Inventory of the Louis Paul Lochner collection, 1933-1946

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Title: Louis Paul Lochner collection
Date: 1925-1966
Collection Number: XX031
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of the Material: In German and English.
Physical Description: 10 manuscript boxes (3.8 linear feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, reports, and printed matter relating to the Nazi party, domestic conditions in Germany and German foreign policy before and during World War II, post-war occupation of Germany, denazification efforts, and communist party activities in Germany. Includes correspondence of Joachim von Ribbentrop.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Creator: Lochner, Louis Paul, 1887-

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Acquisition Information

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Biographical Note

American political activist, journalist, and author.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Correspondence, writings, reports, and printed matter relating to the Nazi party, domestic conditions in Germany and German foreign policy before and during World War II, post-war occupation of Germany, denazification efforts, and communist party activities in Germany. Includes correspondence of Joachim von Ribbentrop.
The individual folder titles are Lochner's.

Separated Materials Note

Some items have been transferred to the Hoover Institution Library or incorporated into the following collections:
Franz von Papen miscellaneous papers, Hoover Institution Archives

Benno Reifenberg typescript, Hoover Institution Archives

Hellmuth Wissmann writings, Hoover Institution Archives

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Kommunistishce Partei Deutschlands.
Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei.
Communism--Germany.
Communism.
Denazification.
Germany--Foreign relations--1933-1945.
Germany--History--1933-1945.
Germany--History--1945-1955.
Germany.
National socialism.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945.

Box/Folder 1 : 1

Register, undated

Scope and Contents note

Written by Lochner, contains his own descriptions of the materials found in the collection along with his opinion of their significance.
Boxes 1-2

Ribbentrop Office File, 1933-1936, 1966

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with Hitler and Hitler's Adjutants, etc. (originals and carbons) regarding German-British relations. Includes newspaper clippings.
Box/Folder 1 : 2

General, circa 1966

Scope and Contents note

Handwritten note explaining the provenance of these papers, as well as copies of original folders with notes by Herbert Hoover and Agnes Peterson.
 

Correspondence, 1935-1936

Scope and Contents note

Also included in the correspondent files are letters from Ribbentrop's office staff (Abetz, Bottiger, Falke, von Raumer, Rodde, and Thorner).
Box/Folder 1 : 3

Unidentified, 1935 December 10

Scope and Contents note

Letter to Ribbentrop re problems of authority in German-British relations. Carbon copy.
Box/Folder 1 : 4

Hassel, Ulrich von, 1935 March 29

Scope and Contents note

Report from Rome on a meeting with Suvich. Telegram.
Box/Folder 1 : 5

Hess, Rudolf, 1934 September 13

Scope and Contents note

Re Daniel Vincent. Telegram.
 

Hitler, Adolf, 1935-1936

Scope and Contents note

Contains Ribbentrop correspondence only.
Box/Folder 1 : 6

undated

Scope and Contents note

Holograph in pencil re Sir Ruthermere's visit to Germany.
Box/Folder 1 : 7

1935 January 6

Scope and Contents note

Holograph in black ink with attached translation of letter by A. L. Kennedy to Ribbentrop re his article in the Times.
Box/Folder 1 : 8

1935 January 16

Scope and Contents note

Telegram re Genfsitzung.
Box/Folder 1 : 9

1935 January 20

Scope and Contents note

Signed typescript re Lord Allen of Hurthwood's visit to Germany.
Box/Folder 1 : 10

1935 April 3

Scope and Contents note

Holograph with attached "Entwurf eines Briefes des Reichsaussenministers an den Staatssekretar des Ausseren Sir John Simon, London, Foreign Office."
Box/Folder 1 : 11

1935 July 19

Scope and Contents note

Signed typescript re visit of British soldiers.
Box/Folder 1 : 12

1936 August 11

Scope and Contents note

Signed typescript re Ribbentrop's nomination as German ambassador to London. Includes two notes for the press and note by [Constantin] Freiherr von Neurath.
Box/Folder 1 : 13

Hoare, Samuel, 1935 June 18

Scope and Contents note

Typescript re limitation of naval forces.
Box/Folder 1 : 14

Schaub, Julius, 1936 October 29

Box/Folder 1 :15

Wiedemann, Fritz, 1935 January 30-1936 September 28

Box/Folder 1 : 16

Miscellaneous, 1936

 

