JS211 Final Primary Sources - Part A (a) Be sure to include...

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Part A(a) Be sure to include basic information about the text, including the author, purpose, date, andhistorical context.(b) Explain the significance of this text in relationship to key concepts covered in the course(c) Identify key ideas in the excerpt you have been given and relate it to the ideas in the largerdocument from which the excerpt has been taken.(d) Trace the relationship of these ideas to other themes and primary sources discussed in thiscourse.the Nuremburg LawsBackgroundSept 1935 Hitler announces new race laws: (HANDOUT)written in September 1935They present the anti-Jewish legislation, increasing coerced emigrationContinued separation between Jews and Arian citizensKey ideas --- Separation, honorCould berelated to the medieval Spanish lawsMein Kamf also states ideas of racial purity and separationContextSignificance of Nuremberg Laws:Explains why a lot of Jews didn’t leave Germany, believed they could they survive as they hadbefore but they DID make plans for immigration but they planned that they had too much time—made them understand there was no future for Jews in Germany but there was no foundation orevidence that Nazis were going to exterminate the Jews from 25-pt plan or Nuremburg lawsNazis are officially defining citizenship on the basis of raceReasonable for public to see what platform is but couldn’t see what they were going to do whilein officeLaws about preventing racial mixing, but it doesn’t say WHAT a Jew is, department of interior—racial experts—spent the next month or so defining Jews for these laws specificallyParty radicals said we have to use definition from 1933: even if there is one grandparent who’snon-aryan constitutes one as being non-AryanDepartment of interior people were more liberal and moderate, less racial purist positionDefinition that Hitler himself chose: 3 and 4 Jewish grandparents makes you definitely a Jew, 1Jewish grandparent—not a Jew/they were Aryan or German. Hitler rejected drop of non-aryanblood= non-aryan. If you had 2 aryan and 2 Jewish grandparents then it depended on theindividual: if you and you are identified Jewish (married to a Jew/belonged to Jewishcommunity) but if you have 2 Jewish grandparents but you’re not married to Jew and are notassociated with Jewish community then you are considered German. These half Jews were calledMischlingeor half breeds—they do receive more leniency in extermination then full Jews
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Logic contrasts that converting out of Judaism is not possible but this it seems you sort of can—ultimately used religious identity to define race.Hitler was worried about people opposing this law so he wanted to make it more liberal andrebelling, he was worried about public opinion, he didn’t fully have all the people behind him(1935)—even in a brutal dictatorship they never had complete control of public and they

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