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Nazi Conspiracy & Aggression
Volume I Chapter IX
Treaty Violations
(Part 5 of 11)

(The proclamation of Hitler dealing with Austria (TC-47), is discussed in Section 3 supra.)

(c) Memel. Germany also gave guarantee with respect to Memel:

"Germany renounces, in favor of the principal Allied and Associated powers, all rights and title over the territories included between the Baltic, the Northeastern frontier of

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East Prussia as defined in Article 28 of Part II (Boundaries of Germany) of the present treaty, and the former frontier between Germany and Russia. Germany undertakes to accept the settlement made by principal Allied and Associated powers in regard to these territories, particularly insofar as concerns the nationality of inhabitants." (TC-8)

The formal document by which Germany incorporated Memel into the Reich, reads as follows:

"The transfer Commissioner for the Memel territory, Gauleiter und Oberpraesdent Erich Koch, effected on 3 April 1939, during a conference at Memel, the final incorporation of the late Memel territory into the National Socialist Party Gau of East Prussia and into the state administration of the East Prussian Regerungsbezirk of Grunbinnen." (TC-53-A)

(d) Danzig. Article 100 of the treaty relates to Danzig:

"Germany renounces, in favor of the principal Allied and Associated Powers, all rights and title over the territory comprised within the following limits *** (The limits are set out and are described in a German map attached to the Treaty.) (TC-9)

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