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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Instead, Hindenburg told Papen that he was appointing Schleicher as chancellor.

Results in the Prussian State election were similar. Werner von Blomberg Wilhelm Keitel.

Franz von Papen

Kevin Kerber is currently reading it Apr 09, This, together with his colorful and much embellished recounting of his adventures in Mexico, the United States, Canada, Flanders, France and the Ottoman Empire in the World War and his capacity to tell a seemingly endless number of jokes, combined to make a much sought after dinner guest among the elite. Says this was also prearranged by Schleicher as necessary to de-radicalize the Nazis.

Samuel rated it liked it Aug 14, Hindenburg’s imminent demise put Papen in a weak position. He insisted on a private audience with Hitler and announced his resignation, stating, “My service to the Fatherland is over! There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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The Nazis were still short of a majority. The British ambassador Sir Horace Rumbold who met Papen in early January expressed “the wonder of an observer that the destinies of this great country should have been, even for a short time, in the hands of such a lightweight”, commenting that everything Papen had to say was superficial in the extreme and that Papen seemed incapable of critical thinking.


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The relations between Germany and Austria had been bad, and Papen was known to have been a personal friend of Dollfuss, the Austrian Chancellor, and to have urged Hitler to withdraw some hostile legislation he had enacted.

Counter-Revolution and ReconstructionLincoln: The other eight posts were held by conservatives close to Papen.

Part of the deal was to repeal the prior ban on Nazi paramilitary groups, notably the SA. I read the Von Papen memoirs a long time ago and from what I recall Von Papen hardly deals with such a momentous decision.

Franz Von Papen Memoirs

The street violence in Germany had largely ceased in the period 13 April June when the SA and SS had been banned, and it was only after Papen lifted the ban that street violence returned with a vengeance. German Ambassador to Turkey Even the fact that he accepted a Military Order of Merit from his Fuehrer as fanz as placed him in an unenviable position before the eyes of history.

Erkki rated it really liked mfmoirs Aug 23, Milos added it Mar 26, It was able to stay independent until October Wilhelm Emmoirs Heinrich Himmler. There’s a point in the book where he upstages one of Hitler’s inner circle among a working-class crowd, but he doesn’t have a compelling vision to offer, and is thus unable to offer any effective opposition, even though he realizes that the Nazis are frana immoral.

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.


He died in Schleicher insisted that the entire cabinet resign.

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Another associate, Erich Klausener, was also shot dead at his desk at the Ministry of Transport. Chancellor of Germany Naval Institute Press, page There’s a sense of a complete rewriting of history with von Papen at its core, and it has an eerie fascination.

Papen also sought to cancel the Versailles war guilt clause because that was one of Hitler’s main rallying points. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. His artillery tore the Turks to pieces, and cavalry took Beersheba.

The Germans abandoned Jerusalem after it became clear they would be blamed for any damage to religious sites that resulted from British bombardment. Marshall Aid, the resistance to the Soviet Msmoirs, and the Franco-German understanding which led to the growing integration of Western Europe.

He was condemned to eight years in a labor camp [under this ex-post facto law] and his property was confiscated.

Franz von Papen Memoirs notes by William P. In he was released subject to unspecified conditions but including being deprived of civic rights for his lifetime. I feared the worst. He guessed right; not long afterward Hindenburg gave Hitler an ultimatum — unless he acted to end the state of tension in Germany, Hindenburg would throw him out of office and turn over control of the government to the army.