Posted 1 июня 2021,, 15:03

Published 1 июня 2021,, 15:03

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Forgetful Themis: laws passed under Hitler still are in force in Germany

Forgetful Themis: laws passed under Hitler still are in force in Germany

1 июня 2021, 15:03
Most of the Nazi laws have been amended by special decrees in the last decade and a half, but there are still 28 laws that are waiting in line.

An interesting situation has developed in the legislation of Germany: there are still as many as 28 laws adopted during the time of Hitler, according to the network publication "Russian Germany".

For example, it was not until March 9, 2021 that the Nazi "Name Change Law", which came into effect on January 1, 1939, was amended. It says, among other things: "Jews can only accept names that are specified in the rules for the use of names issued by the Reich Minister of the Interior." And further it is specified: “Since the Jews have other names than they can be allowed to the Jews in accordance with paragraph 1, from January 1, 1939, they must also adopt an additional name, namely: males - the name Israel, females - the name Sarah".

"This law had a very clear anti-Semitic background and played a decisive role in the disenfranchisement and marginalization of Jews during the Nazi dictatorship," said Felix Klein, Federal Anti-Semitic Commissioner. By the way, on March 30, 2021, a new law was finally adopted in Germany - on the fight against right-wing extremism and hate crimes.

Or, for example, the law that protects doctors who treat their patients with acupuncture or other traditional Chinese medicine is the Unofficially Approved Professional Medical Practice Law, which came into force on February 1, 1937. And this despite the fact that acupuncture in Germany is recognized as a pseudoscience, since both its theory and practice are not based on scientific knowledge. The last amendment to this law was made on January 1, 2017.

The same applies to the law on the general right to non-traditional treatment, signed on February 17, 1939 by the then Reich Minister of the Interior, Nazi politician Wilhelm Frick, who was sentenced to death at the Nuremberg Trials and executed on October 16, 1946. This law was last amended on December 23, 2016.

And there are still almost three dozen similar Nazi laws that are still awaiting their abolition...