The Holocaust Historiography Project

17. Martin Bormann

A. POSITIONS HELD BY BORMANN.

(1) Between 1925 and 1945 Bormann held the following
positions:

(a) Member of the Nazi Party 1925-1945.

(b) Member of the Reichstag, November 1933-1945.

(c) Member of the Staff of the Supreme Command of the SA, 15
November 1928 to August 1930.

(d) Founder and head of Hilfskasse der NSDAP, August 1930 to
July

(e) Reichsleiter, July 1933-1945.

(f) Chief of Staff, Office of the Fuehrer's Deputy, July
1933 to May 1941.

(g) Head of the Party Chancery, 12 May 1941-1945.

(h) Secretary of, the Fuehrer, 12 April 1943-1945. (2981-PS)

(i) Member of the Council of Ministers for the Defense of
the Reich, 29 May 1942-1945. (2099-PS)

(j) Political and organizational head of the Volkssturm.
(3018-PS)

(k) General in the SS. (234-PS)

(2) During this period Bormann also held the following
position: Member of the Reich Cabinet, 29 May 1941 to 1945.
(2099-PS)

B. PROMOTION OF THE ACCESSION TO POWER OF THE NAZI
CONSPIRATORS, ESTABLISHMENT OF TOTALITARIAN CONTROL OVER
GERMANY, AND PREPARATION FOR WAR.

Within the conspiracy Martin Bormann had the managerial task
of operating the Nazis' Party as a center of control for the
benefit of the conspirators. First as the executive chief of
the Nazi Party under less, and since 1941 himself the head
of the Party, subject only to Hitler's supreme authority,
Bormann was a key member of the Nazi conspiracy. The Party
constituted the most powerful instrument of public control
at the disposal of the conspirators. Through the Party the
conspirators were able to gain and retain power in Germany.
Through it they imposed their will on the German nation and
obtained its support for their aggressive wars. Bormann is
thus responsible for the crimes committed by the Party under
the orders of the conspirators.

Bormann began his conspiratorial activities more than 20
years ago. In 1922, when only 22 years old, he joined the
Organization Rossbach, one of the armed illegal groups which
developed the aggressive traditions of the German Army and
established a regime of terror against the small pacifist
minority in Germany. While he was District Leader of the
Organization for Mecklenburg, he was arrested and tried for
his part in a political terror assassination. On 15 May 1924
he was found guilty by the State Tribunal for the Protection
of the Republic and sentenced to one year in prison. (2981-
PS; 3355-PS)

Upon his release from jail in 1925, Bormann again took up
his subversive activities. First, he joined the Militarist
Organization Frontbann. Then, in the same year, he became a
member of the reconstituted Nazi Party, and began his rise
to one of the most influential positions in the conspiracy.
In 1927 he became Press Chief for the Party Gau of
Thuringia. On 1 April 1928 he was made a District Leader in
Thuringia, and Business Manager for the entire Gau.

From 15 November 1928 to August 1930 he was on the Staff of
the Supreme Command of the SA. Thus he participated
decisively in the development of these uniformed shock
troops with which the conspirators terrorized and destroyed
their opposition inside Germany. (See Section 4 of chapter
XV on the SA.)

In August 1930 Bormann organized the Aid Fund (Hilfskasse)
of the Nazi Party, of which he became the head. Through this
Fund he collected large sums for the Party Treasury,
allegedly for the purpose of aiding families of Party
members who had

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been killed or imprisoned while "fighting" for the Party.
(2326-PS)

On 30 January 1933 the conspirators and their Party took
over the government of Germany. Shortly thereafter, in July
1933, Bormann was given the number-three post in the Party
Organization, that of Chief of Staff to Rudolf Hess, then
Hitler's Deputy. At the same time he was made a member of
the Party Directorate (Reichsleiter). In November 1933, he
was made a member of the Reichstag. (3236-PS)

As Hess' Chief of Staff, Bormann was responsible for
channeling to him the demands of the Party in all the fields
of government action. These demands were then imposed by
Hess, through his participation in Cabinet meetings, on
legislation, public administration, and appointments. (Chart
Number 15; 1395-PS; 2001-PS; D-138; 3180-PS)

Bormann also used the Party in order to strengthen the hold
of the Gestapo and the SD over the German people. On 14
February 1935 Bormann ordered all Party officers to assist
the SD in its work described as "benefiting principally the
Party" (3237-PS). On 3 September 1935 Bormann ordered Party
agencies to hand persons who criticize the Nazi Party or
institutions over to the Gestapo. (3239-PS) An order of the
Party Chancery issued on 14 December 1938, demanded closest
cooperation between Party agencies and Gestapo (1723-PS).

