Nuremberg Symposium: Intro to Nuremberg Laws

In 1933 the Nazi party seized control of the government in Germany. Overnight Germany was no longer a free democratic country, but had become a police state.

As Hitler's power grew his idea of creating an Aryan state gained momentum. Two distinct laws passed in Nazi Germany in September 1935 and became known collectively as the Nuremberg Laws: the Reich Citizenship Law and the Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor.

Nazi persecution of the Jewish people became bolder and bolder, limiting the rights of the Jewish people little by little, until they had no rights at all and were considered sub-human by the Nazis.

Jewish people were forced to wear Jewish stars attached to their clothing so they could be easily identified.

Hitler and the Nazi party were not satisfied with persecuting and executing the Jewish people in Germany, but one by one attacked and took over many other countries in Europe, which led to WWII.

This video gives us a glimpse of how the Nuremberg Laws changed the lives of Jewish people throughout Europe by the beliefs and actions of the Nazi party, with the ultimate death of 6 million Jewish people, including women and children. 

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