In spite of the ban, soldiers still knowingly had contact with local women, especially civilian employees.
Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Eisenhower's counterpart, was against the ban, and it was lifted in July 1945.
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In the earliest stages of the occupation, US soldiers were not allowed to pay maintenance for a child they admitted having fathered since to do so was considered as "aiding the enemy." Marriages between US soldiers and Austrian women were not permitted until January 1946 and with German women until December 1946.
Many schools and universities prohibit certain relationships between teachers/lecturers and students to avoid favoritism, coercion, sexual harassment, and/or sex crimes enabled by the teacher's position of authority.
The prohibitions are controversial, however, as they may come into conflict with rules on tenure, for example if unethical conduct is suspected but not confirmed.
In June 1945, the prohibition against speaking with German children was made less strict.
In July, it became possible to speak to German adults in certain circumstances.
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