After the flight of Hess to Scotland on 10 May 1941, Bormann
succeeded him as head of the Party under Hitler, with the
title of Chief of the Party Chancery. In that position he
took over all offices and powers formerly held by Hess,
especially his membership in the Cabinet and on the
Ministers' Council for the Defense of the Reich (2099-PS).

Only 8 months later, Hitler issued another Decree which
extended Bormann's powers even beyond those which had been
granted to Hess. By that Decree Bormann was given extensive
control over the preparation of all laws and directives of
the Cabinet, the Fuehrer, and the Ministers' Council for the
Defense of the Reich, and over the appointment of all public
officials (the latter, in Germany, included Judges and
university teachers) (2100-PS). Under this legislation
Bormann must be held at least jointly responsible for every
law and order issued after 24 January 1942 by which the
conspirators carried out their crimes.

This decisive participation of Bormann and the Party
agencies under his direct control in the day-to-day
administration of the German war program was buttressed by
the Order of the Ministers' Council for the Defense of the
Reich, dated 1 December

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1942, under which all Party Gau Leaders were appointed Reich
Defense Commissioners and all Gaus became Reich Defense
Districts (3235-PS). Under this Order the Gau leaders, who
were Party functionaries under the orders of Bormann, became
the Chief Administrators of the entire civilian war effort,
not only in Germany proper but also in all incorporated
territories. This development constituted the culmination of
the integration of Party and State which had begun almost
ten years earlier. From then on, the Party, through Bormann,
became a decisive factor in the initiation and execution of
all German war policies, after having been charged in the
preceding years with much of the political and pre-military
preparation of the German people for the aggressive wars of
the Conspirators. (3242-PS)

C. DISCRIMINATION AGAINST AND PERSECUTION OF OPPOSITION.

Bormann participated actively in the execution of that part
of the conspirators' program relating to the persecution and
destruction of independent groups which were opposed to the
aims of the Conspiracy.

(1) Persecution of the Churches. Bormann was among the most
relentless members of the conspirators in the persecution of
the churches. In a secret order of 6 June 1941 he stated
bluntly the aim of the conspirators to destroy Christianity
altogether:

     "National Socialist and Christian concepts are
     irreconcilable ***. No human being would know anything
     of Christianity if it had not been drilled into him in
     his childhood by pastors. The so-called dear God in no
     wise gives knowledge of his existence to young people
     in advance, but in an astonishing manner in spite of
     his omnipotence leaves this to the efforts of the
     pastors. If, therefore, in the future our youth learns
     nothing more of this Christianity whose doctrines are
     far below ours, Christianity will disappear by itself."
     (D-75; see also 098-PS)

In pursuance of this aim, Bormann's first efforts in the
conspiracy's fight against religion were directed toward the
elimination of churchmen and church influence from the Party
itself. On 3 July 1938 a Bormann order prohibited clergymen
from holding Party offices (113-PS). A Bormann circular of 6
June 1939 excluded Christian Scientists from Party
membership (838-PS). Bormann Decrees of 9 February 1937 and
14 July 1939 excluded clergymen and theology students from
membership in the Nazi

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Party (840-PS). And a Bormann directive of 17 June 1938,
prohibited all religious activities by members of the Labor
Service. (107-PS)

Bormann also opposed religious instruction in the school. A
letter from Bormann's office to Rosenberg on 25 April 1941
reported success in reducing the holding of religious
morning services in schools and proposed the substitution of
National Socialist school services. (070-PS)

