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U.S.A. in Germany
ur program in Germany is a difficult program, it requires a firm determination to destroy Germany's war potential through demilitarization, denazification, and the removal of war making capacity in heavy industry to be given in partial reparation to the countries which suffered from German aggression. It demands the punishment of those who led Germany into the suppression of individual rights and then into aggressive war with ruthless purpose. Simultaneously, it calls for the restoration of the responsibility for self-government to the German people through democratic processes. It requires the re-education of the German people to a liberal philosophy of life. It requires firm justice in exacting punitive measures tempered with considerate courtesy and aid to those in Germany who will work to restore democracy.
Lt. Gen. Lucius D. Clay in a Letter to OMGUS personnel on the occa-
Headquarters, Office of Military Government for Germany (US), Berlin.
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