Nuremberg, Germany: International Military Tribunal, 1945-10-09
Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Law Library
Subdivision 28 / Russia
28.06 (von Raumer interrogation 5812)
Hermann von Raumer
Ribbentrop; Oshima; Hitler; Mussolini; Rosenberg
9 July 1945; 1934; 1935; 1936; 1937
This interrogation explores "The Origin of the Anti-Comintern Pact," as understood by Hermann von Raumer. Von Raumer sees the history of Eurasia essentially as an ongoing and perpetual conflict between populations of cohesive peoples settled within borders and various tribes of Central Eurasian nomads without ties to soil or history. The Anti-Comintern Pact was conceived as a more reliable means (than old-fashioned friendship treaties, non-aggression pacts, etc.) of assuring the mutual defense of the former against the latter. This document is a typewritten original of excellent quality on very good paper. Each page is stamped "SECRET." Another copy of this document (typewritten carbon copy) appears in Volume II / German Activities / Subdivision 6 / History Generally, section 6.04.