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Object ID

2019.2.236

Object Name

Broadside

Date

1945

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Description

Large broadside with black, vertical line down middle, left half of page in English, “MILITARY GOVERNMENT – GERMANY SUPREME COMMANDER’S AREA OF CONTROL LAW NO. 5 DISSOLUTION OF NAZI PARTY” printed in bold, black print at top of left side, translated in German on right side.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:Broadside is printed in both English and German, distributed by the Office of Military Government, United States, in the “Supreme Commander’s Area of Control,” proclaiming the “Dissolution of the Nazi Party…” and other organizations and institutions that are listed. There are 52 organizations that are listed herein, including the Reich Chancellery, the Gestapo, the SA and SS, Hitler Youth, Organization Todt, etc. The stated purpose of this edict, referred to as “Law. No. 5,” is to “end the regime of lawlessness, terror, and inhumanity established by the Nazi Party.” The announcement goes on to order the confiscation of the “funds, property, equipment…. and records,” of these organizations, and states that anyone “violating any provisions of this law” will be subjected to trial by a Military Government Court and if convicted, punishment may include death.

Dimensions

24 x 20"

Keywords

Nazi Party, NSDAP, Office of Military Government, United States

Subcollection

1945 - Present: Post-Holocaust Commemoration & Revitalization: Displaced Person Camps; Refugees and Emigration; Postwar Trials; Israel Statehood

Post-WWII American Occupation Broadside Dissolving and Declaring Illegal Nazi Party and Related Organizations

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