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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)

Joint chiefs of staff directive to commander in chief of U. S. forces of occupation regarding the Military Government of Germany (JCS 1067/6) (excerpt), 26 April 1945,   pp. 14-16 PDF (1.4 MB)

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(1) The Central German Government and its subdivisions German
military organizations, organizations engaged in military research, and such
governmental agencies as may be deemed advisable;
(2) The Nazi party, its formations, affiliated associations and
supervised organizations;
(3) All police organizations, including security and political
(4) Important economic organizations and industrial establish-
ments including those controlled by the Nazi party or its personnel;
(5) Institutes and special bureaus devoting themselves to racial,
political, militaristic or similar research or propaganda.
7. Demilitarization:
a. In your zone you will assure that all units of the German armed
forces, including para-military organizations, are dissolved as such, and
their personnel are promptly disarmed and controlled in accordance with policies
and procedures set forth in the instrument of unconditional surrender or
in other
directives which may be issued to you. Prior-to their final disposition,
will arrest and hold all military personnel who are included under the provisions
of paragraph 8.
b. The Control Council should proclaim, and in your zone you will
effectuate the total dissolution of all military and para-military organizations,
including the General Staff, the German Officers Corps, the Reserve Corps
and mili-
tary academies, together with all associations which might serve to keep
alive the
military tradition in Germany.
c. You will seize or destroy all arms, ammunition and implements of
war and stop the production thereof.
d. You will take proper steps to destroy the German war potential,
as set forth elsewhere in this directive.
8. Suspected War CinasndSecurity Arrests:
a. You will search out, arrest, and hold, pending receipt by you of
further instructions as to their disposition, Adolf Hitler, his chief Nazi
ates, other war criminals and all persons who have participated in planning
carrying out Nazi enterprises involving or resulting in atrocities or war
b. All persons who, if permitted to remain at large would endanger
the accomplishment of your objectives will also be arrested and held in custody
til trial by an appropriate semi-judicial body to be established by-you.
The fol-
lowing is a partial list of the categories of persons to be arrested in order
carry out this policys
(1) Officials of the Nazi party and its formations, affiliated
associations, and supervised organizations, down to and including local group
leaders (Ortagruppenleiter) and officials of equivalent rank;
(2) All members of the political police, including the Gestapo and
Sicherheitsdienst der S.S.;
(3) The officers and non-commissioned officers of the Waffen S.S.
and all members of the other branches of the S.S.;
(4) All General Staff Corps officers;
APRIL 1948
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