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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)

Military Government- Germany, supreme commander's area of control, law No. 52 ( blocking and control of property),   pp. 46-48 PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 48

DENAZIFICATION'.
ARTE CLE V
Void fransactionb
7. Any prohibited transaction effected without a duly issued license or author-
ization from Military Goverent, and any transfer, contract or other arrangement
made, whether before or after the effective date of this law, with intent
to defeat
or evade this law or the powers or objects of Military Goverment or the restitution
of any property to its rightful owner, is null and void.
ARTICLE VI
Conflicting Laws
8. In case of any inconsistency between this law or any order made under
it
and any German law the former prevail. All German laws, decrees and regulations
pro-
viding for the seizure, confiscation or forced purchase of property enumerated
in
Articles I or II hereof, are hereby suspended.
ARTICLE VII
Definitions
9. For the purposes of this Law:
(a)  IPerson! shall mean any natural person, collective person and any
juristic person under publicor private law, and any government in-
cluding all political sub-divisions, public corporations, agencies
and instrumntalities thereof;
(b)  'Business Enterprise" shall mean any person as above defined engaged
in commercial, business or in public welfare activities;
(C) "Property" shall mean all movable and immovable property and
all
rights and interests in or claims to such. property whether present or
future, and shall include, but shall not be limited to, land and build-
ings, money, stooks/shares, patent rights or licenses thereunder, or
other evidences of ownership, and bonds, bank balances, claimsobliga-
tions and other evidences of indebtedness, and works of art and other
cultural materials;
(d) A "National" of a state or goverent shall mean a subject, citizen
or partnership and any corporation or other juristic person existing
under the laws of, or having a principal office in the territory of,
such state or government;
(e) 'Germany' shall, mean the area constituting "Das Deutsche Reich"
as it
existed on 31 December 1937.
ARTICLE VIII
Penalti es
10. Any person violating any of the provisions of this law shall, upon convic-
tion by a Military Government Oourt, be liable to any. lawful punishment,
including
death, as the Court may determine.
ARTICLE II
BIfective. ftq
11. This Lgw shall become effective upon the date of its first promulgation.
BY ORDER OF MILITARY GOVERWIET.
APRIL 1948
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