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“If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example,” wrote Anne Frank. Words like these, spoken by non-Jewish and Jewish people alike provided a glimmer of hope for many Jewish citizens. Lisa Brauer a Jewish citizen recalled, “There were days when we were overwhelmed by desperation, but an understanding word from an Aryan neighbor, a kind inquiry from a Gentile acquaintance, gave us always…new hope and confidence. Words like these kept many Jewish people from losing hope especially when that was all they had left. This newly found hope helped many Jewish citizens in the hard times that have yet to come.The Nuremberg laws were laws set up by the Nazi-controlled Germany. The first law, Reichsburgergesetz (Law of the Reich Citizen), was formed to deprive Jews of their German citizenship. Only Germans or people related by blood were considered citizens of the Reich. The second law, Gesetz zum Schutze des Deutschen Blutes und der Deutschen Ehre ( Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor), forbade marriage or sexual relations between Jews and Germans. Also, this law prohibited the employment of German maids under the age of forty-five in Jewish households. Jews weren’t even allowed to raise the German flag, as these laws made them no longer German. These laws basically stated that the purity of German blood was necessary in order to preserve the German people. This was the first step in ensuring the “perfect” German population. Here are some other effects of the Nuremberg lawsJews lost their independence from night to morningJews were no longer allowed to vote or hold public offices. Jews were not even allowed to seek medical attention.All Jews were recognized by the big “J”, which was short for “Jude”. “Jews Forbidden” signs also went up in Germany. The Nuremberg Laws were the beginning of the Nazi policy of Anti-Semitism. Anti-semitism is prejudice against or hatred of Jews. The Nuremberg Laws paved the way for the Holocaust, which showed people how far Germans would go to “cleanse” their nation (United States Holocaust Memorial Museum).The cleansing of the nation started with the rise of dictators in Europe. Dictatorships were created in the 1920 – 1930’s because world leaders believed that the government is weak and their government would be much stronger.In conclusion, World War II may have been the bloodiest war but it opened opportunities for women, African Americans, and other groups. Although World War II happened in a time filled with grief and suffering it has significantly changed the world but, was this change for the better or the worst. In all, what do you think about this war and, how did this war change the world for the better.