Hitler And His Nazi Party Essay

722 Words Nov 18th, 2016 3 Pages
Upon assuming power, Hitler and his Nazi party began the process of systematically excluding minority groups from the state. In early 1935, the Nazi party attempted to begin a national boycott of Jewish businesses in Germany that, in the end was unsuccessful. However, while this was happening, and throughout Hitler’s chancellorship the Nazi passed laws denying rights and citizenship to the Jewish people called the Nuremberg Laws. These laws were meant to strip the Jewish people of not only their citizenship, but their humanity, as well. And by accomplishing this the Nazis were able to ensure that others and the Jews themselves viewed them as subhuman in the concentration camps, as described in Primo Levi’s Survival in Auschwitz, allowing the Nazis to commit mass genocide. Beginning in September 1935, the Nazi regime began to pass the laws that would become known as the Nuremberg Laws. These laws systematically denied the Jewish people living in Germany and German controlled territory the rights of a German citizen, which was defined as “only that subject, who is of German or kindred blood and who, through his conduct, shows that he is both desirous and fit to serve faithfully the German people and Reich” (Nuremberg Laws, 404). While not specifically denying the Jewish people citizenship it is implied in this law that the Jewish people are not a member of the German people. Only a month later the Germans would pass a law denying Jews citizenship. It stated, “A Jew can not be…

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