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(1948)

Four Power Agreement on Denazification of Germany, fourth session of Council of Foreign Ministers, Moscow, 1947,   p. 137 PDF (361.1 KB)


Page 137

DENAZIFICATION
ANNEX   M
FOURTH SESSION OF CFM, MOSCOW, 1947
AGREED SUBJECT: Denazification (Part I, 2., CFW/47/W/148)
ORIGIN
:  Report of Deputy for Germany
FOUR POWER AGREMENT
The Control Council is directed
(1)  To take all appropriate me asures to hasten the process of Denazification
throughout Germany in accordance with Control Council Directives Nos. 24
and 38.
(2)  To complete as soon as possible the removal of former active Nazis and
militarists from public and semi-public office and from positions of responsibility
in important private undertakings and to study the possibility of fixing
a date for
the completion of this process.
(3) To take all measures necessary to ensure that only those individuals
are
employed in v judicial capacity or as public prosecutors who are considered
by
reason of their political and moral qualities to be capable of assisting
the develop-
ment of genuine democratic institutions in Germany.
(4) To concentrate upon and to hasten the bringing to trial of war criminals,
members of Nazi criminal organizations and of active supporters of the Nazi
regime,
without requiring the indiscriminate trial of the mass of nominal members
of the Nazi
Party.
(5) To take action in the near future through Zone Conmanders to devolve
upon
the appropriate German authorities responsibility for carrying out Control
Council
Directives Nos. 24 and 38, by passing the necessary German legislation and
to ensure
through the Zone Comr-ianders that the effect of the legislation so passed
is such as
to produce uniform treatment of all former Nazis and militarists corresponding
to
their degree of responsibility, while at the same time giving the German
authorities
discretion as to the precise methods by which they carry out this task.
(Page 2; CFM/47/4/148)
NOTE: The recommendations and decisions confirmed or taken by the Council
of Foreign
Ministers are transmitted to the Control Council for Germany and to the Command-
ers-in-Chief of the occupation forces of Germany for appropriate action within
their spheres of competence.
(Psge 4; CFM/47/W148)
ACTION TAKEN BY CFI:
Referred to Control Council as Directive for Action
APRIL 1948
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