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Volume 002
Subdivision German Activities / Subdivision 6 / History Generally
Part Not applicable
Section 6.08 (von Rintelen interrogation, 6 Sept.'45)
Title Report of Interrogation: No. 5743 of P/W: 3 WG-1293 /Rank: Ambassador at large
Pages 2
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1945-09-06
Language English
Author Halle, Captain (interrogation officer)
Witness Emil von Rintelen
Other Names Hitler; Ribbentrop; King Carel
Other Dates 7 May 1945; June 1940; 1920; 30 August 1940
Abstract This interrogation explains the reasons for "Hitler's Intervention in the Dispute between Hungary and Roumania" [sic] over the territory of Siebenbuergen (Transylvania). Hitler's main objective was to settle the matter quickly, thereby forestalling an armed conflict in southeastern Europe that would jeopardize Germany's supply of Romanian oil. This document is a typewritten carbon copy of document 6.07 and is stamped "SECRET." To confirm the name of the witness, please note the Contents of Volume XII, Part 1, which lists the source of document 24.06 as von Rintelen; and document 24.06 itself, which identifies the Ambassador at large captured 7 May 1945 at Garmisch-Partenkirchen as P/W 3WG-1293.
Keywords Russia; Romania; Hungary; Vienna Settlement on Siebenbuergen