12 November 1938
The hostile attitude of the Jewry towards the German people and Reich, which does not even shrink back from committing cowardly murder, makes a decisive defense and a harsh punishment (expiation) necessary. I order, therefore, by virtue of the decree concerning the execution of the 4-year Plan of 18 Oct. 1936 (RGB1. I, page 887) as follows:
On the Jews of German nationality as a whole has been imposed the payment of a contribution of 1,000,000,000 Reichsmark to the German Reich.
Provisions for the implementation are issued by the Reich-Minister of Finance in agreement with the Reich-Ministers concerned.
Berlin, 12 November 1938.
The Commissioner for the Four Year Plan
Goering General Field-Marshal