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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.

USFET directive, removal of Nazis and Militarists, 7 July 1945,   pp. 23-36 PDF (6.1 MB)

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background of the particular official, together with a finding of the Public
Officers concerning whether:
a. Removal or non-appointment appears mandatory in accordance with
existing policies or directives.
b. Removal or non-appointment appears within the discretion of super-
vising Military Government Officers (border line case). A recommendation
by the
Public Safety Officers will ordinarily be made as a guide in discretionary
c. No objection is raised to retention or appointment on the basis of
positive evidence of anti-Nazi activity.
d. Appointment or retention is recommended on the basis of positive
evidence of anti-Nazi activity.
9. Record of Action
After the Military Government Officer has taken action in accordance with
information contained on the Fragebogen Action Sheet, he will endorse the
taken in the space provided thereon and return the Fragebogen Action Sheet
to the
Public Safety Officer in order that the records in each case may be complete.
10. Removal Procedure
An official removed under the above procedure will not have the hearing or
any of the other procedures precedent to removal of Beamten to which he may
been entitled under German law, but rather the Military Government Officer
direct his superior officer to dismiss him summarily. The superior officer
be handed an order directing the removal of the official forthwith, with
simple statement that his continuance in office is deemed inimical to the
est of Military Government. Where no service superior is available, the removal
will be made by the Military Government Officer direct, the official being
given an
order dismissing him from office on the grounds mentioned above.
11. Technical Manual
Attention is directed to Appendix I of the Military Government in Germany,
Technical Manual, Public Safety, which sets forth the detailed procedures
to be
followed by Public Safety Officers in fulfilling their vetting responsibilities.
APRIL 1948
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