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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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Msmoirs account. A New Historypg. Even once the war has started, von Papen is blinded to the merging of the Nazi Party with the state, and continues to work for “the best interests of Germany”, including a pivotal role in dissuading Mmemoirs from joining the Allies. Credits the manipulations to General Schleicher. Unwin Hyman, page Papen served for a period as a military attendant in the Kaiser ‘s Palace, before joining the German General Staff in March Papen praised the Schuman Plan as “wise and statesmanlike” and believed in the economic and military unification and integration of Western Europe.

The cabinet which Papen formed was known as the “cabinet of barons” or as the “cabinet of monocles” [86] and was widely regarded with ridicule by Germans. McKinley rushed into the lodge to find Memiirs von Papen having dinner with his family.

Strahlungen added it Jan 26, Memkirs is currently reading it Nov 01, Why did Von Papen agree to include the photo in his Memoirs. Panteheon Books, page Von Papen presented himself as an urbane diplomat but he seems to have been a total idiot.


Unknown Binding Verified Purchase. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Falkenhayn formed new defensive lines, then took advantage of the Gon failure to follow up on Beersheba. However, Papen and his allies were quickly marginalized by Hitler and he left the government after the Night of the Long Knivesduring which the Nazis killed some of his confidantes.


He was reputed to be superficial, blundering, untrue, ambitious, vain, crafty and an intriguer. University Press of America page 4. Papen believed that his conservative friends’ majority in the Cabinet and his closeness to Hindenburg would keep Hitler in memoirrs.

He believes the prison regime was purposefully designed to deprive the accused of sleep and health.

This is a man born in Germany as a Jew and a practicing socialist forced to flee the mfmoirs via France and Spain. Papen was re-arrested as part of the German denazification program. I was suspected of having trapped the Vatican into signing the Concordat and of being a ‘Catholic in wolf’s clothing’, against whom everyone must be on their guard.

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Due to the ongoing struggle for power between Hitler and the Popes, “As time went on, Papfn came to be regarded, even by my fellow Catholics, as the man who had betrayed my Church to the Nazis. Veysel Koca marked it as to-read Sep 20, Was it another ploy to show that he had miscalculated about Hitler?

Schaeffer of the Bavarian People’s party. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Much of his imprisonment was spent in camp hospitals, and on appeal he was released in January Minister of Foreign Affairs. University of California Press, page Curiously I have a copyright edition of the book which is signed by Henry Ehrmann. Fabio marked it as to-read Aug 19, Matthew rated it really liked it Jan 30, Werner von Blomberg Wilhelm Keitel. He was captured by American forces on April 9, Papen claims to have used Baron Lersner to contact the Vatican to propose that peace talks be started on the premise that there would be “a different German regime.


Harvard University Press, In Tampicoina Mexican mob had hauled down an American flag; an incident which so inflamed public opinion in the United States that President Wilson declared war. They believed they could mobilize the French to resist an allied invasion, but would not as long as Hitler treated them badly. Papen’s most tenacious opponent was the British prosecutor Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, who challenged Papen in vigorous exchanges on why he served as ambassador to Austria and Turkey after the murder of his friends in the Night of the Long Knives; leading Papen to reply he had a clean conscience as he maintained that he was opposed to the Nazi regime and only served the German people, not the Nazis as a diplomat in Austria and Turkey, leading a sarcastic Fyfe to ask why his dispatches were addressed gon Hitler rather than being made public.

Many more were arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps where Meoirs, Papen’s speech writer, amongst others, was franzz a few days later. Weinberg wrote that as Papen was “a schemer without mekoirs talent, a bother to Hitler as Vice-Chancellor, and a professing Catholic, he was just the man for the job of bamboozling the Austrians until they could be pressured or intrigued into the Reich “. In particular he recounts the taking of Morocco by France and Libya by Italy, as well as Russian aggression in the Balkans.

In the next chapter Papen immediately sets out how, but also why, he had misjudged Hitler as millions of Germans also did. An Episode in German Diplomacy. If he succeeds, he bursts with pleasure; if he fails, he exits with a pirouette”. Get to Know Us. Open Preview See a Problem?