Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-10-13
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 32 / Frick
32.02 (Frick interrogation, 13 Oct. 1945) IDS 2
Hitler; Stuckart; Goering; Himmler; Funk; Schacht; Hess; Lammers; von Neurath
21 May 1935; 3 August 1939;
This document is a summary of an interrogation conducted on the noted date. The primary topic is the Reich Defense Council - its composition, purpose, and powers - and its precipitous replacement as an effective planning body by the Ministerial Council for the Defense of the Reich, which worked with the respective Plenipotentiaries for Administration and Economy to prepare for war. The summary also explains the respective structures and functions of the Plenipotentiary for Administration, the Plenipotentiary for Economy, the Three Man College, and the Secret Cabinet Council. The summary concludes with the appraisal, "it appears that many of the statements made by Frick are inaccurate or inconsistent," and recommends additional interrogations of Frick and others to correct this disinformation. This document is a typewritten copy; its typographical quality varies from excellent to poor. The paper varies in condition from brown and brittle to slightly browning and basically stable.