Correspondence, reports, memoranda, statistics, indexes, laws, proclamations, press releases, and bulletins, relating to American
administration of occupied Germany after World War II, and especially to civilian relief, economic conditions, housing, and
The Allied powers who defeated Nazi Germany in World War II divided the country west of the Oder-Neisse line into four occupation
zones for administrative purposes during the period 1945-1949. The American zone consisted of Bavaria and Hessen in Southern
Germany, and the northern portions of the present-day German state of Baden-Württemberg. The port cities of Bremen (on the
Weser River) and Bremerhaven (at the meeting of the Weser and North Sea) were also placed under the control of the U.S. because
of the American request to have toeholds in Northern Germany, as well as the bulk of the south. The city of Berlin was jointly
occupied by the Allied powers and was itself subdivided into four sectors. The headquarters of the American military government
was the former IG Farben Building, Frankfurt am Main.
14 manuscript boxes
(5.6 Linear Feet)
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