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Nazi Ban on ‘mixed’ Marriages Brings London Wedding Boom

June 28, 1935
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A marriage boom between German “Aryans” and “non-Aryans” is being experienced here by the Registry Offices, according to a report in today’s Evening Standard.

Forbidden to wed in Germany, the couples are coming to London to marry. There have been 150 such marriages registered so far in different Registry Offices in London. The Registrar of the West End reports that he personally officiated at the marriage of scores of German couples who could not marry in Germany because their grandparents were Jewish.

Many hotels in London are catering to German newlyweds. Some of them are employing special interpreters to arrange details of the marriages, since in most cases the brides do not speak English.

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