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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.

Military Government, Germany, British Zone of Control, Ordinance No. 110 (transfer to the Land Governments of Responsibilty for Denazification), 1 October 1947,   pp. 150-155 PDF (1.9 MB)

Page 150

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Transfe r. to the Land Governme nts
of Responsibility for Denazification
WHEREAS the Denazificati on policy of the Occupying Powers has been established
by Control Council Directives 24 and 38 and has hitherto been carried out
in the
British Zone of Control by and under the direction of Military Government;
AND WHEREAS the political parties in Germany are united in their determina-
tion to remove the Nazi influence from German life;
AND WHEIMAS the progress made is such that the four Occupying Powers have
agreed, at the 4th Council of Foreign Ministers at Moscow on 23rd April,
1947, to
transfer to the Land Goverments the responsibility for maintaining, the policy
continuing and concluding the proces.
1. Except as hereinafter provided the policy and terms of Control Council
Directives Nos. 24 and 38 shall hereafter be carried out by the Goverments
of the
Laender. The Schedule to this Ordinance indioates the composition of Denazification
Categories III, IV and V and specifies the sanctions applicable to them.
2. The Legislature of a Land shall, subject to the provisions of Articles
and IV of Military Government Ordinance No. 46, pass laws carrying out the
sions and policy of the said Directives and of any future Control Council
relating to Denazification. Such laws shall provide for the recognition in
the Land
of the Denazification decisions of other Laender.
3. Such laws shall be valid only to the extent that they are not inconsistent
with Control Council Laws or Directives or Military Governmnt ]agislation.
They may, however,, amend Articles II, VII, IX and X of Militazy Government
Ordinance No. 79 provided that the principles laid down in paragraph 3 of
II of that Ordinance are maintained.
4. Any provision of Military Government Ordinance Now 79 or of Zone Executive
Instructions Nos. 3 and 54 inconsistent with the present Ordinance is repealed
amended to the extent of such inconsistency.
5. Subject to the provision of Control Council Laws and Directives and of
legislation enacted by Military Government or by the Land Legislature, the
(i) Shall
(a) Administer the law relating to denazification and for such purposes
make such regulations and issue such orders as may be necessary or
desi rable;
(b) Establish agencies for the imposition and collection of fines and
the infliction and enforcement of forfeiture of property in the
case of profiteers and other persons coming within Serial No. 17
of Appendix "A" to Z.E.I. No. 54. The proceeds from all fines
and forfeitures shall be paid into special blocked accounts pend-
ing instructions from Military Government.
APRIL 1948
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