known, always disapproved of the Nazi policy of racial persecution and even went as far as to issue a personal statement guaranteeing the safety of the Jews in Germany. He maintained the same attitude when recently he ordered that war service medals be issued to all men who served in the army, despite Chancellor Hitler’s demand that Jewish soldiers be excluded.
The Duke of Brunswick, son-in-law of the former Kaiser, will succeed von Hindenburg, well informed circles here hold. Whether a new President will have the power and the prestige of von Hindenburg is questionable. Already Nazi leader Wilhelm Kube, former leader of the Nazi fraction in the Prussian parliament, declared in an address before a huge crowd at Frankfurtan der-Oder that “Chancellor Hitler will remain the real ruler of Germany whether he becomes President or not.”