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The Schwarzbuch, published in January 1934, documents the disenfranchisement of the German Jews since Hitler’s seizure of power a year earlier. The volume was edited by the Paris-based Comité des délégations juives with the aim of refuting the argument put forward by German propaganda that the National Socialist laws targeting Jews served only to maintain law and order. The material collected in the Schwarzbuch was intended to prove that it was precisely those laws and decrees that had turned the NSDAP’s antisemitic program into a raison d’état, and that fu…

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Cohen, Raya, “Schwarzbuch”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 02 October 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0788>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116

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