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Volume 003
Subdivision "Subdivision 7 / Nazi Party"
Part 1
Section 7.10
Title Hitler's Testimony Before the Court for High Treason from Frankfurter Zeitung. 1st Morning Edition, 26 September 1931. Translation of Extract of Document 2512-PS / Office of U.S. Chief of Counsel.
Pages 5
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1945-11-17
Language English, with some parenthetical German.
Author The translator of this document is Evelyn Glazier, P/O. W.R.N.S., 37371
Witness Adolf Hitler
Other Names Dr. Frank; Otto Strasser; Reinhold Muchow; Helmuth Bruckner
Other Dates 20 April 1889; November 1918; 1 April 1924
Abstract This document is a partial transcript of Hitler's testimony. Invited to provide an account of the Nazi Party, Hitler states its aims and aspirations in general terms and claims that it will achieve its goals through constitutional means. Hitler denies that the SA is militaristic in nature or intention, but he is candid enough to say that, should the Nazi Party come to power in Germany, "then there will be a Nazi Court of Law too, the November 1918 revolution will be atoned, and there'll be some heads chopped off" (p.3). This document is a typewritten copy on very brittle, browning paper.
Keywords Nazi Party; NSDAP; Sturmabteilungen; SA; Fascists; Propaganda; Reichswehr; Third Reich