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   Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume Two, Chapter XIV
                        WILHELM FRICK

                                                  [Page 669]

Frick, as Minister of the Interior, was charged with the
administrative policy for all occupied and annexed
territories. For this purpose, the Ministry contained a
Division for Incorporated Territories, with Subdivisions
entitled Reorganization in the South-East, the Protectorate,
the East, and the West (3475-PS).

When the Nazi conspirators embarked on their program of
"bloodless" territorial aggrandizement, Frick was in control
of the incorporation and administration of these
territories. Thus, it was Frick's Ministry which introduced
the German New Order and German law throughout the
territories of Europe occupied by the German Armed Forces.
Frick exercised these powers in the Saar; in Austria (2307-
PS, 075-PS); in the Sudetenland (3076-PS); in Bohemia and
Moravia (2119-PS); in Memel; and in Danzig (077-PS).

When the conspirators started their aggressive wars, Frick
was specifically charged with the organization and
integration of the territories illegally annexed by Germany.
Among the territories over which Frick was given control
were the Incorporated Eastern Territories, the Gouvernment-
General of Poland, Eupen, Malmedy, and Moresnot, and Norway.

In the exercise of this over-all administrative control:

(1) Frick provided in detail for the administration of
occupied Polish Territory. It was Frick who was responsible
for the installation of an SS Chief in the Territory in
charge of the Police and the forced resettlement program

(2) Frick provided the administrative personnel for the
government of these occupied territories. Thus, he arranged
for the selection and assignment of hundreds of occupation
officials for Russia before the invasion had even begun

Similarly, Wilhelm Stuckart, former Under-Secretary of the
Interior under Frick, has stated in an interrogation:

     "As far as I knew, the officials for the new
     territories were selected by the Personnel Office [of
     the Ministry of the Interior] according to their
     qualifications, their physical condition, and maybe
     also their knowledge of the language." (3570-PS)

(3) Frick had complete charge of the program of denationali-

                                                  [Page 670]
zation, under which certain groups of citizens in annexed
territories were forced during the progress of the war to
abandon their original national allegiance and to accept
German nationality. The decree of 4 March 1941 established a
German Racial Registry under which allied nationals of
German stock were required to accept German nationality and
to remove to German territory (2917-PS). Among the conquered
territories in which these activities of Frick were felt
were Bohemia and Moravia, Upper Corinthia and Lower Styria,
Eupen, Malmedy, and Moresnot, and the Incorporated Eastern
Territories (see

These measures place upon Frick a full share of
responsibility for the war crimes committed by the
conspiracy in the occupied and annexed territories.

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