Germany's Socialist Mayors Given Leaves of Absence or Fired as Part of Plan of Nazi Control Hot

Germany's Socialist Mayors Given Leaves of Absence or Fired as Part of Plan of Nazi Control

Wilhelm Frick with Heinrich Himmler

Socialist mayors of Berlin suburbs and other cities around Germany are all given extended "leaves of absence" or dismissed outright. Some are immediately arrested; others flee the country.

The entire government of Bavaria is taken over; the cabinets in Saxony and Baden resign. These actions taken by the central government in Nazi Germany are part of Hitler's plan to unify all government throughout Germany under Nazi control.

Minister of Interior Wilhelm Frick announces:

"When the Reichstag convenes on Mach 21, Communists will be kept from the session by the most urgen and useful duties. These gentlemen must agin get accustomed to fruitful work.

We will give them a chance to make good in detention camps. When they become useful members of the nation we will welcome them back as fellow citizens. Otherwise we will know how to keep them harmless."
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