Guide to "Manual for the Control of German Information Services"
1988.1001

Summary Information

Repository
Tauber Holocaust Library
Creator
Allied Forces. Supreme Headquarters.
Title
"Manual for the Control of German Information Services"
ID
1988.1001
Date
12 May 1945
Extent
1.0 Folder(s)
Language
English
Mixed materials [Folder]
Archives Box 1
Abstract
The collection is comprised of a single item. "The Manual for Control of German Information Services" is a 210 page document published in May 12, 1945 under the authority of Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force in Germany. It presents existing policies and procedures for all concerned in the control of German information services.

Preferred Citation note

1988.1001 - "Manual for the Control of the German Information Services", Tauber Holocaust Library - JFCS Holocaust Center, San Francisco, California

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Historical Note

Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) was the headquarters of the Commander of Allied forces in northwest Europe, from late 1943 until the end of World War II. After the surrender of Germany, SHAEF was dissolved on July 14, 1945 and, as concerned United States forces, was replaced by United States Forces, European Theater (USFET).

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Scope and Contents note

The manual, labelled as "restricted" and stamped as "declassified" was published on May 12, 1945 under the authority of the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary Force. The objective of the manual is to describe how Allied occupation forces were to take control of information services in Germany. Control of information services was meant to facilitate the military occupation of Germany. Information services as defined by the manual include press, news agencies, publications, posters, radio broadcasting and wired radio transmission, television, film, mechanical and electrical records, opera, musical and theaterical performances, and other public entertainment. The manual documents policies by the Allied occupation forces in Germany after its defeat at the end of the World War II, and provides insight into the importance placed on controlling information dissemination.

The manual provides English/German glossaries of terms related to press and publication, radio and film, theater and music control. An appendix describes control of information under the Nazi regime.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 Tauber Holocaust Library  2008 February 13

JFCS Holocaust Center
2245 Post Street
San Francisco, CA, 94115
415-449-3717
tauberholocaustlibrary@jfcs.org

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions to access to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions to use for this collection.

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Controlled Access Headings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Germany -- History -- 1945-1955

Subject(s)

  • World War, 1939-1945

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