banned from entering designated areas in many German cities (Holocaust Memorial Museum,
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