Reports, 1933-1936, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes reports, translations of letters and articles from the foreign press, notes for Hitler (Notizen für den Kanzler), telephone conversation transcripts, etc., arranged in chronological order, signed or with written notes by Ribbentrop. Typescripts unless otherwise noted. The documents often explicitly mention Hitler as the addressee. If the documents carry a title, these are given in German.
Box/Folder 1 : 17

General, 1933-1936

Scope and Contents note

Not signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop. Includes DNB (Deutsches Nachrichtenburo) press reports, as well as undated documents.
Box/Folder 1 : 18

"Aktennotizen" re German British relations, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 19

"Besprechung mit dem baskischen Abgeordneten Ybornegeray und Herrn Pirroneau, massgebender Mann beim Echo de Paris bei Brinon in dessen Wohnung," undated

Box/Folder 1 : 20

"Fruhstuck bei General Bourret," undated

Box/Folder 1 : 21

"Material für den Kanzler" re French and English press, undated

Box/Folder 1 : 22

"Notiz für den Kanzler, Frankreich," undated

Scope and Contents note

Holograph.
Box/Folder 1 : 23

"Notiz für den Kanzler, England," undated

Scope and Contents note

Holograph.
Box/Folder 1 : 24

"Times Artikel von morgen," undated

Box/Folder 2 : 1

"Unterredung eines Freundes von mir mit dem englischen Konig," undated

Box/Folder 2 : 2

"Aktennotiz," 1933 November 20-26

Scope and Contents note

Re meetings with British statesmen that lead to more friendly German-British relations.
Box/Folder 2 : 3

"Besprechung zwischen Monsieur Dupuy, Herrn de Brinon und mir," 1933 December 1

Box/Folder 2 : 4

"Notizen für den Kanzler" re Great Britain and France, 1934 January 9

Box/Folder 2 : 5

"Notizen für den Kanzler" re meeting with von Neurath, 1934 February 2

Box/Folder 2 : 6

"Ubersetzung eines Briefes von Mr. Tennant...," 1934 February 7

Box/Folder 2 : 7

"Notizen für den Kanzler," 1934 February 9

Box/Folder 2 : 8

"Betrifft Besuch Eden," 1934 February 19

Box/Folder 2 : 9

"Betrifft Besprechung Eden," 1934 February 21

Box/Folder 2 : 10

Re Hitler's meeting with Eden and re Ribbentrop's role as Hitler's confidant in questions of foreign policy, 1934 February 21

Box/Folder 2 : 11

"Notiz für den Kanzler" re trip to Paris and "Allgemeine Eindrucke in Frankreich," 1934 February 28

Box/Folder 2 : 12

"Besprechung mit Herrn Louis Barthou, franzosischem Aussenminister," 1934 March 4

Scope and Contents note

Signed holograph note attached.
Box/Folder 2 : 13

"Notiz für den Kanzler" re France and Austria, 1934 March 15

Box/Folder 2 : 14

Re meeting with Sir Eric Phipps, 1934 April 28

Box/Folder 2 : 15

"Notiz für den Kanzler über englische Reise," 1934 August 25

Box/Folder 2 : 16

"Besprechungen der franzosischen Frontkampferfuhrer mit Vertretern ihrer Regierung im Anschluss Berliner Reise 2-3 November 1934," 1934 November 8

Box/Folder 2 : 17

"Unterhaltung mit dem franzosischen Aussenminister Laval," 1934 December 6

Box/Folder 2 : 18

"Notiz für den Kanzler. Betrifft: Rothermere-Atrikel," 1934 December 6

Box/Folder 2 : 19

"Bericht uber drei Wochen in England," 1934 December 18

Box/Folder 2 : 20

"Ubersetzung," 1934 December 22

Scope and Contents note

Translation of a letter by George Chichester to von Ribbentrop.
Box/Folder 2 : 21

"Zusamnenfassender Bericht uber die deutschfanzosische Frontkampferaktion von Winter 1933/1934 bis Jahresende 1934," 1934 December 31

Scope and Contents note

Written by Abetz, signed by Ribbentrop.
Box/Folder 2 : 22

"Auszug aus einem Interview, das Jean Goy der Wochenschrift Notre Temps am 5.1.1935 gab," 1935 January 5

Box/Folder 2 : 23

"Ubersetzung aus der Times vom 5.1.1935" re Eden, 1935 January 5

Box/Folder 2 : 24

"Einige in den letzten Tagen vom Ausland erhaltene Nachrichten," and "Notiz für den Führer und Reichskanzler," 1935 January 14

