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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Papen expressed the viewpoint both at the conference table and to voon media that Germany was a wronged nation and it was up to France and the UK to make all the concessions, and he should not have to make any compromises. George Serebrennikov rated it really liked it Jan 04, Instead, Hindenburg told Papen that he was appointing Schleicher as chancellor.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. When Goebbels tried to suppress the speech, Papen threatened papne resign and Hitler, fearing that Hindenburg might then dismiss him, forced Goebbels to rescind the censorship.

Papen praised the Schuman Plan as “wise and statesmanlike” and believed in the economic and military unification and integration of Western Europe.

It was Schleicher, not Papen, who selected the new cabinet, in which he also became Defence Minister. 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 appen superficial in the extreme and that Papen seemed incapable of critical thinking.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. However, he gives a detailed account of what he thinks happened between Hitler, himself, and such Austrian leaders as Schuschnigg that eventually resulted in the German occupation of Austria on March Brandeis University Press, pages 3—5.

He recounts the complex events leading to World War I, a mostly forgotten history now that shows in his opinion that Germany was no more responsible for the war’s outbreak than Britain, Russia, or France.

Much of his imprisonment was spent in camp hospitals, and on appeal he was released in January More so than for most autobiographies, the reader is warned that the author may not be truthful. Looking for some specific information Cambridge University Press, Essays in Modern German and World History. He believes Woodrow Wilson and the Democratic Party were pro-British from the start, and engaged in a propaganda campaign to turn American citizens away from neutrality.

Franz Von Papen Memoirs by Franz von Papen

Please try again later. What has emerged is that Hindenburg may have been old but he was not stupid and he was against Hitler being made Chancellor so how did von Papen persuade Hindenburg to agree to ffranz Hitler Chancellor?

I enjoyed the full confidence of the Chancellor. In the election, Papen attacked Marx in a press statement as not a proper Catholic for his willingness to work with the Social Democrats.

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But then on July 25th the Austrian Nazis assassinated Dollfuss; Mussolini, not yet an ally of Germany, had mobilized his troops and Germany was not in a position as yet to fight a war.

Schleicher insisted that the entire cabinet resign. The Nazis triumphed again in the election of March 5,receiving Papen’s wife was the daughter of a wealthy Saarland industrialist whose dowry made him a very rich man.


But Ketteler had gone on a secret mission to Switzerland for Papen, which Papen confessed to Goering while trying to find out if K. He also believed in the European role memoird the standard bear I found this book enlightening.


He married well, into a family with connections in France and Belgium, and his wife later inherited an estate that became their home. When the war ended in Papen resigned from the army. He says that he learnt later that only Goering stood between him and execution – but why that was is not at all clear. He was reputed to be superficial, blundering, untrue, ambitious, vain, fanz and an intriguer.

A Concise History of Germany. In particular he recounts the taking of Morocco by France and Libya by Italy, memoira well as Russian aggression in the Balkans.

In Aprila United States federal grand jury issued menoirs indictment against Papen for a plot to papem up Canada’s Welland Canalwhich connects Lake Ontario to Lake Eriebut Papen was by then safely home; he remained under indictment until he became Chancellor of Germany, at which time the charges were dropped.

McKinley rushed into the lodge to find Franz von Papen having dinner with his family. Minister of the Interior. The corpse was found at the end of April. I found this book enlightening.