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.
Joint chiefs of staff directive to commander in chief of U. S. forces of occupation regarding the Military Government of Germany (JCS 1067/6) (excerpt), 26 April 1945, pp. 14-16 PDF (1.4 MB)
DENAZIFICATION ANNEX A JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF DIUCTIVE TO COMI0PA DiN CH.U.F OF U. S. MVRCE OF OCUPTIONR RGDING TEL~ MiLTARY ggoVREnMF OF GErMAN (Excerpt) 6. a. A proclamation dissolving the Nazi party, its formations affil. iated associations and supervised organizations, and all Nlzi public institutions which were set up as instruments of party domination, and prohibiting their re- vival in any form, should be promulgated by the Control Council. You will assure the prompt effectuation of that policy in your zone and will make every effort to prevent the reconstitution of any such organization in underground, disguised or secret form. Responsibility for continuing desirable non-political social services of dissolved party-organizations may be transferred by the Control Council to appropriate central agencies and by you to appropriate local agencies. b. The laws purporting to establish the political structure of National Socialism and the basis of the Hitler regime and all laws, decrees and regulations which establish discriminations on grounds of race, nationality, creed or political opinions should be abrogated by the Control Council. You will render them inoperative in your zone. c. All members of the Nazi party who have been more than nominal par- ticipants in its activities, all active supporters of Nazism or militarism and all other persons hostile to Allied purposes will be removed and excluded from public office and from positions of importance in quasi-public and private enterprises such as (1) civic, economic and labor organizations, (2) corporations and other organiza- bions in which the German government or subdivisions have a major financial interest, (3) industry, commerce, agriculture, and finance, (4) education, and (5) the press, publishing houses and other agencies disseminating news and propaganda. Persons are to be treated as more than nominal participants in party activities and as active supporters of Nazism or militarism when they have (1) held office or otherwise been active at any level from local to national in the party and its subordinate organi- zations, or in organizations which further militaristic doctrines, (2) authorized or participated affirmatively in any Nazi crimes, racial persecutions or discrimina- tions (3) been avowed believers in Nazism or racial and militaristic creed, or (4) voluntarily given substantial moral or material support or political assistance of any kind to the Nazi party or Nazi officials and leaders. No such persons shall be retained in any of the categories of employment listed above because of administra- tive necessity convenience or expediency. d. Property, real and personal, owned or controlled by the Nazy party, its formations, affiliated associations and supervised organizations, and by all persons subject to arrest under the provisions of paragraph 8, and found within your zone, will be taken under your control pending a decision by the Control Council or higher authority as to its eventual disposition. e. All archives, monuments and museums of Nazi inception, or which are devoted to the perpetuation of German militarism will be taken under your control and their properties held pending decision as to their disposition by. the Control Council. f. You will make special efforts to preserve from destruction and take under your control records, plans, books, documents, papers, files, and scientific, industrial and other information and data belonging to or controlled by the followings APRIL 1948 - 14 -
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