Denazification USSR and Western Allies Approaches

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  • Denazification
    • USSR
      • Major reconstructing
      • Nazi's purged
      • Removed 520,000 Nazis from industry by 48
      • Denazified where suited
      • Interment Camps
        • "Nazi Criminals
          • Political opponents
        • 154,000 Germans
          • 43,000 died
      • Nazi teachers removed
        • Intense re-education programme
      • Ration cards for ex Nazi Workers
      • Nazi property reported and confiscated
      • Roads renamed
        • Swastikas removed
      • General Amnesty 1947
        • Socialist Party of East Germany
    • West
      • Mass interment of those associated with Nazism
        • Failure to purge
          • Most declared it was Hitler's fault and they were against it
            • No immediate re-emergence
            • Some individuals renounced Nazism
      • All active part members removed
      • Interpreted differently
        • Britain
          • 59,000 Nazis found
        • USA
          • 117,512
      • Not necessary to reconstruct society
        • Individual cases
      • Tribunals for those who lost jobs
        • Law for the Liberation from National Socialism
          • 3.6 MIllion
            • British Zone 90% exonerated
            • US One Third
              • 50% Followers
      • Rehibilitation
      • Injustice
      • 870,000 Job loses
      • School system not radically changed
        • Little formal attempt to denounce Nazism

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