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Donovan Nuremberg Trials Collection

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

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Volume 004
Subdivision "Subdivision 8 /Hitler"
Part Not applicable
Section 8.17
Title Interrogation of Wilhelm Scheidt.
Pages 1
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1945-11-07
Language English
Author Thomas S. Hinkel, Lt. Colonel
Witness Wilhelm Scheidt
Other Names Hitler; Blomberg; Fritsch
Other Dates Late 1937 and early 1938; May 1939
Abstract This document is a summary of an interrogation in which Wilhelm Scheidt, a war historian for the German Army, states that Germany's rearmament program became offensive in nature at the time of the von Blomberg and von Fritsch affairs; that Hitler first openly announced his intentions in May 1939; that Hitler always intended to go to war with Russia; that most of what happened was the result of Hitler's plans; that Hitler sought to avoid going to war with England until that eventuality became unavoidable in May 1939. This document is a typewritten copy.
Keywords Hitler's intentions; England; Russia; Rearmament