Scope and Contents note

Re an important article by A.L. Kennedy (Times).
Box/Folder 2 : 25

"Notiz für den Führer und Reichskanzler," 1935 January 14

Scope and Contents note

Includes six articles from the foreign press.
Box/Folder 2 : 26

"Betrifft Londoner Reise zwecks Forderung deutsch-englischer Wirtschafts-beziehungen. Entsendung einer offiziellen Goodwill Commission nach Deutschland...," 1935 February 14

Box/Folder 2 : 27

"Brief von Lord Lothian," and "Vertrauliche Ausserungen von Lord Lothian uber Gegensatze in Berlin," 1935 February 20-26

Box/Folder 2 : 28

"Abetz: Bericht Reise Paris-Brussel 16-25 Februar 1935," 1935 February 25

Box/Folder 2 : 29

"Notiz für den Führer" re tactical areas, 1935 February 27

Box/Folder 2 : 30

"Notiz für den Kanzler. Italienische Verstandigungspropaganda in Frankreich," 1935 February 27

Box/Folder 2 : 31

"Notiz für den Führer," 1935 April 3

Scope and Contents note

Re foreign relations with France and England.
Box/Folder 2 : 32

"Notiz für den Führer. Betrifft Osterreichfrage," 1935 July 4

Box/Folder 2 : 33

"Notiz für den Führer. Betrifft englischen Frontkampferbesuch," 1935 July 4

Box/Folder 2 : 34

"Betrifft Herrn von Stohrer, Herrn von Keller, Pg. Reinebeck," 1935 July 19

Box/Folder 2 : 35

"Notiz für den Führer" re England, 1935 October 29

Box/Folder 2 : 36

"Notiz für den Führer Betr. Reichsbankprasident Schacht," 1935 November 12

Box/Folder 2 : 37

"Notiz für den Führer" re Rustungsproblem, 1935 December 8

Box/Folder 2 : 38

Translation of letter by Londonderry to von Ribbentrop, 1936 February 21

Box/Folder 2 : 39

Re Ribbentrop's and Dieckhoff's handing over a German document to Eden, 1936 April 1

Scope and Contents note

Sent as telegram from London to Berlin. The document was titled "grosser konstruktiver Friedensplan" and was handed over in the presence of Lord Halifax and Mr. Wigram.
Box/Folder 2 : 40

Re instructions to Furst Bismarck in London, 1936 July 22

Box/Folder 2 : 41

Re visit of Sir Oswald Mosley, 1936 September 11

Box/Folder 2 : 42

Re visit of Graf Bonmartini, owner of Giornale d'Italia, 1936 September 13

Box/Folder 2 : 43

Translation of letter by Londonderry to von Ribbentrop, 1936 September 16

Box/Folder 2 : 44

"Betrifft Besuch Sir Oswald Mosley beim Führer," 1936 September 17

Box/Folder 2 : 45

Re Degrelle's visit, 1936 September 25

Box/Folder 2 : 46

"Betrifft Reichskolonialbund," 1936 Semptember 25

Box/Folder 2 : 47

Re Italy, 1936 October 11

Scope and Contents note

Includes a copy of Ribbentrop's letter to German ambassador to Italy von Hassel.
Box/Folder 2 : 48

"Betrifft den lettischen Aussenminister Munters," 1936 October 12

Box/Folder 2 : 49

"Notiz für den Führer Beiliegend einte korrespondenz mit Lord Londonderry," 1936 October 12

Box/Folder 2 : 50

"Betrifft Japan-Verhandlungen," 1936 October 13

 

Subject file, 1935-1936

Box/Folder 2 : 51

Austria, 1936 July 25

Scope and Contents note

Letter from Hitler to Franz von Papen nominating him ambassador to Austria.
Box/Folder 2 : 52

Ribbentrop, Joachim von, circa 1935-1936

Scope and Contents note

Contains a report on a car accident in which Ribbentrop was involved; three letters of congratulation on Ribbentrop's birthday from Hitler, Bruckner, and Schaub; and a letter from Richard Ribbentrop thanking Hitler for a Christmas gift.
Box/Folder 2 : 53

Miscellaneous, 1936 July 24

Scope and Contents note

Letter from Staatssekretar Otto Meissner to Julius Schaub.
 

