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Military Government, Germany, British Zone of Control, Ordinance No. 110 (transfer to the Land Governments of Responsibilty for Denazification), 1 October 1947, pp. 150-155 PDF (1.9 MB)
DENAZIFICATION AmN P ORDINANCE No. 110 (BRITISH ZONE) Transfe r. to the Land Governme nts of Responsibility for Denazification WHEREAS the Denazificati on policy of the Occupying Powers has been established by Control Council Directives 24 and 38 and has hitherto been carried out in the British Zone of Control by and under the direction of Military Government; AND WHEREAS the political parties in Germany are united in their determina- tion to remove the Nazi influence from German life; AND WHEIMAS the progress made is such that the four Occupying Powers have agreed, at the 4th Council of Foreign Ministers at Moscow on 23rd April, 1947, to transfer to the Land Goverments the responsibility for maintaining, the policy and continuing and concluding the proces. NOW IT IS HEREBY ORDERED AS FOLLOWS: ARTICLE I 1. Except as hereinafter provided the policy and terms of Control Council Directives Nos. 24 and 38 shall hereafter be carried out by the Goverments of the Laender. The Schedule to this Ordinance indioates the composition of Denazification Categories III, IV and V and specifies the sanctions applicable to them. 2. The Legislature of a Land shall, subject to the provisions of Articles III and IV of Military Government Ordinance No. 46, pass laws carrying out the provi- sions and policy of the said Directives and of any future Control Council Directives relating to Denazification. Such laws shall provide for the recognition in the Land of the Denazification decisions of other Laender. 3. Such laws shall be valid only to the extent that they are not inconsistent with Control Council Laws or Directives or Military Governmnt ]agislation. They may, however,, amend Articles II, VII, IX and X of Militazy Government Ordinance No. 79 provided that the principles laid down in paragraph 3 of Article II of that Ordinance are maintained. 4. Any provision of Military Government Ordinance Now 79 or of Zone Executive Instructions Nos. 3 and 54 inconsistent with the present Ordinance is repealed or amended to the extent of such inconsistency. 5. Subject to the provision of Control Council Laws and Directives and of legislation enacted by Military Government or by the Land Legislature, the Land Governments (i) Shall (a) Administer the law relating to denazification and for such purposes make such regulations and issue such orders as may be necessary or desi rable; (b) Establish agencies for the imposition and collection of fines and the infliction and enforcement of forfeiture of property in the case of profiteers and other persons coming within Serial No. 17 of Appendix "A" to Z.E.I. No. 54. The proceeds from all fines and forfeitures shall be paid into special blocked accounts pend- ing instructions from Military Government. APRIL 1948 - 150 -
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