Hermann Göring recites the preamble to the Nuremberg Laws at the seventh Nazi Party Congress. The laws would define German citizenship by blood and forbade marriages between Germans and Jews. A special session of the Reichstag (German parliament) enacted the laws, marking an intensification of Nazi measures against Jews.
A citizen of the Reich can only be a person of German or related blood who demonstrates by his behavior that he is willing and suited to loyally serve the German people and the Reich. Marriages between Jews and citizens of German or related blood are forbidden!
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