Hitler said that the Reich Citizenship Law
and Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor were "not anti-Jewish, but pro-German", adding that "the rights of Germans are thereby to be protected against destructive Jewish influences.
44) "First Ordinance to the Reich Citizenship Law
," quoted in Raul Hilberg, ed.
The Reich Citizenship Law established two categories of citizen: Reichsburger and Staatsangehoriger.
In the decrees implementing the Reich Citizenship Law and the BPL, (104) the Nazis created the legal category of Mischling to deal with persons of mixed ancestry.
In stripping all such persons as counted under the law as "Jews" of their German citizenship (an earlier law had already enabled case-by-case "denaturalization"), the new Reich Citizenship Law
afforded the exclusion of the Jews with a certain legal coherence which it would have lacked otherwise.