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Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952) | Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust

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


Historical 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.



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