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