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World War II Resources

[Please see the note concerning the provenance of files in this presentation]

Chronology of International Events March 1938-December 1941

German Proclamation on War with the USSR, June 22, 1941

German Foreign Minister on Declaration of War with USSR, June 22, 1941

Stalin Broadcast on War with Germany, July 3, 1941

Hitler's Order of the Day to Troops on the Eastern Front, October 2, 1941

Hitler's Announcement to the Reichstag Concerning the Declaration of War on the United States of America, December 11, 1941

Statement by the Commissar of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, Molotov, on German Attrocities in Occupied USSR, 1941

Memorandum by Brautigam Concerning Conditions in Occupied Areas of the USSR 25 October 1942

Kugel Erlass ("Bullet Decree"), 4 March 1944

Decree stipulating that escaped POWs are to be handed over to the SD for handling. They were then sent to Mauthausen Concentration Camp where they were executed.

Notes by Keitel Concerning Actions of German Armed Forces During the War and in Occupied Territory 19 October 1945

These notes were prepared by Wilhelm Keitel, Chief of the High Command of the German Armed Forces, OKW, for the Chief of Investigation before the Nurnberg Tribunal, Mr. Dodd.  They are noteworthy for the justifications advanced to justify those policies classified by the Allied powers as war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Affidavit of Generaloberst Franz Halder 22 November, 1945

This affidavit is of interest in connection with the decisions relating to the Anschluss, the invasions of Czechoslovakia, Poland and France, the approach of the OKW to the neutrality of Belgium and Holland, the reasons for the attack on the USSR, and details concerning the Commissar Order and the handling of USSR POWs.

Affidavit of Leopold Buerkner 22 January1946

Buerkner, a Vice-Admiral,  was in charge of the Bureau of Foreign Affairs in the Abwehr, the intelligence service of the OKW, working under Admiral Canaris. This bureau was frequently asked to provide opinions in connection with proposed policy directives and orders.  In this affidavit Buerkner provides information relating to the Commissar Order, the handling of Russian POWs, the taking of hostages, handling of those taking part in British Commando raids, and similar, all policies which he states that his bureau and the Abwehr counseled against.

Nuremberg Charges

Hans Frank (Governor-General of non-annexed occupied Poland)

Alfred Jodl

Ernst Kaltenbrunner (Chief of the RSHA 1943-1945)

Wilhelm Keitel

Alfred Rosenberg

Artur Seyss-Inquart Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV

Julius Streicher

The Concentration Camps, Part I, Part II

The General Staff and High Command of the Armed Forces Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V

The SS, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V

The Geheime Staatspolizei (GESTAPO) and Sicherheitsdienst (SD)   Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part VPart VI

Nuremberg Judgments

FrankGoeringJodlKaltenbrunnerKeitel,   RosenbergSaukel, Streicher, Seyss-Inquart

The "Einsatzgruppen Case" Military Tribunal II, Case No. 9

Other Relevant Pages


Crimes, Trials and Laws

Documents Relating to the Holocaust, War Crimes and Genocide


The Jewish Holocaust 1933-1945

Principal Functionaries of the Third Reich

The Jewish Holocaust 1933-1945

War Crimes and Criminals


Document compiled by Dr S D Stein
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