World civ 102 written assignment 2
World civ 102 written assignment 2
Information about the time in which the document was produced.
World war 1 had ended nearly 10 years ago leaving the economy, politics, and social sphere to reconstruct itself.
Adolf Hitler was raised poor and when entering adulthood he became even more poor. He evaded military drafts with his last savings of money but was then forced to volunteer in the German efforts for WW1.
Communism was on the rise in Russia and the Germans wanted no part of it including Hitler who joined an anti-communist/anti-Semitist group.
It appears that there is some social unrest and division between the people of Germany because one of Hitler's jobs while in the Army was to spy on the members of the political parties.
Anti-semetism was already on the rise indicated by the fact that Hitler gained his hatred for Jews in the German Workers party.
Females where not regarded with high political, social, or economic esteem indicated by the fact that the new set of laws speaks only about the definition of Jewish men and the punishments available for Jewish men. It does not mention women at all.
Hitler himself must have had some type of experience with a group of Jews that wronged him in some way because he clearly outlines his hatred. Judging by the fact that Hitler and many others grew up poor its possible that he disliked the Jewish economic success.
The reason that Hitler was such a charismatic leader was that he learned to speak very well to a crowd when he was in the intelligence and propaganda agency.
Hitler hated the Jews but his following was developed as early as the Enlightenment period when the ideas behind anti-Semitism were first developed.
The new set of laws were created because the Nazi party had only taken control over the German Chancellor two years before so these laws eliminated the previous laws.
It is evident from the punishment list that the reason for these laws came partially from the need for a cheap workforce so that the German military could recover from WW1 and take over their surrounding countries.
written by Adolf Hitler about his hatred for the Jewish population in all of the world
The laws defined a Jew as a person that has had three or more successive Jewish grandparents.
It also defined a Jew as a person with two full Jewish parents if they belonged to a Jewish religious community, if they were married to a Jewish person at the time this new law was created, if they are the child from a marriage between two Jews after the law was created, or if they are a child of extramarital activities between two Jews.
The written declaration for the new set of laws that oppressed the Jews in all of the German territories.
It speaks mainly of the laws being enacted in Germany but mentions that Jews will persecuted for violation of the new laws regardless of there geographic position even if it is outside Germany.
written in 1935, ten years after the Mein Kampf when Hitler first articulated his hate for Jews.
the document itself
what does it tell us about the time in which it was written
It indicates that the time prior to the rise of the Nazi party was full of economic hardships and political instability because Hitler indicates that his hatred was fueled by his poor economic standings.
It tells us that the governing body during the rise of the Nazis was somewhat weak due to the first world war making it easier for the Nazis to assume political leadership.
It indicates that the anti-Semitism ideas existed in German and other parts of Europe long before Hitler came to power.
It indicates the framework of anti-Semitism was developed in the enlightenment period but in the political, social, and economic aspects. Hitler and the Nazi followers took these ideas a step further and introduced racial anti-Semitism unlike any type in history.
It indicates that women did not yet have a larger role in terms of political, economic, and social esteem because in the new laws Hitler only talks about the classification of Jews in terms of men and he continues to express Jews as "he" throughout. He also makes no mention in section three about any laws prohibiting German men from employing Jewish women in the household.
Section 1-3 indicates that Hitler and the Nazi party plan to erase Jewish genetics by outlawing the actions that could potentially lead to a generation of Jewish children.
It indicates that the Jewish economic, political, and social standings were good during this time period.
what does it say
Article one clearly outlines the definition of a racial and cultural Jew and gives several stipulations that allow for more people to be included in the Jewish category.
The Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor states the purpose behind the oppression of the Jewish people which is mainly that the Nazi party believes the Jew have caused the country of Germany to fall into turmoil and the only way to save it is to remove the Jews.
Section one states that marriages between Jews and anyone else is forbidden even if the marriage takes place out of the country or exists out of the country.
Section two states that any relations between Germans and Jews are no longer allowed.
Section three states that Jewish men are no longer allowed to bring a German women into their house for any reason.
Section four states that all Jews will not be allowed to show the German flag in any form.
Section five states the punishments for the outlined crimes within this new set of laws.
marriage between a Jew and a German will leave the Jew punished with hard labor.
any relationship between a Jew and a German will result in imprisonment for an undeclared time or hard labor for the Jew.
Any Jew that takes a German women into his home or any Jew that hoists the national flag will be imprisoned up to a year with a fine or given hard labor.
why is it historically significant
It is historically significant because the Germans held the most successful attempt to dominate the world by force and these laws laid the frame for the German military to build.
These laws are significant because they gave the Nazi party the right to treat Jews in any way they wanted and the Jews held a significant portion of the population. It allowed for nearly free labor, testing of new and dangerous scientific ideas, and unlimited economic authority.
It is important for the rest of the world to observe because it gave a good example of the wrong way to run a country and the wrong ways to treat human life but also showed that more should be to prevent things like this from happening.
They are historically significant because they marked the beginning of racially based discrimination towards the Jewish people which had been restricted to economic, political, and social discrimination towards Jews on an ethnic and cultural basis.