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The popular referendum and the Reichstag election of November 12, 1933 have proven that the German people have attained an indestructible internal unity superior to all internal subdivisions of political character.
Consequently, the Reichstag has enacted the following law which is hereby promulgated with the unanimous vote of the Reichstag after ascertaining that the requirements of the Reich Constitution have been met:
Popular assemblies [Volksvertretungen] of the "Laender" shall be abolished.
(1) The sovereign powers [Hoheitsrechte] of the "Laender" are transferred to the Reich.
(2) The "Laender" governments are placed under the Reich government.
The Reich governors are placed under the administrative supervision of the Reich Minister of Interior.
The Reich Government may issue new constitutional laws.
The Reich Minister of Interior may administer the necessary legal and administrative regulations for the execution of the law.
This law shall be effective on the day of its promulgation.Berlin, 30 January 1934.
Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression Volume IV
Office of the United States Chief Counsel for Prosecution of Axis Criminality
Washington, DC : United States Government Printing Office, 1946