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OFFICE OF U.S. CHIEF OF COUNSEL
SUBSEQUENT PROCEEDINGS DIVISION
APO 124-A U.S. ARMY

STAFF EVIDENCE ANALYSIS By: Loeb, L.
Date: 1 October 1946

Doc. No. NOKW-098

Title and/or general nature: 1 page photostated order of the 20th Army Command to its forces [c typed over r] in Narvik for saving scarce materials in evacuated Northern Norway.

Date: 12 December 1944.

Source (Location of original, etc.):

German Document Center, MID, Room MB 863,
The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
(WB-262)

PERSONS, FIRMS OR ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED:

Gen. Holter [o typed over “] as Chief of Staff of the 20th Army
Gen. Rendulic as Commander of the 20th Army

TO BE FILED UNDER THESE REFERENCE HEADINGS:

NOKW- General

SUMMARY (Indicate page nos.):

The order forbids the return of Norwegian police and civilians to the evacuated territory in northern Norway and orders the Army and Navy to save scarce materials that they can collect inside the evacuated territory. The order states expressly that the Commander of the Army (Rendulic) wants to prevent by this order a return of civilians to the evacuated territory. The reasons for this measure are clear without elaboration.

(Edited by A. Schirmer, OCC,
10 October 1946.)

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TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT No. NOKW-098

OFFICE OF CHIEF OF COUNSEL FOR WAR CRIMES.

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1

(page 1 of original)

(pencilled notes and rubber stamp)

Supplement 4

Teletype

12 Dec 44

Top Secret

1200 hours

To:

1.) Headquarters Army-Narvik Branch, Priority

For the information of:

2.) Admiral of the Polar Coast, Priority

The Commander-in-Chief has forbidden continuation of the salvaging of goods in short supply from the evacuated territories by Norwegian police forces with Norwegian private individuals and at the same time ordered that salvaging is to take place through office of the Army and the Navy.

Headquarters Army-Narvik Branch is made responsible for the execution of the action and is to effect liaison with Admiral of the Polar Coast and the Office of Reich Commissioner in Tromsoe, accordingly.

It occurs to the Commander-in-Chief that in this way, a return of the local inhabitants may be prevented and they will get no further insight into the evacuated territories.  (Cn. handwritten)

20th (Mtn.) Army

Ia, No. 2162/44 Top Secret

Hoelter, Brigadier General

Certified

(sgd.) Wildschutz

(Wildschutz) Major, General Staff Corps

Gi

Distribution:

Teletype Station 1st copy

O.Qu. 2nd copy

Ia (Draft) 3rd copy

War Diary 4th-5th copies.

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TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT No. NOKW-098

CONTINUED.

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CERTIFICATE OF TRANSLATION

I, Frank Freudenthal, civilian, AGO # B242988, hereby certify that I am thoroughly conversant with both the English and German languages; and that the above is a true and correct translation of Document No. NOKW-098.

Frank Freudenthal

B 242988

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