Hitler's Jewish Soldiers
The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military
Bryan Mark Rigg
528 pages, 95 photographs, 6 x 9
Modern War Studies
Cloth ISBN 0-7006-1178-9, $29.95
Military service book of "half-Jew" Hermann Aub
Soldiers taking the oath of allegiance to Hitler
"Half-Jew" Horst Geitner was awarded both the Iron Cross Second
Class and the Silver Wound Badge.
This photo of
"half-Jew" Werner Goldberg, who was blond and blue-eyed, was used by a Nazi
propaganda newspaper for its title page. Its caption: "The Ideal German
"Half-Jew" Commander Paul Ascher, Admiral
Lütjens's first staff officer on the battleship Bismarck; Ascher received Hitler's
Deutschblütigkeitserklärung. (Military awards: EKI, EKII, and War Service Cross
"Quarter-Jew" Admiral Bernhard Rogge wearing the
Ritterkreuz; he received Hitler's Deutschblütigkeitserklärung. (Military awards:
oak leaves to Ritterkreuz, Ritterkreuz, samurai sword from the emperor of Japan, EKI, and
"Half-Jew" Johannes Zukertort (last rank general)
received Hitler's Deutschblütigkeitserklärung.
Colonel Walter H. Hollaender, decorated with the Ritterkreuz and German-Cross in Gold; he
received Hitler's Deutschblütigkeitserklärung. (Military awards:
Ritterkreuz, German-Cross in Gold, EKI, EKII, and Close Combat Badge.)
"Half-Jew" and later Luftwaffe General Helmut Wilberg; Hitler
declared him Aryan in 1935. (Military awards: Hohenzollern's Knight's Cross with Swords,
"Half-Jew" and field-marshal Erhard Milch (left) with General
Wolfram von Richthofen. Hitler declared Milch Aryan. He was awarded the Ritterkreuz for
his performance during the campaign in Norway in 1940.
General Gotthard Heinrici, who was married to a "half-Jew,"
meeting Hitler in 1937.
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