Military history

CHAPTER 8

 1. Leo Stein, I Was in Hell with Niemoeller, p. 80.

 2. Neumann, Behemoth, p. 109. He states that the quotations are from the research project “Antisemitism” of the Institute of Social Research, published in Studies in Philosophy and Social Science, 1940.

 3. Rauschning, The Voice of Destruction, p. 54.

 4. Stewart W. Herman, Jr., It’s Your Souls We Want, pp. 157–58. Herman was pastor of the American Church in Berlin from 1936 to 1941.

 5. The text is given in Herman, op. cit., pp. 297–300; also in the New York Times of Jan. 3, 1942.

 6. Affidavit of Nov. 19, 1945, NCA, V, pp. 735–36 (N.D. 3016–PS).

 7. Most foreign correspondents in Berlin kept a collection of such gems. My own has been lost. The quotations are from Philipp Lenard, Deutsche Physik, preface; Wallace Deuel, People under Hitler; William Ebenstein, The Nazi State.

 8. Wilhelm Roepke, The Solution of the German Problem, p. 61.

 9. Quoted in Frederic Lilge’s The Abuse of Learning: The Failure of the German University, p. 170.

10. Schirach’s American ancestry is given by Douglas M. Kelley, the American psychiatrist at the Nuremberg jail during the trial of the major war criminals, in his book, 22 Cells in Nuremberg, pp. 86–87.

11Reichsgesetzblatt, 1936, Part 1, p. 933. Quoted in NCA, III, pp. 972–73 (N.D. 1392–PS).

12. From his book, Basic Facts for a History of German War and Armament Economy. Quoted in NCA, I, p. 350 (N.D. 2353–PS).

13. The ministry’s report of September 30, 1934, NCA, VII, pp. 306–9 (N.D. EC-128); Schacht’s report of May 3, 1935, NCA, III, pp. 827–30 (N.D. 1168–PS); text of the secret Reich Defense Law, NCA, IV, pp. 934–36 (N.D. 2261–PS).

14NCA, VII, p. 474 (N.D. EC-419).

15. Thyssen, I Paid Hitler, pp. xv, 157.

16. Quoted by Neumann in Behemoth, p. 432.

17. Ebenstein, op. cit., p. 84.

18NCA, III, pp. 568–72 (N.D. 787, 788–PS).

19The Third Reich, ed. by Baumont et al., p. 630.

20. Eugen Kogon’s phrase. See his Der SS Staat—das System der deutschen Konzentrationslager. A somewhat abridged version appeared in English, The Theory and Practice of Hell. It is the best study of Nazi concentration camps yet written. Kogon spent seven years in them.

21. Quoted in NCA, II, p. 258 (N.D. 1852–PS).

22NCA, VIII, pp. 243–44 (N.D. R–142).

23Voelkischer Beobachter, May 20, 1936.

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