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As a historic interested German I can say you, that Hindenburg has two very difficult faces in the German history. The first one is the Hero who saved Eastern Germany from the russian hordes in the first world war, and democratic elected president. Although he was monarchist and disliked the Weimar republic, he respected the constitution and did nothing prohibitted. The other face is that he appointed Hitler for Reichskanzler. But you have to know that he was very senile and influenced by people like his son. Hindenburg himself, the aristocratic General Field Marshal of his Majesty the Emperor and King of Prussia, disliked Hitler, the "bohemian private" really. When Hitler wished to be appointed, Hindenburg said "He wants to be chancellor? He might be minister of postal service. Then he is able to lick me from behind, like on the post marks" (Hindenburg was builded up on these as head of state). On the other side he ruled with decrees and signed the decrees from Hitler. So he is a controversy discussed person in the German history. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 14:44, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
The left-justified image with the caption "Hindenburg at a radio microphone, January 1932" appears to be partially obscured by the text from a block quote. Does anyone else have this formatting issue? Sire TRM (talk) 20:08, 28 February 2011 (UTC)
I added to the entry the historical correspondence between Hindenburg and Hitler concerning the threatment of Jewish World War I veterans and its interesting to see how Hindenburg seems not to have held anti-semitic feelings, despite the fact that he didnt opposed most anti-Jewish Nazi legislation. This is the source I used: . Hindenburg shows no hostility to the Jews: "Recently, a whole series of cases has been reported to me in which judges, lawyers, and officials of the Judiciary who are disabled war veterans and whose record in office is flawless, have been forcibly sent on leave, and are later to be dismissed for the sole reason that they are of Jewish descent./ It is quite intolerable for me personally...that Jewish officials who were disabled in the war should suffer such treatment, [especially] as, with the express approval of the government, I addressed a Proclamation to the German people on the day of the national uprising, March 21, in which I bowed in reverence before the dead of the war and remembered in gratitude the bereaved families of the war dead, the disabled, and my old comrades at the front. I am certain, Mr. Chancellor, that you share this human feeling, and request you, most cordially and urgently, to look into this matter yourself, and to see to it that there is some uniform arrangement for all branches of the public service in Germany. As far as my own feelings are concerned, officials, judges, teachers and lawyers who are war invalids, fought at the front, are sons of war dead, or themselves lost sons in the war should remain in their positions unless an individual case gives reason for different treatment. If they were worthy of fighting for Germany and bleeding for Germany, then they must also be considered worthy of continuing to serve the Fatherland in their professions...." Mistico (talk) 16:39, 20 October 2012 (UTC)