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Object ID

2019.2.8

Object Name

Letter

Date

11-19-1953

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Printed "Friedrich Hossbach" in black text in top left corner, tan paper, full text fills half of document.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: The “Hossbach protocol” refers to notes taken by Hitler’s Wehrmacht adjutant, lieutenant general Friedrich Hossbach on November 5, 1937, which revealed the aggressive and territorial expansionist intentions of Hitler and his military and foreign policy leadership. Hitler spoke at this meeting of the need to intervene militarily in Austria and Czechoslovakia if Germany was to successfully address its economy’s financial crisis and as well to not lag behind in an arms race between Germany and France and Britain. In this post war letter to Professor Burdick he comments on a conversation between Hitler and von Fritsch of the German high command and subsequent remarks Hitler made to him.

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11 3/4 x 8 1/4"

Keywords

Hossbach Protocol, World War II

Subcollection

1945 - Present: Post-Holocaust Commemoration & Revitalization: Displaced Person Camps; Refugees and Emigration; Postwar Trials; Israel Statehood

Friedrich Hossbach (1894-1980) Letter to an American History Professor

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