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Germany (territory Allied occupation, 1945-1955 : U.S. Zone). Office of Military Government. Civil Administration Division. / Denazification, cumulative review. Report, 1 April 1947-30 April 1948.
(1948)

Military Government, Germany, British Zone of Control, Ordinance No. 79 (categorization of less dangerous Nazis),   pp. 142-149 PDF (2.7 MB)


Page 142

DENAZIFICATION_
ANNE 0
RDINANCE No. 79 (BRITISH ZCIE)
Categorisation of less dangerous Nazis
WHER$S by Control Council Directive No. 38 regarding the arrest of War Crimin-
als, Nazis and Militarists and the internment, control and surveillance of
potentially
dangerous Germans it is provided that, in order to make a just determination
of -re-
sponsibility and to mrovide -for the imposition of sanctions, the persons
mentioned
above skould be classified in the five categories specified in the said iArective.
NOW in order to carry into effect the provisions of the said Directive in
regard
to such persons (other than militarists):
IT IS HIEXY ORDED AS FOLLONS: -
ARTICLE I
Composition of Categories
1. The First 3chedule to this Ordinance contains the five categories specified
in Article 1 of Control Council Directive No. 38 and the detailed composition
thereof
for the purpose of this Ordinance.
ARTICLE II
Categorisation of Certain Nazis
2. A German Denazification Panel established by Military Government in pursuance
of Zonal Executive Instrtction No. 3 (Revise) (hereinafter called "a
Panel") shall
finally place in category III, IV and V of the First Schedule hereto, all
persons,
whether or not they are employed or are seeking employment, who: -
(a) appear before them for examination under the provisions of Zonal Execu-
tive Instruction No. 3 (Revise) or other Military Government Instruction,
or
(b) having had their Fragebogen examined prior to the date of this Ordinance,
are referred to them by Military Goverm ent, or
(c) have been released from internmnet and provisionally placed in Category
III, IV or V of the First Schedule hereto.
3. A Panel shall not finally place any person in Category I or II of the
First
Schedule but shall, if it appears to it that any person examined under the
provisions
of paragraph 1 hereof ought to be placed in Category I or II, report all
the facts of
the case to Military Government.
4. A Panel shall not finally place in any category a person who has been
pre-
viously classified as, or appears to it to be, a militarist as defined in
paragraph 2
of Zonal Executive Instruction No. 54, but, if such a person appears before
it, shall
recommend to Military Government that he shall or shall not be removed or
excluded
from office, employment or professional practice.
ARTICLE III
Youth
5. Any person who mas born on or after the 1st January, 1919, shall be placed
in Category V and shall be freed from all restrictions in accordance with
the provi-
sions, of Article VI hereof, unless there is clear evidence to sBow that
he is excep-
tionally dangerous from a political point of view, in which case he shall
be placed
in Category -III.
APRIL 1948
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