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Allied Administration in Germany, Austria, and France

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RG-03.01, US Miltary Command, wartime and postwar documents

RG-03.02, DP camps and Jewish Affairs

RG-03.03, Documents regarding the Surrender of Germany and civil affairs

RG-03.04,  US Military Government documents,  US zone of occupation



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Title: Allied Administration in Germany, Austria, and France, 1944 -- 1952Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

Predominant Dates:1944 -- 1948

ID: RG-03/RG-03

Primary Creator: Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)

Extent: 3.0 Boxes

Arrangement:

The arrangement scheme for the record group was imposed during processing in the absence of an original order. Materials are arranged by subject/creator, then by identifier, as assigned by the processor.

Record group is comprised of four collections: 1. US Military Command wartime and postwar documents; 2. Collection on displaced persons camps and Jewish affairs; 3. Collection on the surrender of Germany and civil affairs; 4. Collection on the US Military Government in the US Zone of Occupation.

Subjects: U.S. Occupation Zone in Germany

Languages: German, English

Abstract

Largely the documents of this record group reflect the activities of the US military administration at the close of the war and in postwar period until and after the establishment of Federal Republic of Germany.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This record group contains official publications issued by the Allied military authorities. These documents vary by content and form. Included are guidelines and instructions for military and civil administration and reference materials in relation to the former Nazi authorities. It also is comprised of documents on the German administrative structure during the war; postwar documents issued by the Allied and the new German administrations; maps of Germany and the neighboring regions; and documents related to the Allied-administered and -authorized wartime and postwar publications.

Materials in this record group include official documents, books, booklets, maps, photographs, and newspapers. Some of the materials are digitized.

Collection Historical Note

This Record Group comprises the following collections: US Military Command, wartime and postwar documents; DP camps and Jewish affairs; Documents regarding the Surrender of Germany and civil affairs; US Military Government documentsof the US zone of occupation of Germany, 1945 -- 1948; Collection of military maps of Germany and adjacent regions.

Biographical Note

US Military Government in Germany (MG) operated as military and civil government, overseeing the German municipal authorities.

It dealt with political, military and economic situation and developments in the US zone of occupation.

Among its numberous tasks were denazification, procecution of National Socialists crimes, assuaring economic stability, organizing and subsidizing displaced persons camps and running exchange of prisoners of war and displaced persons.

The other tasks and agendas included organization medical and hygiene facilities, vetting German prisoners of war whether they belonged to NSDAP (National Socialist German Workers' Party) and to the military and police organization deemed of criminal character, such as SS, SD, Gestapo and SA.

Subject/Index Terms

U.S. Occupation Zone in Germany

Administrative Information

Repository: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

Access Restrictions: No restrictions

Use Restrictions: Copyrighted materials, credits and references to the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust are required

Technical Access Note: Digital copies might be available upon request

Related Materials:

RG-40, Kurt Wittler Papers

This Record Group comprises narratives, publications, photographs, and preparatory materials from the office of Kurt Wittler, editor of the German-language newspaper Bayrischer Tag (Bavarian Day) published by the  American Military Administration for the German civil population in Bavaria. Kurt Wittler’s correspondence and  documentation from the earlier days also shed light on American intelligence activities in relation to the German Army in 1944 and 1945.

Preferred Citation: RG-03, Allied Administration in Germany, Austria, and France. Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust Archive.

Processing Information: Materials are primarily described using the local descriptive standards of the LA Museum of the Holocaust.