German-Russian relations, 1939-1940

Scope and Contents note

Lochner's translations of documents and telegrams.
Box/Folder 2 : 54

Summary, 1946 September 19

Scope and Contents note

Based on documents found in the German Foreign Office. Contains information on German-Russian relations from 1922 to June 24, 1941.
Box/Folder 2 : 55

Telegrams, 1939

Box/Folder 2 : 56

Telegrams, 1940

Box/Folder 2 : 57

Telegrams, 1941

Box/Folder 2 : 58

"Accord on Spoils Cited by Germans," Times, 1946

Box/Folder 2 : 59

"Molotov-Ribbentrop Secret Protocol," The Tablet (London), 1946 October 19

Box/Folder 2 : 60

Nine letters from Count Potocki to Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, 1937-1939

Box/Folder 3 : 1

Bernard, General, 1945 May 28

Scope and Contents note

Contains a report of a meeting with Hitler.
Box/Folder 3 : 2

Brauchitsch, 1941

Scope and Contents note

Contains a letter from a member of resistance to Brauchitsch.
Box/Folder 3 : 3

Church - in Germany prior to WWII, circa 1933-1937

Box/Folder 3 : 4

Church - in Germany after WWII, circa 1945

Box/Folder 3 : 5

Communism, 1946 May 1

Box/Folder 3 : 6

Correspondence - miscellaneous, circa 1925-1946

Box/Folder 3 : 7

Documents, 1940 August

Scope and Contents note

Contains copies of documents drawn up by Keitel and Ribbentrop.
Box/Folder 3 : 8

Essays, circa 1945-1947

Scope and Contents note

Re conditions in Germany during and after WWII.
Box/Folder 3 : 9

French Occupation Zone, essay, undated

Box/Folder 3 : 10

German Law, 1935 August 24

Scope and Contents note

Contains a history and interpretation of certain paragraphs of the law.
Box/Folder 3 : 11

Gestapo - Arrest of Pastor Moerike, 1938 April 10

Box/Folder 3 : 12

Goerdeler, Karl, circa 1945 February

Scope and Contents note

Contains a copy of a letter to Mrs. Goerdeler in commemoration of her husband's death.
Box/Folder 3 : 13

Hitler and Christianity, circa 1941

Box/Folder 3 : 14

Jews - persecution of during WWII, circa 1941

Box/Folder 3 : 15

Kleffel, Walter, circa 1946

Scope and Contents note

A well-known publicist. Contains his thoughts about Germany.
Box/Folder 3 : 16

Lammers, Clemens (Dr.), 1948 July 14

Scope and Contents note

Leading German industrialist. Contains excerpts from a letter to Lochner.
Box/Folder 3 : 17

Lochner, Louis, circa 1945-1946

Scope and Contents note

Includes requests, thank yous, and other personal documents.
Box/Folder 3 : 18

Miscellaneous, circa 1931-1949

Box/Folder 3 : 19

Miscellaneous requests to Occupation Forces in Germany, circa 1945

Box/Folder 3 : 20

Nazi concentration camps, circa 1945 April

Box/Folder 3 : 21

Polish and Russian occupation, circa 1945-1946

Scope and Contents note

Contains reports from East German provinces.
Box/Folder 3 : 22

Politics - Germany after WWII, circa 1945

Box/Folder 3 : 23

Press, 1945 July 25

Scope and Contents note

Contains a typescript re the reconstruction of press in post-Hitler Germany.
Box/Folder 3 : 24

Refugees (German), circa 1945-1946

Scope and Contents note

Includes information about their hardship and appeals for help.
Box/Folder 3 : 25

Relief work of churches in Germany after WWII, circa 1947

Box/Folder 3 : 26

Reports from West Germany after WWII, circa 1947-1948

Box/Folder 3 : 27

Rommel, Erwin Generalfeldmarschall, 1945 March 7

Scope and Contents note

Contains a copy of a letter to Mrs. Rommel regarding the erection of a monument honoring Rommel.
Box/Folder 3 : 28

Russian occupation, circa 1945

Scope and Contents note

Contains documents re the events in Koenigsberg since April 9, 1945, including a partial list of persons arrested.
Box/Folder 3 : 29

Schroder, G. (Pastor), 1946 March 30

Scope and Contents note

Contains a bound typewritten manuscript, "Aber von innen gesehen...," which details Schroder's experiences and some events during the Third Reich.
Box/Folder 3 : 30

SS (Schutzstaffel) - history, circa 1938-1939

Box/Folder 3 : 31

Some opinions, circa 1948-1951

Scope and Contents note

Contains typescripts, an article, and a report written right after the German collapse and in the years following. Includes a typescript by Dr. Piening.
Box/Folder 3 : 32

