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Prussian
Tuesday, December 21st, 2004, 07:11 PM
......some material to overcome the stereotypes regarding giving ones oath during the period of the Third Reich it is a common place stereotype for anti-NS to place an emphasis on the swearing of loyalty to Adolf Hitler whilst placing an anti-christian sentiment to the whole practice, however as one can see from the following material there is great emphasis on "God" then often depicted in mainstream beliefs upon the practice.


Oath of Loyalty Law
Oath of Reich Officials and German Soldiers
Berlin20 August 1934
Article 1.
The public officials and the soldiers of the armed forces must take an oath of loyalty on entering service.

Article 2.
1) The oath of public officals will be:
' I swear: I shall be loyal and obedient to Adolf Hitler, the Führer of the German Reich and people, respect the laws and fulfill my official duties conscientiously, so help me God.'

2) The oath of service of the soldiers of the Armed forces shall be:
"I swear by God this scared oath: I will render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, the Führer of the German nation and people, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and will be ready as a brave solider to risk my life at my time for this oath.'

Article 3.
Officials already in service must swear the oath without delay according to article 2 number 1

Article 4.
The law on attestation of officials and of soldiers of the armed forces of 1 Dec. 19331 and the decree of the second of the same month2 are rescinded.

The Fuehrer and Reichschancellor
[signed]
Adolf Hitler

The Reichsminister of the Interior
[signed]
Frick

The Reichsminister of Defense
[signed]
von Blomberg

SS Oath :
I swear to you, Adolf Hitler, as Fuehrer and Reichs Chancellor, loyalty, and bravery. I vow to you, and to those you have named to command me, obedience unto death, so help me God.
Hitler youth Jungvolk Oath :
In the presence of this blood banner, which represents our Führer, I swear to devote all my energies and my strength to the savior of our country, Adolf Hitler. I am willing and ready to give up my life for him, so help me God.

JohnKeppler
Monday, December 27th, 2004, 10:22 PM
Neat. Thanks for the posting :)

Dr. Solar Wolff
Tuesday, December 28th, 2004, 12:59 AM
Many German scientists working at Peenemuende were required to take an oath of silence about some developments made there. It was the basic: What happened in Peenemuende says in Peenemuende-type oath. This oath and varients in other scientific-technical communities have been hard to crack. Germans take this very seriously. Usually the only hope is a death-bed confession.

rhadley
Tuesday, December 28th, 2004, 05:27 AM
Note the SS oath, which also invoked God.