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[Collection of Folder-Level 1: RG-03.01, US Miltary Command, wartime and postwar documents, 1943 -- 1952],
[Collection of Folder-Level 2: RG-03.02, DP camps and Jewish Affairs, circa 1945-1950],
[Collection of Folder-Level 3: RG-03.03, Documents regarding the Surrender of Germany and civil affairs, 1945, 1949],
[Collection of Folder-Level 4: RG-03.04,  US Military Government documents,  US zone of occupation, 1945-1948],
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Collection of Folder-Level 2: RG-03.02, DP camps and Jewish Affairs, circa 1945-1950Add to your cart.
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 1: RG-03.02.01, Dr. Wilhelm Weinberg at the reopening of the Frankfurt synagogue, 6 September 1950Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Re-opening of Frankfurt am Main Synagogue on September 6, 1950.
Subject/Index Terms:
Jewish religious life in postwar Germany
Reopening of synagogues in postwar Germany
Frankfurt am Main Synagogue, reopened, September 1950
Allied Military and Civil administration in Germany
Information Bulletins, American, postwar Germany
Information Bulletin, monthly magazine of The Office of High Commissioner for Germany, 1950
Light Over Berlin, published November 1950, Information Bulletin
Chief Rabbi Dr. Wilhelm Weinburg, Germany, reopening of Synagogue, 1950
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Jewish Community in Frankfurt am Main (September 1950)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 2: RG-03.02.02, Report of the General Board about Displaced Persons, refugees, and recovered military personnel, circa 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document is a report concerning the responsibilities, and operational activities of the Civil and Military Administration in Germany in connection with the care, control and reparations of displaced persons, refugees, and recovered Allied military personnel following World War II. This report also contains detailed recommendations and themes for the Allied administration in dealing with displaced persons and refugees in their zones of control. This document only includes Parts 1 and 2 of the report.
Subject/Index Terms:
Reports about Displaced Persons
Reports about internal situation in Germany, postwar
Structure of US Military Government in postwar Germany, 1945 -- 1949
Reports about refugees, postwar
The establishment of refugee camps, postwar
Organization Todt, civil and para-military German engineering entity
Displaced persons camps
Report about Displaced Persons Camp
Report to the General Board about the state of affairs in displaced persons camp, postwar Germany
American operational activities with regard to displaced persons camps in postwar Germany
Report of displaced persons camps operations and affairs, composition of contributors
Organizational points in regard to the establishment of DP facilities, Allied Command, 1944
Planning of DP camp establishment, Central Allied Command and intelligence, 1944
Situation with French refugees according to the Report to the General Board, 1944
First displaced persons camps opened in France, Cherbough, St. Mere Eglise, 1944-1945
Displaced persons camps in France, 1944--1945
Displaced persons camps in France, daily operations, 1944--1945
Refugee camps in Brest and Nantes, France, 1944
Multi-national population of refugee camps in France and Germany, 1944--1945
Proposed provisions for the establishment of displaced persons centers, 1944--1945
Aid to refugees as reflected in the Report of the General Board, 1944
Day to day activities of military personal with regard to refugees, France and Germany, 1944--1945
Situation with refugees in Belgium and Luxembourg
The question about refugees is handled by French authorities by March 1945
Refugee centers in France, Belgium and Luxembourg in the war zone territory, 1944--1945
Refugee centers in the European War Theater, 1944--1945
Documents in English language
Narratives in English language
Military reports, allied, 1944--1945
Military reports, US armed forces, 1944--1945
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 3: RG-03.02.03, Harry Greenstein, Adviser on Jewish Affairs to US Command in Germany, Final Report, November 1949Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document contains a final report by Harry Greenstein, the Advisor of Jewish Affairs, regarding the outcomes and problems of Jewish displaced persons in Germany and Austria following the liberation of their respective areas. The report was issued to the American Jewish Committee, American Joint Distribution Committee, Jewish Agency for Palestine, and the World Jewish Congress on November 1, 1949.
Subject/Index Terms:
Reports about Jewish Displaced Persons in postwar Germany
Reports about Displaced Persons
Displaced person camps, documents
Displaced Persons Report
Jewish displaced population in Germany, 1945 -- 1956
Displaced persons camps
Harry Greenstein, adviser on Jewish affairs to US command in Germany, 1949
DP camp problems, Removal of personal property of Israel bound DPs, Greenstein report, 1949
Vocational training and employment in DP camps, Greenstein Report, 1949
Acceptance of DPs from Germany and Austria to Israel, Greenstein Report, 1949
Assembly center accommodations, DP camps, Greenstein Report, 1949
Scarcity of housing in Israel, DP camp issues, Greenstein Report, 1949
Jewish DPs depart for U.S. under law, Greenstein Report, 1949
DP problem as a result of waves of refugees, Greenstein Report, 1949
DP camp problems, camp closing schedule, Greenstein Report, 1949
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
U.S. Military Government
Reduction of DP camps in Austria and Germany, Greenstein Report, 1949
U.S. command in Germany and Austria, postwar, 1949
Camp consolidation schedule, Greenstein Report, 1949
Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the US Occupation Zone of Germany
