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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.
no. 34 (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)


Page 14

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
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