In order further to weaken the churches, Bormann enforced
the elimination of numerous Catholic and Protestant Divinity
Schools in Germany and Austria. In a letter to The Minister
of Education, dated 24 January 1939, Bormann denied the
scientific value of theological instruction and suggested a
legal basis for the suppression and restriction of Divinity
Schools (116-PS). This was followed by a report of The
Ministry of Education, dated 6 April 1939, concerning the
suppression and consolidation of Divinity Schools (122-PS).
A confidential letter from Bormann to The Minister of
Education, dated 23 June 1939, in reply to memorandum of. 6
April 1939 (122-PS), reported the Party's decision to order
the suppression of numerous Divinity Schools (123-PS). In a
letter to Rosenberg on 12 December 1939 Bormann agreed with
the suggestion that the University Chairs belonging to the
Divinity School in the University of Munich be used for
instructors at the Nazi Academy (Hohe Schule). (131-PS)

Bormann also used his power and position in order to demand
that other government departments deprive the churches of
their property and subject them to a discriminatory legal
regime. A Bormann letter to The Reich Minister of Finance in
January 1940, demanded that church assessments for special
war tax be greatly increased (099-PS). In a letter to Amann
on 8 March 1940, Bormann demanded reduction in the paper
allotment of church publications (089-PS). A Bormann letter
to Rosenberg on 24 June 1940 submitted the draft of a
discriminatory church law for Danzig and West Prussia (066-
PS). Throughout 1940-1941 Bormann corresponded with numerous
officials concerning confiscation of religious art
treasures. (1600-PS)

Finally, as the war took an increasing part of Germany's
youth into the Armed Forces, Bormann insisted that soldiers
be removed from all religious influence. In a letter to the
Army High Command in January 1939, Bormann opposed the
establishment of an Army Corps of Chaplains (117-PS). A
Bormann letter to Rosenberg on 17 January 1940 suggested the
publication of special Nazi literature for members of the
Wehrmacht in order to replace reli-

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gious literature which the writer had as yet been unable to
suppress completely (101-PS). In a letter to Rosenberg the
next day (18 January 1940) Bormann stated that the
publication of Nazi literature for Army recruits as a
countermeasure to the circulation of religious writings was
"the most essential demand of the hour."

When the prosecution of this anti-Church program was turned
over to the RSHA under Himmler, the "Church Specialists" of
that organization received clear instructions as to the aims
which the Conspirators wanted them to achieve, at a meeting
of the "Church Specialists" called for that purpose on 26
September 1941:

     "The immediate aim: the church must not regain one inch
     of the ground it has lost.

     "The ultimate aim: destruction of the churches to be
     brought about by the collection of all material
     obtained through Nachrichtendienst activities, which
     will, at a given time, be produced as evidence for the
     charge of treasonable activities during the German
     fight for existence." (1815-PS)

Five years earlier, Bormann had already issued an order to
all Party members demanding that they turn priests who
criticized the Party over to the Gestapo (3246-PS). Bormann
thus bears responsibility for the mistreatment of priests in
concentration camps throughout these years. (3249-PS)

(2) Persecution of the Jews. It was Bormann who was charged
by Hitler with the transmission and implementation of the
latter's instructions for the "liquidation" of the Jewish
population in Germany.

After the pogrom of 8 November 1938 - 9 November 1938,
Bormann, acting on orders of Hitler, instructed Goering to
proceed to the "final settlement of the Jewish question" in
Germany. (1816-PS)

As a result of this conference a series of anti-Jewish
decrees were issued. A Bormann order of 17 January 1939
demanded compliance with new regulations under which Jews
were denied access to housing, travel, and other facilities.
(069-PS; see 409-PS)

Bormann also acted through other government agencies to wipe
out the economic existence of a large part of the Jewish
population. A Bormann order of 8 January 1937 communicated
an order by Frick, issued at his instigation, that
government employees who consult Jewish doctors, lawyers,
etc., will be denied financial assistance. (240-PS)

In addition to these purely economic measures Bormann, again

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acting on instructions from Hitler, caused Goering to issue
a secret order severely restricting the living conditions of
Jews in Germany.

