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 Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume One, Chapter Twelve


When the Nazi Party gained control of the German State, the
conspirators used the means of official decrees as a weapon
against the Jews. In this way the force of the state was
applied against them.

Jewish immigrants were denaturalized (1933
Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, page 480, signed by Frick and

Native Jews were precluded from citizenship (1935
Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, page 1146, signed by Frick).

Jews were forbidden to live in marriage or to have
extramarital relations with persons of German blood (1935
Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, page 1146, signed by Frick and

Jews were denied the right to vote (1936 Reichsgesetzblatt,
Part I, page 133, signed by Frick).

Jews were denied the right to hold public office or civil

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positions (1933 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, page 277, signed
by Frick) .

Jews were relegated to an inferior status by the denial of
common privileges and freedoms. Thus, they were denied
access to certain city areas, sidewalks, transportation,
places of amusement, restaurants (1938 Reichsgesetzblatt,
Part I, page 1676).

Progressively, more and more stringent measures were
applied, even to the denial of private pursuits. They were
excluded from the practice of dentistry (1939
Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, page 47, signed by Hess).

The practice of law was denied to them (1938
Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, page 1403, signed by Frick and

The practice of medicine was forbidden them (1938
Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, page 969, signed by Frick and

They were denied employment by press and radio ( 1933
Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, page 661).

They were excluded from stock exchanges and stock brokerage
1934 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, page 661).

They were excluded from farming ( 1933 Reichsgesetzblatt, ,
Part I, page 685).

In 1938 they were excluded from business in general and from
the economic life of Germany (1938 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part
I, Page 1580, signed by Goering).

The Jews were also forced to pay discriminatory taxes and
huge atonement fines. Their homes, bank accounts, real
estate, and intangibles were expropriated.

A report of a conference under the chairmanship of Goering,
and attended by Funk, among others, which was held at 11
clock on 12 November 1918 at the Reich Ministry for Air,
quotes Goering as saying:

     "One more question, gentlemen, what would you think the
     situation would be if I'd announced today that Jewry
     shall have to contribute this one billion as a
     "I shall choose the wording this way that German Jewry
     shall, as punishment for their abominable crimes, etc.,
     etc., have to make a contribution of one billion;
     that'll work. The pigs won't commit another murder. I'd
     like to say again that I would not like to be a Jew in
     Germany." (1816-PS)

Following these whimsical remarks a decree was issued over
the signature of Goering, fining German Jews the sum of one
billion Reichsmarks (1938 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, page
1579 dated 12 November 1938, signed by Goering).

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Similar decrees are contained in 1939 Reichsgesetzblatt,
Part I, page 282, signed by Goering; and in 1941
Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, page 722, signed by Frick and

Finally, in 1943, the Jews were placed beyond the protection
of any judicial process by a decree signed by Bormann and
Frick, among others; the police were made the sole arbiters
of punishment and death (1943 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I,
page 372, signed by Frick and Bormann.

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