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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)

SHAEF directive, eradication of Nazism, November 1944,   pp. 17-22 PDF (3.0 MB)


Page 18

DENAZIFICATION
of kilitary Government Officers.  Counter Intelligence personnel will be
respon-
sible for ensuring that Nazis who might, at liberty, be a danger to military
security are interned or kept under surveillance.
Section II
DISSOLUTION OF NAZI INSTITUTIONS
279. ADMINISTRATIVE AGENCIES. The process of demobilization and de-Nazification
will require the dismantling of those parts of the administrative structure
which
(a) were set up for war purposes,
or (b) were set up for the government of occupied areas,
or (c) are essentially Nazi in character.
The greater part of this work must be carried out centrally and, except
for those agencies whose re-organization is required to be carried out locally
as
well as centrally, such work will not, until further instructions are issued,
be
the task of Military Government Officers. Such work as must be carried out
by
Military Government Officers is discussed herein.
280.  PARTY OiGANIZATIONS.  In the practical application of de-Nazification
in the
province of Military Government there are differences which must be recognized
in
the treatment to be accorded to the various Nazi organizations. The Party
Organ-
ization itself and its subsidiary organizations will be abolished forthwith.
All
further activities of the para-military organization of the Party will be
prohibit-
ed and their personnel and property will be subject to the orders of Military
Cam-
xnanders. The facilities and administrative organization of certain agencies,
cleared of Nazi personnel and of National Socialist principles in the administra-
tion of their services, which serve useful functions, such as welfare, health
and sanitation, may be preserved. Control of these agencies will be transferred
to non-Nazi organizations at the direction of Military Government. An organiza-
tion to be treated in this manner is the N.S. Volkswohlfahrt, an agency providing
extensive and diversified relief and welfare facilities, whose activities
will be
transferred to the Wohlfahrtsamt under the Buergermeister. The organizations
which are at once to be dissolved are listed in Table "A," and
immediately on
occupation Law No. 5 will be published dissolving and prohibiting further
activity
on the part of the Nazi Party and all of the subsidiary and para-military
organiza-
tions listed in that Table and directing, where necessary, the disposition
of
personnel 'and property.
281. Additional Nazi organizations will have to be dissolved. Some of these
organizations are central ones which can be disposed of most efficiently
when
there is effective control at Berlin. Military Government Officers will be
fur-
nished with lists and further directions with respect to the dissolution
of any
additional Nazi organizations.
282. All of the property of the organizations which have been abolished will
be
secured and controlled in the manner indicated in Chapter III of this handbook,
"Finance and Property Control." Particular attention will be given
to securing
the records and archives of the organizations which are dissolved.
Section III
CONTROL AND ELLIMTNATION OF NALI PEiRSONNEL
283. The elimination of Nazi Party members, and those who have collaborated
with
the Party, fram positions of power and influence in political offices, and
in the
Civil Service, is an essential part of the process of eradicating Nazism.
  The
APRIL 1948
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