Berlin (Oct. 21)
The newly formed Reich Institute for the History of the New Germany, which was opened formally on Saturday, was today preparing to carry into effect the dictum of its president, Dr. Walter Frank, that “scientific anti-Semitism” be made a compulsory subject in all German schools.
Systematic teaching of anti-Semitism is already a feature of the curricula of many schools throughout Germany. Last week the commissariat of education in Saxony issued an order that all schools in that state must make study of the Nuremberg “ghetto laws” compulsory.
Prof. Frank at the opening exercises of the institute announced that the University of Berlin, which passes on all history textbooks, will prepare new ones in accordance with the Nazi spirit.
In describing the aims of the institute, Prof. Frank declared that one of its functions is to “bring scientific clarity to bear on a racial basis in the solution of such tremendous problems as the Jewish question constitutes.”
The institute will compile a history of the Jews of Germany since the days of the Franks, it was announced.