Archive/File: imt/nca/nca-06/nca-06-3395-PS Last-Modified: 1996/12/30 Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume 6 [Page 113] TRANSLATION OF DOCUMENT 3395-PS [Letter from Seyss-Inquart to Keppler] Most honored Mr. Keppler, Thanks very much for your kind letter. I heard to my great satisfaction that you were able to hold the contemplated conferences and that you were satisfied with their results. I am especially happy to know that you are coming here in the 10th of this month. I would like to have a thorough discussion about the situation and ask your therefore, when you are in Vienna to join me for a simple supper in Dernbach, to which I am also going to invite Dr. Jury and Dr. Rainer. I believe that many things could be clarified and arranged in a subsequent discussion among us four. You didn't write if Dr. Veesenmayer is coming along. If you bring him with you, he will of course be very welcome. When I last spoke to St.S.Schmidt, he expressed the desire to see you again when you come to Vienna. I would consider this very appropriate because a number of things are taking place about which one should get as much elucidation as possible. More about it orally. I believe however that those projects which take into consideration [translator's note: verb missing] an organization of the Danube territory [Donauraum] with the announced intentions of negotiating matters with the Reich afterwards, are being fervently discussed with our immediate neighbors and are perhaps making some progress. I believe these intentions to be exceptionally interesting. In some way they may lead to new arrangements. In the matter Alpine, vice president Eisenstock is going to Berlin tomorrow, Wednesday, to discuss the most urgent matters with Voegler. Some unrest seems to prevail here. I think it suitable not to have any prejudice during this conversation. I believe I should recommend urgently not to touch the question of the personnel section [Personal- referat] either in higher circles or directly. This should rather result from a new distribution of authority at the board of directors [Vorstand], which is frequently examined for technical reasons and will certainly [Page 114] meet with the agreement of several gentlemen here, especially in connection with a transfer of the chief office [Zentrale] into the center of the factories. An idea which, as I hear, has been generally approved and put into execution by all industries within the Reich. In this connection some other matters, which encounter the greatest resistance if treated separately, especially the direction of personnel department and personal section [Personal-referat] may be arranged at the same time. The decision with regard to the different managers, of which one may be objectionable altogether, another partly, which have to be considered from the Reich-does not belong to the group of questions for which I recommended some caution. It should not be kept secret that this circumstances represents a heavy a certain extent for the time being it represents a preliminary service which will permit a demand for certain compensation. In my opinion this later fact could be stressed during the Berlin conferences, but should be mentioned as a situation the initiative for which apparently exists only in the Reich. In the meantime, I remain very respectfully Yours Personal Express To the Hon. Mr. Wilhelm Keppler Berlin-Charlottenburg Ahornallee 34/35
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