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1935 September 15 Nuremberg Laws

1935 September 15 Nuremberg Laws

Who: German Nazis

What: Denaturalization laws passed in Nazi Germany. They used a pseudoscientific basis for racial discrimination against Jewish people. The laws classified people as German if all four of their grandparents were of “German blood” (white circles on the chart), while people were classified as Jews if they descended from three or four Jewish grandparents (black circles in top row right). A person with one or two Jewish grandparents was a Mischling, a crossbreed, of “mixed blood”.

Where: Germany

Why: To define Jews as inferior people, setting the stage for further persecution and genocide.

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