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Nuremberg trial transcripts and documents from the Collection of General William J. Donovan

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Volume 002
Subdivision German Activities / Subdivision 6 / History Generally
Part Not applicable
Section 6.17 [transcript is mistakenly numbered "6.18 (contd)"]
Title [Fuller's Conversation with Schacht, 23 Sept. 1935 ]: title not printed on document; see table of contents for Volume II.
Pages 9
Pages Supplemental 2-page affidavit followed by 7-page transcript.
Date 1945-10-18
Language English
Author S. R. Fuller
Witness S. R. Fuller
Other Names John W. Griggs; Hitler; Dr. Hjalmar Schacht; President Roosevelt; Leon Frasier; Goebbels; Streicher
Other Dates 6 October 1945; 23 September 1935; 11 October 1935
Abstract This document consists of an affidavit sworn to by S. R Fuller and a transcript of the conversation that took place between Fuller and Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, then-Minister of Economics and President of the Reichsbank of Germany, on 23 September 1935, in a library of the American Embassy in Berlin. As Fuller states in the affidavit, "the Transcription of the conversation [with Schacht] is not word for word accurate; but it was made from longhand notes written by me immediately after the conversation, and is substantially word for word accurate, and is exactly accurate as to meaning." The dialogue addresses Hitler's intentions for Germany's political posture and economic revival; Germany's attitude toward its Jewish population, including the Nuremberg Laws; the stabilization of currency exchange rates; the Nuremberg rally of 1935; and the treaty between the United States and Germany "with the most favored nation clause in it," which Schacht wants "very much." Both the affidavit and the transcript are typewritten original documents.
Keywords Hitler's Germany; Nazi policies; German politics; Persecution of Jews; Nuremberg Laws; Economic conditions; Colonies; "Most Favored Nation"; Currency; Stabilization of currency; Exchange rates; Nuremberg rally