Nazi Subversive Organization, Past and Future [Blueprint for The Nazi Underground as Revealed in ... Nazi Subversive Organization, Past and Future [Blueprint for The Nazi Underground as Revealed in ...

Nazi Subversive Organization, Past and Future [Blueprint for The Nazi Underground as Revealed in Confidential Police Reports]

Kempner, Robert M. W. (Robert Max Wasilii); Carl C. Adair (Translated from the German by)

Published by Published by the author, [Lansdowne, Pa], 1943
Condition: vg Soft cover

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Quarto. [3], III, 237 loose leaves, as issued. Original printed wrappers. Staff study published only for OMGUS (the Office of Military Government, United States), in which Robert Max Wasilii Kempner publishes for the first time three documents that he was able to bring out of Germany, and which are intended to help "exterminate the coming Nazi underground and to maintain public safety in post-WWII Germany." Mr. Kempner was a successful lawyer in Berlin during the 1920s who became the chief legal advisor to the police in Prussia and an opponent of Nazism. He left Germany after Hitler came to power and settled in the United States*. After World War II Kempner returned to Germany, the land of his birth, to serve as assistant US chief counsel during the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg**. In a spectacular reversal of fortune, Kempner would prosecute two of his former superiors and persecutors - Hermann Goering and Wilhelm Frick. The three documents, published in their entirety, are the following:- Document A: Confidential Report of the Prussian Secret Police. This document explores the 'treasonable character of the National Socialist German Workers Party (NSDAP)'- Document B: Confidential Report of the Bavarian Police. A 1924 document suggesting the deportation of Adolf Hitler.- Document C: Correspondence Between the Reich Attorney General and the Author (regarding law enforcement against the NSDAP).Wrappers and leaves are loose and hole-punched, as the book was intended to be placed in a binder. Text in typed script. Wrappers and interior in overall very good condition. * After the Nazi rise to power in 1933, Hermann Goering fired Kempner from his position because of his anti-Nazi activities. Kempner was then arrested and held for two months in a concentration camp after being accused of leaking information about Germany's rearmament, activities forbidden under the post-World War I Treaty of Versailles. In 1935, Wilhelm Frick, then the Interior Minister, used Kempner's Jewish background to revoke his German citizenship. Kempner was then expelled from Germany. He taught law for a few years in Italy before immigrating to the United States. ** At Nuremberg, Mr. Kempner's work included heading the prosecutorial unit that drew up the case against Hermann Goring, one of the main figures in the Hitler regime, and against other Nazis who were defendants at the principal war crimes trial there. He also was credited with finding, in 1947 among diplomatic archives in what was then West Germany, what became widely known as the Wannsee Protocol. This was a record of a conference in January 1942 at which high-level Nazis approved plans for what later became known as the Holocaust but in Nazi jargon was termed "the final solution" of the Jewish problem. Bookseller Inventory # 39651

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Title: Nazi Subversive Organization, Past and ...

Publisher: Published by the author, [Lansdowne, Pa]

Publication Date: 1943

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: vg

Edition: First edition.

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