Wallstein Verlag

The Nuremberg Laws – 80 Years Later

Background, Origins, Consequences

320 pages, 14,0 x 22,2
ISBN: 978-3-8353-3149-5 (2017)


German Version

The Nuremberg Laws: a review of the state of research.

With the »Reich Citizenship Law« and the »Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honour«, both of which were passed on 15 September 1935 in Nuremberg, the Nazi state created a special discriminatory status for German Jews. The definition of race ideology in the form of laws, which were continually tightened in the following years, was a crucial step on the way to Nazi extermination policies.
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the proclamation, under the joint auspices of the Federal Ministries of Justice and the Interior, renowned scholars discuss the prehistory, the symbolic and legal significance, the international impact and the consequences of the Nuremberg Laws.

Magnus Brechtken, born in 1964, deputy director of the Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin.

Hans-Christian Jasch, born in 1973, holds a doctorate in law and is a legal historian, director of the memorial site and educational institution House of the Wannsee Conference in 2014.

Christoph Kreutzmüller, born in 1968, holds a doctorate in history. From 2005 to 2013 he coordinated the project Jüdische Gewerbebetriebe in Berlin [Jewish Commercial Enterprises in Berlin] at the HU Berlin. Curator of the new permanent exhibition at the Jewish Museum Berlin since 2015.

Niels Weise, born in 1977, has a doctorate in history and works as a research associate at the Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin.
The Nuremberg Laws: a review of the state of research.
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