When democracy makes fascism possible again


Don't forget why #democracy cruelly rejected Jewish refugees in 1939. Decades of smears blaming them for criminals and anarchist terrorists.

Antisemitism and the persecution of Jews were central tenets of Nazi ideology. In their 25-point party program published in 1920, Nazi party members publicly declared their intention to segregate Jews from “Aryan” society and to abrogate their political, legal, and civil rights.

Nazi leaders began to open registers with the intent to persecute Jews soon after their assumption of power.

During Hitler's dictatorship, from 1933 until the outbreak of war in 1939, Jews felt the effects of more than 400 decrees and regulations that restricted all aspects of their public and private lives. Many of these were national laws that had been issued in the name of democracy.