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Allied Control Authority, Control Council Directive No. 24 (removal from office and from positions of responsibility of Nazis and of persons hostile to allied purposes) 12 January 1946, pp. 98-113 PDF (4.9 MB)
DENAZIFICATION ANNEX K ALLIED CONTROL AUTHORITY CONTROL COUNCIL DIRECTIVE NO. 24 Removal from Office and from Positions of Responsibility of Nazis and of Persons Hostile to Allied Purposes The Control Council directs as follows: 1. Object The Tripartite Conference. of Berlin included among the purposes of the occupation of Germany: the removal from public and semnii-public office and from positions of responsibility in important private undertakings of all members of the Nazi Party who have been more than nomnnal participants in its activities, and all other persons hostile to Allied purposes. Such persons shall be replaced by persons who, by their political and moral qualities, are deemed capable of assisting in developing genuine democratic institutions in Germany. 2. Defiitions a) Persons are to be treated as "more than nominal participants in Party Activities" and as "hostile to Allied purposes" when they have: I. held office and 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. II. authorized or participated affirmatively in any Nazi crimes, racial persecutions or discriminations, III. been avowed believers in Nazism or racial and milita- ristic creeds, or IV. voluntarily given substantial moral or material support or political assistance of any kind to the Nazi Party cir Nazi officials and leaders. b) The term "public office" shall include all officials, civil servants or employees in governmental and municipal service, and members of governing bodies of political parties, trade unions and other public organizations excepting employment of such minor impor- tance that the incumbent or appointee is not placed in a position to endanger Allied interests or commit acts hostile to Allied principles and purposes by reason of this employment. The effect of this definition is to require as a minimum the investigation of all persons in public employment above that of ordinary labor. By ordinary labor is meant work or service, whether skilled, unskilled, or clerical, in an inferior position in which the worker does not act in any supervisory, managerial or organizing capacity whatsoever, or participate in hiring or discharging others, or in setting employment or other, policies. c) The term "semi-public office" and "positions of responsibility in important private undertakings" shall include policy-making or executive positions and personnel officers in: I APRIL 1948 -98-
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