Allied-occupied Germany was the state of Germany upon defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, when the victorious Allies asserted joint authority and sovereignty over Germany as a whole, defined as all territories of the former German Reich west of the Oder–Neisse line, having declared the destruction of Nazi Germany at the death of Adolf Hitler. The four powers divided "Germany as a whole" into four occupation zones for administrative purposes under the United States, United Kingdom ...
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia After World War II Nazi Germany west of the Oder-Neisse line was divided into four occupation zones. This had been agreed in London in September 1944. They were occupied by the allied powers who defeated Germany (the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States) and by France.
Allied occupation zones in Germany, 1945–1949. The territories east of the Oder–Neisse line (under Polish and Soviet administration/annexation), as well as the detached Saar Protectorate (under French protection), are shown in cream. Bremen was an American enclave within the British zone. Berlin was a four-power area within the Soviet zone.
The Allied zones of occupation in post-war Germany, highlighting the Soviet zone (red), the inner German border (black line), and the zone from which American troops withdrew in July 1945 (purple). The provincial boundaries correspond largely to those of the pre-war states, before the creation of the present Länder (federal states).
Following is the list of 19 prisoner-of-war camps set up in Allied-occupied Germany at the end of World War II to hold the Nazi German prisoners of war captured across Northwestern Europe by the Allies of World War II.
The French occupation zone (in German: Französische Besatzungszone) was one of the Allied areas established in Germany after World War II. Following the Armistice on 11 November 1918, Allied forces occupied this part of Germany until 1920 and it was then occupied by France until 1935. The French renamed the area the Territory of the Saar Basin.
The Allied powers who defeated Nazi Germany in World War II divided the country west of the Oder–Neisse line into four occupation zones for administrative purposes. This was formally approved at the Potsdam Conference (17 July to 2 August 1945).
Allied-occupied Germany The Allied powers who defeated Nazi Germany in World War II divided the country west of the Oder-Neisse line into four occupation zones for administrative purposes during 1945–49.
From March 1945 to July 1945, these former eastern territories of Germany had been administered under Soviet military occupation authorities, but following the Potsdam Conference they were handed over to Soviet and Polish civilian administrations and ceased to constitute part of Allied-occupied Germany.
The Soviet Occupation Zone (German: Sowjetische Besatzungszone (SBZ) or Ostzone; Russian: Советская оккупационная зона Германии, Sovetskaya okkupatsionnaya zona Germanii, "Soviet Occupation Zone of Germany") was the area of Germany occupied by the Soviet Union at the end of World War II in 1945.