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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, supreme commander's area of control, law No. 1 (abrogation of Nazi law),   pp. 42-43 PDF (691.7 KB)


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DENAZIFICATION
ANNEX~ F
MILITARY GOVERNMENT - GEhINANY
SUPREME COWMANIER'S AREA OF CONTROL
Law No. 1
ABROGATION OF NAZI LAW
In order to eliminate from German law and administration within the occupied
territory the policies and doctrines of the National Socialist Party, and
to restore
to the German people the rule of justice and equality before tie law, it
is hereby
ordered:
ARTICLE I
1. The following fundamental Nazi laws enacted since 30 January 1933, together
with all supplementary or subsidiary carrying out laws, decrees or regulations
what-
soever are hereby deprived of effect within the occupied territory:
(a) Law for Protection of National Symbols of 19 May 1933, RGB1 1/285.
(b) Law against the creation of Political Parties of 14 July 1933,
RGB1 1/479.
(c) Law-for securing the unity of Party and State of 1 December 1933,
RGBl 1/1016.
(d) Law concerning insidious attacks against the State and the Party and
for the Protecti-on of Party Uniform of 20 December 1934, RGB1 1/1269.
(e)  Reich Flag Law of 15 September 1935, RGB1 1/1145.
(f) Hitler Youth Law of 1 December 1936, RGBI 1/993.
(g)  Law for Protection of German Blood and Honour of 15 September 1935,
RGB1 1/1146.
(h) Decree of the Fuehrer concerning the Legal Status of the NSDAP of
12 December 1942, RGB1 1/733.
(j)  Reich Citizenship Law of 15 September 1935, RGB1 1/1146.
2. Additional Nazi laws are and will be deprived of effect by Military Govern-
ment for the purpose stated in the preamble.
ARTICLE II
General. Suspending Clause
3. No German law, however or whenever enacted or enunciated, shall be applied
judicially or administratively within the occupied territory in any instance
where
such application would cause injustice or inequality, either (a) by favouring
any
person because of his connection with the National Socialist Party, its formation
or
affiliated or supervised organizations, or (b) by discriminating against
any person
by reason of his race, nationality, religious beliefs or opposition to the
National
Socialist Party or its doctrines.
ARTICLE III
General Interpretation Clauses
4. The interpretation and application of German law in accordance with National
APRIL 1948
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