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Holocaust Reading Comprehension Worksheet

Directions: Read the document and answer the questions below.

 

With the passage of the Nuremberg Laws by the Reichstag on September 15, 1935, the first direct attack on individual Jews was launched. These laws mark a sharp progression toward an irreversible anti-Semitic policy. In the future, no Jew would be able to escape intensified persecution.

September 15, 1935

Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor

"Marriages between Jews and subjects of German or kindred blood are forbidden...Extramarital intercourse forbidden between Jews and subjects of German or kindred blood...Jews are forbidden to fly the Reich and national flag and to display Reich colors...They are, on the other hand, allowed to display the Jewish colors...Whoever violates the prohibition...will be punished by penal servitude."

1. What judicial event marked the beginning of Jewish persecution?

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2. The Nuremberg law stated that someone of Jewish could not do what?

 

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3. Oddly, the Nuremberg law stated that someone of Jewish could do what?

 

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4. Do you feel a government controlling aspects of your life, such as marriage, is beneficial in any way? How is it negative? Explain your answers.

 

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