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Agreement of Wanfried 1945

AGREEMENT

    HEADQUARTERS THIRD DIVISION U S ARMY

                        17 September 1945

    Brigadier General Sexton, representative of the American High Command, Commanding General of the Third Infantry Division and the representative of the Soviet High Command, Major General Askalepov, Commanding General of the 77th Guard Infantry Division are authorized by their respective governments to alter the existing line of demarcation between the kreises of WITSENHAUSEN, HEILIGENSHTADT, and having met in the town of Wanfried, Saxony, Germany on September 17, 1945 have signed the following agreement:

AGREEMENT

    1. It is mutually agreed and stipulated between the undersigned, authorized representatives of their respective governments that effective 17 September 1945 the boundary between the United States Occupational Zone in Germany be changed as indicated on the attached map (Annex No 1) - Germany: 1:25000, Sheets 4625, 4626. 

    2. The withdrawal of troops to the newly established line of demarcation will be completed by 19 September 1945 1800 hours American time. 

    3. That the people residing in the areas indicated will remain in place with their property. 

       S I G N E D :    

    1. COMMANDING GENERAL THIRD INFANTRY DIVISION

                                     BRIGADIER GENERAL W.T.SEXTON

    2. COMMANDING GENERAL  77th GUARD INFANTRY DIVISION

              HERO OF THE SOVIET UNION GUARD GENERAL V.S.ASKALEPOV

 

W I T N E S S E S : 

Americans                

    1. Charles E. Johnson, Col. GSC

    2. Lloyd b. Ramsey, Lt. Col. GSC

soviet                        

    1. guard colonel tarasov

    2. guard Lt. Col. Paschenko

     The English and the Russian copies are identical.

Villages in Hessen Inhabitants Area
Sickenberg 47 111 ha
Asbach 181 349 ha
Vatterode 97 100 ha
Weidenbach/Hennigerode 104 201 ha
ha=hectare = 11.959 square yards

429

761 ha

changed from district Witzenhausen (American occupational zone) to district Heiligenstadt (Russian occupational zone).

Villages in Thüringen Inhabitants Area
Neuseesen 116 217 ha
Werleshausen 444 628 ha
 

560

845 ha

changed from district Heiligenstadt (Russian occupational zone) to district Witzenhausen (American occupational zone).

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The Wanfried Agreement (German: Wanfrieder Abkommen) concerned a transfer of territory between the U.S. and  Soviet occupation zones after World War II in Hesse, Germany, which took place after the determination of the main inner German border at the end of July 1945.

Although other such small exchanges took place afterwards on the inner-German border, only the Wanfried Agreement had the status of a treaty between the occupying Powers, and is considered to have been on an equal footing with the Potsdam Agreement
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