Nuremberg Laws

The History Place, Nuremberg Race Laws


The Nuremberg Laws: September 1935

In a lecture to the SS units in 1936, Hitler stated "The Jew is a parasite. Wherever he flourishes, the people will die...Elimination of the Jew from our community is to be regarded as an emergency defense measure."

The Nuremberg Laws reduced the millions of Jews to second class citizens. Worse, they lost homes, business, jobs, and life. The links will provide further research. Below is just a taste of the laws passed in 1935.

ARTICLE 4. (1) A Jew cannot be a citizen of the Reich. He
cannot exercise the right to vote; he cannot hold public office.
ARTICLE 5 (1) A Jew is an individual who is descended from at least three grandparents who were, racially, full Jews...

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