Regulation Requiring Jews
To Change Their Names

(August 17, 1938)


Second Regulation for the Implementation of the
Law Regarding the Changing of Family Names and Given Names

§ 2

1) Insofar as Jews have given names other than those which they are permitted to bear according to § 1,* they are required as from January 1, 1939, to take an additional given name; males will take the given name Israel, females the given name Sara....

Berlin, August 17, 1938

The Reich Minister of the Interior

signed for Dr. Stuckart

The Reich Minister of Justice

Dr. Guertner

Reichsgesetzblatt, I, 1938, p. 1044.

* The reference is to conspicuously Jewish names, which were published in a separate list.


Source: Yad Vashem