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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.

Military Government- Germany, United States Zone, law No. 8 (prohibition of employment of members of Nazi party in positions in business other than ordinary labor and for other purposes) and regulation No. 1 under the law, 26 September 1945,   pp. 49-51 PDF (933.8 KB)

Page 49

Prohibition of Employment of Members of Nazi Party
in Positions in Business Other than Ordinary Labor
and for Other Purposes
In order further to eliminai~the influence of Nazism In Ger-
many, it is hereby ordered:
1. It shall be unlawful for any business enterprise to employ
any member of the Nazi party or of its affiliate organizations in
any supervisory or managerial capacity, or otherwise than in
ordinary labor; except as expressly authorized by Military Govern-
knent under the provisions of paragraph 5.
2. If any business enterprise not now in operation desires to
open for operation its principal official shall, as a condition to its
being permitted to open or operate, certify it has no one employed
contrary to the provisions of paragraph 1 hereof.
3. Any business enterprise now open or operating with any
person employed in violation of paragraph 1 of this Law shall im-
mediately dicharge such person, falling which it shall be im-
mediately closed by Military Government.
4. Any person violating any of the provisions of this Law shall,
upon conviction of Military Government Court, be liable to any
lawful punishment as such Court may determine.
5. Any person discharged or refused employment under this
Law, who claims that he was not actively engaged in any of the
activities of the Nazi party or its affiliate organizations, may ap-
peal to the local office of Military Government.
6. This Law becomes effective 26 September 1945.
APRIL 1948
- 491-

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