Jude.jpg (18563 bytes) Foundations of Anti-Semitism

Documents from the Nazi era

I. THE LAW FOR THE PROTECTION OF GERMAN BLOOD AND HONOR.
September 15, 1935
II. THE NUREMBERG LAWS ON CITIZENSHIP AND RACE
Reich Citizenship Law, November 14, 1935
III. NAZI RULES FOR MUSIC PERFORMANCE
1935
   Imbued with the knowledge that the purity of German blood is the necessary prerequisite for the existence of the German nation, and inspired by an inflexible will to maintain the existence of the German nation for all future times, the Reichstag has unanimously adopted the following law which is now proclaimed:
ARTICLE 1: (1) Any marriages between Jews and citizens of German kindred blood are herewith forbidden. Marriages entered into despite this law are invalid, even if they are arranged abroad as a means of circumventing this law. (2) Annulent troceedings for marriages may be initiated only by the Public Prosecutor.
ARTICLE 2: Extramarital relations between Jews and citizens of German or kindred blood are herewith forbidden.
ARTICLE 3: Jews are forbidden to employ as servants in their households female subjects of German or kindred blood who are under the age of 35 years.
ARTICLE 4: (1)Jews are prohibited from displaying the Reich and national flag and from showing the national colors. (2) However, they may display the Jewish colors. The exercise of this right is under State protection.
ARTICLE 5: (i) Anyone who acts contrary to the prohibition noted in Article 1 renders himself liable to panel servitude.
   ARTICLE 5. (1)A Jew is an individual who is descended from at least three grandparents who were, racially, full Jews...
(2) A Jew is also an individual who is descended from two full-Jewish grandparents if:
(a) He was a member of the Jewish religious community when this law was issued or they joined the community later;
(b) When the law was issued he was married to a person who was a Jew, or was subsequently married to a Jew:
(c) He is the issue from a marriage with a Jew, in the sense of Section 1, which was contracted after the coming into effect of the Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honor of September 15, 1935.
(d) He is the issue of an extramarital relationship with a Jew.
   Preference is to be given to compositions in a major key and to lyrics expressing joy, rather that Jewishly gloomy lyrics; as to tempo, preference is to be given to brisk compositions; however, the pace must not exceed the Aryan sense of discipline. On no account will Negroid excessess be tolerated. Jazz may contain at most 10% syncopation, devoid of the hysterical rhythmic reverses of barbarian races. Strictly prohibited are mutes and drum breaks longer than half a bar. The double bass must be played solely with a bow. If a pizzicato effect is absolutely desirable, strict care must be taken lest the string be allowed to patter on the fingerboard which is henceforth strictly forbidden.