There is no independence of law against National Socialism. Say to yourselves at every decision which you make: "How would the Führer decide in my place?" In every decision ask yourselves: "Is this decision compatible with the National Socialist conscience of the German people?" Then you will have a firm iron foundation which, allied with the unity of the National Socialist People's State and with your recognition of the eternal nature of the will of Adolf Hitler, will endow your own sphere of decision with the authority of the Third Reich, and this for all time.
Hans Frank (1900–1946), German Nazi politician. Speech, 1936, to jurists. Quoted in William L. Shirer, "Justice in the Third Reich," ch. 8, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1959).
Frank was at the time commissioner of justice and president of the German Law Academy; later he became governor-general of Poland, where he established concentration camps and conducted a policy of persecution and extermination.