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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.
no. 34 (1948)

Denazification cumulative review,   pp. 1-13 PDF (6.6 MB)


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DENAZIFICATION
implemented these directives by "Zonal Executive Instructions No. 3
and 54." 1/
This differed in several important respects'from the Law for Liberation in
the-U.S.
Zone. There was no requirement for the registration of the population, the
operation
-was continued by German denazification commissions under the supervision
of British
Military Government, and the categories of Control Council Directive No.
38 were in-
terpreted somewhat differently than under the Law for Liberation. British
Military
Government divided the program into two dist4not parts: One, the trial of
war crimi-
nals and members of the organizations found criminal by the International
Military
Tribunal; and two, the removal and exclusion from office of lesser Nazis.
The tri-
bunals for the trials of war crimes operated directly under British legal
authorities
and the denazification panels for the lesser incriminated operated under
the British
public safety office.
The British program was ended officially in January 1948, when the British
Military Governor announced that there would be no more removals from office
under
the denazificaticn program. The trials of members of the criminal organizations
are
continuing, and it is believed that the trials of all those persons now in
intern-
ment centers will be completed.
While all persons in public office and important private positions were in-
vestigated in the British Zone, it was possible for Nazis who held no position
and
who had applied for none to escape the screening and the application of sanctions.
A comparison of the results of t
the following table, which is based o
Control Authority on 1 January 1947.
partite statistics on denazification
the program in the four zones may be gained from
)n data submitted by the four powers to Allied
There has been no submission of uniform quadri-
since that time.
REMOVALS AND EXCLUSIONS FROM PUBLIC OFFICE AND
PRLVEATE BUSINESS UN1KER THE DENAZIFICATION PROGRAM
As of 1 January 1947
Four Zones and Berlin
FromBeginnin of Occupation         From 1 January 1946
"S.iZone and    SFrench Zonee
Sector       and Sector        and Sector    and Sector.
Total            |418,37                        ,8             169,142  
     63,559
Removed                       292,089        307,370           112,577  
     55,044
Excluded                      126,218         83,108            56,565  
      8,515
Y Texts not reprinted in Annex inasmuch as these instructions implement and
closely
correspond to Control Council Directives Nos. 24 and 38.
APRIL 1948
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