Letter from the State Commissioner for the Police System in Hessen, Carmstadt, April 1933
Darmstadt, April 19, 1933
The State Commissioner
for the Police System in Hessen
Zu Nr. M.D.J. 5029
Re.: "International Bible Students Association"
The propaganda of the "International Bible Students Association" (also "Bible Students Witness Jehovah") has repeatedly led to disturbance of public security and order. Moreover, the association is suspected of having connections to Marxist parties. Based on the decree of Mr. Reichspräsident for the Protection of People and State dated February 28, 1933, I ban all congregations of members of the association and every propaganda of the same, especially the distribution of printed matter. Whatever is necessary to carry out the ban has to be taken care of.
[two illegible signatures]
the Circuit Offices, State
Police Offices, Mayor's Offices
Bingen, Alzey, and Gosenheim, as well as
the Central Police Station.