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.
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DENAZIFICATION particularly concerned with the acceleration of trials and the period was character- ized by gradual removal of controls and supervision of the program. Military Govern- ment also made an examination of the extent to which the legal restrictions on employ- ment of Nazis, as set forth in the law, and the employment sanctions imposed by tri- bmals, were being observed in public agencies and private enterprises; and of the enforcement of sanctions. Acceleration of First Trials The status of denazification as of 31 May 1947, based upon a survey of the three Laender made by the Ministers of Political Liberation, showed that of the ll,923.,000 registrations roeeived up to that time, 959,000 had been classified by t-h prosecutors as belonging to persons who were heavily incriminated and would be ocarged as major offenders, offenders, or lesser offenders. An additional 472,000 would be charged as being I esas heavilry incriminated,_ tut subject to trial. Of the iemainder, 8,631,000 had been determined to be not chargeable under the Law, 888,000 had been amestied because of age, and 973,000, because of economic status orphysi- cal impairment. Of the heavily incriminated group, 18 percent had been tried, and of the less heavily incriminated group, 38 percent had been tried. It was clearly apparent that the program was far from completed. As of 30 September 1947, a survey of the monthly accomplishments and of the cwmnalative trial totals of the Tribunals during the preceding six months indicated conuisteit.iuprovement, but also a heavy workload of uncompleted cases. At the current rate of progress it would still be tro years before the program would be comple ted. From April to september 1947, every effort had been made by Military Govern- ment to assist the Ministers of Political Liberation with these problems, both through the Special Branches in the Land ilitary Goverment Offices and by a special Mili- tary Government staff. However, the maintenance of personnel to keep the clerical work abreast of the trial processes, the limited time which the part-time assessors could devote to their duties, the limitations on transportation , materials, and light all tended to reduce accomplishment and delay the comletion of the program. COMPARISON OF tENAZIFICATION TRIALS COMPLETED BY TRIAL TRIBUNALS April 1947 - September 1947 Bavaria, Wuerttauberg-Baden, Heese Trials Coxlte Month pleted,~I during Month April 1947 37,302 MV 43,800 Jul 36,918 July 38,399 SUe t 34,824 September 40,501 Cuulaie an -of 30 :bep tor 197 _47212 Charso3ble CStem notybr Co 194 89 an of 50 Sfftember 1947 8989697 First Amendments to the Law for Liberation The results of the mandatory charge provisions of the Denazification Law had long ben a matter of concern te the staffs of the ministries and were being carefully watched by Military Goverbment. The Germa authorities hold that public prosecutors should have the right to determine the charge on the basis of each investigation ard .APRIL 1948
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