Order Banning the Emigration
of Jews from the Reich
(October 23, 1941)
Reich Security Main Office (Reichssicherheitshauptamt)
Berlin, October 23, 1941
IV B 4 b(Rz) 2920/41 g (984)
The Officer appointed by the Chief of the Security Police and
the SD for Belgium and France
SS Brigadefuehrer Thomas
Re: Emigration of Jews
The Reichsfuehrer SS and Chief of the German Police has decreed that the emigration of Jews is to be prevented, taking effect immediately. (Evacuation Aktionen will remain unaffected.)
I request that the internal German Authorities concerned in the area of service there may be informed of this order.
Permission for the emigration of individual Jews can only be approved in single very special cases; for instance, in the event of a genuine interest on the part of the Reich, and then only after a prior decision has been obtained from the Reich Security Main Office.
Yad Vashem Archives, TR-3/1209.
Source: Yad Vashem