DOKUMENTE UND MATERIALIEN AUS DER BORGESCHICHTE DES ZWEITEN WELTKRIEGES - "Documents and materials from the history of World War II, November 1937-1938" - The copy of the chief prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, the Jewish lawyer Benjamin Ferencz with his signature on the title page cover.
A collection of internal documents exposing conversations and correspondence between Nazi party leaders with external factors and among themselves in the years 1937-1938 as part of preparing the ground for the war. In early 1948, the U.S. State Department publishes reports and various lists of Hitler's diplomatic officials under the title "Nazi-Soviet Relations 1939-1941", according to an agreement between the governments of the United States and England who decided in the summer of 1946 to publish German diplomatic documents. Later France also joined this agreement, and it was published in the booklet before us. The documents appearing in the booklet document conversations between Hitler, Ribbentrop and other representatives of the German government among themselves and with foreign politicians, and reports of German diplomatic representatives abroad regarding negotiations between the German government and the governments of other countries in an attempt to mislead them as if Germany's face was for peace on the eve of World War II. The reports reveal how Hitler managed to hide his military intentions by presenting a false impression as if he was willing "to act reasonably, despite the difficulties in doing so towards democratic countries", his attempts to limit arms in other countries in order to create a military advantage, German-English relations before the war, with Germany doing everything possible to broadcast a false impression of normalization, and more.
Benjamin Berell Ferencz (1920-2023) was an American-Jewish lawyer. He served as chief prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen trial, one of the 12 subsequent military trials held as part of the Nuremberg trials. All 24 defendants were convicted in the trial; 14 of them received the death penalty, of which four were executed. Ferencz later became one of the most enthusiastic and vocal supporters of implementing the rule of law worldwide and establishing the International Criminal Court. From 1985-1996 he served as Professor of International Law at Pace University in New York.
Extremely rare. Does not appear in the world cat library catalog.
35 p. Good condition.