The so-called Göring's regulation of February 27, 1940: the disbanding of Polish organizations in Germany
On February 27, 1940, a regulation of the Council of Ministers for the Defense of the Reich, referred to by some as the "Göring regulation", banned Polish minority organizations in Germany. Considerable confusion surrounds this document. It has been wrongfully claimed that the regulation deprived Poles living in Germany of the status of a national minority. Such uncertainty warrants a more thorough examination. A full English version of the regulation is provided below.