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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The Nuremberg Laws (German: Nürnberger Gesetze) of 1935 were laws passed in Nazi Germany. They used a pseudoscientific basis for racial discrimination against Jewish people. The laws classified people as German if all four of their grandparents were of "German blood" (white circles on the chart), while people were classified as Jews if they descended from three or four Jewish grandparents (black circles in top row right). A person with one or two Jewish grandparents was a Mischling, a crossbreed, of "mixed blood".

See also

Emergency Rescue Committee, Righteous among the Nations, brain drain, European migration to America, German Jews who emigrated to the United States to escape Nazism, Refugees from Nazism

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