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The procedures were similar during the Reichswehr era, but the standards were much higher. If the Reichsheer candidate passed his Fahnenjunker exam, he was promoted to Faehnrich (senior officer cadet or officer candidate) and sent to the corporals’ course at the infantry school at Dresden, regardless of his branch. Then he took the officers’ examination. If he passed, he was promoted to Oberfaehnrich (roughly equivalent to ensign or senior candidate) and joined the officers’ mess of his regiment.
His suggestion, however, was emphatically rejected. On February 3, 1933, Adolf Hitler said that if France possessed ‘‘statesmen,’’ they would regard German rearmament as a provocation and would immediately launch a preemptive attack against the Reich (exactly as Pilsudski would soon suggest). Until rearmament could be completed, he went on to say, the objective of German foreign policy was to prevent the economic and diplomatic isolation of the Third Reich, as well as to forestall Allied military action, until Germany was militarily prepared to deal with them.
Her husband was aware of this but accepted the situation as a pre-condition to marriage. Furthermore, Frau Milch never engaged in sexual relations with her husband because one of his relatives was insane, and she thought it might be hereditary. According to the so-called investigation, Anton Milch accepted this as well. The entire story is so thin that it is amusing; nevertheless, Milch’s birth certificate was reissued with von Bier listed as the father, and Goering ordered that Milch’s racial background file be sealed, never to be reopened.