"Sowjet Union" - German report, 1945

Box/Folder 3 : 33

Sudeten Germans, 1938

Box/Folder 4 : 1

Thomas, General (German), 1945 July 20

Scope and Contents note

Contains a typescript discussing his position regarding Hitler prior to WWII and his arrest in connection with the July 20, 1944 Hitler assassination attempt.
Box/Folder 4 : 2

U.S. and British Occupation Forces, circa 1945-1948

Box/Folder 4 : 3

Vorspiel Zum Krieg Im Osten, 1944

Scope and Contents note

Contains a review of book by Grigore Gragencu.
Box/Folder 4 : 4

Wulle, R., 1938-1942

Scope and Contents note

Contains an appeal describing Wulle's experiences under the Nazi Party.
Box/Folder 4 : 5

Zienau, Oswald, 1946 June 13

Scope and Contents note

Contains a letter to Lochner with a list of 126 persons executed by the Nazis.
Box/Folder 4 : 6-7

Anti and pro-Nazi underground materials 1939, 1943-1944

Scope and Contents note

Contains leaflets, newsletters, news clippings, and other printed matter. Includes a copy of the publication Hitler: Doomed to Die.
Box/Folder 4 : 8-14

Miscellaneous printed matter, circa 1929-1956

Scope and Contents note

Contains articles, magazines, pamphlet, newspaper clippings, and other printed matter mainly regarding Nazi Germany. Includes a copy of the speech "Erfahrungen in Russland und Folgerung für die sozial-politsche Aufgabe der Christen im Westen" by H. Gollwitzer given on March 26, 1953, a memo titled "Denkschrift über die gegenwärtigen Probleme der Entnazifizierung," and the book Wir Kriegsblinden und Unsere Gemeinschaft 1916-1956.
Box/Folder 5 : 1

Excerpts from Weekly Political Intelligence and German Opinion Review, 1945-1946, undated

Box/Folder 5 : 2

Resolution by all political parties represented in the Provisional Parliament of Great Hesse, 1946 June 7

Scope and Contents note

Objects to the manner in which houses were being requisitioned for occupation troops.
Box/Folder 5 : 3

Documents re the sufferings and migrations of German Expelles from Silesia and the Sudetenland, undated

Scope and Contents note

The papers were contributed by the Office of the Catholic Monsigneur Albert Buttner, who conducted a Kirchliche Hilfsstelle in Frankfurt, Germany and include eye-witness accounts of the migrations, mainly in German. Includes the typescript "The Czech Conquest of Saaz, Sudetengau."
Box/Folder 5 : 4

A Check List of Current Serials in the United States Zone of Germany, 1946 September

Scope and Contents note

Prepared by the Library of Congress Mission HQ, U S. Forces, European Theater, APO 757, U.S. Army.
Box/Folder 5 : 5

One page memorandum, undated

Scope and Contents note

Discusses how the Soviets tried to make the other parties in the town of Parchim, Mechlemberg in Germany come into the communist fold. Contributed by Gerd Niehoff.
Box/Folder 5 : 6

Bierzeitung, 1935 September

Scope and Contents note

A humorous mimeographed monthly paper published by the staff personnel of the 2nd German Infantry Regiment stationed at Munster.
Box/Folder 5 : 7

Case history of a complaint and its disposition by Dr. Clemens Kauffmann, 1946

Scope and Contents note

Kauffmann was an appointed health officer of the Berlin section of Lichterfelde. The complaint regards Kauffmann's ejection from his home after being assured that it would not be requisitioned upon assuming his post as a health officer.
Box/Folder 5 : 8

Three papers on German finance, 1946, undated

Scope and Contents note

Submitted by Dr. Noll Von Nahmer, a ministerial director in the Reich Ministry of Finance.
Box/Folder 5 : 9

Project for a periodic correspondence letter, undated

Scope and Contents note

Submitted by Dr. Theordore Beuchner, a German journalist. Includes material in German with Buechner's English translations.
Box/Folder 5 : 10

"Imperialist Methods of Government," 1946

Scope and Contents note

Copy of an article supplied to the students of the English Seminary of Berlin University, which was then located in the Russian sector of the city. The article contains criticisms of the Britain and the United States.
Box/Folder 5 : 11

Case history of Dr. Rudolf Pander, 1946

Scope and Contents note

Contains a request by Palmer in English for better treatment as a prisoner of war. Also includes a letter to Lochner in German.
Box/Folder 5 : 12

