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          Nazi Conspiracy and Aggression, Volume 6

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                          COPY OF DOCUMENT 3399-PS
I, Robert M.W. Kempner, as expert Consultant of
the War Department appeared before the undersigned
attesting officer and having been duly sworn
stated as follows:

In the summer of 1930, when I was legal counsellor
of the Police Division of the Prussian Ministry of
Interior, I was officially

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notified that the then Minister of the Interior of
Thuringia, Wilhelm Frick, identical with the
defendant Wilhelm Frick in Nurnberg, made
attempts, by misusing his own official position,
to secure a fraudulent naturalization for the then
stateless Adolf Hitler.

As Minister of the Interior of Thuringia, Frick
had jurisdiction to appoint civil servants.  Such
an appointment would have conferred automatically
German citizenship Law of 1913, which was then in

The National Socialist Minister, Frick, together
with other officials of his ministry took at that
time the preparatory steps in order to secure
German citizenship for the Party Leader, Adolf
Hitler.  This act was fraudulent because Frick
himself and Hitler knew that the latter was not
supposed to perform any functions of the office to
which he was to be appointed, but that the whole
maneuver was only done in order to naturalize
Hitler and thus enable him to run for high office
in Germany.

When this matter became officially known to the
undersigned and his superior it was decided to
intervene officially and to prevent the fraudulent
appointment, by making these plans public.  This
was done and Frick did not succeed with his

Only a considerable time later the National
Socialist Ministry of the German State of
Brunswick succeeded in naturalizing Hitler by
appointing him to the position of a government
counsellor of the State of Brunswick, attaching
him to the Legation of the State of Brunswick in
Berlin.  The importance of this whole maneuver
became apparent when immediately thereafter the
newly naturalized Hitler became able to run for
the office of Reichs-President.

                     [signed]  Robert M.W. Kempner
                               ROBERT M.W. KEMPNER
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 11th day of
December 1945

                         [signed]  Norman A. Stoll
                                   NORMAN A. STOLL
                                     Captain, JAGD

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