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_Interview with Mr. Kurt Ludecke_
Fort Lincoln
Bismark, North Dakota
June 27, 1943

Mr. Ludecke added absolutely nothing to what he 
has written in his book "I Knew Hitler." The interview 
was most unsatisfactory since Ludecke insisted on 
going off into long dissertations concerning post-war 
problems and the glories of American democracy. 
Whenever an attempt was made to pin him down on 
the topic of Hitler, he would refer to the chapter in 
his book in which he treated this particular aspect 
of his character and said that it was all he knew 
about it. All attempts to persuade him to relate 
what he had written on the topic in his book or upon 
what he has said failed.

His manner was most elusive and evasive and he would 
either launch forth into another philosophical dissertation 
which had no bearing whatever on the subject or would 
suggest that the interviewer reread his book with greater 
care. His manner throughout the interview was so evasive 
and obstinate that one could only conclude that he was 
unwilling to tell the same story twice for fear of 
contradicting himself.

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