"Die Bruecke" (The Bridge), 1946

Scope and Contents note

A typescript copy of an article written by a German prisoner of war in Egypt. This soldier tries to make clear to the youth of Germany how wrong the ideologies which they followed were. He discusses constructing "The Bridge" toward establishing a New Germany which shall lead Germany back into the family of nations.
Box/Folder 5 : 13

"Der Brand von Wurzburg" (The Wurtzburg Fire), 1946 March 16

Scope and Contents note

Contains an eye-witness account of the disaster by Prof. Dr. Hermann Luedke, a native of Wurzburg until 1946, when he was appointed chief of all the city hospitals in Schweinfurt and health officer for the district.
Box/Folder 5 : 14

Abraham Lincoln, play by Dr. Hermann Leudke, 1938

Scope and Contents note

Includes a copy of a letter by Leudke.
Box/Folder 5 : 15

"Germany" letter, undated

Scope and Contents note

Copy of a letter in German written by Ruth Fischer. The letter was screened by Germany's Civil Censorship Division at Offenbach and was deemed important enough that a copy of it was made for intelligence purposes. In it the writer outlines a Soviet Russian plot for turning Germany into a Bolshevik State.
Box/Folder 5 : 16

Exposé on the future of the German press, undated

Scope and Contents note

Written at the request of the German government by Dr. Hermann Katzengerger, former press-officer in the German Foreign Office.
Box/Folder 5 : 17

Clay and the Catholic Bishops, 1946 July 3

Scope and Contents note

Contains a letter written by General Clay stating that he is unwilling to pass along a petition to President Truman, written by a group of Catholic bishops assembled in Fulda, Germany, asking that assistance be given to expellees from Eastern Germany to ease their suffering.
Box/Folder 5 : 18

Story of the surrender of the city of Heidenheim by Hans Voith, undated

Scope and Contents note

Typescript in German describing how the citizens of the Suabian city of Heidenheim outwitted the Nazis who had intended to bomb the city. Given to Lochner by a Stuttgart military intelligence officer.
Box/Folder 5 : 19

Sidelights on Soviet occupation, 1946

Scope and Contents note

Contains documents from intelligence officers in Berlin which discuss the daily disagreements between American and Russian authorities in Berlin.
Box/Folder 5 : 20

Speech ascribed to Cardinal von Galen, circa 1946

Scope and Contents note

Copy of a speech in German that circulated widely among Catholics with the claim that it was delivered in Rome by Cardinal von Galen in March 1946. It aims to provoke suspicion in the occupation authorities.
Box/Folder 5 : 21

Protocols of the first two sessions of the provisional people's parliament for Wurtemberg-Baden, 1946 January 16

Scope and Contents note

Contains two copies of "Verhandlungen der Vorläufigen Volksvertretung für Württemberg-Baden."
Box/Folder 5 : 22

Sidelights on the German Communist Party, 1946 August 12

Scope and Contents note

Contains a typescript in German regarding the Communist Party's demand for land reform as well as their objection to the writing of constitutions for the three sections of Germany and to occupation by American troops on the grounds that it would prevent German unity. Also includes a summary of Soviet tactics in Berlin and their dealings with the Democratic parties.
Box/Folder 5 : 23

Stuttgart politics, 1946, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains a report by Lord Mayor Klett on one year of occupation and reconstruction; a special edition of Rhine Neckar Zeitung showing the results of the election of delegates to the provisional parliament of Wurtemburg-Baden; an edition of Stuttgart Zeitung; three copies of an open letter to Dr. Schumacher, leader of the Social-Democrats; and a copy of the speech Für Frieden, Freiheit, und Sozialismus (Peace, Freedom, and Socialism) by Dr. Kurt Schumacher.
Box/Folder 5 : 24

Nazi card of condolence, undated

Scope and Contents note

A copy of a stock card sent to the families of fallen German soldiers.
Box/Folder 5 : 25

Economic news on the Soviet Union, 1945 February 2

Scope and Contents note

Contains a German report.
Box/Folder 5 : 26

"Faces in the Night," undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains photographic copies of artwork by German artist Erich Martin, an opponent of Nazism. Also includes a typescript copy of Martin's description of the work as well as a handwritten explanation of the significance of each photo written by H. Hartel, an American censor at Offenbach who contributed the contents of this file to Lochner.
Box/Folder 5 : 27

