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The Reich's government has enacted the following law which is hereby proclaimed:
The Public officials and the soldiers of the armed forces have to take an oath of service on entering service.
1. The oath of service of public officials will be:
"I swear: I shall be loyal and obedient to Adolf Hitler, the Fuehrer of the German Reich and people; respect the laws, and fulfill my official duties conscientiously, so help me God."
2. The oath of service of the soldiers of the armed forces will be:
"I swear by God this sacred oath, that I will render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, the Fuehrer of the German Reich and people, supreme commander of the armed forces, and will be ready as a brave soldier to risk my life at any time for this oath."
Officials already in service are to be given the oath without delay according to Art. 2, number 1.
The law on attestation of officials and of soldiers of the armed forces of 1 Dec. 1933 (RGBl. I. P. 1016) and the decree of the second of the same month (RGBl. I. P. 1017) are rescinded.Berlin, 20 August 1934.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