Sept. 17, 1940

Decree concerning the Treatment of the Property of Citizens of the Former Polish State [Germany / Occupied Poland]: “By virtue of the decree concerning the execution of the Four-Year Plan…it is decreed as follows for the territory of the Greater German Reich, including the incorporated Eastern Territories: Section 2. (1) Sequestration shall be ordered in connection with the property of: a) Jews b) Persons who have fled or are not merely temporarily absent. (2) Sequestration may be ordered: a) If the property is required for the public welfare, particularly in the interest of Reich defense or the strengthening of Germanism…”
Lemkin, Raphael: “Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation, Analysis of Government, Proposals for Redress.” pp. 506-512 ADD RESEARCHER/DATE