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Walk in My Shoes: Collected Memories of the Holocaust

The Jewish Ghetto

Never Forget: Visions of the Nazi Camps

Persecution and Flight: The Nazi Campaign Against the Jews

World Holocaust Memorials

ERC Center: Holocaust


Between 1935 and 1936 persecution of the Jews in Europe increased apace while the process of "Gleichschaltung"  was implemented. In May 1935, Jews were forbidden to join the Wehrmacht (the army), and in the summer of the same year, anti-Semitic propaganda appeared in shops and restaurants. The Nuremberg Laws were passed around the time of the great Nazi rallies at Nuremberg; on September 15, 1935 the "Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honor" was passed, preventing marriage between any Jew and Gentile.

These were just a few of the many acts that contributed to the persecution of the Jew, that caused thousands of them to flee their homes in Europe for safer havens. Ultimately, this persecution culminated in the Holocaust.

"Persecution and Flight: The Nazi Campaign Against the Jews," while by no means an academic study of this topic, includes a number of representations of the events that befell the Jewish people and should be of interest to many.

Please be sure to visit the Museum's new sister exhibitions about the Jewish ghettos and the Nazi camps.


Advertisement for anti-Semitc propaganda exhibition, Munich, 1937.



Image aboe: A traveling, anti-Semitic propaganda exhibition titled "Der ewige Jude (The Eternal Jew)" opened in Munich on November 8, 1937. Jews were portrayed as moral degenerates in exhibits, lectures, books, and posters--alternatively as money-grubbing capitalists or as Communists conspirators, either way bent on world domination.

The above photo is of a printed-to private order 6-pfennig Hindenburg Medallion picture postal card advertising the anti-Jewish exhibition.
The above text adapted in part from Wikipedia.

Text in part adapted from Wikipedia.



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