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The German Occupation of Belgium 1940-1944


Werner Warmbrunn

The study of German occupation policies during the Second World War and of the relation of the people in the occupied territories to these policies provides valuable insight into the political dynamics of World War II. This book describes the structure and activities of the German military administration in Belgium 1940-1944 against the background of the previous occupation of the country during the Second World War, and in comparison with German policies in neighboring Holland. It provides the reader with a precise description and analysis of German policies, draws comparisons between military and civilian (party) occupation regimes, and examines the moral issues faced by German commanders without sympathy for Nazi ideology and actions based on that ideology.


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Glossary This glossary contains identifications and brief descriptions of selected Dutch, French and German terms employed in the text. AWG ALLGEMEINE W ARENVERKEHRSGESELL- SCHAFT. German Trade Assocation. Created in 1940 to regulate trade between Belgium and Germany and German-controlled countries. AJB ASSOCIATION DES JUIFS EN BELGIQUE. CNAA The Association of Jews in Belgium. An organi- zation created by the Germans as a means of implementing their policies toward the Jews. CORPORATION NATIONAL£ DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DE L' ALIMENTATION. National Corporation for Agriculture and Food Supply. Organization created to organize the wartime production and distribution of food. DNB DEUTSCHES NACHRICHTENB URO. German News Agency. The official German government news agency. DNVP DEUTSCHNATIONALE VOLKSPARTEI. Ger- man Nationalist People's Party. Nationalist party in the Weimar Republic consisting mostly of monarchists. Formed electoral alliance with NSDAP in 1933 and furnished most members of Hitler's original government. 270 GFP NSDAP OKW OKH ONT Glossary EINSATZGRUPPEN. Special Task Forces of the police and SS formed in 1941 to perform special "political" tasks such as the control and extermi- nation of political opponents and of Jews in conquered territories in the East. GEHEIME FELDPOLIZEI. Secret Field Police. The police force of the Germany army concerned with internal and external security. NATIONALSOZIALISTISCHE DEUTSCHE AR- BEITERPARTEI. National Socialist German Workers Party. The German Nazi Party. OBERKOMMANDO DER WEHRMACHT. Supreme Command of the German Armed Forces. Created by Hitler to implement his direct command over the German armed forces. OBERKOMMANDO DES HEERES. High Command of the Army. The Command of...

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