Wilhelm Frick, Minister of the Interior and Education in the State of Thuringia, issues the decree Deutsches Schulgebet (German School Prayer).
The decree claims that Germany's problems are spiritual, not economic, and thus a spiritual solution is needed: more prayer in schools.
According to this decree:
"For years foreign and racially foreign forces [Art- und Volksfremde Kräfte] have sought to destroy the spiritual-moral-religious foundations of our German thinking and feeling in order to eradicate the German Volk, and thereby making it easier to dominate.
Our German Volk will only be able to successfully resist those dangerous influences by protecting the purity of its spiritual-moral-religious character and transmits it to its youth."
Because Christianity is, according to this decree, "inseparably bound" to being German, it's only right that the school day begin with a prayer to
"...ask for help and strength for the liberation of its people and Fatherland by the Almighty Father in Heaven"
When questioned what Frick means by "foreign and racially foreign forces," he answers, "the Jews."
The response is not universally positive — some schools adopt prayers and some do not.