First grade pupils, both Jewish and non-Jewish, study in a classroom in a public school in Hamburg. [LCID: 38317]
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The Role of Academics and Teachers

Persecution of Jews and other groups was not solely the result of measures originating with Hitler and other Nazi zealots. Nazi leaders required the active help or cooperation of professionals working in diverse fields who in many instances were not convinced Nazis. Teachers and university professors were actively involved or went along with the ouster of Jews from their fields and cooperated in other ways with the Nazi regime in the implementation of racial policies.

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