The author discusses occupational retraining efforts undertaken by Jewish organizations in Germany. Before 1933, he explains, retraining was undertaken in order to convince non-Jews that Jews were capable of agriculture and other manual labor. Following the implementation of racist (Nazi) policies in 1933, which caused many Jewish professionals to become unemployed, these retraining efforts became practical necessities. These programs have been successful at training young German Jews in new trades, the author reports, but it is likely that many Jews will no longer be able to make a living in Germany. Many Jews are considering emigration, he reports. Writing in 1935, the author calls the time in which he writes "the most critical phase of [German Jewish] history.