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‘aryan’ Clause to Affect Illegitimate Children

Further proof that there will be no relaxation of the functioning of the “Aryan” clause in German life was offered yesterday in a ruling by the Ministry of the Interior concerning illegitimate children.

According to this ruling, illegitimate children whose mothers were “Aryan” and fathers “non-Aryan” are to be classed as “non-Aryan.” Where the identity of the father is not known, the child is to be given the benefit of the doubt and be considered “Aryan.”