„On March 19, 1945 Hitler issued a general order that all military, industrial, transportation and communication installations as well as all stores in Germany must be destroyed in order to prevent them from falling intact into the hands of the enemy. The measures were to be carried out by the military with the help of the Nazi gauleiters and "commissars for defense."“
— William L. Shirer, livro The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
"All directives opposing this," the order concluded, "are invalid."
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1960)