Franz von Papen indicates that he is still a conservative monarchist at the time his Memoirs are written. He was from a well-off, but not aristocratic, family who. Franz von Papen was Chancellor of Germany in and Vice-Chancellor under Adolf Hitler from to Results 1 – 30 of 47 Memoirs by Von Papen, Franz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Franz Von Papen Memoirs

Want to Read saving…. The other eight posts were held by conservatives close to Papen. He lumps the Nazis among the right-wing parties. University of Chicago Press page Proven charges against individual members of an organization could be adduced as evidence of the criminal nature of the organization itself.

Very bitter reflections due to the charges laid against him at Nuremburg. The Nazis received Papen reports terrible officer and troop losses for his 4th Guard Infantry Division, but did well enough to be called to consult with Hindenburg and Ludendorff on new tactics.

On 1 FebruaryHitler presented to the cabinet an Article 48 decree law that had been drafted by Papen in November allowing the police to take people into “protective custody” without charges.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Unwin Hyman, page Hindenburg’s imminent demise put Papen in a weak position. Baila Ndo added it Mar 13, Then he was surprised to be sent as military attache to the German embassy to the United States, where he became friends with Franklin D. Share your thoughts with other customers. Addison-Wesley, page In two months we’ll have pushed Hitler so far into the corner that he’ll squeal.


Heinrich August Winkler, Alexander Sager. Archived 27 September at the Wayback Machine. Papen, like most Germans believed in the desirability of an Anschluss, but in one to be brought about by agreement kemoirs the Germans and the Austrians in part because he believed that a violent Anschluss might provoke a general war.

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He believes the peace treaty just set the stage for World War II by creating political instability in Germany and in eastern Europe. Hitler declared Catholicism and Lutheranism “the most essential factors upholding the life of the nation. English Choose a language for shopping.

After negotiations Hitler agreed. It proved to the world, says von Papen, vpn he knew that aggression was the road to ruin. He made it clear that he would not be content with a subordinate role and intended in due course to demand plenary powers for himself. He also arranged to buy and store war materials so they could not be shipped to England and France. In nine months, the genius of your leadership and the ideals which you mmoirs newly placed before us have succeeded in creating, from a people vvon torn apart and without hope, a united Reich “.

Minister of State for Bohemia and Moravia. Allan rated it liked it Jan 02, There he several times clashed and even defied his boss, Foreign Minister Ribbentrop, but was kept in post. He was set free, only to be immediately re-arrested by the new Socialist Bavarian government.

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Ftanz provide an email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Beatrice Rabkin added it Oct 16, Over time he was influenced by anti-church Nazis, notably Goebbels and Rosenberg.


However, one of the railroads linking Syria to Iraq crossed Turkish territory, and Papen persuaded Turkey to allow arms in Syria to be shipped along that line to Iraq, which was a violation of Turkish neutrality that led to furious protests from Knatchbull-Hugessen. It may have been that as a Catholic he had a tremendous hatred of Communism but Hitler was not a regular Sunday church worshipper.

Return to Book Page. Bruning’s inability to get concessions from France and Britain on war reparations [despite President Hoover ‘s offer of a moratorium] made him unpopular with nationalists. Hitler “demanded that the worker should be regarded as an equal member of society and that everyone should work for the common good University of Chicago, Press page Essays in Modern German and World History. memoird


Amazon Memoigs Digital Educational Resources. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. He was the leader of a conservative party, and continued to serve in the German government well into World War 2. Zentrum — Independent — As a result, some sixteen months into the European War he was expelled from the United States for complicity in the planning of acts of sabotagesuch as the Vanceboro international bridge bombing to destroy US rail lines.