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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

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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 4: RG-03.04,  US Military Government documents,  US zone of occupation, 1945-1948Add to your cart.
This collection consists of internal documents issued for US Military personnel during the US Military occupation of postwar Germany.  Other publications were made public for the benefit of American military and civilian service personnel.
Subject/Index Terms:
Publications of the US Military Government in postwar Germany
Displaced persons camps
Displaced Persons Report
GI Council at Frankfurt am Main memorandum of displaced persons
Antisemitism
Reports about Internal Situation in Germany
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 1: RG-03.04.01, Information Bulletin. Magazine of US Military Government in Germany. No. 142, 145, August--October 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The Information Bulletin was a bi-weekly magazine published by the US Military Government in Germany.  It was intended to provide authoritative information concerning the policies, regulations, instructions, operations, and activities of the US Military Government and affiliated organizations.  This document contains two issues.  Issue 142 includes a detailed map of the occupied zones of Germany.  Issue 145 contains an article on the creation of the Bonn Constitution titled “Constitution-Making at Bonn” accompanied by a photograph.
Subject/Index Terms:
Information Bulletins, American, postwar Germany
German wartime administration; Allied administration in Germany; U.S. Military Government in Germany
Map of the occupied zones in postwar Germany
German Constitutional Assembly, Bonn, October 1948
Information bulletin, monthly magazine of the U.S. Military Government in Germany, 1948
Bizonias trade agreement program, Information Bulletin, US Military Government magazine, 1948
Todays women of Germany, Information bulletin, Magazine of US Military Government, 1948
Parliamentary Council, US Military Government in Germany, 1948
Robert Murphy, special political advisor to the US Military Governor, Information Bulletin, 1948
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 2: RG-03.04.02, I and E Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 24, September 1946Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
I and E Bulletin was a periodical publication for US Military and civilian personnel.  This document contains three articles from three different publications of the I and E Bulletin.  Vol. 1 No. 34 is a continuation of excerpts from the International War Crimes Tribunal in Nuremburg made by Chief American Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson.  Vol. 2 No. 7 contains information on various German organizations.  Vol. 3 No. 19 provides flash cards about VE-day for readers to cut out and study.
Subject/Index Terms:
U.S. Military Government
Editorial program articles, I and E bulletin, 1946--1947
Education of American troops regarding national socialism, I and E bulletin, 1946--1947
Editorial articles, crimes of national socialism, I and E bulletin, 1946--1947
Advisement of American troops, what to do and not to do, I and E bulletin, 1946--1947
Photographs depicting Nazi crimes in Euroupe
Photographs, concentration camps
Creators:
United States Military Government in Germany
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 3: RG-03.04.03, American Occupation Women’s Voluntary Service, Circle of Cooperation, Bulletin No. 1, January 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The subject of this bulletin is “Progress of women’s activities throughout the zone and report of the first conference held in Frankfurt, January 13 and 14, 1948.” This organization came about when several wives joined their husbands after the war in occupied Germany and attempted to help displaced persons and various other post-war issues. The organization worked closely with the German Red Cross to provide support and aid.  The bulletin reports their efforts and the situation in Frankfurt.
Subject/Index Terms:
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
American Occupation Womens Voluntary Service
Circle of Cooperation
Progress of womens activities throughout the U.S. Zone of Occupation, Germany, 1948
Report on the first conference held in Frankfurt, AOWVS, Germany, 1948
American womens obligation in the occupation mission, U.S. Occupied Zone of Germany, 1948
U.S. Occupation Zone in Germany
Public information offices, U.S. Occupied Zone of Germany, 1948
The German Red Cross, U.S. Zone of occupation, Germany, 1948
The business womens chapter of AOWVS, Frankfurt, Germany, 1948
AOWVS, American Occupation Womens Voluntary Service, Germany, 1948
Creators:
