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Nazi Conspiracy & Aggression
Volume I Chapter VII
Means Used by the Nazi Conspiractors in Gaining Control of the German State
(Part 38 of 55)

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Charter of the International Military Tribunal, Article 6, especially 6 (a, c). Vol. I Pg. 5

International Military Tribunal, Indictment Number 1, Section IV (D) 3 (c) (2, 3); X (B). Vol. I Pgs 20, 55

[Note: A single asterisk (*) before a document indicates that the document was received in evidence at the Nurnberg trial. A double asterisk (**) before a document number indicates that the document was referred to during the trial but was not formally received in evidence, for the reason given in parentheses following the description of the document. The USA series number, given in parentheses following the description of the document, is the official exhibit number assigned by the court.]

*064-PS; Bormann's letter to Rosenberg, 27 September 1940, enclosing letter from Gauleiter Florian criticizing Churches and publications for soldiers. (USA 359) Vol. III Pg.109

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*068-PS; Letter from Bormann to Rosenberg, 5 April 1940, enclosing copy of Bormann's letter to the High Command of Navy, and copy of Navy High Command letter to Bormann of 9 February 1940. (USA 726) Vol. III Pg. 114

*070-PS; Letter of Deputy Fuehrer to Rosenberg, 25 April 1941, on substitution of National Socialist mottos for morning prayers in schools. (USA 349) Vol. III Pg. 118

*072-PS; Bormann letter to Rosenberg, 19 April 1941, concerning confiscation of property, especially of art treasures in the East. (USA 357) Vol. III Pg.122

*089-PS; Letter from Bormann to Rosenberg, 8 March 1940, instructing Amann not to issue further news print to confessional newspapers. (USA 360) Vol. III Pg. 147

*098-PS; Bormann's letter to Rosenberg, 22 February 1940, urging creation of National Socialist Catechism, etc. to provide moral foundation for NS religion. (USA 350) Vol. III Pg. 152

*100-PS; Bormann's letter to Rosenberg, 18 January 1940, urging preparation of National Socialist reading material to replace Christian literature for soldiers. (USA 691). Vol. III Pg. 160

*101-PS; Letter from Hess' office signed Bormann to Rosenberg, 17 January 1940, concerning undesirability of religious literature for members of the Wehrmacht. (USA 361) Vol. III Pg. 160

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*107-PS; Circular letter signed Bormann, 17 June 1938, enclosing directions prohibiting participation of Reichsarbeitsdienst in religious celebrations. (USA 351) Vol. III Pg. 162

*116-PS; Bormann's letter to Rosenberg, enclosing copy of letter, 24 January 1939, to Minister of Education requesting restriction or elimination of theological faculties. (USA 685) Vol. III Pg. 165

*122-PS; Bormann's letter to Rosenberg, 17 April 1939, enclosing copy of Minister of Education letter, 6 April 1939, on elimination of theological faculties in various universities. (USA 362) Vol. III Pg.173

*129-PS; Letter from Kerrl to Herr Stapol, 6 September 1939, found in Rosenberg files. (USA 727) Vol. III Pg.179

*840-PS; Party Directive, 14 July 1939, making clergy and theology students ineligible for Party membership. (USA 355) Vol. III Pg.606

*848-PS; Gestapo telegram from Berlin to Nurnberg, 24 July 1938, dealing with demonstrations against Bishop Sproll in Rottenburg. (USA 353) Vol. III Pg. 613

*849-PS; Letter from Kerrl to Minister of State, 23 July 1938, with enclosures dealing with persecution of Bishop Sproll. (USA 354) Vol. III Pg.613

*998-PS; "German Crimes Against Czechoslovakia". Excerpts from Czechoslovak Official Report for the prosecution and trial of the German Major War Criminals by the International Military Tribunal established according to Agreement of four Great Powers of 8 August 1945. (USA 91) Vol. III Pg.656

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*1164-PS; Secret letter, 21 April 1942, from SS to all concentration camp commanders concerning treatment of priests. (USA 736) Vol. III Pg.820

*1458-PS; The Hitler Youth by Baldur von Schirach, Leipzig, 1934. (USA 667) Vol.IV Pg.22

*1481-PS; Gestapo order,20 January 1938, dissolving and confiscating property of Catholic Youth Women's Organization in Bavaria. (USA 737) Vol. IV Pg.50

*1482-PS; Secret letter, 20 July 1933 to provincial governments and the Prussian Gestapo from Frick, concerning Confessional Youth Organizations. (USA 738) Vol. IV Pg.51

