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  • Persecution
    • The Persecution of the Jews
      • In 1933 0.75% of the German population was Jewish.
      • Hitler reintroduced the Stab In The Back Myth. This claimed that the top of the political powers during WWI (Who were largely Jewish) had deliberatly lost the war.
        • At the time many of the top German financiers  were Jewish. This meant it was easy for Hitler to claim that they were exploiting Germany people.
      • In 1934 Jewish people were banned from having Health Insurance.
      • Also in 1934 Nazi Newspaper claim that Jews murder Christian children.
      • In 1935 The Nuremburg Laws were passed.
        • This stopped Jews having German citizenship.
        • It also meant they couldn't join the Reicshtag
        • Jews were no longer allowed to have relationships or marry gentiles
      • In 1936 Jews were no longer allowed 'professional' jobs
      • In 1938 Kristalnacht occurred. This was a night where Jews had their shop windows smashed.
        • The police were told to ignore it.
        • 100 Jews were murdered
        • 20,000 Jews were sent to Concentration Camps.
        • Synagogues and Jewish homes were burnt to the ground.
        • Jews had to pay the fine for Kristalnacht
      • 1939 all Jews were made to wear yellow stars
      • In 1941 the first Death Camp was set up with gas chambers.
    • The Persecution of the Disabled
      • Began with forced sterilization and led to mass murder.
      • On July 14, 1933, the German government instituted the “Law for the Prevention of Progeny with Hereditary Diseases.”
      • Propaganda was produced claiming that disabled were 'life unworthy of life' and 'useless eaters'
      • The Nazis created a Euthanasia programme which consisted of killing the disabled. The secret operation was called T4.
      • 2 million disabled people had been killed by 1941
      • Estimates assume that around 50,000 children with mental and physical problems were killed.
    • Persecution of Gays
      • Although homosexuality was illegal in the Weimar, people were outwardly gay.
      • In the Night of The Long Knives, where Hitler killed political opponents inside and outside of the Nazi Party, Ernest Rohm was killed. He was the leader of the SA and found in bed with a man.
        • The Gustapo tried to make him commit suicide by threatening him and leaving a gun on the table. When they returned he was still alive and refused to kill himself. Eventually they shot him.
      • Lesbians weren't considered a threat to the German Race.
      • 1937 - 39 was the peak of homosexual persecution
      • During 1933 - 45 100,000 gay men were arrested.
        • 50,000 were sentenced.
          • The majority of them went to normal prison. Some went to concentration camps.
    • Persecution of the Roma Sintis
      • The police were forced to report any Gypsies they knew of.
    • Persecution of the Communists
      • The Reichstag Fire, 27th February 1933, was blamed on the Communists
        • This gave the Nazis a 44% hold in the Reicshtag. This was a large majority.
    • The Persecution of Women
      • Women were considered to have a vital role in German life
      • In September 1934 Hitler gave a speech to the women's section of the Nazis telling them that their lives should revolve around husbands and family


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