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A State Within A State? The Landpolizei In Postwar Bavarian Administrative Politics

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During the early occupation, much American “policy” consisted of ratifying the grassroots reactivation of individual subcomponents of the traditional pre-1933 governmental structure in unsystematic, expedient ways. By the end of the occupation, a perception was developing among a significant proportion of the German public that the Landpolizei was not under the firm control of the Bavarian state. With their departure from detailed involvement in internal Bavarian administrative affairs imminent, the Americans no longer seemed to care about the inaccuracy of Godin’s idiosyncratic and self-serving picture of the “democratic” interwar Landespolizei police regime. The ambiguous relationship of the Landpolizei to the central Munich authorities informed the picture of Godin’s organization drawn by the Law on the Organization of the Police in Bavaria (Gesetz über die Organisation der Polizei in Bayern POG) of 1 November 1952.

Keywords: American policy; central Munich authorities; Godin’s organization; Landpolizei police regime; postwar Bavarian administrative politics



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