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Translation of document 3501-PS
I, Max Amann, after having been duly sworn, do hereby state as follows: 1. Since 1933, when the Nazi Party came into power in Germany, I held the position of Reich Leader of the Press [Reichsleiter fuer die Presse] and President of the Reich Press Chamber [Reichspressekammer]. In carrying out my duties and responsibilities, I became familiar with the operations and the organization of the Reich Ministry of Propaganda and Enlightenment. 2. Walther Funk was the practical minister of the Ministry of Propaganda and Enlightenment and managed the Ministry. Funk was the soul of the Ministry, and without him Goebbels could not have built it up. Goebbels once stated to me that Funk was his “most effective man". Funk exercised comprehensive control over all of the media of expression in Germany; over the press, the theater, radio and music. As Press Chief of the Reich Government and subsequently as Under Secretary of the Ministry, Funk held daily meetings with the Fuehrer and a daily press conference in the course of which he issued the directives governing the materials to be published by the German press. 3. I have read, I fully understand and I fully subscribe to, the foregoing statement. [signed] Max Amann Sworn before me this 19th day of December 1945. [signed] Thomas S. Hinkel Lt. Col. IGD.