Following World War II, the victorious Allied powers agreed that the German people must be reeducated and this "belligerent nation" must be democratized to prepare Germany for a peaceful and productive role in postwar Europe. Dividing Germany into zones of occupation, the four powers undertook separate efforts to reform the German educational system and erase all vestiges of Nazi influence. This microfiche collection, The U.S. Occupation of Germany: Educational Reform, 1945-1949, documents American efforts at educational reform in areas under U.S. control. For educational researchers, historians, political scientists, and sociologists, these records of postwar American thought and action have both historical significance and contemporary relevance.