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Justice Delayed

The Restoration of Justice in Bavaria under American Occupation, 1945-1949

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Jeffrey S. Gaab

In 1945, at the end of World War II, American occupation forces began the daunting task of rebuilding democratic society in war-shattered Germany. Key to this reconstruction was the establishment of a democratically oriented legal system. Justice Delayed examines how the United States attempted to reconstitute a democratic legal system in Bavaria on the ruins of Hitler's «thousand-year Reich.»