*1498-PS; Order of Frick, 6 November 1934, addressed inter alios to Prussian Gestapo prohibiting publication of Protestant Church announcements. (USA 739) Vol. IV Pg.52

*1521-PS; Report from the Bavarian Political Police to the Gestapo, Berlin, 24 August 1934, concerning National mourning on occasion of death of von Hindenburg. (USA 740) Vol. IV Pg.75

*1708-PS; The Program of the NSDAP. National Socialistic Yearbook, 1941, p. 153. (USA 255; USA 324) Vol. IV Pg.208

*1815-PS; Documents on RSHA meeting concerning the study and treatment of church politics. (USA 510) Vol. IV Pg.415

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1855-PS; Extract from Organization Book of the NSDAP, 1937, p. 418. Vol. IV Pg. 495

*1997-PS; Decree of the Fuehrer, 17 July 1941, concerning administration of Newly Occupied Eastern Territories. (USA 319) Vol. IV Pg.634

*2349-PS: Extracts from "The Myth of 20th Century" by Alfred Rosenberg, 1941. (USA 352) Vol. IV Pg.1069

2351-PS; Speech of Rosenberg, 7 March 1937, from The Archive, Vol. 3436, p. 1716, published in Berlin, March 1937. Vol. IV Pg.1070

2352-PS; Speech of Kerrl, 27 November 1937, from The Archive, Vol. 4345, p. 1029, published in Berlin, November 1937. Vol. IV Pg.1071

2403-PS; The End of the Party State, from Documents of German Politics, Vol. I, pp. 55-56. Vol. V Pg.71

2456-PS; Youth and the Church, from Complete Handbook of Youth Laws. Vol. V Pg.198

*2851-PS; Statement by Rosenberg of positions held, 9 November 1945. (USA 6). Vol. V Pg.512

*2910-PS; Certificate of defendant Seyss-Inquart, 10 November 1945. USA 17) Vol. V Pg.579

*2928-PS; Affidavit of Mathias Lex, deputy president of the German Shoemakers Union. (USA 239) Vol. V Pg.594

*2972-PS; List of appointments held by von Neurath, 17 November 1945. (USA 19) Vol. V Pg.679

*2973-PS; Statement by von Schirach concerning positions held. (USA 14) Vol. V Pg.679

*2978-PS; Frick's statement of offices and positions, 14 November 1945. (USA 8) Vol. V Pg.683

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*2979-PS; Affidavit by Hans Frank, 15 November 1945, concerning positions held. (USA 7) Vol. V Pg.684

*3261-PS; Verbal note of the Secretariat of State of His Holiness, to the German Embassy, 1 January 1942. (USA 568) Vol. V Pg.1009

3262-PS; Report of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Cesare Orsenigo, Papal Nuncio in Germany to His Eminence the Cardinal Secretary of State to His Holiness, 27 June 1942. Vol. V Pg.1015

*3263-PS; Memorandum of Secretariate of State to German Embassy regarding the situation in the Warthegau, 8 October 1942. (USA 571)

*3264-PS; Note of His Eminence the Cardinal Secretary of State to Foreign Minister of Reich about religious situation in Warthegau and in other Polish provinces subject to 2 March 1943. (USA 572) Vol. V Pg.1018

3265-PS; Letter to His Eminence the Cardinal Secretary of State to the Cardinal Archbishop of Breslau, 18 November 1942. Vol. V Pg.1029

*3266-PS; Description; Letter of Cardinal Bertram, Archbishop of Breslau to the Papal Secretary of State, 7 December 1942. (USA 573) Vol. V Pg.1031

3267-PS; Verbal note of German Embassy to Holy See to the Secretariate of State of His Holiness, 29 August 1941. Vol. V Pg. 1037

*3268-PS; Allocution of His Holiness Pope Pius XII, to the Sacred College, 2 June 1945. (USA 356) Vol. V Pg.1038

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3269-PS; Correspondence between the Holy See, the Apostolic Nuncio in Berlin, and the defendant von Ribbentrop, Reich Minister of Foreign Affairs. Vol. V Pg. 1041

3272-PS; Statement of Rupert Mayer, 13 October 1945. Vol. V Pg.1061

3273-PS; Statement of Lutheran Pastor, Friedrich Kaufmann, Salzburg, 23 October 1945. Vol. V Pg.1064

*3274-PS; Pastoral letter of Austrian Bishops read in all churches, 14 October 1945. (USA 570) Vol. V Pg.1067

