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Reichjugendfuhrer: regulations regarding youth service of Jewish Mischlinge (1941)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1556 WL 795
Held at: Wiener Library
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Full title: Reichjugendfuhrer: regulations regarding youth service of Jewish Mischlinge (1941)
Date(s): 1941
Level of description: collection
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Jugendführer des Deutschen Reichs


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Nazis encountered a problem with treating Germans of mixed Jewish parentage, in particular what to do with Mischlinge 1 Grades (with two Jewish grandparents) who had already been serving in the Jugenddienst. Whilst the latter group were now regarded as having an unacceptable level of Jewish blood, many had already served the Third Reich and many more were due to once they reached the right age. The solution was apparently to create an intermediate stage in which Mischlinge 1 Grades were to be put on permanent standby (Bereitstellung) but would never actually be called up for service. The official response to potential complainants was to be a statement to the effect that the demands of war had created a shortfall amongst Jugenddienst leaders, and they were therefore unable to take on more people.


Scope and content/abstract:

Confidential printed orders, 18 Oct 1941, regarding the role of Mischlinge in the Jugenddienst issued by the Jugendführer des Deutschen Reichs to various regional administrations and the heads of various central government ministries. It makes the distinction between Mischlinge 2 Grades (having one Jewish grandparent) and less, who are to be treated as German and Mischlinge 1 Grades (having 2 Jewish grandparents), who are to be placed on 'standby' but under no circumstances to be called up for service.

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Finding aids:

Detailed description on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Jewish Central Information Office

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Mar 2008

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