‘aryan’ Ban Lifted by Germany’s Army
Menu JTA Search

‘aryan’ Ban Lifted by Germany’s Army

Download PDF for this date

The German Ministry of Defense is disregarding the “Aryan” paragraph of the conscription law and is enrolling youths of Jewish descent, it is reported today in the Neue Weltbuehne, the usually well-informed German publication of Praha.

The publication quotes the testimony of Jewish youths in Germany who, after passing the medical examinations at conscription stations, revealed their “non-Aryan” origin to the officers, but were nevertheless accepted by the officers.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund