Sept. 27, 1940

Order concerning Measures against the Jews, September 27, 1940, in Occupied France [Germany / Occupied France]: “By Virtue of the authority vested in me by the Fuhrer and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, I hereby order as follows: Section 1. In the occupied territory any person will be considered a Jew who is or has been a member of the Jewish faith or who has more than two Jewish grandparents. Grandparents are to be considered as Jewish if they are or have been members of the Jewish faith. Section 2. Jews who have fled from the occupied territory are forbidden to return to the same. Section 3. Not later than October 20, 1940, every Jew shall be required to apply to the Subprefect (Sous-prefet) of the district (arrondissement) in which he has his residence or usually lives, for registration in the Register of Jews. …Section 4. Any business, that is, any enterprise conducted for purposes of profit, whose owner or lessees are Jews, must be designated as a Jewish business in the German and French languages. Section 5. The residents of the Jewish religious communities shall be required to submit, on request, to the French authorities, any evidentiary documents which may be material to the enforcement of this order. Section 6. Violations of this order will be punishable by imprisonment and/or fine. In addition, forfeiture of the property of the violator may be ordered. Section 7. This order shall take effect as of the day of publication. On behalf of the Supreme Commander of the Army: The Chief of the Military Administration in France.”
Lemkin, Raphael: “Axis Rule in Occupied Europe: Laws of Occupation, Analysis of Government, Proposals for Redress.” p. 395