Dozen Kinds of Vengeance Wreaked on Virtually 100% Aryan Family Group Because of One Jewish Grandmot
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Dozen Kinds of Vengeance Wreaked on Virtually 100% Aryan Family Group Because of One Jewish Grandmot

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The Saarbruecken Freiheit prints the following pathetic letter from a heartbroken woman:

“My husband, and officer, died for the fatherland, and I was forced to bring up my five children alone. My sons studied, two daughters married. The youngest married a jurist, the son of a highly-respected and well-known academician who had been a friend of my husband’s Suddenly, when the agitation for the boycott began, our father-in-law was on the boycott list! His mother was a Jewess, which no one, not even his own wife, after forty years of marriage, knew. Terror and despair gripped the family. All of us, my parents, brothers, sons-their wives and children-the sons-and daughters-in-law of the ‘non-Aryan’ father-in-law, thus in one instance dozens of good, racially pure Christians, were brought to ruin. At first all the good “friends” were sympathetic and shocked; gradually they became frightened about having anything more to do with people who were related to Jews… What was my daughter to do? Was she happily married for ten years and mother of three-as blond and Aryan as one could wish-healthy children, allow herself to be separated from her husband? But she had no inkling of the Jewish grandmother of her husband! Why did she, a Christian, have to suffer so unspeakably, and the rest of us along with her? Who can know the agony of a mother, when her beloved children are outlawed, are despised as not “racially pure”, while a former convict would, as a father. not deteriorate the “Germanic Race” in any way! My son-in-law was dismissed from his government post on account of his non-Aryan grandmother. His youngest sister had to break her engagement with an official. Heretofore adored and courted, she is now to go on living alone and avoided by all as though she were a pest. I, a full-blooded Aryan, look despairingly upon all this misery that has broken over the heads of my children and grandchildren.”

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