The Holocaust Historiography Project

Partial translation of document 3616-PS

        OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF THE MILITARY COMMANDER IN
                 BELGIUM AND NORTHERN FRANCE

   [VOBL -  Verordnungsblatt des Militaerbefehlshabers in
                           Belgien
             und Nordfrankreich] 1942, page 865.

     Decree on the prohibition to establish and enlarge
                       enterprises and
       on shutting down enterprises of 30 March 1942.

                         Section 2.

The chief of military administration may regulate, if the
general economic situation or the special needs of a
specific branch of economy demand it, the extent and manner
of the exploitation of existing enterprises and plants as
well in order that industrial enterprises and plants are to
be shut down completely or partially.