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The Problem of Non-Aryans

18 October 1935

To the Department of Welfare and Youth
The Association of Jewish Communities of Bavaria.

Re: vocational training

The following case has come to our attention:

A Jewish woman (nee Mazewemacher) married a Christian carpenter, Josef Wimmer, in 1920. She still belongs to the Jewish religious community. The marriage produced two children: a son, Adolf, born 14 September 1921 and a daughter Elisabeth, born 16 June 1924. Both children were baptized and were raised as Christians. According to the laws they are not Aryan.

Wimmer had to close his business two years ago. He now works for a large firm with an average salary of 27-30 Marks.

The son Adolf, after he finished the seventh grade in March 1934, was transferred to a music school in Weissenburg to study piano and violin. When it was discovered that he was not Aryan, he had to leave the school, and returned to his parents about 6-8 weeks ago. As he still has not completed his compulsory education, he had to return to his elementary school. According to his reports, the behavior of his schoolmates is such that he can no longer go to school. He wants to leave school and seek vocational training. He is apparently physically unfit for crafts, and his skills and interests lie elsewhere. He would like to learn a trade in which he could somehow make use of his good skills in drawing and painting.

We would like to know whether such a case, which involves not a Jew but a non-Aryan, is under our responsibility and whether we should take action. Should the answer to this be positive, could a position be found for the boy….

Source: The Central Archive for the History of the Jewish People, Jerusalem, A/291.

Source: Yad Vashem