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Thuringia Names Hitlerite Minister of the Interior in Coalition Cabinet

After negotiations lasting many weeks, the coalition of “Right” parties formed a government in the state of Thuringia. The important post of Minister of the Interior and Education was taken over by a member of the anti-Semitic “National-Socialist” party, Frick, a well-known Munich anti-Semite, one of the leaders of the Hitler revolt of 1923 who had been sentenced to prison.

This is the first time that the “National-Socialists” of Germany get control of a ministry. The German press complains bitterly over the fact that Streseman’s liberal “Volks-partei” is a participant in such a government. Because Minister of the Interior Frick will also be the head of the police department of Thuringia, anti-Semitic violence there is feared.