Mar. 15, 1938

Decree issued by Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler [Germany / Occupied Austria]: “Decree of the Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor concerning the Administration of the Oath to the Officials of the Province of Austria, March 15, 1938. …Section 3. The officials at present in office shall be sworn in forthwith in accordance with Section 2. Jewish officials shall not be sworn in. Section 4. A person is Jewish if he is descended from at least three racially full-blooded Jewish grandparents. A grandparent is automatically considered a full-blooded Jew if he belonged to the Jewish congregation. A Jewish half-breed descended from two full-blooded Jewish grandparents is considered a Jew: a. If he belonged to the Jewish congregation on September 16, 1935, or became a member of it thereafter. b. If he was married to a Jew on September 16, 1935, or entered into marriage with one thereafter. …Section 7. This decree shall enter into force on the day of its proclamation. Vienna, March 15, 1938. Adolf Hitler, Fuehrer and Reich Chancellor.”
“Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression Volume IV Document No. 2311-PS.” No author.; Accessed online 10/17/2012