American Occupation Womens Voluntary Service (January, 1948)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 4: RG-03.04.04, Appeal urging Germans to be tolerant and eradicate Nazi ideology, 15 January 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document was dated on January 15, 1948 and is an appeal made by  the German Minister of the Political Liberation to fellow citizens asking them to be tolerant and eradicate Nazi ideologies of anti-semtism.
Subject/Index Terms:
Liberation Law, October 7, 1947
Denazification in Germany
Liberation Law preventing the rise of National Socialism
The fight agaisnt Nazism
Nazi Anti-Semitic Propaganda
Desecration of Jewish sanctuaries and cemeteries, postwar Germany
The Liberation Law, 7 October 1947, postwar Germany
Spruchkammer, Denazification Court, postwar Germany
Minister of political liberation, Binder, January 1948
Appeal, urging Germans to be tolerant and eradicate Nazi ideology, 1948
denazification
Creators:
GI Council of Frankfurt, US non-government charitable organization, postwar (1947)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 5: RG-03.04.05, Joshua Starr notification as guest speaker about the cultural object looted by the Nazis, 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This letter is a pre-release for the Stars and Stripes event that was held on June 16, 1948 to the GI Council of Frankfurt. The letter states that Joshua Starr, a New York scholar, would share his findings on his recent trip to Germany, of the looted items by the Nazi Party of Jewish artifacts and works.
Subject/Index Terms:
Starr, Joshua
GI Council of Frankfurt, 16 June 1948, JWB Synagogue Center, Frankfurt, Germany
Representative of the Jewish cultural Reconstruction Society, Joshua Starr, Frankfurt, Germany, 1948
GI Council of Frankfurt, Program Chairman, David Lippert, Frankfurt, Germany, 1948
Office of the Treater Judge Advocate, U.S. forces headquarters, European Theater, 1948
JWB Synagogue Center, 6 Elsa Brandstrom Street, Frankfurt
Search for looted art from Jewish institutions, postwar Germany
Method of searching for looted art and cultural objects from Jewish institutions, postwar Germany
Joshua Starr, expert on search for the looted art from Jews, postwar Germany
Jewish cultural reconstruction society, New York, US
Lecture by Joshua Starr on the search of art looted from Jewish institutions, postwar Germany
Creators:
GI Council of Frankfurt, US non-government charitable organization, postwar (1947)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 6: RG-03.04.06, List and notes of distributed persons to the Displaced Persons Camp, circa 1946Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Handwritten notes detailing items distributed to Displaced Person camps.
Subject/Index Terms:
List of persons in Displaced Persons Camp
Displaced persons camps
Displaced Persons Report
Report about Displaced Persons Camp
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
US Occupation Zone in Germany; Germany
Reports about Displaced Persons
DP camp, US occupied Germany
Displaced person camps, documents
List of supplies, displaced persons camp, US occupied Germany
List of supplies to be delivered to DP camp, US occupied Germany
Displaced persons camp, supplies, postwar Germany
Displaced persons camp, inventory list of supplies, postwar Germany
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 7: RG-03.04.07, List of organizations and tasks, circa March 1946Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document is the minutes to a meeting of what is presumed to be the GI council, there is a list of some members and topics. It is typed but there are handwritten edits also. The meeting might have taken place in February or March, but the year is not recorded.
Subject/Index Terms:
Displaced person camps, documents
Displaced persons camps
Report about Displaced Persons Camp
List of committees with regards to the functioning of DP camps, postwar
Welfare committee, with regard to the functioning of DP camps, postwar
Membership committee, with regard to the functioning of DP camps, postwar
Program committee, with regard to the functioning of DP camps, postwar
Publicity committee, with regard to the functioning of DP camps, postwar
Purim committee, with regard to the functioning of DP camps, postwar
Civil rights committee, with regard to the functioning of DP camps, postwar
DP Camps, postwar
Displaced person camps in Germany
Displaced persons (DP) camps in Germany, postwar
Creators:
US officials supervising DP camps in Germany, postwar
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 8: RG-03.04.08, List of Displaced Person Camps with indication of Jewish and non-Jewish populations., June 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document is a list of Displaced Person Camps with the number of Jewish and non-Jewish populations.
Subject/Index Terms:
Displaced persons camps
Reports about Jewish Displaced Persons in postwar Germany
Reports about Displaced Persons
Population of Displaced Person Camps in Germany
List of cities with DP camps and populations, postwar, Germany
Total number of Jewish DP population for cities in Germany, 1948
Total number of DP population, Germany, 1948
Population of DP camps, postwar Germany, 1948
