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Volume 004
Subdivision "Subdivision 8 /Hitler"
Part Not applicable
Section 8.03
Title Notes on the Conference in the Reichskanzlei on 5 Nov 37 from 16:15-20:30 hours / Translation of Document 386-PS / Office of U. S. Chief of Counsel
Pages 8
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1937-11-10
Language English
Author Hoszbach; the translator is Eve Glazier, P/O, W.R.N.S., 37371.
Witness Not applicable
Other Names Hitler; Blomberg; Fritsch; Raeder; Goering; Neurath; Hoszbach; Franco
Other Dates 1943-45
Abstract This document reflects Hitler's appraisal of the world political situation in 1937 and his prospective plans for solving the German problem of territorial acquisition. Convinced that Germany is facing potential catastrophe, given its large and growing population and its many economic insufficiencies, Hitler foresees the imminent necessity of taking aggressive military action, in no case later that 1943-45. In Hitler's estimation, "It is NOT a case of conquering people, but of conquering agriculturally useful space" to feed the German people and insure the continuance of the German nation. This document is typewritten and has been copied onto fragile paper.
Keywords Living space; Autarchy; World Economy; Czechoslovakia; Poland; France; Britain; England; Russia; Germany; Italy; Austria