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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 8.20
Title Memorandum to General Donovan / Office of U.S. Chief of Counsel / APO 403 U.S. Army
Pages 1
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1945-10-15
Language English, with parenthetical German
Author D. A. Sprecher, Captain, AUS, Documentation Division, Office of U.S. Chief of Counsel
Witness Not applicable
Other Names Hitler; Robert Ley; Franz Eher
Other Dates 1934; 1936; 1938; 1940; 1943
Abstract This memo summarizes the contents and occasions two Nazi oaths, the Party Membership Oath and the oath of Party functionaries, as these appear in The Organization Book of the NSDAP. Both oaths are quoted in English translation and pledge fidelity to Adolf Hitler. This document is a typewritten original and bears the handwritten signature of D. A. Sprecher. The following document, also sectioned as 8.20, comes as an attachment to this memo and provides English translations of the German soldier's oath and the oath of Government officials.
Keywords NSDAP; Organization Book; Party Membership Oath; Party functionaries; German soldier's oath; Oath of Government officials