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Secret Reports on Nazi GermanyThe Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort$
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Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse, Otto Kirchheimer, and Raffaele Laudani

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691134130

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691134130.001.0001

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The Abrogation of Nazi Laws in the Early Period of Mg

The Abrogation of Nazi Laws in the Early Period of Mg

(No Date, Presumably End of March 1944)

(p.229) 15 The Abrogation of Nazi Laws in the Early Period of Mg
Secret Reports on Nazi Germany

Otto Kircheimer

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This chapter examines Nazi laws that must be abrogated in the early period of military government (MG). The report considers four major groups of laws that are in need of immediate abrogation: laws, and other legislative rules, which contradict the principle of the equality of all citizens before the law; measures wholly abrogating or restricting civil liberties; legislative measures which do not fit into the categories either of discriminatory laws or of laws restricting freedom, but the immediate abrogation of which would likewise appear to be imperative; and measures relating to the denazification of the judiciary and the ensuing necessity of suspending the activities of the courts for a certain period. The chapter also offers recommendations for the abrogation of discriminatory legislation and special privileges, non-discrimination in criminal law and procedures, and a general clause concerning the elimination of discrimination.

Keywords:   abrogation, Nazi laws, military government, equality, civil liberties, denazification, discriminatory legislation, special privileges, criminal law, discrimination

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