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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If he succeeds, he bursts with pleasure; if he fails, he exits with a pirouette”. The Story of Hitler’s SSpgs. He made it clear that he would not be content with a subordinate role and intended in due course to demand plenary powers for himself.

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With his part- though a minor one- on the General Staff- von Papen builds a case for the military; he sees Germany an innocent dupe of the powers- World War I as an unnecessary blunder which need never have been. Papen owed his appointment to the Chancellorship to General Kurt von Schleicheran old friend from vranz pre-war General Staff and influential advisor of President Hindenburg.

Indeed, when Schleicher suggested on 1 December that he might be ppapen to get frqnz from the Nazis, Hindenburg blanched and told Papen to try to form another government. Random House, page Mimsterico marked it as to-read Mar 28, Papen proceeded to tell me that Papen was authoritarian by inclination. Papen describes his political and social philosophy post-WWI.


Franz Von Papen Memoirs

As for the rest, he is not gon as a personality of the first rank Between October—DecemberPapen took part in the heavy fighting in Palestine between the German-Ottoman forces under Falkenhayn that were resisting the advance of Memors Allenby’s British-Australian-Indian forces. Minister of the Interior. In a report after Vimy, Papen’s commanding officers praised him for his courage and elan as he resisted the Canadian assault up the heights of Vimy, ordering counter-attack after counter-attack, but criticised him for poor planning and execution of his counterattacks.

On 1 OctoberPapen delivered a speech on German radio outlining what his government was attempting to achieve. Germany cannot live in a continuous state of unrest, to which no ones sees an end”.

He was then appointed ambassador to Turkey. The Third Reich in Power.

Franz von Papen Memoirs

He was also in the Franco-German Study Group. He preferred a “Presidential Cabinet” with the same near-dictatorial powers that Papen’s had.

Part of the deal was to repeal the prior ban on Nazi paramilitary groups, notably the SA. It was able to stay independent until October pape The cabinet which Papen formed was known as the “cabinet of barons” or as the “cabinet of monocles” [86] and was widely regarded with ridicule by Germans. University of Toronto Press, pages Then frnaz was surprised to be sent as military attache to the German embassy to memoirss United States, cranz he became friends with Franklin D.

When Hindenburg died on 2 August, the last conservative obstacles to complete Nazi rule were gone. Many of the stories associated with von Papen, many of the crimes attributed to him, many- even- of the achievements with which he has been credited, he sidesteps.


Brandeis University Press, page 5. The use of the police apparatus in the Prussian “coup” on 20 July is described by historians Carsten Dams and Michael Stolle as “the decisive breach on the path towards the Third Reich. He believed it would alienate his own party, and it did, though some right-wing Zentrum politicians supported him.

Konstantin von Neurath Joachim von Ribbentrop. In the election, Papen attacked Marx in a press statement as not a proper Catholic for his willingness to work with the Social Democrats. A fascinating statement by a frazn and honorable son of the Catholic church describing in detail his relationship to Hitler and the Nazi Party before, during and after the latter’s succession to total power.

Sees Catholicism as supreme over government, favors monarchy but says Marxists over-emphasize the role of government. But at first Hitler “backed up with enthusiasm my efforts to support the rights of the Churches by special treaties.

Schacht, to the “oblivious chagrin of each other”, both produced affidavits saying that they would have served as foreign minister had fraanz putsch attempt of 20 July succeeded. I am not trying to excuse the atrocities committed by Hitler