Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-11-18
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 8 / Hitler
Hitler; Goering; Ribbentrop; Chamberlain
This document is unidentified as to time and place but its contents are of a piece with documents 8.05 and 8.06. Hitler reiterates the need for immediate action against Poland and his resolve to press his advantages vis-a-vis Western Europe. The chief feature of this document is its descriptiveness: Hitler remarks, "I have only one fear and that is that Chamberlain or such another dirty swine comes to me with propositions or a change of mind. He will be thrown downstairs. And even if I must personally kick him in the belly before the eyes of all the photographers." The reaction to the speech was similarly demonstrative: "Goering jumped on the table. Bloodthirsty thanks and bloody promises. He danced around like a savage." This document is a typewritten copy on fragile paper.