- Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression
- Vol. VI
Translation of document 3468-PS
DOCUMENTS OF GERMAN POLITICS
[Dokumente der Deutschen Politik]
1939, Part 2, Berlin, 1940, Pages 674-692.
129. First Decree Of The Governor General Dr. Frank Of
October 26, 1939 Concerning The Establishment Of The
Administration Of The Occupied Polish Territories.
On the basis of article 5, paragraph 1 of the decree of the
Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor of October 12 1939, concerning
the administration of the occupied Polish territories I
The General-Government for the occupied territories includes
the territories occupied by German troops, insofar as they
are not incorporated into the German Reich.
The Headquarters of the Governor General is in Krakow.
(1) The Chief of the Office of the Governor General and the
Senior SS and Police Leader are directly subordinated to the
Governor General and his deputy.
(2) Divisions for work on the various administrative
branches will be formed in the office of the Governor
(3) The Commanders of the Police and the Commander of the SD
are subordinated to the Senior SS and Police Leader.
The General-Government is divided into four districts:
Krakow, Lublin, Radom and Warsaw.
(1) At the head of the districts is the District Chief. The
District Chief directs the entire administration of the
district in the name of the Governor General.
(2) The Chief of the office of the District Chief and the SS
and Police Leader are directly subordinated to the District
(1) The districts are divided into Landkreise and
Stadtkreise. At the head of the Landkreise is the
Kreishauptmann. He directs the entire administration of the
(2) Special regulations are issued concerning the
administration of the cities and communities.
The General-Government is the holder of special rights and
obligations. It is represented by the Governor General and
the authorities empowered by him.
(1) The hitherto existing Polish law remains in effect,
insofar as it is not contrary to the taking over of the
administration by the German Reich and the exercising of
military rights of sovereignty.
(2) The Law effected by the Supreme Commander of the Army
and Offices empowered by him remains in force, insofar as it
has not become void of application through establishment of
the General Government.
The official language in the General Government is German.
The Polish language is permitted.
(1) The decrees of the Governor General w ill be announced
in the official gazette for the occupied Polish territories
in the German and Polish languages. The German text is
authoritative for the interpretation.
(2) The decrees go into effect, insofar as nothing else is
defined, the day after their announcement.
130. Degree by Governor General Dr. Frank of 26 October,
1929 concerning the establishment of the judiciary in the
On the basis of Art. 5, Par. 1, of the decree by the Fuehrer
and Reich Chancellor of 12 October 1939, concerning the
administration of the occupied Polish territory, I decree.
In the General-Government German and Polish court procedure
(1) The task of the German court procedure is to punish the
attacks on the safety and reputation of the German Reich and
its people, as w ell as on the lives, health, and the
property of German national adherents.
(2) The German national adherents are subjected to German
court procedure in their entire relations with judicial
(3) The sentences of the German courts are passed in the
name of the German people.
Legally enforceable decisions of a Polish court may be
subjected to an investigation by the German judges.
The German judge may hand the case over to the German court
procedure by voiding the sentence.
The courts shall assume their activity after the territorial
borders of the General-Government have been definitely
The rules necessary for the execution of these decrees are
released by the executive of the judicial department in the
office of the General Government.
131a. Decree of Governor General Dr. Frank of 26 October
1939, concerning the introduction of forced labor among the
Polish population of the General Government.
(5) Through Art. 1 of the decree of 14 December 1939,
concerning the execution of forced labor among the Polish
population in the General Government. (Verordnungsblatt
G.G.P.Sp. 224), the Chiefs of the district were authorized
"to extend the forced labor among the Polish residents in
the General Government to youths between the fourteenth and
131b. Decree of Governor General Dr. Frank of 26 October
1939 concerning the establishment of forced labor for the
Jewish population of the General-Government.
On the basis of Article 5 Paragraph 1 of the decree of the
Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor of 12 October 39 concerning the
administration of the occupied Polish territories I decree:
For the Jews domiciled in the General-Government forced
labor, is established, to take effect immediately for this
purpose the Jews are to be concentrated into Forced Labor
The regulations required for the execution of this decree
are issued by the Senior SS and Police Leader. He can fix
territories east of the Vistula where the execution of this
decree is not carried out.
134. Decree of the Governor General Dr. Frank as of 23
November 1938, concerning the markings of Jews and Jewesses
in the General Government.
On the basis of Art. 5, Par. 1, by the Fuehrer and
Reichschancellor as of 12 October 1939, concerning the
administration of the occupied Polish territory
(Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 2077), I order
All Jews and Jewesses who are residing in the General
Government and who are over ten years of age are required
from 1 December 1939 on to wear on the right sleeve of their
clothing a white band at least ten centimeters in width
marked with the Star of Zion.
These armbands are to be procured by the Jews and Jewesses
themselves and marked with the corresponding sign.
(1) Violations are punished by imprisonment.
(2) The Special Courts are competent for the trial.
The necessary rules for its execution are released by the
executive of the Department of Internal Administration in
the office of the General Government.
135. Decree of the Governor General Dr. Frank of 23 Nov 39
concerning the specification of businesses within the
Based upon Article 5, Par. I of the Decree of the Fuehrer
and Reichschancellor of 12 October 1939 concerning the
administration of the occupied Polish areas
(Reichsgesetzblatt I, pp. 2077) I decree:
Businesses whose owners are Germans have to be identified as
German businesses. They may also carry Polish firm names.
Businesses whose owners are Poles have to carry Polish firm
names. They may also be provided with a German firm name.
Jewish businesses-are to be identified with the Star of Zion
in such a manner that it will be plainly visible from the
street; they are not allowed German firm names.
(1) Violations will be punished by imprisonment.
(2) The Special Courts are competent for the trial.