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On 19 January 1935 the SS-Standortführer in Berlin prohibits SS men and their families from having private contact with Jews1BArch, NS 31/89. This document has been translated from German.

Circular order from the SS-Standortführer in Berlin (diary no. 0242/35), signed Breithaupt,2Franz Breithaupt (1880–1945), career soldier and businessman; director of the German Gymnastics Association until 1931; joined the NSDAP and the SA in 1931, and the SS in 1932; adjutant of the Reichsführer-SS, 1932–1942; SS-Standortführer in Berlin, 1934–1942; chief of police in Breslau, 1942; chief of the Main Office SS Courts, 1942–1945. 9 Prinz-Albrecht-Straße, to the Main District East with all units, dated 19 January 1935 (copy)

Garrison order
Every three months, the following is to be announced:
1. It is forbidden for SS members:
(a) to buy in department stores and Jewish shops,
(b) to engage Jewish lawyers,
(c) to be treated by Jewish doctors.

It is every person’s duty to extend this ban also to family members (parents, wives, siblings, children, and so on).

In cases of doubt, an enquiry should be directed to the Reichsleitung of the NSDAP, Reichsleiter for Organizational Affairs, NS-Hago Main Office, Central Office of the Executive (Archives), Berlin SW 11, Saarlandstrasse, Europahaus, second floor, room 267, tel. A.1. 7731.

Violation of point 1 will result in expulsion from the SS.

Reference is made to the special directive of the Reichsführer SS, Dept. III no. 12 234/34 dated 5 November 1934.3This directive could not be found.

2. (a) The SS member must adopt the greatest simplicity and reserve regardless of whether he is in uniform or civilian dress. It is forbidden to visit bars and inns of a similar kind in uniform.

In cases of doubt in relation to the above inns, the SS Garrison Command in Berlin will provide information.

2. (b) SS members must demonstrate their exemplary behaviour at all times, especially on public transport. In overcrowded conditions, the SS member gives up his seat for a woman – without exception.

This document is part of:
German Reich 1933–1937 (Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2019)