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The Reich Leader SS and Chief of the German Police
Subject: Establishment of a New Main Office.
1. With effect from 3 April 1939 the Office of the Administrative Chief of the SS will be raised to the status of Main Office in the Reich Leadership.
2. The new Main Office will be called: "Main Office Administration and Economy" abbreviated: "V and W Main Office".
3. The Administrative and Economic Main Office is a main office like the other Main Offices of the Reich Leadership SS (SS Main Office, SD Main Office, Race and Settlement Main Office, Constabulary Police [Ordnungspolizei] Main Office, and Security Police Main Office).
4. The chief of the Administrative and Economic Main Office in the Reich Leadership SS will at the same time be chief of the Main Office Budget and Buildings of the Reich Leader SS and chief of the German Police in the Reich Ministry of the Interior (Ministerialdirektor). His activities as such will be dependent on the organization of the work of the office. The tasks of the SD connected with politics and intelligence service will not be affected (Administration and Economy).
The Reich Leader SS
[Signed] H. HIMMLER
Certified true copy:
BY ORDER OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE CHIEF OF THE SS
SS Obersturmfuehrer and Adjutant
[Stamp] SS Race and Settlement Main Office
No...........19 April 1939
Trials of the War Criminals before the Nuernberg Military Tribunals under Control Council Law No. 10
Nuernberg October 1946-April 1949
Washington, DC : Government Printing Office, 1950