Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression Volume IV
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Second Edict concerning the Reconstruction of the Reich of November 27, 1934.

On the basis of Article 5 of the law concerning the reconstruction of the Reich of January 30, 1934 (Reichsgesetzblatt I page 75) it is ordered in agreement with the Prussian Minister-President:

Article 1

Up to the execution of the reorganization of the Reich, the Prussian Provincial governors [Oberpraesidenten] are, in the Provinces over which they have jurisdiction, simultaneously representatives of the Reich government.

Article 2

The provincial governors [Oberpraesidenten] are empowered to receive instructions from all Reich and federal state authorities as well as from offices supervised by permanent Reich or State public-legal corporations, within the Province, and to call their attention to the authoritative viewpoints and the consequently necessary measures as well as effect temporary regulations in case of danger in delay. These rights they may not transfer to their supplementary officials; their representatives may only practice those rights, when the provincial governors are hindered not merely for a short time in the observation of their business.

Article 3

The Reich ministers may in the execution of Reich missions furnish directly with instructions the Prussian provincial governors and council heads without prejudice to the supervision of the Civil Service of the Reich and Prussian Ministers of the Interior.

Berlin, November 27, 1934.

The Minister of Interior for the Reich and Prussia.
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

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