Berlin (Jul. 29)
Thousands of Germans of part Jewish descent are now flooding the racial office of the Nazi government in Berlin in an effort to secure certificates which state “that they actually are not of Jewish descent, but are illegitimate.” The racial office is issuing such certificates under the condition that the applicants sign forms to the effect that their non-Jewish mothers, who married Jews, betrayed their husbands and consorted with Aryan lovers.
Full-blooded Jews here look with horror and disgust upon this procedure, but apparently half or quarter Jews have been so terrorized by the Nazis that they have lost all sense of honor and respect for their own mothers.
Upon signing a denunciation against their mothers, they are given documents stating that although their fathers were Jews it has been established that they are the illegitimate sons of Aryan men, and therefore are officially fatherless and of non-Jewish descent.
If a part-Jewish German has had the bad luck to have a Jewish mother and an Aryan father the government will do nothing for him; it is only when the story is the other way round that the racial office will issue certificates. Once they have obtained the documents they are able to show them to the political police and are not bothered by storm troopers.