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Volume 002
Subdivision German Activities / Subdivision 6 / History Generally
Part Not applicable
Section 6.04 (von Raumer interrogation 5812)
Title Report of Interrogation: No. 5812 of P/W: von Raumer, Hermann / Rank: Lt. Col. / SECRET
Pages 4
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1945-10-09
Language English
Author Halle, Captain (interrogation officer)
Witness Hermann von Raumer
Other Names Ribbentrop; Oshima; Hitler; Mussolini; Rosenberg
Other Dates 9 July 1945; 1934; 1935; 1936; 1937
Abstract This interrogation explores "The Origin of the Anti-Comintern Pact," as understood by Hermann von Raumer. Von Raumer sees the history of Eurasia essentially as an ongoing and perpetual conflict between populations of cohesive peoples settled within borders and various tribes of Central Eurasian nomads without ties to soil or history. The Anti-Comintern Pact was conceived as a more reliable means (than old-fashioned friendship treaties, non-aggression pacts, etc.) of assuring the mutual defense of the former against the latter. The typewritten original of this document appears as section 28.06 in Volume XII, Part 2, Subdivision 28, / Russia. The present document is a typewritten carbon copy of excellent quality on thin paper in generally good condition.
Keywords History of Eurasia; Anti-Comintern Pact; Bolshevism; Germany; Italy; Japan; Russia; United States; England