28 February 1933
Statement by Berlin University instructors in support of the Hitler regime
But the signatories did not content themselves with merely expressing their views. They also called on their colleagues to sign the statement “in the belief that science and culture must be the pillars of any endeavor to raise Germany up.” In supporting these principles, the undersigned embraced the politicization of the education system.
A few weeks later, on April 7, this politicization found radical expression in the “Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service,” which led to the complete exclusion of Jewish professors from universities. Almost all were dismissed and their positions filled by non-Jewish scholars.