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The Volksgesetzbuch was the attempt of Third Reich jurists in the Akademie für deutsches Recht to replace the Bürgerliche Gesetzbuch by a civil law code aligned with the principles of National Socialism.

The project was terminated in 1944 by Reich Minister of Justice, and head of the Akademie, Otto Georg Thierack.


  • (German) Gert Brüggemeier: Oberstes Gesetz ist das Wohl des deutschen Volkes. In: Juristenzeitung, pp. 45 (1990), S. 24–28, ISSN 0022-6882