He married in 1921. He engaged the year prior at her sisters wedding with a town present that was largely protestant and largely inclined to be anti-Semitic. He was largely objective in his arguments. He was a war veteran. He was a chair head of Jewish group. He was still popular in his business. On one occasion, a Nazi said to him " You see, it's strange, I'm a Nazi, you're a Jew, and still I prefer you over for the work because you're a decent, honest human being; yet on account of the party, I should not give you the contract. I am an objective person." The smear campaign of Jews began. The book of Jewish fallen soldiers was given to him since it was to be destroyed otherwise. Many thought Hitler in office would relax some of his radical ideas. They couldn’t have been more wrong. Soon after Hitler became Chancellor, "death to Jews" was heard in the streets. The next day, swatstika flags were displayed in peoples yard. Soon after, soldiers stood in front of businesses preventing customers from entering. Even his. I was not a German anymore… His father, a girls gym principal was ripped from his job. His business was shutting down. The streets weren't safe.
He knew he had to go to Palestine. He was sad to leave HIS country. He thanked the land for giving him all the joy he experienced in his life. He was un-voluntarily a member of the Zionist party. Martha Appel Memoir When: written in 1940/1941 Where: Written in the U.S. The children had been advised not to come to school on April 1, 1993. No Jewish store closed. They didn’t want to show fear. Everywhere they went, they read and heard that they were vermin… Nazis forced Jewish men to send international wires saying that there were no Jewish boycotts. Those that said these behaviors weren't going to last forever quickly changed their attitudes and were replaced with fear. She belonged to a womens group. Running into an old teacher, she told her come back to us. We miss you. We're ashamed you'd think otherwise. The table was empty and had not been reserved when she arrived. She could face these disappointments, she feared for her children though. Her child often cried because she was excluded and not able to associate with her classmates on many occasions. Every subject brought up the Jewish Question in school, too… There was a school meeting in which they outlined two races- a high one and a low one… Her daughter was mistaken for a German girl at this assembly. Her blonde hair and slender figure and head shape were pointed out as a marking of the higher race. She wanted to leave, many women did. Her husband and many men wanted to stay. They were careful to not openly express their true intentions for Jewish people as some Germans disagreed. They also thought Hitler didn’t know of the illegal cruelty the officers were committing.
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