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German Mayor Revealed As Endorser of Anti-jewish Nuremberg Laws

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.”