The Nuremberg Race Laws were laws passed by the Nazi regime in Germany that disenfranchised and deprived German Jews of rights. The laws, passed on Sept. 15, 1935, and announced at the annual Nazi party rally in Nurember... More »

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The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum explains that the Nuremberg Laws restricted the rights of German Jews. These laws forbade Jews from displaying the German flag or its colors, from employing female Aryans below age 45 a... More »

Nuremberg first rose to prominence as the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, as the Imperial Diet and courts met at Nuremberg Castle to administer the bureaucracy of the empire. Later, the Nazi Party capitalize... More »

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The Gestapo was the official secret police of Nazi Germany, whereas the Schutzstaffel, or SS, was the main paramilitary organization of the Nazi regime. The Gestapo played an important role in controlling the German citi... More »

The United Nations Genocide Convention and The Geneva Convention on the Laws and Customs of War were formed as a result of the Nuremberg trials, explains The History Channel. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights als... More »

Anne Frank is famous because of her published diary that chronicled her time hiding from Nazi Germany persecution during the Holocaust. Despite being young at the time of its writing, the diary provides clear insight int... More »

World War II began mainly as a result of Nazi Germany reoccupying increasing amounts of land over which, according to the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, it no longer had claim. England and France, allied countries th... More »