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Death of Hindenburg Severe Blow to Jews

The new German situation created by the death of Reichspresident Paul von Hindenburg and the ascendancy of Adolf Hilter to supreme power in Germany mean German Jewry, which has suffered tremendously under the Nazi regime, is cut off completely from those limited connections with the German government maintained through officials in the office of the German President. Many of the officials in the President’s office were friendly to the Jews and maintained personal relations with them despite the Nazi regime and its persecution of the German Jews.

No one doubts that Hitler as President of the Reich will reorganize the staff attached to the President’s office and replace the old officials with Nazis who will bring to their new posts the Nazi spirit with the hatred of Jews characteristic of the Nazis.

Under President von Hindenburg the office was an oasis for the sorely tried German Jews and their court of last resource against the injustices which overwhelmed them.

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