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"Lagebericht (Mitte Dezmber 36)" - 1 page, December 1936

 File — Folder: 10
Identifier: Folder 10

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

Contains documents pertaining to Helmut Hirsch's death sentence and documents relating to Hirsch's attempt to gain recognition as an American citizen.


  • December 1936


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Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.


From the Collection: 5.00 Linear Feet

From the Collection: 9 manuscript boxes, 1 oversized roll of sketches, 1 film reel other_unmapped

Language of Materials



This report from the Schwarze Front discusses the radicalization of what they termed "Hiltersystem". The letter states the highest leaders in the NSDP pushed their influence on Hitler. For example, Görings swayed to force Hitler to adopt his economic plan. By the end of the memo, there is a call for action - "the Hitler system is supposed to be deprived of even the slightest pretext for the imminent "explosion" by clearly "getting out of the way" of real or supposed explosives." The last paragraph, although brief, states that the times indicate the need for action. "These measures are by no means a sign of calm, but on the contrary an indication of the extremely high risk of explosion, the point in time of which is becoming more and more critical to spring 1937, and the direction of which is increasingly open towards the Moldau = Danube region." This memo provides insight into the events leading up to Hirsch arrest and eventual imprisonment, as well the issues discussed in the resistance movement.


1 page ; 11.75 in. H x 8.25 in. W (30cm x 22cm)



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