Displaced person camps in Germany
Displaced persons (DP) camps in Germany, postwar
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Authorities of Displaced Person Camps in Germany (1945 -- 1956)
Central Committee of Liberated Jews in the US zone of occupation in Germany (1945 -- 1952)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 9: RG-03.04.09, American Board of Charities first meeting notification, April 15, 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document is a letter addressed to the members of the American Board of Charities concerning their first meeting which was held on April 14, 1948. The document lists various projects that the ABC plans to pursue in their upcoming fundraising events.  The letter is signed by the 1st Lt., Dorothy P. Frome.
Subject/Index Terms:
American Board of Charities first meeting (April 16, 1948)
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
US Occupation Zone in Germany; Germany
American Board of Charities
Frankfurt Military Post Headquarters, Germany
Meeting of American Board of Charities, Frankfurt, 1948
Board members of the American Board of Charities, Frankfurt
Logistics about the American Board of Charities office building, Frankfurt
Creators:
American Board of Charities (1948)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 10: RG-03.04.10, Mission statement of the American Board of Charities, 4 copies, April 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document is the mission statement of the American Board of Charities (ABC) at Frankfurt Military Post APO 757. The document discusses various charitable activities that ABC plans to pursue as well as how to secure logistical support.  It is signed by R. W. Fitzpatrick, Lt. Col. AGD, Adjutant General. There are several handwritten notes within this document.  [There are 4 copies of this document in possession]
Subject/Index Terms:
American Board of Charities mission statement (April 1, 1948)
American Board of Charities
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
US Occupation Zone in Germany; Germany
Charitable activities in DP camps, Germany
Frankfurt Military Post Headquarters, Germany
Frankfurt (Germany)
ABC purpose, coordination of and assistance to private charitable activities,Frankfurt Military Post
Charitable activities in the Frankfurt Military Post, 1948
Appeals to the United States for relief supplies, American Board of Charities, 1948
Board members, American Board of Charities, Frankfurt, 1948
Creators:
American Board of Charities (1948)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 11: RG-03.04.11, Constitution of GI Council of Frankfurt, 3 copies, May 7, 1947Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document is the constitution of the GI Council of Frankfurt, Germany and addresses issues of membership, dues, officers, elections, rules of order, amendments, quorum and standing committees. The council was primarily concerned with bringing aid and encouragement to the Jews of Europe.  It is signed by Albert Bernstein. The document had to be approved at a meeting and was documented by the recording secretary S. Lidor on May 7, 1947.
Subject/Index Terms:
Charter of GI Council of Frankfurt am Main (May 7, 1947)
GI Council of Frankfurt, charitable organization to help Jews in Europe, postwar
US Occupation Zone in Germany; Germany
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Military documents
American charitable organization, postwar Germany
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
American charitable organization, postwar Germany, documents
GI Council of Frankfurt, Constitution, 1947
Rules and guidelines, constitution of GI council of Frankfurt, 1947
Different committees on the board, Constitution of GI Council of Frankfurt, 1947
Creators:
GI Council of Frankfurt, US non-government charitable organization, postwar (1947)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 12: RG-03.04.12, Memorandum about the raids, conducted at displaced persons camp, May 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document was dated on May 6, 1948 and addresses the problems related to the Displaced Persons Camps. Displaced persons were being taken advantage and in addition they were viewed as second-class citizens within the camps. This memorandum also illustrates how to help displaced persons and raise public awareness.  The document encourages members of the council to support local Displaced Perons camps in their pursuit of normal and artistic expressions.
Subject/Index Terms:
Report about Displaced Persons Camp
Displaced persons camps
The United Nations Displaced Persons, DPs saved from the Germans
Military raids in Displaced Persons Camps, 1948
Displaced Persons Assembly Centers, postwar Germany
denazification
Denazification in Germany
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 13: RG-03.04.13, Memorandum for the President of GI Council of Frankfurt, Germany, November 1947Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document explains the authority of the group and how they operate. It also renders evidences with regard to legitimacy of their claims and is signed by David Shippert on November 26, 1947.
