Memorandum for: Mr. Justice Jackson / Subject: Basic Decrees to be considered in Annex to Indictment / Office of U.S. Chief of Counsel / APO 403 / U.S. Army Some Decrees in Addition to Those in British List of 24 September 1945 Which Committee May Wish to Recommend For Inclusion in Indictment or For Use as Evidence / Office of U.S. Chief of Counsel / APO 403 / U.S. Army / Documentation Division British List of Documents Required to Prove Nazi Creation of Totalitarian State / Office of U.S. Chief of Counsel / APO 403 / U.S. Army / Documentation Division
28 February 1933; 21 March 1933; 7 April 1933; 26 April 1933; 26 May 1933; 14 July 1933; 22 September 1933; 2 February 1934; 2 July 1934; 1 August 1934; 16 March 1935; 15 September 1935; 12 November 1938; 27 September 1939; 17 September 1940; 24 September 1945; et al.
This section comprises Robert Storey's memo explaining the genesis of the list of German decrees deemed by the Document Division and the British Staff as essential to prosecuting the Indictment; and the separate American and British lists of these decrees. The titles are given in German with English translation, along with their respective enactment dates and a brief description. The American list is partly organized in chronological order; the British list is organized by categories (see Keywords, below). The earliest decree included is the Verordnung of 28 February 1933, which "suspended civil liberty provisions of [the] Weimar Constitution" (p.1, British list). The latest decree included is the Erlass des Fuehrers of 10 May 1943, "concerning the legislative power of Government" (p.4, British list). The "NB" on the final page of the document points out that "This list of legislation makes no pretense at being complete. It includes only the major measures adopted by the Nazis for controlling German life" (p.7, British list). This document is a typewritten copy of very good to adequate quality on slightly browning, stable paper.