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AP Euro Seminar Mikila Williams Period 4 March 2, 2012
Prompt: Analyze anti-Semitism in Europe from the Dreyfus affair in the 1890 s to 1939.
Definition w Anti-Semitism - The discrimination against or prejudice or hostility towards Jews.
The Dreyfus Affair w w Took place in the 1890 s Alfred Dreyfus - Jewish captain in the French army -Was falsely accused and convicted of treason -The army created evidence to use against Dreyfus with the help of anti-Semites and most of the Catholic establishment
Small growth of anti-Semitism w w 1893 - Small parties of anti-Semites secured 2. 9 percent of the votes cast in prewar elections 1897 -1910 - The mayor of Vienna, Karl Lueger, used fierce anti-Semitic rhetoric , which appealed to an unsuccessful artist named Adolf Hitler
Under Hitler w w w Hitler blamed the Jews for all negative occurrences Jews had been a target for Nazi persecution ever since he came to power Towards the end of 1934, most musicians, professors, civil servants, doctors, and lawyers who were Jewish had lost their jobs and the right to practice their professions
Under Hitler con’t w w 1935 - Nuremberg Laws - Classified Jews as anyone with 1 or more Jewish grandparents - Took away all rights of citizenship 1938 - Kristallnacht - Well-organized wave of violence that smashed windows, looted shops, and destroyed homes & synagogues - German Jews were forced to pay for all the damage
Nuremberg Laws Kristallnacht