Civil Service "Reform"

4/7/1933

The early days of the Nazi regime were characterized by actions designed to alienate the Jews from key positions in the community and the German administration.

The “Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service” was one of the means to this end.

Excerpts from the Law:

“To restore a national professional civil service and to simplify administration, civil servants may be dismissed from office in accordance with the following regulations, even where there would be no grounds for such action under the prevailing Law.

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Civil servants who have entered the service since November 9, 1918, without possessing the required or customary educational background or other qualifications are to be dismissed from the service. […] They will have no claim to temporary pensions, full pensions or survivors’ benefits, nor to retain designation of rank or titles, or to wear uniforms or emblems....

1) Civil servants who are not of Aryan descent are to be retired…. if they are honorary officials, they are to be dismissed from their official status.

2) Section 1 does not apply to civil servants in office from August 1, 1914, who fought at the Front for the German Reich or its Allies in the World War, or whose fathers or sons fell in the World War. Other exceptions may be permitted by the Reich Minister of the Interior in coordination with the Minister concerned or with the highest authorities with respect to civil servants working abroad.”

Reich Chancellor: Adolf Hitler

Reich Minister of Interior: Wilhelm Frick

Reich Minister of Finance: Graf Schwerin von Krosigk