Nazi Germany

Articles on the rise and downfall, and most important events of Nazi Germany


Nuremberg Laws: Legalizing Antisemitism

Nuremberg Laws: Legalizing Antisemitism

The following article on the Nuremberg Laws is an excerpt from Richard Weikart’s book Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  On September 15, 1935, the German state...
The Anti-Semitic, Darwinian Roots of Kristallnacht

The Anti-Semitic, Darwinian Roots of Kristallnacht

The following article about Kristallnacht is an excerpt from Richard Weikart’s book Hitler’s Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich. It is available to order now at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Crystal Night (Kristallnacht) pogrom...

What is a Concentration Camp?

A concentration camp is when, often during war, a large amount of people are imprisoned in a small area without adequate facilities. People in concentration camps were often required to do forced labor or kept there to wait for execution. The word “concentration...

What Were the Josef Mengele Experiments?

Josef Mengele was an anthropologist and SS physician, who is infamous for his inhuman medical experiments on the prisoners in Auschwitz, a Nazi concentration camp. He used to be an assistant to Dr. Otmar von Verschuer, a scientist who did a lot of research on twins,...

How Long Was Anne Frank in Hiding?

When Anne Frank and her family went into hiding on Monday, July 6, 1942, they had no idea that they would stay there without going outside once for two years. The Secret Annex Otto Frank, Anne Frank’s father, had created a Secret Annex at the back of his...

What Was Kristallnacht?

Kristallnacht (Night of the Broken Glass) took place between 9 and 10 November on 1939 when non-Jewish Germans and SA paramilitary killed and arrested thousands of Jews all across Austria and Nazi Germany. It was the first time that Nazi policies against Jews became...

Where is Auschwitz?

Auschwitz was one of Germany’s largest death camps where thousands of Jews were exterminated. It is situated in southern Poland, which at the time had been annexed by Germany. It is located close to Oświęcim, an industrial town, but the cities Krakow (70km) and...

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What Were the Nuremberg Laws?

The Nazis passed the Nuremberg Laws in 1935 after their yearly rally in Nuremberg. These new laws acted to institutionalized many of the Nazi’s racial ideologies. Jewish Rights Through the Nuremberg laws, German Jews were denied Reich citizenship. Jews were also...

When Did the Holocaust Start?

The Holocaust (Ha-shoah in Hebrew) took place between 1933 and 1945 and is associated with the persecution and murder of over 6,000,000 Jews and other people, including gays and Roma people. During the Holocaust, two thirds of all Jews in Europe were killed and one...

Nazi Germany – Bibliography

German Election Results – Trotsky Internet Archive Axis History Factbook – Marcus Wendel Mein Kampf – Adolf...
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