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Hitler Ponders Admitting Jews into Next War

October 8, 1934
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Following a sharp disagreement in the Nazi cabinet over the admission of Jews into the German army during the next war, the entire problem was placed in the hands of Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler for a final decision, it was reported here yesterday.

General Werner von Blomberg, Nazi Minister of War and head of the Reichswehr, the regular German army, raised the question at a cabinet meeting. The Reichswehr head pointed out that German Jewry could contribute at least 50,000 soldiers in the next war. He also called attention to the record of Jews during the World War, declaring they had made excellent soldiers and had lost 12,000 men in the war.

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