September 1935

September 1935  -  Nuremberg Laws Enacted

The German government passed a series of anti-Jewish legislation (the Nuremberg Laws) that provided the legal framework for the systematic persecution of the Jews in Germany. 

Many German Jews considered themselves German first and Jewish second.  Others who were of “partial” Jewish background were also targeted.  Many were unaware of their partial Jewish identity as they had been raised as Christians because their parents or grandparents had converted to Christianity. 

Photos: courtesy of the Photo Archives at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum