Request of the Reich Union of Jewish Veterans for
of the Former Jewish Front-Soldiers for Duties in the German Reich
(October 19 1933)
October 19, 1933
Secretary of State in the Office of the Reich Chancellor,
The Honorable Mr. Secretary of State,
Following the conversation of April 28 with your Excellency,
I took the liberty of giving expression to wishes and thoughts concerning
the regulation of the position of the German Jews within the German
State in a letter addressed to the Reich Chancellor on May 6, 1933.
In this letter I endeavored to describe the honest desire of our Union
to serve the German People and German State, and to outline the way
that might lead in such a direction. In view of the position of the
German Reich abroad, which has been brought about by Germany's withdrawal
from the League of Nations and the recall of the German Delegates from
the Disarmament Conference, I wish to declare the happy approval of
our Union of this energetic move, which at long last opens up new possibilities
for German equality. Just as I declared at that time that our Union
placed its manpower at the disposal of the Reich Government, so do the
members of our Union wish to place themselves at the disposal of the
Reich Government today. Today, as 19 years ago, they wish to mobilize
themselves entirely for the Fatherland, if that is what the hour requires.
I request your Excellency to inform the Reich Chancellor
of our Declaration of Loyalty and of our readiness.
With the assurance of my most especial respect,
I beg to sign, your Excellency
Your obedient Servant
Captain of Cavalry (Retired)
Chairman of the Union
Source: German Foreign Ministry Archives, Bonn.
* Reichsbund juedischer Frontsoldaten.