Memorandum for: Major General William J. Donovan / Subject: Statistics on Nazi Groups indicted as Criminal Conspiracies before the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg Headquarters / United States Forces / European Theater / Office of The Theater Judge Advocate
Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-10-30
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 60 / Directories, Lists and Statistics
60.15 (Betts memo to Donovan)
English, with some German,
William J. Donovan; General Eisenhower; General Smith
This memo from General Betts to General Donovan summarizes a statistical profile that reckons the estimated number of Nazis and other German military and political personnel at large throughout Germany during 1944-1945, and the approximate number of these persons captured in the U.S. zone. Betts attributes these statistics to "G-2, USFET" and alludes to a conference that Donovan is to attend with Generals Eisenhower and Smith. The statistics attempt to account for members of the Reich Cabinet, the Leadership Corps of the NSDAP, the SS, SD, Gestapo, SA, and the German General Staff and High Command. Assuming the accuracy of the estimates, the breakdown is as follows: relatively few of the SD and Gestapo; very few of the total respective memberships of the SA and the Leadership Corps of the Nazi Party; more than half of the Reich Cabinet; a little less than half of the SS; and about a third of the German General Staff and High Command were captured in the American zone. Both the memo and the page of statistics are typewritten originals of excellent quality on very good letterhead paper.