Subject/Index Terms:
Memorandum for GI Council of Frankfurt (November, 1947)
GI Council at Frankfurt am Main memorandum of displaced persons
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
The GI Council of Frankfurt, Germany, organized under the guidance of Chaplain Joseph Miller, 1946
GI Council of Frankfurt, supply drives for items needed in DP camps, 1947
Cultural activities in Displaced Persons Camps
picnics and parties in DP Camps, 1947
JWB Synagogue Center, 6 Elsa Brandstrom Street, Frankfurt
Education at Displaced Persons Camps
Off duty activities of military personal, DP camps, 1947
Chaplain fund, religious funds which are to be administered by a chaplain as custodian, 1947
Displaced persons (DP) camps in Germany, postwar
DP camp, US occupied Germany
Displaced person camps, documents
Displaced person camps in Germany
Report about Displaced Persons Camp
Creators:
GI Council of Frankfurt, US non-government charitable organization, postwar (1947)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 14: RG-03.04.14, "Aims and Policies of the G.I. Council of Frankfurt, Germany", July 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document is the mission statement of the G.I Council of Frankfurt, Germany, and further explains their aims and policies.
Subject/Index Terms:
GI Council at Frankfurt am Main mission statement (1948)
GI councils goal, fulfill its goals of assisting Jewish survivors in Frankfurt, Germany, 1948
GI Councils goals, Frankfurt, Germany, 1948
Steps to implement the GI Councils goals, Frankfurt, Germany, 1948
Displaced persons (DP) camps in Germany, postwar
Report about Displaced Persons Camp
Displaced persons camps
Cultural activities in Displaced Persons Camps
Creators:
GI Council of Frankfurt, US non-government charitable organization, postwar (1947)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 15: RG-03.04.15, Report of the Jewish cemetary incident at Borner Platz, March 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document is a letter discussing an incident on March 1, 1948, in which a man, Bertram Levine, witnessed a group of people taking gravestones from a cemetery. They did not seem to have permission to do this so he is informing the proper authorities.
Subject/Index Terms:
Concerned civilian's report
Munich (Germany)
Jewish cemetery
The destruction of the Old Jewish Cemetery and Mikveh on Borner Platz, 1948
Former sight of the Borner Platz Synagogue
Re purposing gravestones into bricks, March 1948
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 16: RG-03.04.16, Monthly MG Report, Office of Military Government, Hesse, June 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document is a progress report of the Office of Military Government Hesse and includes problems and concerns surrounding the internal restitution issue.
Subject/Index Terms:
Restitution-related documents
Hesse (Germany)
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
US Occupation Zone in Germany; Germany
Reports from Restitution Agencies, Hesse, Germany, 1948
Restitution agencies, Wiesbaden, Germany, 1948
Restitution agencies, Marburg, Germany, 1948
Restitution agencies, Fritzlar, Germany, 1948
Restitution agencies, Darmstadt, Germany, 1948
Difficulty regarding claims, Germany, 1948
German general claims law, draft by the Property Control Committee of the Laenderrant, 1948
Creators:
Office of Military Government in Hesse (1948)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 17: RG-03.04.17, Letter from Office of Military Government in Berlin about ownership of motor vehicle, June 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
This document is a letter sent out by the Office of Military Government in Berlin, Germany concerning the ownership of motor vehicles by displaced persons. Signed by G.H. Garde, Lt. Col. AGD, Adjutant General.
Subject/Index Terms:
Restitution-related documents
Berlin (Germany)
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
US Occupation Zone in Germany; Germany
Office of military government for Germany (US)
Office of military governor, Berlin, Germany
Ownership of motor vehicles by Displaced Persons, 1948
Office of military government for Bavaria, Germany
Office of military government for Hesse, Germany
Office of military government for Wuerttemburg-Baden, Germany
Office of military government for Bremen, Germany
Office of military government for the Berlin sector, Germany
Landericht Mannheim monthly military government report, June, 1948
Government law no. 59, restitution of identifiable property, Germany, 1948
Jewish community of Frankfurt, Germany, 1948
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 18: RG-03.04.18, Secret Documents. Buchenwald, April 14, 1945, April 14, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This document was devised by Allied administration in Germany regarding the formation and activities within Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany.