*3278-PS; Report on fighting of National Socialism in Apostolic Administration of Innsbruck- Feldkirch of Tyrol and Vorarlberg by Bishop Paulus Rusch, 27 June 1945 and attached list of church institutions there which were closed, confiscated or suppressed. (USA 569) Vol. V Pg.1070

*3279-PS; Extract from Charge No. 17 against Hans Frank submitted by Polish Government to International Military Tribunal. (USA 574) Vol. V Pg.1078

*3280-PS; Extract from Papal Encyclical "Mit Brennender Sorge", set forth in Appendix II, p. 524, of "The Persecution of the Catholic Church in the Third Reich". (USA 567) Vol. V Pg.1079

3280-A-PS; Concordat between the Holy See and the German Reich. Reichsgesetzblatt, Part II, p. 679. Vol. V Pg.1080

*3387-PS; Hitler Reichstag speech, 23 March 1933, asking for adoption of Enabling Act, from Voelkischer Beobachter, 24 March 1933, p. 1. (USA 566) Vol. VI Pg.104

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*3389-PS; Fulda Declaration of 28 March 1933, from Voelkischer Beobachter, 29 March 1933, p. 2. (USA 566) Vol. VI Pg.105

3433-PS; Law concerning the Constitution of the German Protestant Church, 14 July 1933. 1933 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 471. Vol. VI Pg.136

3434-PS; Law concerning procedure for decisions in legal affairs of the Protestant Church, 26 June 1935. 1935 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 774. Vol. VI Pg.143

3435-PS; First Ordinance for Execution of Law concerning procedure for decisions in legal affairs of the Protestant Church, 3 July 1935. 1935 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 851. Vol.VI Pg.144

3436-PS; Law for Safeguarding of German Protestant Church, 24 September 1935. 1935 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 1178. Vol. VI Pg.145

3437-PS; Fifth Decree for execution of law for safeguarding of the German Protestant Church, 2 December 1935. 1935 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 1370. Vol. VI Pg.146

3439-PS; Fifteenth decree for the Execution of law for Security of German Protestant Church, 25 June 1937. 1937 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 697. Vol. VI Pg.147

3466-PS; Decree to unite the competences of Reich and Prussia in Church Affairs, 16 July 1935. 1935 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 1029. Vol. VI Pg.168

3560-PS; Decree concerning organization and administration of Eastern Territories, 8 October 1939. 1939 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 2042. Vol. VI Pg.244

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3561-PS; Decree concerning the Administration of Occupied Polish Territories, 12 October 1939. 1939 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 2077. Vol. VI Pg.246

3701-PS; Proposal for Reichsleiter Bormann concerning speech of Bishop of Meunster on 3 August 1941. Vol. VI Pg.405

*3751-PS; Diary of the German Minister of Justice, 1935 concerning prosecution of church officials and punishment in concentration camps. (USA 828; USA 858) Vol. VI Pg.636

*D-75.; SD Inspector Bierkamp's letter, 12 December 1941, to RSHA enclosing copy of secret decree signed by Bormann, entitled Relationship of National Socialism and Christianity. (USA 348) Vol.VI Pg.1035

*D-84; Gestapo instructions to State Police Departments, 5 August 1937, regarding protective custody for Bible students. (USA 236) Vol. VI Pg.1040

*EC-68; Confidential letter from Minister of Finance and Economy, Baden, containing directives on treatment of Polish Farm workers, 6 March 1941. (USA 205) Vol. VII Pg.260

*R-101-A; Letter from Chief of the Security Police and Security Service to the Reich Commissioner for the Consolidation of German Folkdom, 5 April 1940, with enclosures concerning confiscation of church property. (USA 358) Vol. VIII Pg.87

R-101-B; Letter from Himmler to Dr. Winkler, 31 October 1940, concerning treatment of church property: in incorporated Eastern countries. Vol. VIII Pg.89

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*R-101-C; Letter to Reich Leader SS, 30 July 1941, concerning treatment of church property in incorporated Eastern areas. (USA 358) Vol. VIII Pg.91

*R-101-D; Letter from Chief of Staff of the Reich Main Security Office (RSHA) to Reich Leader SS, 30 March 1942, concerning confiscation of church property. (USA 358) Vol. VIII Pg.92

*R-103; Letter from Polish Main Committee to General Government of Poland on situation of Polish workers in the Reich, 17 May 1944. (USA 204) Vol. VIII Pg.104

*R-145; State Police Order, 28 May 1934, at Duesseldorf, signed Schmid, concerning sanction of denominational youth and professional associations and distribution of publications in churches. (USA 745) Vol. VIII Pg.248

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