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Early Boycott, Racial Legislation and Book-burnings

Once the Nazis had consolidated their position in power, the new regime began the first wave of nationwide anti-Jewish measures. A single-day boycott of German Jewry was staged on April 1,1933. A law to banish the Jews from the German civil service was enacted as of April 7. A glimpse into the future came in May 1933, when students in various German cities, under government auspices, burned tens of thousands of books by Jewish authors. They also burned books whose authors or content were considered "Judaized" or "anti-Nazi", and were therefore dubbed as "Un-German".

Total Sources (by media type):

Diaries and Letters 1
Documents 9
Lexicon Entries 1
Photographs 14
Research 3
Testimonies 3
Total Sources 31
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