The report includes a summarization of the camp, as well as detailed events which evidence war crimes, and some even detailed statistics of murdering prisoners.

The report also includes records of deaths (prisoners of war/Jewish prisoners) and also names of prisoner detachments.

dated April 14, 1945

Subject/Index Terms:
Allied Military and Civil administration in Germany
Buchenwald (Germany: concentration camp)
Buchenwald (Germany: Concentration camp)--Complex of concentration camps
Documents in English language
Nazi crimes against humanity, peace, and war crimes
Evidences of Nazi-German crimes against humanity, peace and warcirmes
Living conditions in concentration camps
living and working conditions in concentration and labor camps
Prisoners of war, Soviet, inhuman conditions, wartime
Prisoners of war, Soviet
Weimar (Germany)
Political prisoners of Buchenwald concentration camp
Organization of the Buchenwald concentration camp
Buchenwald concentration camp, outside slave labor units
German wartime administration; Allied administration in Germany; U.S. Military Government in Germany
U.S. Military Government
The Dutch Jews in the Buchenwald concentration camp, 1941
Auschwitz (Concentration camp)--Complex of concentration and extermination camps
Ravensbrück (Concentration camp)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States, 1882 -- 1945
U.S. Military Court at Dachau
Committee of prisoners, Buchenwald Concentration Camp
History of the camp, Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Early period of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1937-1938
Death of President Franklin D Roosevelt, memorial service in Buchenwald Concentration Camp
High ranking Austrian officials interned in Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1938
Winterstein, Attorney General of Austria, interned in Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1938
Richard Steidle, head of the Heimwehr, National Guard interned in Buchenwald Concentration Camp 1938
German Jews in Buchenwald Concentration Camp after Kristallnacht, 1938
Killing of Soviet POWs, October 1941, Buchenwald Concentration Camp
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Allied Authorities, US Military Government in Germany, Gestapo and Dachau commandant offices (1945 -- 1946)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 19: RG-03.04.19, Press release from Allied Administration, War Crimes trial in Dachau, September 24, 1948, September 24, 1948Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

This document is an immediate press release from Allied (U.S.) administration regarding the results of the U.S. Military Court at Dachau and the charging of Ilse Koch (wife of Buchenwald commandant Otto Koch) and thirty other defendants.

The results include that no evidence of Ilse Koch's alleged obsession with furnishings made of tattooed human skin.

Additionally, 22 death sentences, 5 life sentences (including Ilse Koch), and four 10-20 year sentences were result of U.S. Military court at Dachau.

