Almost immediately upon taking control in 1933, the Nazis began implementing anti-Jewish measures and laws designed to strip Jews of their civil rights. Very soon, Jews were forced to retire from positions at universities and large corporations.
On April 7, 1933 Hitler approved decrees banning Jews from the practice of law and from jobs in the civil service. Jews working for the government in Germany were forced to retire. On April 25, 1933, the Nazis began restricting enrollment of Jews in German schools and universities. On April 27, 1933, the German government prohibited the practice of 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 and theater. On September 29, 1933 Hitler decreed that Jews were forbidden from the occupation of farming. More than 1,400 anti-Jewish laws were passed in Germany between 1933 and 1939.