DP camps consolidation program, Greenstein Report, 1949
Jewish DP camps in the U.S. zone in Austria, Greenstein Report, 1949
Wells (Austria: Displaced persons camp)
Steyer (Austria: Displaced Persons Camp)
Beth Bialik (Austria: Displaced Persons Camp)
Halloin (Austria: Displaced Persons Camp)
Ebelsberg (Austria: Displaced Persons Camp)
Rothschild Arzbergor (Austria: Displaced Persons Camp)
Civil affairs division, US military government in postwar Germany
Jewish members of the Kultusgemeinden in Germany, postwar, Greenstein Report, 1949
Meeting between Kultusgemeinden representatives and Jewish DP leaders, Greenstein Report, 1949
DP camp problems, Jews remaining in Germany, willingly or unwillingly, Greenstein Report, 1949
Dachkomitee, coordinating committee, regarding the welfare of Jews, Germany, Greenstein Report, 1949
DP problems, medical hard core, financial issues resulting in loss of emigration to Israel, 1949
The manifestation of antisemitism in postwar Germany, Greenstein Report, 1949
Creators:
Greenstein, Harry, Adviser on Jewish Affairs to US Military Command in postwar Germany (1949)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 4: RG-03.02.04, Displaced Persons, Refuges, and Recovered Allied Military Personnel. Report of the General Board, US Forces, circa 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document is an extended version of the report under the archival number RG-03.02.02.  This document is a report concerning the responsibilities, and operational activities of the Civil and Military administrations in Germany, in connection with the care, control and reparation of displaced persons, refugees, and recovered Allied military personnel following the war in Europe. This report also contains detailed recommendations and themes for the Allied administration in dealing with displaced persons and refugees in their zone of control. This report includes topics of displaced persons operations in Germany and enemy refugees.
Subject/Index Terms:
Reports about internal situation in Germany, postwar
Reports about Displaced Persons
Functions of US Military Government in postwar Germany
Germany (1945 -- 1949)
English, language
Military documents
Report about Displaced Persons Camp
Aid to refugees as reflected in the Report of the General Board, 1944
American operational activities with regard to displaced persons camps in postwar Germany
Day to day activities of military personal with regard to refugees, France and Germany, 1944--1945
Displaced persons camps
Displaced persons camps in France, daily operations, 1944--1945
Documents in English language
First displaced persons camps opened in France, Cherbough, St. Mere Eglise, 1944-1945
Military reports, allied, 1944--1945
Military reports, US armed forces, 1944--1945
Multi-national population of refugee camps in France and Germany, 1944--1945
Narratives in English language
Organizational points in regard to the establishment of DP facilities, Allied Command, 1944
Organization Todt, civil and para-military German engineering entity
Planning of DP camp establishment, Central Allied Command and intelligence, 1944
Proposed provisions for the establishment of displaced persons centers, 1944--1945
Refugee camps in Brest and Nantes, France, 1944
Refugee centers in France, Belgium and Luxembourg in the war zone territory, 1944--1945
Refugee centers in the European War Theater, 1944--1945
Reports about refugees, postwar
Report to the General Board about the state of affairs in displaced persons camp, postwar Germany
Situation with French refugees according to the Report to the General Board, 1944
Situation with refugees in Belgium and Luxembourg
Structure of US Military Government in postwar Germany, 1945 -- 1949
The establishment of refugee camps, postwar
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 5: RG-03.02.05, American Federation Of Jews From Central Europe, Inc. Information Bulletin., December 1947Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Subject/Index Terms:
Reports about Displaced Persons
Reports about Jewish Displaced Persons in postwar Germany
Functions of US Military Government in postwar Germany
Report about Displaced Persons Camp
American Federation of Jews from Central Europe, Inc.
Restitution
Restitution-related documents
English, language
Documents in English language
US Occupation Zone in Germany; Germany
Creators:
American Federation of Jews from Central Europe, Inc. (1947)
Restitution organizations (Postwar period)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 6: RG-03.02.06, Restitution papers, 1, 1945--1950Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Various documents written in German and English regarding postwar restitution.
Subject/Index Terms:
Restitution
Restitution-related documents
Functions of US Military Government in postwar Germany
Military documents
official correspondence
Correspondence in English language
Correspondence in German language
Wartime restitutions
postwar correspondence
postwar life in Europe
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
United States Military Government in Germany
Restitution organizations (Postwar period)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 7: RG-03.02.07, Restitution papers, 2, 1946--1956Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A collection of documents and correspondences in English and German regarding postwar restitution.
Subject/Index Terms:
Restitution
Restitution-related documents
Wartime restitutions
Functions of US Military Government in postwar Germany
Military documents
official correspondence
Correspondence in English language
Correspondence in German language
postwar correspondence
postwar life in Europe
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
United States Military Government in Germany
Restitution organizations (Postwar period)

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