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Volume 003
Subdivision "Subdivision 7 / Nazi Party"
Part 2
Section 7.23
Title Blueprint of the Nazi Underground - Past and Future Subversive Activities.
Pages 103
Pages Supplemental The article runs from page 51 to page 153, inclusive.
Date 1945-06-00
Language English
Author Robert M. W. Kempner
Witness Not applicable
Other Names Hitler; Guertner; Karl August Werner; Friedrich Weber; Hermann Kriebel; Frick; Rosenberg; Goebbels; Goering; Hess; Gottfried Feder; Josef Berchtold; Josef Wagner; Brueckner; Otto Braun; Franz von Pfeffer; Hindenburg; Hierl; Wilhelm Dreher; Gregor Strasser; Karl 0. Paetel; Heinz Haake; Albert Roth; Wilhelm Weiss; Wilhelm Groener; Ludendorff; Matthias Erzberger; Walther Rathenau; Wilhelm Kube; Dr. Ley; Josef Terboven; Reinhold Muchow; Werner Studentkowsky; Otto Telschow; Mussolini; Manfred von Killinger; Karl Litzmann; Walter Koehler; Otto Bangert; Schleicher; Hans von Seeckt; Richard Scheringer; Hans Ludin; Hans Friedrich Wendt; Himmler; Roehm; Curt von Ulrich; Gustav von Kahr; von Lossow; von Seisser; Dr. Rudolf Buttmann; Arthur Grosse; Franz von Papen; Dr. Wagener; Wintzer; Lorenz; Jaeger; Loehr; Fuersen; Kummer; Guenther Seupel; Migge; Gildisch; Kroelke
Other Dates January 22, 1850; July 21, 1852; November 22, 1867; April 22, 1868; February 24, 1875; February 27,1876; April 14, 1876; March 12, 1877; July 4, 1885; July 14,1886; November 13,1887; September 30, 1897; February 19, 1888; May 23, 1898; January 10,1892; January 24,1892; January 12, 1893; September 10,1893; March 6,1897; October 29,1897; January 12, 1899; March 31, 1902; September 20,1903; December 5, 1903; September 13, 1904; June 10, 1905; August 11,1919; 1912; 1933-1945; February 24, 1920; February 25, 1920; July 20-21,1920 [sic]; July 19,1921; August 26, 1921; June 24, 1922; July 10,1922; August 4,1922; January 31,1923; November 8,1923; November 9, 1923; April 1,1924; May 8,1924; September 22, 1924; October 1,1924; October 25,1924; December 20, 1924; February 27, 1925; March 1-2, 1925; July 23, 1925; May 22,1926; June 30, 1926; September 15,1926; February 1, 1927; April 29,1927; June 20,1927; July 10,1927; July 14,1927; July 17, 1927; August 19-21,1927; September 14, 1927; October 15,1927; January 1-2,1928; January 30, 1928; March 12,1928; March 26,1928; April 4, 1928; April 22,1928; May 1,1928; July 9,1928; July 14,1928; July 15, 1928; July 23, 1928; July 28, 1928; August 2,1928; August 6,1928; August 9,1928; August 14,1928; August 22,1928; August 24,1928; August 31,1928; October 13,1928; November 28, 1928; February 16,1929; February 18,1929; March 15, 1929; April 22, 1929; May 1, 1929; May 15,1929; May 23, 1929; July 22, 1929; July 27, 1929; September 2,1929; September 5,1929; September 9, 1929; September 11,1929; September 20,1929; September 27,1929; October 1,1929; October 7,1929; October 12,1929; October 15,1929; October 18,1929; October 21,1929; October 22,1929; November 10, 1929; December 22,1929; December 28, 1929; December 30,1929; January 7, 1930; January 10,1930; January 26, 1930; February 7, 1930; March 2, 1930; March 12, 1930; March 13,1930; March 14,1930; March 15,1930; March 19, 1930; April 10,1930; April 27, 1930; May 2,1930; May 28, 1930; June 1-2,1930; June 6, 1930; June 15,1930; June 18, 1930; June 20, 1930; June 28, 1930; July 1,1930; July 3, 1930; July 6-7, 1930; July 9, 1930; July 10, 1930; July 13, 1930; July 18, 1930; August 19, 1930; August 27, 1930; August 28,1930; October 2,1930; October 4, 1930; November 3, 1930; December 22, 1930; January 22,1931; January 29,1931; March 9, 1931; June 29, 1931; July 6, 1931; August 7, 1932; January 30, 1933; February 27, 1933; February 28, 1933; March 23, 1933; December 1, 1933; June 30, 1934; August 1,1934; March 16, 1935; August 24,1943; July 20, 1944
Abstract This document is a self-contained article that appeared in the quarterly journal, Research Studies of the State College of Washington. Volume XIII, No. 2, June 1945, pages 51-153. The cover page lists the original documents reproduced, with commentary, in the body of the text, as well a final section pertaining to the governance of occupied Germany: "Document A. A Police Recommendation of 1924 to Deport Hitler"; "Document B. A Police Report of 1930 Revealing the NSDAP as Guilty of Treason"; "Document C. Refusal of the Reich Attorney General in 1930-32 to Prosecute Nazi Leaders for Treason and Sedition"; "Documents Dl, D2, D3. Court Decisions of 1930-31 on Seditious Activities of the NSDAP in the Army and Police"; "Recommendations. Internal-Security Program for Occupied Germany." The author asserts that he carried the original documents out of Germany "under personal risk" and that "probably no other copies are available." The analysis focuses on the treasonous nature of the Nazi Party, which the Police Division of the Prussian Ministry of the Interior recognized by 1930 and duly reported to the Reich Attorney General, Karl August Werner. Document B, the legal analysis of the Nazi Party submitted to Werner, reflects the Ministry of the Interior's detailed knowledge of the Nazism and the threat it posed to the Weimer Republic. Werner, tragically, declined to prosecute the Nazis for treason and conspiracy; after the Nazis seized power, they announced that Werner had been an adherent of the Nazi Party during his tenure as Reich Attorney General. As the author summarizes, "The result of this surrender of the democratic duty for law enforcement was that a criminal gang which endangered the freedom of all peace-loving countries came to power" (p.53) and in short order systematically dismantled the Weimer Republic through a cynical exploitation and misuse of its democratic institutions, which they in any case had pledged themselves to abolish. Pages 155-158 are a piece of literary scholarship titled, "The Authorship of The Fatal Extravagance" (by Professor Paul P. Kies, who at the time of publication was the quarterly's editor-in-chief), which has no relevance to the foregoing article. This document is a typeset publication printed on good paper with copious footnotes and two appendices. Portions of the text have been underlined and bracketed in pencil.
Keywords NSDAP; Hitler Putsch; Legal analysis; S A; SS; Reichswehr; Historical Development (of the NSDAP); Mein Kampf; Fuehrerprinzip; Der Angriff; Illegal methods (of the NSDAP); Propaganda; Political objective; Weimer Constitution; Weimer Republic; Third Reich; "racio-nationalist" State; Jew; Jewish; Marxist; Social Democrat; Dictatorship; Parliament; "catastrophic policy"; "spiritual revolution"; High treason; Der Nazi-Sozi; Nationalsozialistische Briefe; Nationalsozialistische Bibliothek; Nationalsozialistische Monatshefte; Nationalsozialistisches Jahrbuch; Voelkischer Beobachter; Die Kommenden