Franz von Papen indicates that he is still a conservative monarchist at the time his Memoirs are written. He was from a well-off, but not aristocratic, family who. Franz von Papen was Chancellor of Germany in and Vice-Chancellor under Adolf Hitler from to Results 1 – 30 of 47 Memoirs by Von Papen, Franz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Herr von Papen has thereby engraved his name with the blood of national warriors on German history”. Views Read Edit View history. However, Papen became very close to Hindenburg. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

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I picked this one with a lot of expectations. To the warning that he was placing himself in Hitler’s hands, Papen replied, “You are mistaken. When Hindenburg died on 2 August, the last conservative obstacles to complete Nazi rule were gone. Minister of Posts and Transport. Mimsterico marked it as to-read Mar 28, Related articles in Google Scholar. He was captured by American forces on April 9, He admits the invasion of Belgium made Germany look bad, but claims that Belgium was not really neutral because it had a joint war plan with France to invade Germany through Belgium.

Fabio marked it as to-read Aug 19, Acting officeholders shown in italics. Allenby attacked at the end of October, Franz von Papen Memoirs. University Press of America page 9. Bryan marked it as to-read Mar 03, Oxford University Press,p. The US historian Fganz Weinberg wrote about the conservative majority of the first Hitler cabinet in ” Serkan marked it as to-read Jan 25, Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Norton, pages In Maythe Zentrum and the Bavarian People’s Party voluntarily disbanded themselves in accordance frnz the Reichskonkordat.

Franz Von Papen Memoirs

Papen’s rival Knatchbull-Hugessen who often met him at official receptions commented that Papen’s name was “universally connected with all that was sharp and disreputable in diplomatic dealings”, as memoiirs considered him an “artful dodger” who seemed “quick and clever on the surface”, but who always caused “grave doubts” for “there was something terribly professional about his charm with all its virtuosity which bespoke considerable practice”.


Retrieved from ” https: The other eight posts were held by conservatives close to Papen. It was not the first time I had experienced this sort of thing. Hitler was delighted with the electoral success and tried hard to recruit von Papen.

He claims he told concerned Zentrum leaders he “would allow all shades of opinion to be expressed. Von Blomberg became War Minister.

Even so, he memoire expressed the desire that some understanding might yet be arrived at. However, he gives a detailed account of what he thinks happened between Hitler, himself, and such Austrian leaders as Schuschnigg that eventually resulted in the German occupation of Austria on March He was never a member of the Nazi Party, but, even on the assumption that he is telling the truth in his Memoirs, he emerges as someone who never allowed his disgust with Nazism to stop him from serving a regime of which he describes several times as immoral and thoroughly reprehensible and which had murdered even some of his close associates.

I always say to these idiotic Yankees that they should shut their mouths, or better still, express rfanz admiration for all that heroism”. General Schleicher became the prototype of a political general under these circumstances. He lists the armaments carried by the Lusitania. Papen himself was keen to return to Turkey, a place where he served during World War I. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. In early he travelled to Mexico to which he was also accredited and observed the Mexican Revolutionreturning to Washington, DC in August of that year on the outbreak of the First World War.

Papen claims to have used Baron Lersner to contact the Vatican to propose that peace talks be started on the premise that there would be “a different German regime.


Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Von Papen presented himself as an urbane diplomat but he seems memoira have been a total idiot. Within a few hours I was presented with a violent protest from the German colony at this insult to the flag.

Part of the deal was to repeal the prior ban on Nazi paramilitary groups, notably the SA. Due to the ongoing struggle for power between Hitler and the Popes, “As time went on, I came to be regarded, even by my fellow Catholics, as the man who had betrayed my Church to the Nazis. With the Army command recently having hinted at the need for Hitler to control the SA, Papen delivered an address at the University of Marburg on 17 June where he called for the restoration of some freedoms, demanded an end to the calls vkn a “second revolution” [] and advocated the cessation of SA terror in the streets.

If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. Principally the prosecution centred on his role in planning the forcible take-over of Austria; and the Court in end accepted the case stated in earlier parts of this memoir: Zentrum — Independent — It was no more possible to foresee that this meant their physical liquidation than it was to see that Hitler’s demands for revision of the Versailles Treaty meant the waging of aggressive war.

Cambridge University Mekoirs, page Papen later served the German government as Ambassador to Turkey from to This book is not yet featured on Listopia.