World Press Digest

The New York Times, in a cable from Berlin, brings out the point that of the twenty-five theses in the Nazi program Hitler has so far carried out fully only those dealing with anti-Jewish legislation. The rest have been either revised or scrapped or converted into their opposites. The Times writes:

Careful scrutiny of the Nazi program in the light of events reveals the following:

Only three of the twenty-five theses have been carried out more or less completely, nine have been carried out partly or are still in the mill, three have been balked for the moment, eight have been either abandoned or converted into the opposite, and two are too indefinite to permit appraisal.

The three theses realized are the sixth, excluding “non-Aryans” from official positions, although denunciation and selection of officials according to party membership are now liberally interpreted; the twenty-third, regimenting the press, art and literature and likewise excluding “non-Aryans” and the twenty-fifth calling for a strong central government, although the demand for “unconditional authority of the central parliament” is now a grim irony.

The nine theses carried out partly are:

The second, demanding equality for the German people and annulment of the treaties of Versailles and St. Germain.

The fourth and fifth, relegating the Jews to the position of second-class citizens, although they still have the vote.

The seventh, calling for increased employment.

The eighth, demanding the deportation of non-Germans who immigrated since Aug. 2, 1914.

The seventeenth, providing the ground for reform manifested by the autarchic agrarian policy, although the abolition of ground rent has been dropped.

The nineteenth, providing for replacement of Roman with German law and making “reasons of State” the supreme test of justice.

The twenty-first, for the promotion of health, physical training and sports.

Finally—this is decisive for the strength of the National Socialist regime—the twenty-second, demanding the abolition of the professional army and the creation of a “people’s army.”

Henry III of England in 1232 established a home to provide free maintenance for Jews converted to Christianity.

NEXT STORY