Third Reich Day by Day: November 1935

This year was a pivotal period for the Third Reich’s relations with the rest of the world. Adolf Hitler announced he was reintroducing universal conscription, which was a repudiation of the hated Treaty of Versailles, and was warmly welcomed at home. In addition, as German troops marched into the Saar, he was determined to reintegrate those ethnic Germans who were living outside Germany back into the Reich. On the domestic front, more laws were introduced against Jews, who were becoming second-class citizens in their own country.

November

Germany, Legal

Berlin Jews who, by the National Law of Citizenship, became second-class citizens in their own country.
Berlin Jews who, by the National Law of Citizenship, became second-class citizens in their own country.

National Law of Citizenship comes into effect, which provides the definition of who is a Jew and Mischling, or mixed race. To be Aryan is a precondition for public appointments. First Decree of the Law for the Protection of German Blood and Honour (see above); marriages between Aryan and Jew or Mischling are forbidden.

2 November

Armed Forces, Navy

The light cruiser N├╝rnberg is commissioned.

15 November

Germany, Culture

Dr Goebbels has long controlled communications and the media, but the establishment of the National Senate of Culture offers him the opportunity to extend his control still further, and utilize various art forms to convey his National Socialist propaganda themes to a wider audience. The chamber is composed of individuals connected with the various arts or those who have assisted in the advancement of German culture and it is from these members that the Senate appointments are chosen.

It is doubtful that the membership of the Senate underwent very many changes during the proceeding years, which would have limited the membership to probably less than 300.