Berlin (Dec. 18)
Aryans, regardless of whether or not they are members of the Nazi party, are permitted to divorce their Jewish wives, the newspaper Deutsche Justitz declared today in commenting on the divorce just granted to an unnamed Nazi from his Jewish wife.
According to law, divorce is permissible in Germany six months after the marriage is contracted on the ground of personal incompatability.
However, incompatability of mixed racial marriages has been brought to light in Germany only since last April. Thus within six months from April, mixed marriages could have been annulled on racial grounds.
The divorced Nazi, who joined the party after it came into power, actually applied for the divorce before October, therefore acting in conformity with the existing laws.
In issuing the verdict, the court officially declared “Jews are not only an alien race, but are the enemies of the German nation.” Therefore, the court added, it is easily understood why Aryans are anxious to secure divorces.