September 24, 1948

Subject/Index Terms:
U.S. Military Court at Dachau
Dachau (Germany)
Dachau war crimes trial
war crimes trials, Nazi Germans
Ilse Koch
Evidences of Nazi-German crimes against humanity, peace and warcirmes
Nazi crimes against humanity, peace, and war crimes
Kenneth C. Royall, Secretary of U.S. Army
U.S. Senate
US Army
Armed Forces, US
Buchenwald (Germany: concentration camp)
Buchenwald (Germany: Concentration camp)--Complex of concentration camps
Organization of the Buchenwald concentration camp
Raymond E. Baldwin, U.S. Senator
Washington D.C. (United States)
Germany (1945 -- 1949)
United States (1945 -- 1960)
Creators:
Allied Authorities, US Military Government in Germany, Gestapo and Dachau commandant offices (1945 -- 1946)
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 20: RG-03.04.20, What's Cooking in Berlin Special Service Guide, February 1947Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Entertainment guide for American Special Service members in Berlin for February 1947.
Arrangement: Item-level booklet
Extent: Front cover, title page, index, inside page, and back cover
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Publications of the US Military Government in postwar Germany
Berlin (Germany)
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 21: RG-03.04.21, Infantry Journal Volume 58, number 2, February 1946Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Infantry Journal Volume 58 number 2 from February of 1946, printed in Washington D.C.
Arrangement: Item-level magazine
Extent: Cover, title page, index, page 8, back cover
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
Military documents
Washington D.C. (United States)
Creators:
United States Army
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 22: RG-03.04.22, XIX Corps Scroll Number 3, published in Germany, June 24, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
XIX Corps Scroll published in Germany in June of 1945. It contains a message from the Chaplain describing recent events of World War II as well as descriptions of various synagogues within Germany.
Arrangement: Item-level publication
Extent: sixteen pages
Language of Material: English and German
Subject/Index Terms:
Goals and objectives for the US occupation regime in postwar Germany
Germany
Germany (1945--1949)
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Creators:
US Army
Collection of Folder-Level 23: RG-03.04.23, Going up to Eagle's Nest Photobook, Berchtesgaden, 1945Add to your cart.
Photo booklet of Hitler's "Kehlsteinhaus" located near the town of Berchtesgaden. The pictures were most likely taken during American occupation of Germany postwar. "Kehlsteinhaus" or the "Eagle's Nest" was built for Hitler by Martin Bormann on his 50th birthday; it still stands today.
Arrangement: Collection folder-level photobook
Extent: Cover and eight photos with labels
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Germany (1945--1949)
Germany (Europe)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 1: RG-03.04.23.01, Going up to Eagle's Nest cover, Berchtesgaden, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The cover of the photobook, portraying a drawing of "Kehlsteinhaus."
Arrangement: Item-level cover
Extent: One cover
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Germany (1945--1949)
Germany (Europe)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 2: RG-03.04.23.02, Going up to Eagle's Nest photo 1, Hitler's residence in Berchtesgaden, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Photo 1 shows the "Berghof" or Hitler's residence in the Bavarian Alps near the town of Berchtesgaden. This photo was taken in 1945.
Arrangement: Item-level page
Extent: One page
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Germany (1945--1949)
Germany (Europe)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 3: RG-03.04.23.03, Going up to Eagle's Nest photo 2, Berghof after allied bombing, Berchtesgaden, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The second photo in the photobook shows Berghof the night after allied bombing of Berchtesgaden.
Arrangment: Item-level page
Extent: One page
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Germany (1945--1949)
Germany (Europe)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 4: RG-03.04.23.04, Going up to Eagle's Nest photo 3, Tunnel leading to Kehlsteinhaus, Berchtesgaden, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The third photo in the photobook shows the tunnel leading to Kehlsteinhaus near the town of Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps.
Arrangement: Item-level page
Extent: One page
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Germany (1945--1949)
Germany (Europe)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 5: RG-03.04.23.05, Going up to Eagle's Nest photo 4, Back of the mountain which holds Berghof, Berchtesgaden, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The fourth photo in the photobook shows the backside of the mountain on which Berghof sits. This photo was taken near the town of Berchtesgaden.
Arrangement: Item-level page
Extent: One page
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Germany (1945--1949)
Germany (Europe)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 6: RG-03.04.23.06, Going up to Eagle's Nest photo 5, Entrance to elevator leading to Berghof, Berchtesgaden, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The fifth photo shows the 140 meter elevator that led up to Hitler's "Kehlsteinhaus" near the town of Berchtesgaden.
Arrangment: Item-level page
Extent: One page
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Germany (1945--1949)
Germany (Europe)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 7: RG-03.04.23.07, Going up to Eagle's Nest photo 6, View of the parking lot to Kehlsteinhaus, Berchtesgaden, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The sixth photo of the photobook shows the parking lot at the base of the mountain holding Berghof near the town of Berchtesgaden.
Arrangement: Item-level page
Extent: One page
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Germany (1945--1949)
Germany (Europe)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 8: RG-03.04.23.08, Going up to Eagle's Nest photo 7, View of Berghof from the left, Berchtesgaden, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The seventh photo shows Berghof from the left side of the mountain facing the town of Berchtesgaden.
Arrangement: Item-level page
Extent: One page
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Germany (1945--1949)
Germany (Europe)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 9: RG-03.04.23.09, Going up to Eagle's Nest photo 8, View of Berghof from the road below, Berchtesgaden, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
The ninth photo in the photobook shows the mountain containing Berghof from the road below it.
Arrangement: Item-level page
Extent: One page
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
Germany (1945--1949)
Germany (Europe)
Document/Artifact of Item-Level 24: RG-03.04.24, United States Forces European Theater Command Headquarters Handbook, Frankfurt, 1945Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Handbook made by U.S. Forces European Theater outlining their headquarters in Frankfurt in 1945.
Arrangement: Item-level handbook
Extent: One cover, title page, map, and pages 1 and 13
Language of Material: English
Subject/Index Terms:
Frankfurt (Germany)
American Military Government, Germany, US zone of occupation
United States Army
Germany (1945--1949)
Creators:
Military Government of the US occupation zone in Germany (1944 -- 1952)

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