The Law for Political Liberation from National Socialism and Militarism (effective March 1, 1946) was crucial for classifying and punishing Nazi criminals. It categorized the different levels of membership within the Nazi party and legislated how criminal proceedings would be processed, including measures for sanctions, reparations, and appeals.
16 Feb. 1946, effective 1 Mar. 1946
Box 46, Folder 52, Karl Loewenstein Collection, Amherst College Archives & Special Collections.