GERMANY IS OUR PROBLEM
Autor: Morgenthau, Henry
During 1944 Henry Morgenthau involved himself in U.S. foreign policy, together with his associate Harry White he formulated the Morgenthau plan. For the sake of permanently eliminating German war potential the plan advocated amongst other things German territorial dismemberment, partitioning, and deindustrialization. The plan was agreed upon by UK prime minister Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt at the Second Quebec Conference. Leaks to the press about the plan led to Roosevelt denying the existence of the plan. Nevertheless, the plan strongly influenced early US occupation policy, and through the Potsdam agreement also early Allied occupation policy.