Evidence shows Hitler conspired with Japs eight months before Pearl Harbor

Evidence also was presented to show that Hitler and Jap Foreign Minister Yosuke Matsuoka discussed German-Jap co-operation in a war against the United States eight months before Pearl Harbor.

The shipments of war materials to Russia were made in accordance with the Russo-German economic pact of August, 1939. Ordering deliveries of arms and ammunition speeded up, Hitler, it was charged, told arms directors through Hermann Goering in August, 1940, that Germany was interested in prompt deliveries to Russia "only until the spring of 1941 and later we would have no interest in completely satisfying Russian demands."


Russia, the evidence disclosed, carried out deliveries to Germany right up to the time of the Nazi attack and a Nazi memorandum showed deliveries were made "even during the last few days (before June 22, 1941)" with transport of India rubber from the Far East being completed by express trains.

The initial deliveries by Russia, the German documents reported, comprised 1,000,000 tons of cereals, 500,000 tons of wheat, 900,000 tons of oil and byproducts, 100,000 tons of cotton, 500,000 tons of phosphates, 80,000,000 reichsmarks worth of timber and quantities of flax, manganese, platinum and soy-beans.

Germany, the evidence revealed, had difficulty in meeting her commitments to deliver armaments to Russia and finally in the spring of 1940 Hitler ordered the Russian deliveries to be given priority above those going to the Wehrmacht.


One document revealed that the Nazi high command offered to give Russia the crack 10,000-ton cruiser Lutzow which was then under construction. They also offered other naval ordnance and patterns for heavy tanks. The Russians rejected the offer, however.

A transcript of notes taken at the Hitler-Matsuoka meeting revealed that Japan and Germany both had laid down long-range plans for war with the United States.

While making their plans, both Hitler and Matsuoka expressed "hopes" that the war would not come.

Hitler, the notes revealed, promised that Germany would help Japan by whatever means possible and added that while Germany considered a war with the United States "undesirable," he already had made allowances for this contingency.

"Germany has made preparations so that no American could land in Europe," he assured the Japs.

The notes said that Hitler told Matsuoka that Germany "would conduct a most energetic fight against America with her U-boats and Luftwaffe, and due to superior experience she would be vastly superior."

Earlier evidence disclosed that Dr. Hjalmar Schacht, the Nazi financial wizard, the Krupp interests and other German industrialists raised a 3,000,000-mark slush fund to help Hitler's rise to power.

Schacht, the evidence disclosed, was ringleader in the fund-raising campaign and was host to an assembly of Ruhr industrialists called together at Hitler's behest.


After Hitler spoke to them in February, 1933, about a month before he entered office, Schacht proposed that they raise the 3,000,000 marks to back the Nazi campaign.

The evidence, in the form of affidavits, letters and other records, was placed before the court as it was announced that Russia is sending Foreign Affairs Vice-Commissar A. Y. Vishinsky, famous prosecutor of the Moscow purge trials, to Nuremberg.

The evidence was presented after Joachim von Ribbentrop, Nazi Foreign Minister, asked permission through his counsel to call six prominent British figures and "Gen. Wood of the U. S. Army" as witnesses.

Dr. Fritz Sauter, the counsel, identified Wood as an American general who had made a report before Congress quoting a statement by Winston Churchill in 1936 that Germany should be destroyed. The attorney said he did not know Wood's first name.

He said he was also considering a request to call Soviet Foreign Commissar V. M. Molotov as a defense witness.

Von Ribbentrop's list included Lord Beaverbrook, publisher of the London Daily Express and close adviser of Winston Churchill.

Others are Lord Vansittart, formerly Permanent Undersecretary of the British Foreign Office; Lord Londonderry, Secretary of State for Air from 1931-35; Lord Kemsley, publisher of the London Daily Sketch; Lord Derby, war minister during World War I and later ambassador to France; and Geoffrey Dawson, editor of the London Times during the Munich era. Mr. Dawson is dead.


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