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.
Law for liberation from National Socialism and Militarism (German legislation), 5 March 1946, as amended and annotated, pp. 52-97 PDF (13.5 MB)
DENAZIFICATION BUrgermeister to register on behalf of dead, missing or absent persons who are presumptively offenders under the Law, see Regulation No. 1 (MGR 24-500.11). For instructions for filling out registration forms (Meldebogen), see MGR 24-500.54. An English translation of the decree concerning registration for issuance of identity cards (Kennkarten) is attached at MGR 24-500.75. Groups of Persons Responsible ARTICLE 4 In order to make a just determination of responsibility and to provide for imposition of sanctions, the followihg groups of persons shall be formed: (1) Major Offenders, (2) Offenders (activists, militarists and profiteers), (3) Lesser Offenders (probationers), (4) Followers, (5) Persons exonerated. Major Offenders ARTICLE 5 Major Offenders are: (1) Persons who, out of political motives, committed crimes against victims or opponents of National Socialism; (2) Persons who, in Germany or in the occupied areas, treated foreign civilians or prisoners of war contrary to Inter- national Law; (3) Persons --rho are responsible for excesses, plundering, deportations, or other acts of violence, even if committed in fighting against resistance movements; (4) Persons who were active in leading positions in the NSDAP, one of its formations, or affiliated organizations, or in any other Nazi or Militaristic organization; (5) Persons who in the government of the Reich, of a Land, or in the public administration of formerly occupied areas, were active in leading positions which could 'have been held only by leading Nazis or supporters of the National Social- istic tyranny. (6) Persons who otherwise gave major political, economic, pro- pagandistic or other support to the National Socialist tyranny or who, by reason of their relations with the National Socia- list tyranny, received very substantial profits for themselves or others. (7) Persons who were actively engaged for the National Social- ist tyranny in the Gestapo, the SD, the SS, or the Geheime Feldpolizei or Grenzpolizei. (8) Persons who, in any form whatsoever, participated in kil- lings, tortures, or other acts of cruelty in a concentration camp, a labor camp, an internment camp, or a medical in- stitution or asylum. APRIL 1948 - 54 -
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