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No Way Out Letter from District Court

USE WITH DECEMBER 1938

  • JEWS CAN NO LONGER DRIVE CARS
  • JEWS MUST HAND OVER JEWELRY AND SECURITIES
  • JEWS CAN NOT ATFEND UNIVERSITIES

From District Court
Breslau, Germany

To Stefan Deutsch
Breslau, Germany

District Court
63 HR. A. 14190
Breslau
January 30th, 1939
Into the register of the Board of Trade, Division A, under the firm Joseph Deutsch, Breslan, (Nr. 14190 of the register) on January 30th, 1939 following was entered:

The firm has been extinguished.

On order:
signed Ulrich,
Court employee as official of the District Court


An excerpt from Hitler’s famous Reichstag speech January 30, 1939: “in connection with the Jewish question I have this to say: It is a shameful spectacle to see how the whole democratic world is oozing sympathy for the poor tormented Jewish people, but remains hard-hearted and obdurate when it comes to helping them. If the international Jewish financiers in and outside of Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the Boishevization of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe!”

What does Hitler’s quote tell us about Nazi plans for the Jews? Did people believe him when he used the word annihilation? What was Hitler referring to when he called nations hard-hearted?

Respond to “extinguished” in the letter.