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Joint Resolution To Terminate the State of War Between the Unites States and the Government of Germany
Public Law 181, 82nd Congress, Approved October 19, 1951


Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled.

That the state of war declared to exist between the United States and the Government of Germany by the joint resolution of Congress approved December 11, 1941, is hereby terminated and such termination shall take effect on the date of enactment of this resolution:

Provided however: That notwithstanding this resolution and any proclamation issued by the President pursuant thereto, any property or interest which prior to January 1, 1947, was subject to vesting or seizure under the provisions of the Trading With the Enemy Act of October 6, 1917 (40 Stat. 411), as amended, or which has hereto for been vested or seized under that Act, including accruals to or proceeds of any such property or interest, shall continue to be subject to the provisions of that Act in the same manner and to the same extent as if this resolution had not been adopted and such proclamation had not been issued. Nothing herein and nothing in such proclamation shall alter the status, as it existed immediately prior hereto, under that Act, of Germany or of any person with respect to any such Property or interest.

Source: Documents on Germany, 1944 - 1985. 4th edition. Department of State. Office of the Historian.

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