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Documents on Germany, 1944-1959 : background documents on Germany, 1944-1959, and a chronology of political developments affecting Berlin, 1945-1956
(1959)

Protocol on zones of occupation and administration of the "Greater Berlin" area, September 12, 1944,   pp. 1-3 PDF (1.2 MB)


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DOCUMENTS ON GERMANY, 19 4 4-5 9
thence along the western frontier of Anhalt; thence along
the western frontier of the Prussian province of Saxony and
the western frontier of Thuringia to where the latter meets
the Bavarian frontier; then eastwards along the northern
frontier of Bavaria to the 1937 Czechoslovakian frontier, will
be occupied by armed forces of the U.S.S.R., with the excep-
tion of the Berlin area, for which a special system of occupa-
tion is provided below.
North-Western Zone (as shown on the annexed map "A")
The territory of Germany situated to the west of the line
defined above, and bounded on the south by a line drawn
from the point where the western frontier of Thuringia meets
the frontier of Bavaria; thence westwards along the southern
frontiers of the Prussian provinces of Hessen-Nassau and
Rheinprovinz to where the latter meets the frontier of France
will be occupied by armed forces of * * *
South-Western Zone (as shown on the annexed map "A")
All the remaining territory of Western Germany situated
to the south of the line defined in the description of the
North-Western Zone will be occupied by armed forces
of * * *
The frontiers of States (Lander) and Provinces within
Germany, referred to in the foregoing descriptions of the
zones, are those which existed after the coming into effect of
the decree of 25th June, 1941 (published in the Reichsgesetz-
blatt, Part I, No. 72, 3rd July, 1941).
Berlin Area (as shown on the annexed 4 sheets of map "B")
The Berlin area (by which expression is understood the
territory of "Greater Berlin" as defined by the Law of the
27th April, 1920) will be jointly occupied by armed forces
of the U.S.A., U.K., and U.S.S.R., assigned by the respective
Commanders-in-Chief. For this purpose the territory of
"Greater Berlin" will be divided into the following three
parts:
North-Eastern part of "Greater Berlin" (districts of
Pankow, Prenzlauerberg, Mitte, Weissensee, Friedrich-
shain, Lichtenberg, Treptow, Kbpenick) will be occupied
by the forces of the U.S.S.R.:
North-Western part of "Greater Berlin" (districts of
Reinickendorf, Wedding, Tiergarten, Charlottenburg,
Spandau, Wilmersdorf) will be occupied by the forces
of * * *
Southern part of "Greater Berlin" (districts of Zehlen-
dorf, Steglitz, Schoneberg, Kreuzberg, Tempelhof,
Neuk6lln) will be occupied by the forces of * * *
The boundaries of districts within "Greater Berlin", re-
ferred to in the foregoing descriptions, are those which existed
after the coming into effect of the decree published on 27th
March, 1938 (Amtsblatt der Reichshauptstadt Berlin No. 13
of 27th March, 1938, page 215).
3. The occupying forces in each of the three zones into which
Germany is divided will be under a Commander-in-Chief desig-
nated by the Government of the country whose forces occupy that
zone.


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