Life in Nazi Germany From 1933-1945
In 1933, Jewish doctors, shops, lawyers, stores and basically all forms of business were boycotted. Jews were also banned from being employed in government and were excluded from any upper-level positions. This resulted in an increase in employment for the Aryan race. Trade unions were abolished, as well as collective bargaining and the right to strike. The right to quit also disappeared: Labour books were introduced in 1935, and required the consent of the previous employer in order to be hired for another job. By 1935, Jews were forbidden to join the Wehrmacht (armed forces). Anti-Jewish posters were put up in German businesses such as restaurants and bars and Germans were also forbidden from purchasing items from Jewish shops. Jewish shops were marked with the star of David as to warn Germans not to by from there.
Education in Germany was set-up so that Aryan children would become strong nazi supporters, Children were taught the history of Germany, Racial studies, Geography, Maths, Science and sport. All of these classes would most likely have helped in the shaping of future Nazi’s, a lot of the subjects taught students to be proud, loyal supporters of the fuhrer (Hitler). Hitler youth played a important part in the education of children aged 10-18, they were taught loyalty, map reading, marching, survival skills, small arms handling, sport (including military drills) and anything else that would help in the development of young Nazis. Jews on the other hand were deprived of education and were not allowed to join Hitler youth. Jewish books and/or any literature that opposed Hitler’s views were burnt in public book burnings. Jewish teachers were also dismissed were not allowed to teach again.
During the holocaust, Jews and other minority’s alike were forced into Ghetto’s, where they were starved and ridded of the basic freedoms they once had. The ghettos were usually fenced off...