As a result, only in Bavaria from 163 thousand. Of active Nazis only 49 suffered serious punishment, and of the 12 th. Of dismissed teachers of the Nazis in 1949, 11 thousand. Has re-worked in the schools. In an interview with the newspaper "New York Times" November 6, 1946 General L. Clay admitted that the law of denazification in the American zone was "largely adapted to return the largest possible number of people on the posts held by them earlier than to punish the guilty. " The risk policy of "soft denazification" was the fact that the American zone could become a haven for war criminals. But, on the other hand, the pragmatic Americans, attracting former "virtshaftsfyurerov" to work and use their knowledge, created the conditions for a more rapid recovery of the economy and address the most pressing social problems.