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01/04/1933 Nazi Germany begins persecuting Jews

Jews, who numbered about 525,000 in Germany were the principal target of Nazi hatred. The Nazis identified Jews as a race and defined this race as “inferior.” The Nazis either seized Jewish businesses and properties outright or forced Jews to sell them at bargain prices. The laws proclaimed at Nuremberg made Jews second-class citizens.


  • Essentials 

  • Anti-Jewish legislation in prewar Nazi Germany 

  • 1933 Anti-Jewish Legislation 

  • [[Nuremberg Laws]] 

  • Kristallnacht 

  • Timeline of anti-Jewish legislation and movements in pre-war Germany