Imagine you were a German citizen living in Berlin in 1935 when the Nuremberg Race Laws are implemented. Suddenly, it has become national policy to inform on your neighbors and boycott businesses owned by Jews. How would you react to this? In addition to Jews, the Nazis also persecuted homosexuals, mentally handicapped, Catholics or very religious people, Roma Sinti (Gypsies), political activists, Communists, and other fringe groups. How do you think this would affect you and your family? Many people argue that German citizens were just as guilty as Nazi leaders because they did nothing to stop mass persecution and extermination of millions of European citizens. Others point out that by the time the German people knew what was happening, it was too late to do anything and even if they had, they would put their own lives at risk. Which do you believe to be true? Support your answer.
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