- Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression
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Translation of document 3334-PS
OFFICIAL GAZETTE FOR THE OCCUPIED DUTCH
[Verordnungsblatt fuer die besetzten
Part 42, Page 761.
Decree of the Reich Commissioner for the occupied
Dutch Territories concerning the employment of
Germans in Jewish households.
By virtue of section 5 of the edict of the Fuehrer
on the execution of governmental authority in the
Netherlands of 18 May 1940 (RGBI. I. S. 118) I
(1) German Nationals of German or related blood cannot be
employed in households of which a Jew is the head, nor in
of which a Jew is a permanent or temporary member
for a non-interrupted period of more than four
(2) In the sense of paragraph 1 are considered as Jews,
those who according to the regulation of section 4 of decree
Nr. 189/1940 concerning the registration of enterprises, are
Jews or are considered as such. Employed in a household are
those who, in order to work there, are entirely or partially
temporarily or continuously a member of the household for
those who perform daily household work or other daily work
directly or indirectly connected with the household without
being a member thereof.
(3) In exception to the regulations set forth in section 1,
employment based on an existing agreement is permissible:
(1) from the time this decree becomes effective until 1
(2) from the date on which occurs the fact confirming the
regulation according to section 1 until the earliest date on
which the employer can terminate the contract, however for a
maximum of 30 days only.
(1) Contracts are void inasmuch as they contain the
obligation for employment forbidden according to section 1.
(2) The fact that the definitions of section 1 paragraph
can or will be applied to a contract, does not set forth an
important reason for the employer in the sense of article
1639.P, section 1 or the Netherlands civil law.
(1) Employment of German Nationals violating the law of
section 1 will be punished with imprisonment up to one year
and a fine up to ten thousand guilders or one of these
(2) The prosecution of a person not of German or Netherland
nationality nor stateless requires the consent of the Reich
commissioner for the occupied Netherland territories.
(3) Deeds according to section 1 are punishable offenses in
the sense of paragraph 2 section 2 of the decree Nr5.
52/1940 of the German jurisdiction for penal cases.
The Reich commissioner for the occupied Netherland
territories may grant exemptions of the
regulations of this decree.
This decree becomes effective on the day of its
The Hague, 19 December 1940
The Reich commissioner for the
occupied Dutch Territories