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Princeton's WordNet

  1. denazification, de-Nazificationnoun

    social process of removing Nazis from official positions and giving up any allegiance to Nazism

    "denazification was a slow process"

Wiktionary

  1. denazificationnoun

    The process of the removal of Nazis from public office and positions of responsibility in Germany and Austria after World War II.

Wikipedia

  1. Denazification

    Denazification (German: Entnazifizierung) was an Allied initiative to rid German and Austrian society, culture, press, economy, judiciary, and politics of the Nazi ideology following the Second World War. It was carried out by removing those who had been Nazi Party or SS members from positions of power and influence, by disbanding or rendering impotent the organizations associated with Nazism, and by trying prominent Nazis for war crimes in the Nuremberg trials of 1946. The program of denazification was launched after the end of the war and was solidified by the Potsdam Agreement in August 1945. The term denazification was first coined as a legal term in 1943 by the U.S. Pentagon, intended to be applied in a narrow sense with reference to the post-war German legal system. However, it later took on a broader meaning.In late 1945 and early 1946, the emergence of the Cold War and the economic importance of Germany caused the United States in particular to lose interest in the program, somewhat mirroring the Reverse Course in American-occupied Japan. The British handed over denazification panels to the Germans in January 1946, while the Americans did likewise in March 1946. The French ran the mildest denazification effort. Denazification was carried out in an increasingly lenient and lukewarm way until being officially abolished in 1951. Additionally, the program was hugely unpopular in West Germany, where many Nazis maintained positions of power. Denazification was opposed by the new West German government of Konrad Adenauer, who declared that ending the process was necessary for West German rearmament. On the other hand, denazification in East Germany was considered a critical element of the transformation into a socialist society and was far stricter in opposing Nazism than its counterpart. However, not all former Nazis faced harsh judgment; doing special tasks for the government protected a few from prosecution.

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  1. denazification

    Denazification refers to the process initiated by the Allied forces after World War II to eliminate the political, societal, cultural, and economic impacts of Nazism in Germany. This process involved removing from power and bringing to justice those responsible for implementing Nazi ideologies, eradicating all symbols and manifestations of Nazism, re-educating German citizens, and facilitating the establishment of a democratic governmental system.

Wikidata

  1. Denazification

    Denazification was an Allied initiative to rid German and Austrian society, culture, press, economy, judiciary, and politics of any remnants of the National Socialist ideology. It was carried out specifically by removing those involved from positions of influence and by disbanding or rendering impotent the organizations associated with it. The program of denazification was launched after the end of the Second World War and was solidified by the Potsdam Agreement. The term denazification was first coined as a legal term in 1943 in the Pentagon, intended to be applied in a narrow sense with reference to the post-war German legal system. Soon afterward it took on the more general meaning.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of denazification in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of denazification in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of denazification in a Sentence

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    This is what they call the' operation of denazification,'.


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