The Hartel collection of documents, 1945-1946, undated

Scope and Contents note

Various documents collected by H. Hartel consisting of election flyers for the Kassel district and election programs from a new party, the National-Democrats, and the Democratic Peoples' Party. It also contains a list of all the former Nazi Party members in Wiess-Baden; a speech by Dr. Wagembach of Giessen; a speech by the Social-Democratic leader for Greater Hesse, Wilhelm Knowthe; and a pamphlet, "Questions and Answers," by Anton Ackermann on the alleged necessity for a union of the Communists and Social-Democrats. Finally, it contains excerpts from letters by refugees that went through the censorship as well as a few poems written under the impact of expulsion.
Box/Folder 6 : 1

Damm, Paul correspondence, 1946-1948

Box/Folder 6 : 2

Sudeten material, 1946

Scope and Contents note

Documents in German related to the feeding of the Germans, especially Catholics, ejected from the Sudeten area of Czechoslovakia.
Box/Folder 6 : 3

Copy of letter by the sub-prefect of the French Zone at Freiburg, 1946 June 18

Scope and Contents note

Informs all the German political parties that in election speeches there must be no mention of a German central government, of the internationization of the Ruhr and Rhineland, and of the economic junction of the Saar to France.
Box/Folder 6 : 4

Denazification of Material--Austria, 1945-1947

Scope and Contents note

A collection of Austrian denazification laws supplied by the principal denazification officer for American Military Government in Austria, Mr. M. Wallach.
Box/Folder 6 : 5

Denazification material--Germany, 1946-1947

Scope and Contents note

Contains government orders, posters, graphs, a British questionnaire (Fragebogen), directives, a registration blank (Meldebogen), and two monthly denazification reports. Also included is a "Note on Denazification in the Hansestadt Hamburg," a copy of a letter by Franz Karl Maier charging the Prime Minister of Wuerttemberg-Baden with collaborating with the Nazis, a request for the denazification minister, a Dr. Kamm, to rule on his objections to certain phases of denazification, and a plan for changing the Law for Liberation from National Socialism and Militarism.
Box/Folder 6 : 6

Political pamphlets and documents from Wurttemberg-Baden, circa 1936

Scope and Contents note

Handbills and appeals issued during the 1936 election campaigns.
Box/Folder 6 : 7

Program and other details of the First Convention of the Federation of Trade Unions of Wurttemberg-Baden, 1946

Scope and Contents note

This convention was held August 30-September 1 of 1946 at Kornwestheim near Stuttgart.
Box/Folder 6 : 8

Gestapo document, 1939 February 11

Scope and Contents note

Contains an indictment against a man from Stuttgart named Richard Schmid, who was accused of complicity in a treasonable plot.
Box/Folder 6 : 9

"Requests of the Laenderrat to Military Government," 1946 Decmber 3

Scope and Contents note

A report detailing the decisions and results of the Laenderrat meeting in Stuttgart.
Box/Folder 6 : 10

The situation in Stuttgart, 1946-1947, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains documents indicating the problems of the capital of Wurttemberg-Baden, Stuttgart.
Box/Folder 6 : 11

Documents regarding the American Zone, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains a document explaining the Regional Government Coordinating Office in the American Zone, as well as biographical material concerning various German officials in the American Zone.
Box/Folder 6 : 12

Refugee camp overcrowding, 1946 October 19

Scope and Contents note

Contains a report by a health officer to the American military in Wurttemberg-Baden, indicating an increase in various epidemics, especially diphtheria.
Box/Folder 6 : 13

Goodwill Youth Club, Stuttgart, 1946

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A copy of the by-laws of a club for young Germans and Americans, formed under American auspices. In German.
Box/Folder 6 : 14

Writings of Emmy Dorthea Dill, 1947

Scope and Contents note

Contains various writings in English and German by Dill, who described herself as an authoress of Bad Durkeim in the French Zone.
Box/Folder 6 : 15

Law for making farmland available for settlement in the American Zone, 1946 August 13

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In German.
Box/Folder 6 : 16

Der Wirtschaft Spiegel (Economic Mirror), 1946-1947

Scope and Contents note

Two copies of the issue for December-January, 1946-47.
Box/Folder 6 : 17

Typescript by A. von Megulnoff, Berlin, undated

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Typescript titled "Gefahr für den Welfrieden" (Danger to World Peace) describing an antibolshevik Russian living in exile in Berlin.
Box/Folder 6 : 18

"Die Existenzmoglichkeit Deutschlands in Beziehung zur Festlegung seiner Grenzen" (The Possibilities for Existence for Germany as Related to the Fixation of Her Boundaries), undated

