- Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression
- Volume VI
Translation of document 3340-PS
OFFICIAL GAZETTE FOR THE OCCUPIED DUTCH
TERRITORIES, YEAR 1941
[Verordnungsblatt fuer die besetzten
Gebiete] Part 8, Page 137.
First Order of the Reich Commissioner for the
Territories concerning Extraordinary Measures of a
Constitutional and Administrative Nature,
March 1, 1941
Pursuant to Section 3 of the decree of the Fuehrer
concerning the exercise of governmental authority
in the Netherlands of May 18, 1940 (RGB1, I, p.
778), I hereby order as follows:
The following provisions shall apply to the
Administration of those communities for which the
Reich Commissioner for the occupied Netherlands
territories shall deem their application
(1) The municipal Councils, the Joint Boards of the Mayors
and Aldermen, and all other municipal boards or commissions
shall be and hereby are dissolved.
(2) The powers, provisions, and duties vested in or imposed
upon the agencies dissolved in accordance with subsection 1
by virtue of statue or contractual provisions and the
official powers and duties of the mayor shall be vested in a
(3) The dissolution of the Joint of the Mayor and Aldermen
shall not affect the remaining activities of the Aldermen
within the municipal administration unless it shall be
otherwise provided in a specific instance.
The Government Commissioner shall, with regard to
his official duties, be subject to the supervision
of the Provincial Commission and the Secretary
General in the Ministry of the Interior who may
issue instructions binding on him.
(1) Section I, No. 3, subsection I of Section 2, and
Section 3 of Order No. 108/1940 (Fourth Order concerning
certain Administrative Measures) shall be made applicable to
the appointment and dismissal of the Government
(2) The Government Commissioner, at his free discretion,
shall appoint and dismiss the aldermen. In provincial
and in communities with more than 50,000
inhabitants the appointment and dismissal by the
Government Commissioner shall be subject to the
consent of the Secretary General in the Ministry
of the Interior.
The Government Commissioner shall appoint no less
than four and no more than eight persons from
among the inhabitants, who shall advise him in the
fulfillment of this official duties. They shall
be designated as “Advisors of the Government
(1) The Reich Commissioner for the occupied Netherlands
territories will be order, determine the municipalities to
which the provisions of his order shall apply.
Rules and regulations necessary for the
enforcement of this order may be issued in the
form of an administrative order.
This order shall take effect as of the date of
The Hague, March 1, 1941.
Reich Commissioner for the Occupied