How Jews were discriminated against in germany between 1933 and 1939

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Between 1933 and 1939 the first record of discrimination against Jews is in 1933. In April 1933 there was an official one-day boycott of Jewish shops, lawyers and doctors across the whole of Germany. This action was taken within a couple of days of Nazi power, many people even Jews didn't think that Nazis would act on their anti-Jewish ideas. Nazis continued to print the anti-Jewish propaganda in their newspaper Der Stürmer.

One Jewish lawyer was treated very badly in 1933 there is a report written by beate his daughter in Torn apart, "On 10th march 1933 my father went to police headquarters to lay a complaint on behalf of one of his clients who had been arrested. When he got to the police headquarters someone said to him, "Dr. Siegel you're wanted in room number so-and-so" which happened to be in the basement - and my father said, "Fine, I'm in good time.

I'll go there first."

And when he got there he saw that it was full of Brown shirt thugs who proceeded to beat him up. They knocked his teeth in and bust his eardrums. They cut off his trouser legs and took off his shoes and socks, and hung a placard around his neck with the legend, 2I'am a Jew and I will never complain to the police again." They led my father around Munich in that condition for maybe an hour, and then they let him go."

For the next two years there wasn't much more organised Jew persecution except in 1934 when they increased the amount of anti-Jewish propaganda.

However in 1935 they picked up Jew persecution. May of 1935, Jews were now forbidden to join the army. Even though many had fought beside Germans in the First World War.

And in September...