Scope and Contents note

Two copies of a document written by Dr. Grimm, former executive director of the Chamber of Commerce of Hirschberg, Silesia. Dr. Grimm seeks to prove that the eastern boundaries of Germany as then interpreted by Russia and Poland will mean a catastrophe. Contributed by A. von Megulnoff.
Box/Folder 6 : 19

"Zer Frage der Bodenreform," undated

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Describes developments in the Russian Zone concerning land reform, provisioning of greater Berlin, and the deportation of German skilled workers. Contributed by Rev. Jochen Wilde, a Lutheran pastor who opposed Hitler and communism.
Box/Folder 7 : 1

Helmuth Wissmann collection, 1944-1946

Box/Folder 7 : 2

Photostat of typical Russian Secret Service (NKVD) passport, circa 1946

Box/Folder 7 : 3

Major Merle A. Potter collection, 1946

Box/Folder 7 : 4

Sudeten documents, 1941-1945, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 5

Proceedings of the Social Democratic Party Convention at Hanover, 1946 May 8-11

Box/Folder 7 : 6

Documents from the Hohenzollern Archives, 1924-1946

Box/Folder 7 : 7

Papers submitted by Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, 1945-1946

Box/Folder 7 : 8

Otto Nuschke papers, 1932-1934

Box/Folder 7 : 9

Article by Max Schnitzer on the Hoover War Library, undated

Box/Folder 7 : 10-12

Die Ernaehrung des Deutschen Volkes (The Nutrition of the German People) by Dr. Wilhelm Ziegelmayer, 1947

Box/Folder 8 : 1

"Das Demokratische Deutschland," 1945

Box/Folder 8 : 2

Kurt Heyd collection, 1933-1945, undated

Box/Folder 8 : 3

Economic data concerning Germany, 1941-1947

Box/Folder 8 : 4-7

Troop information and education, 1946-1947

Box/Folder 9 : 1

Karl Brammer, "So lebten sie: 700 Milliarden Schulden," 1946

Box/Folder 9 : 2

Rudolf Diels, "Die Amfänge der Gestapo," 1946

Box/Folder 9 : 3

Hans Karl Ernst Ludwig Keller, 1946, undated

Scope and Contents note

Contains two typescripts: "Die Akademie für die Rechte der Völker und die Freiheit der Wissenschaft" and "The History of the Academy for the Rights of Nations."
Box/Folder 9 : 4

Walther F. Kleffel, 1945-1946

Scope and Contents note

Contains four typescripts: "Zeitliches," "Die grosse Enttäuschung," "Der Bannstrahl," and "Auf falschen Wegen."
Box/Folder 9 : 5

Clemens Lammers, "Reichsverband der Deutschen Industrie und Machtergreifung," 1946

Box/Folder 9 : 6

Cornelia and Uta Maass, letter to Adolf Hitler, 1944 October 10

Scope and Contents note

A plea for Hermann Maass who was sentenced to death for his part in the attempt on Hitler's life at Potsdam.
Box/Folder 9 : 7

Eva Maass, letter to Otto Thierack, Minister of Justice, 1944 October 21

Scope and Contents note

Sent on behalf of Hermann Maass who was sentenced to death for his part in the attempt on Hitler's life at Potsdam.
Box/Folder 9 : 8

Hermann Maass, letter to his wife, 1944 August 12-13

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Written shortly before Maass' execution.
Box/Folder 9 : 9-11

Kurt Mair, 1945-1946

Scope and Contents note

Contains "Seven Documents Relating to the Operation of the Interradio A. G.," a letter addressed to General Mark Clark requesting the speedy investigation of internees in Walchsee, and "Teilabschrift aus Briefen an österreichische Regierungsmitglieder und an österreichische Nationalräte."
Box/Folder 10 : 1-3

Hansjörg Maurer, 1936-1947

Scope and Contents note

Contains "Mein Tagebuch," "Meine politischen Tagebuch-Blätter," and "Meine Confessio Vitae" (My Confession of My Life)."
Box/Folder 10 : 4

Horst Pelskmann, "Plaidoyer fuer die 'SS' Schutzstaffel der NSDAP gehalten vor dem Internationalen Militaergerichtshof, Nürnberg," 1946

Box/Folder 10 : 5

Ernst Poensgen, "Hitler und die Ruhrindustriellen: ein Rückblick," circa 1945

Box/Folder 10 : 6

Winifred Wagner's defense, circa 1946

Box/Folder 10 : 7

Albert Wolf, "Der Weg in den Abgrund" (The Road into the Abyss), circa 1946