Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-10-12
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 43 / von Papen
43.03 (von Papen interrogation, 12 Oct. 1945) IDS
Franz von Papen
Hitler; Ribbentrop; Schuschnigg; Hindenberg; Goering; Himmler; Seyss-Inquart; Keitel; Neurath; Brauchitsch; Fritz Thyssen; Taus; Captain Leopold; Wiedemann; President Miklas; Chautemps; Leon Blum; Oskar von Hindenberg
May 11, 1934; 30 June 1934; July 3, 1934; July 4, 1934; August 15, 1934; 11 March 1938; October 22, 1945
This document is a summary of an interrogation of the witness conducted on the noted date. This interrogation revisits the Anschluss and von Papen's role in it, as well as his intentions in undertaking the mission to Austria. Hindenburg's Will, or "Last Testament," is the other main topic; von Papen describes his role in procuring the document and insists that it is an authentic expression of Hindenburg's opinions and intentions. The present document is a typewritten copy of good to excellent quality on paper of varying brownness and fragility.