mous in declaring that although the Jews had been ruled out of public life they nevertheless feel the loss because they still consider themselves citizens of the country whose head President von Hindenburg was.
The All German Jewish Representative Body sent condolences to the president’s office, saying: “President von Hindenburg’s image will remain for all time enshrined in the loyalty of German Jewry because he among others always saw the Fatherland as embracing all.”
The Union of Jewish Front Soldiers, the Jewish World War veterans’ organization declared: “The Jewish front fighters will continue to live just as in the past, when the Jewish soldiers looked up to the Field Marshal with unrestrained confidence as their war leader.”
Die Judische Rundschau, organ of the German Zionists, will state tomorrow in its current issue: “Jews are denied in 1934 participation in political life and public affairs, but in this #our of grief we German Jews feel that we must pay a respectful tribute to the dead president as a man and a person and as the head of the state to which we belong.”
Dr. Julius Brodnitz, president of the Central Union of German Citizens of the Jewish Faith, telegraphed to Colonel Oskar von Hindenburg, son and aide-de-camp of the dead Reichspresident, the condolences of the organization.
“President von Hindenburg will live in Jewish hearts,” he said, “as a symbol of the unity of the German nation, since during war as well as peace his highest aim was to unify all who served the Fatherland unselfishly.”