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    "We shall obliterate Nazi-ism and German Militarism. We shall overthrow the Nazi rule, dissolve the Nazi Party and abolish the cruel, oppressive and discriminatory laws and institutions which the Party has created."

    Dwight D. Eisenhower 1945 Proclamation No. 1 to the People of Germany Signed "Dwight D. Eisenhower," 20.5" x 19.5" visible, matted to 27" x 26" and framed under glass. The upper half of the proclamation is in English, the lower half in German. Headed: "Military Government - Germany/ Supreme Commander's Area of Control/Proclamation No. 1." In part, "To the People of Germany: I, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, do hereby proclaim as follows: - The Allied Forces serving under my command have now entered Germany. We come as conquerors, but not as oppressors. In the area of Germany occupied by the forces under my command, we shall obliterate Nazi-ism and German Militarism. We shall overthrow the Nazi rule, dissolve the Nazi Party and abolish the cruel, oppressive and discriminatory laws and institutions which the Party has created. We shall eradicate that German Militarism which has so often disrupted the peace of the world. Military and Party leaders, the Gestapo and others suspected of crimes and atrocities will be tried and, if guilty, punished as they deserve. Supreme legislative, judicial and executive authority and powers within the occupied territory are vested in me as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces and as Military Governor, and the Military Government is established to exercise these powers under my direction...Resistance to the Allied Forces will be ruthlessly stamped out..." Eisenhower then suspends all German courts and educational institutions and instructs all officials, employees and workers to remain at their posts until further orders. Originally folded in eight, there are three vertical folds and one mid-horizontal fold. Undated. The Supreme Headquarter Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF)'s Proclamation No. 1, making General Dwight D. Eisenhower supreme authority in the areas of Germany under U.S.

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