This Day in Jewish History 1933: Nazi Germany Outlaws Kosher Slaughter

In Nazi propaganda, kashrut was deliberately misrepresented so as to tie in with claims that Jews partook of perverse ritual killings of humans for their blood.

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On April 21, 1933, Nazi Germany enacted a law that had the effect of outlawing kosher slaughter in the country. The law did not actually mention Jews or shechita (kosher slaughter); instead, it prohibited the...