were Jews prosecuted in Germany before 1933?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If they committed a crime, yes they were. :)

    If you are referring to "persecution", then the answer is yes, but not only in Germany. Jewish people have suffered a long tradition of persecution throughout their history wherever they settled. From the Egyptians/Romans to all of the major European powers, people of the Jewish faith have more than their share of misfortune in history.

    It begs the question of "why?", and dependent on your point of view, you may blame the rise of Christianity (And the vilification of Judas) for the latter persecutions (Which hardly makes any sense, since Jesus himself was Jewish), or you may blame the practitioners of the Jewish faith itself for inspiring such hatred against them. Looking at Israel and off-shoots of Judaism like Zionism, I am beginning to think that there may be something inherent in the Jewish faith that goes counter to the ethical and moral views of most societies.

    Jewish people have been unfairly portrayed as thieves (Dickens), money lenders (Shakespeare), and generally unsavoury characters in European lore. But it has not helped that their faith has encouraged separation from the rest of their adopted societies, and excused committing crimes against non-jewish people. It does take two to tango.

  • 1 decade ago

    Persecuted -- - -- how far back in time do you wish to go? There were many times throughout the history of Germany and the Jews when Mobs mostly incited by Christian Churches (now you know where that phrase Christian Charity comes from) attacked Jews and there was much discrimination throughout the ages. But there had never been openly state sponsored hatred of the Jews and that was the new wrinkle the Nazi's brought to the table.

    Just to go back a few hundred years:


    """"1815 C.E. Lubeck & Bremen Expulsion

    1820 C.E. Bremes Expulsion

    1843 C.E. Austria & Prussia Expulsion

    1919 C.E Bavaria Expulsion

    (((1915 C.E. Georgia (U.S.A.) Leo Frank Lynched ))

    1919 C.E. Prague Wide Spread Pogroms

    1920 C.E. Munich & Breslau Mob Attacks

    1930 C.E. Berlin Mob Attack """

    Final Note // \\ More or less by 1910 Jews were accepted in Germany and many Jews served bravely during World War One which was one reason Jews were 'shocked' when the Nazis successfully revived anti-Semitism on such as Scale...

    Peace/////////////// \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

  • Ashley
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You probably mean "persecuted", which means to be oppressed, harrassed, or made to suffer because of one's religion. ("Prosecuted" means to have criminal charges filed against you.)

    Yes, Jews have been persecuted in Germany, and all over the world, throughout history. And actually, that persecution probably lead to some Jews being unfairly prosecuted for imagined crimes.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ...Germany was just another step in their persecution... The children of Hebrew Nations have been persecuted since 5000 b.c. (sadly, the most oppressed people in human history)

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