Hitler's horrible regime, however, was based on absurd standards. For example, Hitler himself met none of his ideals. Not only was he not blond and blue-eyed, he was short, stubby, and ugly. He wasn't even German, but Austrian, and obsessed with a fear that he might be partly Jewish. Herman Goering, who ranked 2nd to Hitler, had a Jewish field marshal as one of his deputies. When someone complained to Goering about his Jewish deputy, Goering retorted, "I decide who is a Jew and who is an Aryan."
One of Hitler's top henchmen, Hans Frank, whom he tasked with looking through racial records, was partly Jewish, and so were many Nazi and German military officials, including 2 field marshals and 15 generals. Some of them were full or half-Jews to whom Hitler gave a special document that exempted them from the death camps. Altogether, about 150,000 Jewish soldiers fought for Germany. One widely distributed Nazi recruitment poster was captioned, "The Perfect German Soldier." The only problem was that the "Aryan" soldier pictured, Werner Goldberg, was, in reality, half Jewish! He later appeared in a 2006 documentary called Hitler's Jewish Soldiers.