On April 1, 1933, the Law on the Reconstruction of the Professional Civil Service was passed by Adolf Hitler’s complaint parliament. The third clause was the Aryan paragraph. This…

…provided for all those not of the Aryan race, i. e. Jews, to be dismissed from civil service  (Ferdinand SchlingensiepenDietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945: Martyr, Thinker, Man of Resistance, 121).

This Nazi policy would cause Dietrich Bonhoeffer to take radical actions in the years that followed.

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