(Gesetz zum Schutze des deutschen Blutes)
Gist of the law: Forbidding marriages and extramarital relations between Jews and "Aryans"
Document Number: 2000-PS
Date: 15 Sep 1935
Reichsgesetzblatt-Page: I.1146
Signed by: Hitler, Frick, Guertner, Hess

PARTIAL TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT 2000—PS

1935 REICHSGESETZBLATT, PART I, NO. 100, PAGE 1146.

Law for the Protection of German Blood and German Honor of 15 September 1935

Thoroughly convinced by the knowledge that the purity of German blood is essential for the further existence of the German people and animated by the inflexible will to safe-guard the German nation for the entire future, the Reichstag has re-

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solved upon the following law unanimously, which is promulgated herewith :

Section 1
1. Marriages between Jews and nationals of German or kindred blood are forbidden. Marriages concluded in defiance of this law are void, even if, for the purpose of evading this law, they are concluded abroad.
2. Proceedings for annulment may be initiated only by the Public Prosecutor.

Section 2
Relation outside marriage between Jews and nationals of German or kindred blood are forbidden.

Section 3
Jews will not be permitted to employ female nationals of German or kindred blood in their household.

Section 4
1. Jews are forbidden to hoist the Reichs and national flag and to present the colors of the Reich.
2. On the other hand they are permitted to present the Jewish colors. The exercise of this authority is protected by the State.

Section 5
1. A person who acts contrary to the prohibition of section 1 will be punished with hard labor.
2. A person who acts contrary to the prohibition of section 2 will be punished with imprisonment or with hard labor.
3. A person who acts contrary to the provisions of sections 3 or 4 will be punished with imprisonment up to a year and with a fine or with one of these penalties.

Section 6
The Reich Minister of the Interior in agreement with the Deputy of the Fuehrer, and the Reich Minister of Justice will issue the legal and administrative regulations which are required for the implementation and supplementation of this law.

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Section 7
The law will become effective on the day after the promulgation, section 3 however only on 1 January 1936.

Nurnberg, the 15 September 1935 at the Reich Party Rally of freedom.

The Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor
Adolf Hitler

The Reich Minister of Interior
Frick

The Reich Minister of Justice
Dr. Guertner

The Deputy of the Fuehrer
R. Hess
Reich Minister without portfolio

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