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Translation of document 3398-PS
Vienna, 4 November, 1939 REICH FUEHRER! A short time ago I asked you to bring about a settlement in the matter Buerkel. A new occurrence confirms me in my attitude and I therefore repeat my request. When I was in Lodz, I was informed that a telegram from a secretary of Buerkel, named Trum, had arrived in Krakau in which I was requested to contact the Gauleiter instead of the Mayor of the city of Vienna in the future. The content of the telegram was completely unclear to me and I had Dr. Langoth of my staff ask Trum. Trum informed Langoth that Gauleiter Buerkel had intended to deport Viennese Jews to Poland, but that I had prevented this. Gauleiter Buerkel had added the remark that I (Seyss-Inquart) should not confuse personal and official matters. I must protest most strongly against this supposition and therefore feel forced to demand the clearing up of the matter Buerkel, because I do not doubt but that he (Buerkel) will make similar remarks to other persons in order to create, in the way which I now know to be characteristic of him. the proper atmosphere. To the subject itself I add that an expert [Referent] in Krakau informed me of the intention of deporting Jews from the Protectorate as well as from Vienna to Poland. Thereupon I gave instructions that such actions could be carried out only in agreement with the SD and through the SD, and that I could not permit wild actions. I have also given such instructions to the Streckenbach’s in deputy in Krakau or already to Harster. I repeat my initial request and remain with a Heil Hitler! Your always obedient (signed) Dr. SEYSS-INQUART To the Reich Fuehrer SS and Chief of the German Police Reich Leader HEINRICH HIMMLER, Berlin SW 11, Prinz-Albert-Strasse Nr. 9.