German Mayor Revealed As Endorser of Anti-jewish Nuremberg Laws
Menu JTA Search

German Mayor Revealed As Endorser of Anti-jewish Nuremberg Laws

Download PDF for this date

A request that Mayor Helmuth Zimmer give up his title of doctor because his doctoral dissertation, written in 1936, had endorsed Nazi racist doctrines, was made here today by a former mayor of this city.

According to the ex-official, Mayor Zimmer’s 1936 thesis, entitled “Race, Nationality and Reich Citizenship,” endorsed the Hitlerian, anti-Semitic Nuremberg Laws, called for “priority of the German race,” and declared that democracy was “an insane expression of cultural and biological decline.”

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