Key Idea 5-Denazification

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What trials did both the West and Sovet zones of Germany have for denazification?
The Nuremburg War Crime Trials
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How long did these trials go on for?
November 1945 to October 1946
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Who were the Nuremburg War Crime trials for and examples of those convicted?
They were for major war criminals like Goering and Speer,
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What policy did both zones also do to Nazis?
They used mass internment for people who held significant political responsiblity,
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In the soviet zones, what were the conditions of mass internment and why?
Many deaths were caused by the appalling conditions as nazi concentration camps were used to store Nazis
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Give an example of a concentration camp used?
Buchenwald,
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What did the Soviets do to the latter of the Nazis who were willing to commit to Communism?
They were welcomed back into the system from 1947
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What was Western policies for denazification in general?
To seek individual motives and dealing with denazification case by case,
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Give an example of how they denazified case by case?
Questionnaires or Fragebogen
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As the penalties in terms of imprisonment were severe, what did many people do and how?
They downplayed their Nazi pasts by presenting 'persil certificates'
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What are persil certificates?
Clearances from colleagues and friends assuming authorities of a clean conscience and good characters,
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What were exchanged?
Brown shirts for white shirts,
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