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   Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume Two, Chapter XIV

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(1) In April 1933, Krupp contributed 20,000 marks to
Rosenberg for the purpose of counteracting anti-Nazi
propaganda abroad. In a letter to Krupp dated 26 April 1933,
Rosenberg said:

     "Once more my most cordial thanks for not having
     shunned the inconvenience of the journey in order to
     participate at yesterday's intimate conference. I am
     glad to determine, on the basis of our discussion, that
     you too welcome the organ-
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     ization of an active counter-action abroad, in the
     interest of State and Economy, and express to you the
     highest thanks for the support of a monetary kind as
     well, which you have subscribed to our work. Very
     shortly a quantity of material will be sent to you
     promptly and will subsequently be distributed
     throughout the world in a comprehensive compilation. (D-
     158; see also D-208 and D-242)

(2) In a memorandum dated 12 October 1939, entitled
"Distribution of Official Propaganda Literature Abroad with
the Help of our foreign Connections," concerning a visit by
a Mr. Lackmann of Ribbentrop's private foreign office, Von
Raussendorff, a Krupp official,

     "I informed Mr. L. that our Firm had put itself years
     ago at the disposal of official Bureaus for purposes of
     foreign propaganda and that we had supported all
     requests addressed to us to the utmost. *** Only by
     personal handling can our connections abroad be used
     and kept receptive to effective propaganda. With the
     present lively activity of the Secret Service' it must
     be avoided, not only in the interest of our firm but
     also in the interest of Germany as a whole, that our
     agents in neutral foreign countries would come through
     improper handling to the attention of the Secret
     Service' and economically ruined by it within a short
     "*** If additional distributions of propaganda
     literature were desired, a propaganda-leaflet should be
     sent to us and after examining it, we would advise the
     official Bureau what quantity of such printed matter
     could be mailed abroad through us, at our expense, as
     heretofore." (D-206)

(3) In a memorandum dated 14 October 1937, concerning a
visit by Menzel of the Intelligence Office of the Combined
Services Ministry, Sonnenberg, a Krupp official, wrote:

     "*** Menzel asked for intelligence on foreign armament
     (but not including matters published in newspapers)
     received by Krupp from their agents abroad and through
     other channels to be passed on a Combined Services
     Intelligence [Abwehrabteilung des RKM.]. ***"
     "On our part we undertook to supply information to the
     Combined Ministry [RKM] as required." (D-167)
The results of a later visit by Menzel, in the company of
Kapitaen zur See Globig, of the Information Department,
Naval Armaments Branch, are reported in a memorandum dated

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June 1939 by Dr. Conn, a Krupp official. In the course of
this memorandum, which is entitled "Intelligence and
Information," Dr. Conn stated:

     "1. Kapitaen zur See Globig whom I had known for a long
     time, spoke to me quite frankly and openly. It is
     therefore impossible to embody parts of our discussion
     in this report."
     "Similarly to Kapitaen zur See Globig he [Menzel]
     stressed the point that in view of the progressive
     disappearance of public and easily accessible sources
     of information, the information obtained through our
     representatives abroad was of increasing value. This
     method of obtaining intelligence would have to be
     followed up much more drastically than in the past."
     "His [Menzel's] third point was a request to utilize
     foreign visitors for obtaining intelligence. I replied
     that this was being done already, but that it was
     necessary to proceed very carefully, to avoid arousing
     suspicion on the part of the visitors."
     "I gave him to understand that we were slightly
     disappointed with the collaboration with Intelligence
     [Abwehr Abteilung] since we had supplied information,
     but had received none in return. Menzel explained that
     Intelligence was only a collating centre and that they
     were merely passing on information, the value of which
     they were unable to judge by themselves, to the
     departments concerned; any information for us would
     therefore have to come from those departments only.
     Exceptions were only made in the case of intelligence
     of universal importance such as e.g. the long range gun
     [Ferngeschuetz] some time ago."
     "This remark is important concerning the way in which
     we should present our information at Berlin. The
     departments receiving the information through
     Intelligence, must be able to see that it originates
     from Krupp, so that they might feel themselves under
     obligation to let us have some information in return."

In a memorandum marked "secret," relating to foreign anti-
aircraft guns, Sonnenberg wrote on 8 May 1939:

     "I have gained the impression that from no other side
     do the respective Army departments get such far
     reaching support
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in their investigation of foreign armaments as from Fr.
Krupp." (D-170).

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