Antisemitism in the Expulsion of Non-Aryan Students in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume XXX

Bela Bodo


The Role of Antisemitism in the Expulsion of Non-Aryan Students, 1933-1945

The article looks at the changing course of Nazi policy towards Jewish and part-Jewish students in the Third Reich. It focuses on the complex relationship between the state-supported antisemitism of hard-core Nazis both within the student organization and in the university administration and the more traditional and less violent forms of prejudices among average students and professors. The article also examines the motives of students and academic administrators who opposed the expulsion of Jewish and especially part-Jewish students. The article concludes that the resistance of these people to the Nazi regime, combined with the inability of the Nazis to reach a consensus on the concept of pure race, allowed some of the part-Jews not only to survive, but also to continue taking courses at German universities until the end of the war.

Products specifications
ISSN 0084-3296
Year 2002
ISBN 965-308-1
Catalog No. 200208
No. of Pages 39 pp.
Format Electronic article in Yad Vashem Studies, Volume XXX, pp. 189-227, Edited by David Silberklang
Publisher Yad Vashem