Robbed of their prized possessions, homes, business. Split apart from their family , beat, starved and brutally murdered with no clear reason. Jewish people were treated as a different species during, even worse than cattle .The Holocaust changed forever what people think of human rights. Every law protecting people of their rights was broken during the Holocaust. It dehumanized Jewish people and stripped them of their rights. All this was done just because of anti-Semitism.
Anti Semitism was a problem long before Hitler rose to power. The first anti semitic laws were created in 1933. On April 7, 1933 the “Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service" was put in place. This did not permit Jewish citizens to work in government jobs and limited Jewish people from attending schools and universities in Germany. The city of Berlin forbade Jewish lawyers and notaries to work on legal matters, the mayor of Munich did not permit Jewish doctors from treating non-Jewish patients. These laws were the start of the Nazi government of removing Jewish people’s rights. “Human suffering anywhere concerns men and women everywhere.”
In 1935, the Nazi party introduced their “Nuremberg Laws” .These laws excluded German Jews from having a German citizenship. A citizenship to a country you were born in is something that makes us human. Granting a citizenship to someone is a right and to simply have it removed based off of religion is a violation. They also forbade marriages and relationships between Jews and non-Jews. Humans right to love someone regardless of religion and race is a right that people have fought over for hundreds of years. For the Nazi party to just simply disregard the right to love someone and marry them is disgusting. These brutal laws show that at this point, it seems that they have forgotten that Jewish people are also human.
On September 1, 1939 , Germany invaded Poland. During this period of time many degrading actions were taken against Jewish people. Many places required Jews to wear identifying armbands, ghettos were established as well as forced-labor camps. Jewish people had their homes and valuable items taken away from them and they were forced to live in horrible conditions. Starvation was a regular occurrence in these ghettos. A quote from Eli Wiesel’s 1986 nobel peace prize acceptance speech really explains the situation.“It all happened so fast. The ghetto. The...