After the outbreak of the war these anti-Jewish measures
increased in intensity and brutality. Thus, Bormann
participated in the issuance of rulings under which 60,000
Jewish inhabitants of Vienna were deported to the Government
General of Poland, in cooperation with the SS and the
Gestapo. (1950-PS)

After Bormann succeeded Hess as the executive head of the
Party, he was one of the prime movers in the campaign of
total spoliation, starvation, and extermination of the Jews
living under the rule of the Conspirators. A Bormann order
of 23 October 1942 announced a Ministry of Foods decree,
issued at his instigation, depriving Jews of many essential
food items, and of all special sickness and pregnancy
rations, and ordering the confiscation of food parcels (3243-
PS). On 9 October 1942 Bormann ordered that the problem of
eliminating forever the millions of Jews from Greater German
territory could no longer be solved by emigration but only
by the application of "ruthless force" in special camps in
the East (3244-PS). The Thirteenth Ordinance under The Reich
Citizen Law of 1 July 1943 (RGB1, 1943, Part I, p. 372),
signed by Bormann, completely excluded Jews from the
ordinary courts and handed them over to the exclusive
jurisdiction of Himmler's police. (1422-PS; see also 3085-PS)

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D. THE CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT WAR CRIMES.

Bormann's broad powers over all political aspects of the war
as a member of the Reich Cabinet and the Ministers' Council
for the Defense of the Reich, and as executive head of the
Party, were buttressed by the creation of the post of
Secretary of the Fuehrer, to which he was appointed on 12
April 1943 (2981-PS). In that position Bormann participated
in all Hitler's conferences and became involved in the
planning of war crimes by his co-conspirators.

Even before April 1943, however, Bormann took part in
planning the basic war policies of the conspiracy. Thus, on
16 July 1941, just three weeks after the invasion of USSR
Territory, Bormann participated in a conference at Hitler's
field headquarters with Goering, Rosenberg, Keitel, and
Reich Minister Lammers. This conference resulted in the
adoption of detailed plans for the enslavement,
depopulation, and annexation of extensive territories in
Russia and other countries of Eastern Europe. In his report
on this conference, Bormann included numerous sug-

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gestions of his own for the effective execution of these
plans. (L-221)

During subsequent years, Bormann took a prominent part in
the implementation of this conspiratorial program. A
conference on Eastern Territories between Hitler, Rosenberg,
Lammers, and Bormann on 8 May 1942, concerned inter alia the
suppression of religious freedom, the forceable resettlement
of Dutch peasants in Latvia, the extermination program in
Russia, and the economic exploitation of Eastern Territories
(1520-PS). Rosenberg and Bormann corresponded concerning the
confiscation of property, especially art treasures, in the
East (072-PS; 071-PS). A secret Bormann letter of 11 January
1944 discussed large-scale organization for the withdrawal
of commodities from occupied territories for the use of the
bombed-out population in Germany. (061-PS; see also 327-PS)

At the same time, Bormann issued a series of orders
establishing Party jurisdiction over the treatment of
prisoners of war, especially when employed as forced labor
(232-PS). In the exercise of that jurisdiction, he called
for excessively harsh and brutal treatment of Allied
Prisoners of War. Bormann issued instructions on 5 November
1941 prohibiting decent burials with religious ceremonies
for Russian Prisoners of War (D-163). A Bormann circular of
25 November 1943 demanded harsher treatment of prisoners of
war-and the fuller utilization of their man-power (228-PS).
In a secret circular transmitting OKH instructions of 29
January 1943, Bormann provided for the enforcement of labor
demands on Prisoners of War through the use of fire-arms and
corporal punishment. (656-PS)

These instructions issued by Bormann culminated in the
decree of 30 September 1944, signed by him. This decree took
jurisdiction over all prisoners of war out of the hands of
the OKW, handed them over to the control of Himmler, and
provided that all prisoner of war camp commanders should be
under the orders of the local SS Commanders (058-PS).
Through this order, Himmler was enabled to proceed with his
program of extermination of Prisoners of War. Bormann also
bears part of the responsibility for the organized lynching
of Allied airmen. As early as March 1940 Hess had ordered
all Party leaders to instruct the civilian population to
"arrest or liquidate" all bailed-out allied fliers (062-PS).
In order to assure the success of this scheme Bormann issued
a secret circular prohibiting any police measure or criminal
proceedings against civilians who had lynched British or
American fliers (057-PS). or the execution of these de-

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crees, regulations were issued to cover the systematic
application of Lynch Law against captured Allied airmen (75-
PS). That such lynchings actually took place has since been
fully established in a series of American Military
Commission proceedings, which resulted in the conviction of
German civilians for the murder of Allied fliers. (2559-PS;
2560-PS;

