Above: A Nazi document describes the "pure" Aaryan bloodline
Almost immediately after taking control in 1933, the Nazis began implementing anti-Jewish measures and laws designed to strip German Jews of their rights.
On April 7, 1933 Hitler approved decrees banning Jews from the practice of law and from jobs in the civil service. Soon, Jews were forced to retire from positions at universities and large corporations. Jews working for the German government were therefore forced to retire. On April 25, 1933, the Nazis began restricting enrollment of Jews in German schools and universities. Two days later, the German government prohibited ritual Jewish slaughter of animals to produce kosher meat.
By September 1933, Jews were being banned from the fields of journalism, art, literature, music, broadcasting, theater and farming. In total, more than 1,400 anti-Jewish laws were passed in Germany between 1933 and 1939.