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)
DENAZI FICATION the NSDAP, obtained an office or a position or was preferentially promoted therein; (2) Anyone who received substantial donations from the NSDAP, its formations or affiliated organizations; (3) Anyone who, at the expense of those persecuted for political, religious or racial reasons, directly or indirectly gained or strove for excessive advantages for himself or others, especially in connection with expropriations, forced sales or similar dealings; (4) Anyone who in armament or war transactions made profits which were manifestly disproportionate to the services rendered; (5) Anyone who unjustly enriched himself in connection with the administration of formerly occupied territories; (6) Anyone who, an adherent to National Socialism, escaped from military service or combat duty by exploiting his personal or political connections or by joining the NSDAP. ARTICLE 10 Until rebuttal anyone who is listed under Class II of the list attached to this Law is deemed to be an Offender (Activist, Militarist or Profiteer). Lesser Offenders (Probationers) ARTICLE 11 I. A Lesser Offender is: (1) Anyone who would otherwise belong to the group of Offenders who, however, because of special circumstances (Article 39-II) merits milder consideration and who, because of his character may be expected, after he has proved himself in a period of probation, to fulfill his duties as a citizen of a peaceful, democratic state (2) Anyone who would otherwise belong to the group of Followers but who, because of his conduct and character, should first have to prove himself. II. The probationary period shall be at least two years and, as a rule, not more than three years. The group to which the person concerned will be finally assigned will depend upon his conduct during the period of probation (Article 42). III. A Lesser Offender in particular is: (1) Anyone born after 1 January 1919 who is not a Major Offender but appears to be an Offender, without how- ever having manifested despicable or brutal conduct and Who because of his character may be expected to prove himself. (2) Anyone not a Major Offender who appears to be an Offender but who, at an early stage, turned away from National Socialism and its methods unqualifiedly and clearly. APRIL 1948 - 57 -
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