E. THE CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

Bormann played an important role in the administration of
the forced labor program. A Bormann circular of 5 May 1943
contained detailed directions as to the treatment of foreign
workers, stating especially that they were subject to SS
control for all security matters and that differentiation
between them-and Germans was all-important (205-PS). At a
conference held on 4 September 1942 it was decided that
recruiting, mobilization, and treatment of 500,000 female
domestic workers from the East would be handled exclusively
by Sauckel, Himmler, and Bormann. (025-PS; see also D-226)

Bormann also imposed his views on the administration of the
occupied areas and insisted on the ruthless exploitation of
the subjected populations in the East. His views were stated
in an official memorandum of the Ministry for the Eastern
Territories, headed by Rosenberg, in which they were
described as governing actual administrative practice in the
East:

     "The Slavs are to work for us. In so far as we don't
     need them, they may die. Therefore compulsory
     vaccination and German health services are superfluous.
     The fertility of the Slavs is undesirable. They may use
     contraceptives or practice abortion, the more the
     better. Education is dangerous. It is enough if they
     can count up to 100. At best an education which
     produces useful stooges for us is admissible. Every
     educated person is a future enemy. Religion we leave to
     them as a means of diversion. As for food they won't
     get any more than is necessary. We are the masters, we
     come first." (R-36)

A secret conference on 12 January 1943 discussed Bormann's
order of 12 August 1942 under which all Party agencies were
placed at Himmler's disposal for the latter's program of
forced resettlement and denationalization of occupied
populations (705-PS). Correspondence from the Office of the
Fuehrer's Deputy reveals Bormann's demands that non-German
populations of occupied territories be subjected to a
special discriminatory legal regime

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(R-139). An agreement between Thierack and Himmler was made
at Bormann's suggestion, under which all Eastern populations
are subjected to brutal police regime, and under which all
disputes between the parties to the agreement are to be
settled by Bormann. (654-PS)

In issuing these orders Bormann took a large part in the
conspiracy to exterminate millions of people in the Eastern
occupied areas.

F. CONCLUSION.

Martin Bormann, only 45 years old at the time of Germany's
defeat, devoted his entire adult life to the Nazi
conspiracy. When he joined the Nazi Party at the age of 25
he had already been active for several years in
conspiratorial and terroristic organizations working
secretly to prepare Germany for war, and had spent one year
in jail for his participation in a political murder.

Bormann's important contribution to the conspiracy remained
throughout in the sphere of the Nazi Party. First, as Chief
of Staff to Hess, the Fuehrer's Deputy, then as Head of the
Party Chancery, he managed the entire organization of the
Party in the service of the conspiracy. He was responsible
for channelling the Party's demands concerning legislation,
education, civil service, and all other fields of public and
private life to Hess, who was a member of the Reich Cabinet,
which was then Germany's legislative, administrative, and
judicial organ. Thus, Bormann advanced the Party's
conspiratorial program through the control of his co-
conspirators over the German government machinery. He used
this power for various criminal purposes, among them the
persecution of the independent churches, demanding their
complete elimination from German life on the ground that
Christianity and National Socialism were irreconcilable.

After having acceded in 1941 to the highest position in the
Nazi Party, directly under Hitler, Bormann exercised the
broadest influence in the direction of Germany's aggressive
wars. Here he acted in two

(1) As executive head of the Party he commanded the Party
Gauleaders who, as District Defense Commissioners,
controlled all civilian and political war activities in
German and the annexed territories. In that position he
became responsible for the multiple war crimes committed by
the German civilian population, especially the lynching of
allied flying personnel, and the cruel mistreatment of
forced laborers.

(2) As Secretary to the Fuehrer, Bormann took an active part

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in the policy-making conferences and discussions of Hitler
and his political and military staffs. Here, Bormann became
jointly responsible for the illegal annexation of Allied
territories, the enslavement and spoliation of the civilian
population in occupied countries, and the planned
persecution and extermination of the populations in Eastern
territories especially the Jews.

