20 Dokumente der deutschen Politik, Vol. IV. The ideas on the 'basic teaching of National Socialist legal thinking and its five great tasks of legal organisation'. In this context the Reich Minister of Justice, Thierack, characterised judges 'as immediate assistants of the State Directorate'; see Richterbrief, No. 1, October 1942, quoted by Jacobsen and Jochmann, 'ausgewahlte dokumente'.