Law for the Restoration of the Professional Service

law for the restorationJust six days after the Nazis’ boycott of Jewish businesses, the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service was passed in the Reichstag. The law was designed to re-establish a ‘national’ civil service, and civil servants who were not of ‘Aryan descent’ and/or were political opponents of the Nazis were forced to retire immediately. Thus, political opponents and Jews were stripped of their right to work as teachers, judges, professors or in any other government position. A similar law passed slightly later also removed Jews and other opponents from jobs such as lawyers, doctors and musicians.
The original draft of the law, created by Wilhelm Frick, Minister of the Interior, stated that all those of ‘non-Aryan descent’ working in the government would be fired immediately. President von Hindenburg, however, asked that three exceptions to the rule be made: veterans of World War One who had served at the front; those who had been in the civil service since before the beginning of the war; those who had lost a father or son during the war. Hitler was in agreement with these terms and the bill passed into law on 7th April 1933. It was the first time that an anti-Semitic law had been created in Germany since before the Jewish emancipation of 1871.
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Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service (April 7, 1933)
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Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service
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Gesetz zur Wiederherstellung des Berufsbeamtentums.
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