The Boycott of Jewish Businesses

In 1933, 500,000 Jews lived in Germany
Held many important positions in government
and Germany’s greatest universities
Of the 38 Nobel Prizes won by Germans, 14 of
them went to Jews
April 1, 1933 was the first, planned, nationwide
action against them: a boycott of Jewish
Nazis claimed it was an act of revenge against Jews
and foreigners who criticized them
Signs where posted saying “don’t buy from Jews”
and “Jews are our misfortune”
The nationwide boycott was not very successful
and only lasted a day
However, a week later, Jewish government
workers, teachers of public schools, and
universities were fired
Do To Many Cultural & Religious Differences,
Jew’s Were Often Discriminated Against.
Roughly 9 million Jewish people were in countries to
be occupied by Germany.
2000 years ago Romans pushed them from Israel.
Relocated in primarily Christian Europe.
Not only religious, but economic injustices were
Pogroms were violent attacks, murders, and mobs on
Jewish people and neighborhoods.
Jewish Life in Europe before the Holocaust:
The Nuremberg law said that, weather you
followed Jewish believes or not, if you have three
or four Jewish grandparents you were defined as a
People who converted to Christianity found
themselves caught by the Nazi terror
During the 1936 Olympic games, Hitler demanded
the “Jews unwelcome” signs be taken down to
avoid international criticism and the games being
moved to another county
All Jewish ID cards were stamped with a “J”
and they were given a new middle name if
theirs didn’t sound Jewish
In April 7, 1933, Hitler began to
purge the Jews from various
spheres of society.
In August 17, 1938, Jews women
and men required to add “Sara”
or “Israel” to their names by the
German government.
In 1939, the German government
conducted a census of all people
living in Germany, punched the
information into coded cards. The
cards were sorted and counted by
the Hollerith machine, an early
type of modern computer
invented by a German-American
engineer, Herman Hollerith.
The information in 1939 helped
the Nazi know how many Jews
lived in Germany.
In September 19, 1941, all Jews
over six-year-old in Germany
required to wear a yellow sixpointed star with the word
"Jude" (German for "Jew")
across the front in black, sewn
to their outer clothing at all
Jewish refugees left Germany on route to Cuba.
They were planning on eventually migrating to the
United States.
They were all on a waiting list for U.S. citizenship
when the St. Louis reached the port of Havana, the
President of Cuba refused to honor the documents.
Hundreds of passengers who disembarked in
Belgium, the Netherlands, and France eventually
fell victim to the Nazi "Final Solution."