Essay on German Jews And The Nazi Party

1521 Words May 1st, 2016 7 Pages
German Jews emigrated from Germany prior to 1939, but they were not successful because they either emigrated to countries that would later be overtaken by the Nazi party, or they were denied entry to other countries. According to the British Library Board, “The German Jewish community had contributed a great deal to German society culturally, economically and socially” (“Background: Life”). Jews were therefore valuable and stable members of German society, with no reasons to leave. Hitler was appointed Chancellor by President Hindenburg in January 1933 and gained full control of Germany when he was named Fuhrer in 1934 following Hindenburg’s death (Lowe, 2013, p. 328). Shortly after assuming power, Hitler implemented racial policies against the Jews, beginning with the Nuremberg Laws in 1935 (Burden, H.T., 1967, p. 110). The Nuremberg laws discriminated against the Jews. With the rise of the Nazi Party led by Hitler, Jews began to flee from Germany. In October of 1941, Hitler made it illegal for Jews to flee Germany (“German Refugees”, 2016). Therefore, until 1941, Jews were not restricted in their emigration attempts.
The rise of the Nazi party in Germany led to Jews recognizing that they would be in danger if they remained in their home country. Hitler did not hesitate to criticize the Jews. Prior to becoming Chancellor, Hitler “spoke about them (Jews) in the most extreme language” (Lowe, 2013, p. 325). In 1933, approximately 38,000 Jews fled Germany to other…

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