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                        NOTE ON FILES
                              
     The documents selected for inclusion in this publication
have  been  taken from the special file of the Reich  Foreign
Minister,  from  the  regular files  of  the  German  Foreign
Office,  and from the files of the German Embassy  in  Moscow
which  were  returned to Germany in 1941 shortly  before  the
outbreak of war between Germany and the Soviet Union.
     Those  from  the  special  file  of  the  Reich  Foreign
Minister are copies which were separated out from the regular
Foreign  Office files for the use of the personal  office  of
the Reich Foreign Minister.
     Those  from  the  regular files of  the  German  Foreign
Office  include papers from the files of the  Bureau  of  the
Reich  Foreign Minister; of the State Secretary; of the Under
State Secretary; of the political divisions (Pol), especially
those of Pol V, dealing with the Soviet Union; of Dr. Ritter,
the  commercial specialist of the Foreign Office; and of  Dr.
Paul  Schmidt,  who acted at conferences as  interpreter  for
Hitler and the Reich Foreign Minister.
     The  documents  from  the Moscow Embassy  files  include
personal  papers of the Ambassador Count von der Schulenburg,
the  secret  political reports of the Embassy, the  Embassy's
general files on relations of Germany with the Soviet  Union,
and  numerous  other files, many of them containing  material
concerning  German foreign policy sent by the Foreign  Office
to the Embassy for its information.
     The documents of the Foreign Office and the Embassy were
bound  into volumes by the Germans. These volumes  have  been
filmed  and  the  documents published in this collection  are
identified  in  each case by the film serial number  and  the
frame  numbers on the film, which are printed  in  the  upper
left-hand  corner  of  each  document.  The  following  list,
showing  the  film serial number and the description  of  the
German  file,  permits  ready  identification  of  the  exact
location  in the German Foreign Office archives of  the  copy
used for this publication.
     
Film Serial Numbers   German File
                      
F 1-F 20              Special file of the Reich Foreign
                      Minister.
34                    
(frames 23886-24248)  S t a t e Secretary: Russia-July-
                      December 1939.
     
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Film Serial Numbers   German File
34                    
(frames 23181/1-      Under State Secretary (Political
23885 and 24249-        Affairs): Soviet Union.
24884)
66                    Files of Dr. Paul Schmidt, volumes 1
                      and 2.
67                    Files of Dr. Paul Schmidt, volumes 3,
                      4, and 5.
93                    State Secretary: Hungary, volume 4.
103                   State Secretary: Russia, volumes 1 and
                      2.
104                   State Secretary: Russia, volumes 3 and
                      4.
105                   State Secretary: Russia, volume 5.
127                   Moscow Embassy: Pol 2 Nr. 1, volumes 1-
                        3-Political relations between the
                        Soviet Union and Germany.
147                   Bureau of Reich Foreign Minister:
                        Poland Conflict.
155                   Pol VIII, Japan 2, volume 5-Political
                        relations between Japan and Germany.
165                   Moscow Embassy: Pol g, volumes 3 and 4-
                        Secret Political Papers.
177                   State Secretary: Japan, volume 3.
270                   Moscow Embassy: Pol g, volume 1-Secret
                        Political Papers.
273                   Pol V, Russland 2 Nr. 3 Molotov-Visit
                        of the Chairman of the Council of
                        People's Commissars and Foreign
                        Commissar Molotov to Berlin in
                        November 1940.
276                   Moscow Embassy: Personal files of
                        Ambassador Count von der Schulenburg,
                        Political, volume 1.
292                   Moscow Embassy: Sonderakte-Geheim-
                        Politik-Special secret political
                        file.
354                   Moscow Embassy: Sonderakte-SD Pol 2.
                        Krieg, volume 2-Special file,
                        Political relations between Germany
                        and other countries. War.
357                   Moscow Embassy: Sonderakte-SD Pol 2.
                        Krieg, volume 3-Special file,
                        Political relations between Germany
                        and other countries. War.

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Film Serial Numbers   German File
                      
380                   Moscow Embassy: Pol 2 Nr. 3 Balk,
                        volume 3-Political relations of the
                        Soviet Union with the Balkan States.
384                   Pol V-Russland 2, volume 3-Political
                        relations of Russia with Germany.
388                   Pol V-Russland 2, volume 2-Political
                        relations of Russia with Germany.
407                   Under State Secretary (Political
                        Affairs): Incidents in relations
                        between Lithuania, Latvia and
                        Estonia, and the Soviet Union.
426                   Moscow Embassy: Pol Mil. g, volume 1-
                        Military affairs (secret).
432                   Moscow Embassy: Pol 2 Nr. 3 Balt,
                        volume 2-Political relations of the
                        Soviet Union with  the Baltic States.
439                   State Secretary: Correspondence on
                        political affairs, volume 6.
459                   State Secretary: Differences between
                        Rumania and Russia.
472                   State Secretary: Correspondence with
                        German diplomatic representatives
                        abroad, volume 6.
485                   State Secretary: Memoranda of
                        diplomatic visits, volume 6.
495                   State Secretary: Memoranda of
                        diplomatic visits, volume 7.
506                   State Secretary: Memoranda of
                        diplomatic visits, volume 8.
644                   Political Division: Treaties, Soviet
                        Union, 1939-1941.
695                   Moscow Embassy: Pol 2 Nr. 1, volume 1-
                        Political relations between the
                        Soviet Union and Germany.
                        Supplementary to serial 127.
838                   Under State Secretary Hencke: Personal,
                        Moscow 1930-1940.
1228                  Political Division: Pol geheim,
                        Russland, volume 7-Political affairs,
                        Russia, Secret file.
1337                  Files of Dr. Megerle: Megerle 2, 8-
                        Reports from OKW to Reich Government
                        on Soviet Russian aggression against
                        Germany.
1369                  Files of Ambassador Ritter: Moscow,
                      volume 1.

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Film Serial Numbers   German File
                      
1379                  Moscow Embassy: Pol 2 Nr. 1, volume 3-
                        Political relations between the
                        Soviet Union and Germany.
                        Supplementary to serial 127.
1448                  Moscow Embassy: Pol g, volume 4-Secret
                        Political Papers. Supplementary to
                        serial 165.
                      


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