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.
Military Government- Germany, United States Zone, law No. 8 (prohibition of employment of members of Nazi party in positions in business other than ordinary labor and for other purposes) and regulation No. 1 under the law, 26 September 1945, pp. 49-51 PDF (933.8 KB)
DENAZIFICATION MILITARY GOVERNMENT -GERMANY UNITED STATES ZONE REGULATION NO. 1 UNDER LAW NO. 8 In order to provide a uniform interpretation and application of Law No. 8 and to place responsibility upon the German people for the elimination of Nazi influence in business enterprises, it is hereby ordered: 1. Purpose and Scope of the Law. Employmert of any member of the Nazi Party or of its affiliate organizations in any position other than in ordinary labor is a criminal offense under this law. The law punishes employers, employees, and all other persons who act in violation of it. Under this law employers have an affirmative duty to investigate the truth of statements made by employees or applicants for employment regarding their member- ship in the Nazi Party or its affiliate organizations. It is also an offense under this law for any person employed or seekingv ^- ployment to make false or misleading statements or to c II the facts regarding his membership or activities in the Pa Jr its affiliates. The law contains a procedure for appeals to remedy errors and injustices. However, Military Government will act swiftly to punish all persons who do not immediately comply with this law. 2. Definitions. For the purposes of this law: a. The term "affiliate organizations" means the following: SS (Schutzstaffeln); SA (Sturmabteilungen); NSKK (NS-Kraftfahr- korps); NSDoB (NS-Deutscher Dozentenbund); NSDStB (NS-Deut- scher Studentenbund); NSF (NS-Frauenschaft); HJ (HitlerJugend); BdM (Bund deutscher Midel). b. The term "member of the Nazi Party or of its affiliate organizations" means any person who has ever been a member of any such organization but does not include a person who, ac- cording to German law, was compelled to become a member and serve in the Hitler Jugend or Buxd deutscher Madel, or was con- scripted into the Waffen SS after 1 March 1944, provided he did not become an officer of the Hitler Jugend or Bund deutscher Mddel or an officer or non-commissioned officer of the Waffen SS.' c. The term "actively engaged in any of the activities of the Nazi Party or its affiliated organizations" (applicable to appeals under paragraph 5 of the Law) shall include any member of the Nazi Party or of its affiliate organizations who has (1) held office or otherwise been active at any level, from local to national in the Nazi Party and the organizations listed in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Military Government Law No. 5, or in organizations whidh further militaristic doctrines; (2) authorized or participated affirmatively in any Nazi crimes, racial persecutions or discriminations; (3) been an avowed believer in Nazism, or racial or militaristic creeds; or (4) voluntarily given substantial moral or material support, or political assistance of any kind to the Nazi Party or Nazi officials and leaders. APRIL 1948 - 50 -
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