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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, British Zone of Control, Ordinance No. 69 (trial of members of criminal organizations) 31 December 1946,   pp. 138-141 PDF (1.5 MB)


Page 141

DENAZIFICATION
Group C S.S.'
(i) Members (Mitglieder) of the S.S. including members of the Allgemeine
S.S.,
Waff en-S.S. and S.S.-Totenkopfverbaende (but excluding members of the
S.S. Riding Units);
(ii) members of the different police forces who were members of the S.S.
Those persons who had been officially accepted as members of the S.S. as
enum-
erated above who remained members of the organizations with knowledge that
they were
being used for the commission of acts declared criminal by Article 6 of the
Charter
of the International Military Tribunal, or who were personally implicated
as members
of such organizations in the commission of such acts (excluding, however,
those per-
sons who were drafted into membership by the State in such a way as to give
them no
choice in the matter, and who had committed no such acts).
This grmup does not include persons who had ceased to belong to the organizations
enumerated above before first September, 1939.
SECOND SCHEDULE
The Acts declared criminal by Article 6 of the Charter of the International
-Military Tribunal are:
(a) Crimes against pace: namely, planning, preparation, initiation or waging
of a war of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties,
agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy
for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing;
(b) War Crimes: namely, violations of the laws or customs of war. Such viola-
tions shall include, but not be limited to, murder, ill-treatment or depor-
tation to slave labour or for zany other purpose of civilian population of
or in occupied territory murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war or
persons cn the seas, killing of hostages, plunder of public or private
property, wanton destructiczn of cities, towns,or villages, or devastation
not justified by military necessity;
(c) Crimes against humanity:   namely, murder, extermination, enslavement,
de-
portation, and other inhumane acts committed against any civilian popula-
tion, before or during the war, or persecutions cl political, racial or
religious grounds in execution of or in connection with any crime within
the Jurisdiction of the Tribunal, whether or not in violation of the do-
mestic law of the country where perpetrated.
APRIL 1948
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