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Volume 005
Subdivision Subdivision 10 / High Command and General Staff
Part 2
Section 10.06 cont'd (Schlabrendorff memo to Donovan)
Title Translation of Memorandum Received from Dr. von Schlabrendorff 27 October 1945
Pages 2
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1945-10-27
Language English
Author Dr. von Schlabrendorff; the translator is Captain Nordon.
Witness Not applicable
Other Names Warlimont; Hitler; Keitel; Jodl; Hlader [sic: Haider]; Zeitzler; Guderian; Krebs; von Greiffenberg; Heusinger; Bonin; Wagner; Fellgiebel; Steiff; Ulbricht; Canaris; Beck
Other Dates 4 July 1945; July 20, 1944
Abstract This memo is a questionnaire designed by Dr. von Schlabrendorff in response to General Warlimont's protracted statement concerning National Socialism and the German General Staff, which is sectioned as 10.06 of the Donovan Archive. The intention is obviously to put Warlimont to the test; the questionnaire asks him to cite specific examples of his opposition to Hitler and to National Socialism, and to provide a reckoning of how, when, and with what vigor he pursued his opposition. In effect, the questionnaire obliges Warlimont to document his claims of having been opposed to Hitler and his policies, and to Nazism in general. This document is a typewritten carbon copy of good quality, made on thin, stable paper.
Keywords Opposition to Hitler; Assassination attempt of 20 July 1944; German General Staff; German generals