History Sample Paper on The Plight of the Jewish Community

The plight of the Jewish community

            The eighteenth century was characterized by high degree of racism. The majority race was regarded superior and the minority races as a mixture. This paper will explore the place in the new nation-state for the people whose identity was not based on membership in a national community. It will specifically define the lives of the Jewish community in both Germany and Europe.

Theodor (2014) displays the numerous disadvantages of being Jew. They could not be represented in the government because they had no country to their name. It meant no entitlement to fair hearing in a court of law. Justice to a Jew declaring a Jew was a disregard of the nation by the courts. It also meant a Jew could only know his language so to avoid interaction with the national community. It was wrong to cross the national border, which was the way to their home countries. Therefore, the Jewish community could not visit their home countries. A hardworking Jew was a threat to the national community.

Calmness for a Jew was not taken to mean any good and more paradoxical, a Jew should not show signs of worry. Jews had their set of rules to govern them. If a clause within the general law favored them, it had to be backed by a by law. Jewish women could not give birth to men and women of substance so they could not fit in any leadership positions. Jews were foreigners and had to remain so even if they were citizens by birth. A Jew must not revenge against his oppressors. He does not have the right of ownership even to the house he built by himself. Rather, if a national member has interest in it, he should leave it for him to go and be homeless elsewhere. They were also subjected to verbal abuse (Theodor, 2014).


Theodor, H. (2014). The Jewish state: with 2014 foreword by Jerold S. Auerbach. New Orleans,   NO: Quid Pro Books.