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Nuremberg Race Law teaching chart for explaining blood purity laws

Object | Accession Number: 1996.113.1

German Nuremberg Law teaching chart that distinguishes the hierarchal difference between German-blooded individuals, Jews, and those in between, distributed in 1936. The chart separates individuals into three “races”: German-Blooded, Jews, and Mischling (part Jewish) based on their grandparent’s race. Mischling are further broken down into two grades: first class, those who are half-Jewish (two Jewish grandparents); and second class, those who are one quarter Jewish (one Jewish grandparent). These three “races” were codified by the Reich Citizenship Law and the Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor, collectively known as the Nuremberg Laws, which were passed in Germany in September, 1935. The Nuremberg laws banned “race defiling” marriage and sexual relations between pure Germans and Jews. The chart iterates this by stating that Jews are not German citizens and can only marry other Jews and Mischling. The laws rejected the traditional view of Jews as members of a religious or cultural community and claimed that they were a race defined by birth and blood. This new definition enfolded tens of thousands of people who had no Jewish cultural affiliations, such as those who had converted to Christianity. The chart was designed by Willi Hackenbergeer, the propaganda leader of the Reich Committee for Public Health Service. The Nazis released several pamphlets and paper booklets to elucidate the laws. This chart was available for purchase for one Reichsmark from the Reich Committee for Public Health Service.

Artwork Title
Die Nürnberger Gesetze
Alternate Title
The Nuremberg Laws
publication/distribution:  approximately 1936 January
distribution: Germany
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Virginia Ehrbar through Hillel at Kent State University
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:24:09
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