Once again, it seems that the Jews while benefiting equality were getting richer and richer until... 1933. The question is how was it possible if they were discriminated and what was the amount of their wealth when Hitler came to power ?The anti-Semitism became more pronounced in the aftermath of World War I in Weimar Germany. For the most part, however, the prosperity and legal equality of the Jews continued unabated until Hitler’s rise to power in 1933
It is surprising that nearly 100 years later we have no figure about that wealth. Everybody knows about the aryanization of jewish goods. Germans should have kept the records in the archives, isnt it ?
Here http://www.yadvashem.org/odot_pdf/Micro ... mc_id=wiki The International School for Holocaust Studies writes
Before the Nazis rose to power in January 1933, Jews owned 100,000 businesses in Germany, including stores, factories, publishing houses, newspapers, and private professional practices. (...) Of the 50,000 Jewish-owned stores that existed in 1933, only 9,000 remained in 1938 (...) After the Kristallnacht pogrom of November 1938, the Nazis legalized forced Aryanization—allowing the forcible confiscation of Jewish property. The German Jewish community had to pay a fine of one billion reichsmarks for the damage inflicted upon them during the pogrom. Jewish businesses not yet sold were put under government trusteeship, and Jews were forced to register all their property with the Nazis. Their money was put into blocked accounts from which they could only draw small amounts each month. Jews who emigrated had to leave most of their valuables behind. Those Jews deported
to Theresienstadt had to sign away their property. Eventually, all Jewish money and property was confiscated by the Nazis and used to finance the
deportation of the Jews.
In the german state's archives, there must be traces till today, isnt it ? It should be easy to demythify this theme of the nazi propaganda.
Here viewtopic.php?f=55&t=168991&p=1719237, BDV says
, so german jewish wealth was 10 billions of RM in 1938. How accurate is this ?am not aware of a systematic study of the economic effects, but we can start with the size of the Kristallnacht fine (1 billion RM, 10% of jewsh wealth)
Here again http://alphahistory.com/holocaust/jewis ... -seizures/ we find this :
So, what gives this "register of jewish wealth" ?In 1938 the Nazi government moved to hasten and complete the ‘Aryanisation of Jewish property’. In April a decree issued by Nazi leader Hermann Goering ordered Jews to compile and submit details of all private property valued at in excess of 5,000 Reichsmarks. Across Germany, Jews were required to fill out a comprehensive inventory and lodge it with the government before the end of June. Some did so with indifference – like the conductor Victor Klemperer, who said that “We have become so used to living in this condition of lost rights… that it hardly disturbs us any more”. These inventories would be used to compile a ‘register of Jewish wealth’. Similar requirements were enacted in Nazified Austria and, later, in occupied Europe.
Further amendments in 1938 required emigrating Jews to leave most of their cash in a Gestapo-controlled bank. The Reichsfluchtsteuer generated enormous amounts for the Nazi regime. In its first year of operation (1932) it had raised less than one million Reichsmarks of government revenue – but by 1938 this amount had skyrocketed to more than 342 million Reichsmarks.
The most significant pre-war confiscation of Jewish property followed the Kristallnacht pogrom of November 1938. The government held Jews responsible for this violence and ‘fined’ the Jewish population a total of one billion Reichsmarks. This amount was to be paid with cash or through the requisitioning of other portable wealth, such as gold, gemstones and jewellery. On November 12th, Hermann Goering passed the Decree Excluding Jews from German Economic Life, which effectively banned Jews from conducting any form of retail business. Thousands of Jewish shops and stores, which had held out against earlier pressures, were now obliged to close.
So by the end of 1938, the whole jewish wealth was taken by the german gvt. How much was it ?