World War I occurred between the years 1914 to 1918. What sparked the outbreak was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife by Gavrilo Princip, a 19-year-old Bosnian student, on June 28, 1914. The tragic deaths set off a rapid chain of events. Austria used the assassination as an excuse to declare war on Serbia. Serbia called up their ally, Russia, who began to mobilize. Germany, Austria’s ally, failed to stop Austria from perusing the war and had to mobilize in order to avoid defeat by Russia. Germany already had The Schlieffen Plan set up for certain circumstances as this. The plan was to launch a lightning attack against France once Russia had started to mobilize. While doing so, Germany had also invaded and defeated Belgium, who was an ally of Britain. During 1918, the United States entered the war due to the sinking of the Lusitania, which carried hundreds Americans, by the Germans. With the Americans entering, the allies had a growth spurt in numbers. The Britis...
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... Some 15000 cases were pursued under the Nuremberg Law’s ban on “mixed” marriages and sexual intercourse between the races, indicating that the search for a racially pure state was at the heart of police and judicial practice (Caestecker and Fraser). Marriages that had occurred prior to the passage of this law would remain in effect; however, German citizens were encouraged to divorce their existing Jewish partners (Goss). In addition, Jews were not allowed to employ females of German or kindred blood under the age of 45 according to article 3 of the law.
The second law was the “Reich Citizenship Law”. This law revoked the Jews of their German citizenship.
In conclusion, it baffles me how the crime of being a Jew back then was so great that nearly all were put to death. The Nazi showed no restraint or sign of an emotion as they murdered men, women, and children.
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