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Volume 089
Subdivision [No Subdivision] / Studies of Migration and Settlement / Administrative Series
Part Not applicable
Section 7.105 (Kempner report, SMS series)
Title Nazi Subversive Organization, Past and Future
Pages 244
Pages Supplemental None
Date 1943-10-30
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 O. 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 22 January 1850; 21 July 1852; 22 November 1867; 22 April 1868; 24 February 1875; 27 February 1876; 14 April 1876; 12 March 1877; 4 July 1885; 14 July 1886; 13 November 1887; 30 September 1897; 19 February 1888; 23 May 1898; 10 January 1892; 24 January 1892; 12 January 1893; 10 September 1893; 6 March 1897; 29 October 1897; 12 January 1899; 31 March 1902; 20 September 1903; 5 December 1903; 13 September 1904; 10 June 1905; 11 August 1919; 1912; 1933-1945; 24 February 1920; 25 February 1920; 20-21 July 1920 [sic]; 19 July 1921; 26 August 1921; 24 June 1922; 10 July 1922; 4 August 1922; 31 January 1923; 8 November 1923; 9 November 1923; 1 April 1924; 8 May 1924; 22 September 1924; 1 October 1924; 25 October 1924; 20 December 1924; 27 February 1925; 1-2 March 1925; 23 July 1925; 22 May 1926; 30 June 1926; 15 September 1926; 1 February 1927; 29 April 1927; 20 June 1927; 10 July 1927; 14 July 1927; 17 July 1927; 19-21 August 1927; 14 September 1927; 15 October 1927; 1-2 January 1928; January 30, 1928; March 12, 1928; March 26, 1928; April 4, 1928; 22 April 1928; 1 May 1928; 9 July 1928; 14 July 1928; 15 July 1928; 23 July 1928; 28 July 1928; 2 August 1928; 6 August 1928; 9 August 1928; 14 August 1928; 22 August 1928; 24 August 1928; 31 August 1928; 13 October 1928; 28 November 1928; 16 February 1929; 18 February 1929; 15 March 1929; 22 April 1929; 1 May 1929; 15 May 1929; 23 May 1929; 22 July 1929; 27 July 1929; 2 September 1929; 5 September 1929; 9 September 1929; 11 September 1929; 20 September 1929; 27 September 1929; 1 October 1929; 7 October 1929; 12 October 1929; 15 October 1929; 18 October 1929; 21 October 1929; 22 October 1929; 10 November 1929; 22 December 1929; 28 December 1929; 30 December 1929; 7 January 1930; 10 January 1930; 26 January 1930; 7 February 1930; 2 March 1930; 12 March 1930; 13 March 1930; 14 March 1930; 15 March 1930; 19 March 1930; 10 April 1930; 27 April 1930; 2 May 1930; 28 May 1930; 1-2 June 1930; 6 June 1930; 15 June 1930; 18 June 1930; 20 June 1930; 28 June 1930; 1 July 1930; 3 July 1930; 6-7 July 1930; 9 July 1930; 10 July 1930; 13 July 1930; 18 July 1930; 19 August 1930; 27 August 1930; 28 August 1930; 2 October 1930; 4 October 1930; 3 November 1930; 22 December 1930; 22 January 1931; 29 January 1931; 9 March 1931; 29 June 1931; 6 July 1931; 7 August 1932; 30 January 1933; 27 February 1933; 28 February 1933; 23 March 1933; 1 December 1933; 30 June 1934; 1 August 1934; 16 March 1935; 24 August 1943; 20 July 1944
Abstract This book-length monograph is an earlier version of the article, "Blueprint of the Nazi Underground - Past and Future Subversive Activities," which appeared in the quarterly journal, Research Studies of the State College of Washington. Volume XIII, No. 2, June 1945; see Volume III, Part 2, document 7.23. A 1-page note, which identifies the report's author, prefaces the text proper. In addition to a table of contents, the report includes a list of the primary documents reproduced in the body of the text: "Document A. Confidential Report of the Prussian Secret Police / On the Treasonable Character of the National Socialist German Workers Party"; "Document B. Confidential Report of the Bavarian Police / Suggesting the Deportation of Adolf Hitler"; "Document C. Correspondence Between the Reich Attorney General and the Author / Regarding Law Enforcement Against the National Socialist German Workers Party." These documents generate the substance of the report, for the author's commentary addresses each in turn to the end of drawing "a blueprint of the coming Nazi underground which will start its activities immediately after the military defeat and the collapse of the Third Reich." The author asserts that he himself carried these documents out of Germany 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. This document is a typewritten copy of excellent to adequate quality on sturdy, slightly browning paper in good condition.
Keywords NSDAP; Hitler Putsch; Legal analysis; SA; 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