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Inventory of the An Inventory of the Germany (Territory Under Allied Occupation, 1945-1955) Records, 1945-1949
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Description
The records relate to demilitarization, denazification, democratization, and reconstruction of Germany after World War II. Includes minutes, reports, memoranda, laws, proclamations, press releases, agenda, and bulletins.
Background
The Allied powers that defeated Nazi Germany in World War II divided the country into three zones of occupation: American, British, and Soviet. Each zone was ruled by the Commander-in-Chief of the respective occupational forces. The French zone was added in December 1946. Matters that affected Germany as a whole, however, would have to be decided jointly by all three Commanders-in-Chief, who for this purpose formed a single organ of control called the Control Council.
Extent
55 manuscript boxes (22 linear feet)
Restrictions
For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.
Availability
Collection is open for research.