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Only ‘aryans’ Will Retain Citizenship

The disfranchisement of all Jews in Germany is predicted today by the Berlin correspondent of the Daily Telegraph as likely to be enforced shortly. The correspondent reports that Dr. Wilhelm Frick, Nazi Minister of the Interior, in an interview with an East Prussian newspaper, declared that not only Jews but also those who have one or more “non-Aryan” grandparents will soon be deprived of their citizenship.

In making this declaration, Dr. Frick emphasized that the measure against “non-Aryans” is to be enforced in accordance with paragraph four of the Nazi program. This paragraph states that only members of the German nation, that is, those of German blood, may be members of the State. Thus no Jew can be considered a member of the German nation and, therefore, cannot be a citizen.

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