Nazis Announce German Jews Can Be Jailed for “intent” to Commit Crimes

The German Minister of Justice has sent out an order commanding “the introduction of the racial principle in German legal procedure,” according to a report received by the Federal Communications Commission from Tass, the Russian News Agency.

The order authorizes the German courts to increase the sentences meted out to “non-Aryans” and even allows the trial of “non-Aryans” for crimes which they have not yet committed but which they may be “capable of committing.” Otto Georg Thierack, German Minister of Justice, issued the order in the form of a circular letter to all courts of justice in Germany, the Tass report said, adding: “preventive trial’ is to be introduced for persons with a non-Aryan mother or father. Such persons may be prosecuted on the initiative of state organs, or by state officials, for crimes they did not commit, but which they are capable of committing.”

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