           LEGAL REFERENCES AND LIST OF DOCUMENTS
                 RELATING TO MARTIN BORMANN

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Charter of the International Military Tribunal, Article 6.
Vol. I, Pg. 5. Vol. I, Pg. 5

International Military Tribunal, Indictment Number 1,
Section IV (H); Appendix A. Vol. I, Pg. 29,60

[Note: A single asterisk (*) before a document indicates
that the document was received in evidence at the Nurnberg
trial. A double asterisk (**) before a document number
indicates that the document was referred to during the trial
but was not formally received in evidence, for the reason
given in parentheses following the description of the
document. The USA series number, given in parentheses
following the description of the document, is the official
exhibit number assigned by the court.]

*025-PS;  Conference report of 4 September 1942 concerning
the importation of domestic workers from the East into the
Reich. (USA 698). Vol. III, Pg. 67

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*057-PS;  Circular letter from Bormann to Political Leaders,
30 May 1944, concerning justice exercised by people against
Anglo-American murderers. (USA 329). Vol. III, Pg. 102

*058-PS;  Hitler Order of 30 September 1944 concerning
reorganization of the concerns of prisoners of war. (USA
456). Vol. III, Pg. 103

*061-PS;  Secret Bormann letter, 11 January 1944, concerning
large-scale organization for withdrawal of commodities from
occupied territories for use of bombed-out population in
Germany. (USA 692). Vol. III, Pg. 105

*062-PS;  Top secret Hess directive of 13 March 1940,
concerning behavior in case of landings of enemy planes or
parachutists. (USA 696). Vol. III, Pg. 107

*066-PS;  Bormann letter to Rosenberg, 24 June 1940,
submitting draft for discriminatory church law for Danzig
and West Prussia. (USA 689). Vol. III, Pg. 112

*069-PS;  Letter from Bormann to Rosenberg, 17 January 1939,
enclosing order of 28 December 1938, concerning decisions on
Jewish question. (USA 589). Vol. III, Pg. 116

*070-PS;  Letter of Deputy Fuehrer to Rosenberg. 25 April
1941, on substitution of National Socialist mottos for
morning prayers in schools. (USA 349). Vol. III, Pg. 118

*071-PS;  Rosenberg letter to Bormann, 23 April 1941,
replying to Bormann' letter of 19 April 1941 (Document 072-
PS). (USA 371). Vol. III, Pg. 119

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*072-PS;  Bormann letter to Rosenberg, 19 April 1941,
concerning confiscation of property, especially of art
treasures in the East. (USA 357). Vol. III, Pg. 122

*089-PS;  Letter from Bormann to Rosenberg, 8 March 1940,
instructing Amann not to issue further newsprint to
confessional newspapers. (USA 360). Vol. III, Pg. 147

*098-PS;  Bormann's letter to Rosenberg, 22 February 1940,
urging creation of National Socialist Catechism, etc. to
provide moral foundation for NS religion. (USA 350). Vol.
III, Pg. 152

*099-PS;  Bormann letter to Reich Minister of Finance,
January 1940, demanding that church assessments for the
special war tax be greatly increased. (USA 688). Vol. III,
Pg. 158

*100-PS;  Bormann's letter to Rosenberg, 18 January 1940,
urging preparation of National Socialist reading material to
replace Christian literature for soldiers (USA 691). Vol.
III, Pg. 160

*101-PS;  Letter from Hess' office signed Bormann to
Rosenberg, 17 January 1940, concerning undesirability of
religious literature for members of the Wehrmacht. (USA
361). Vol. III, Pg. 160

*107-PS;  Circular letter signed Bormann, 17 June 1938,
enclosing directions prohibiting participation of
Reichsarbeitsdienst in religious celebrations. (USA 351).
Vol. III, Pg. 162

*113-PS;  Secret Order issued by Hess' Office signed
Bormann, 27 July 1938, making clergymen ineligible for Party
offices. (USA 683). Vol. III, Pg. 164

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*116-PS;  Bormann's letter to Rosenberg, enclosing copy of
letter, 24 January 1939, to Minister of Education requesting
restriction or elimination of theological faculties. (USA
685). Vol. III, Pg. 165

117-PS;  Bormann letter to Army High Command, 28 January
1939, opposing the establishment of an Army Corps of
Chaplains. Vol. III, Pg. 167

*122-PS;  Bormann's letter to Rosenberg, 17 April 1939,
enclosing copy of Minister of Education letter, 16 April
1939, on elimination of theological faculties in various
universities. (USA 362). Vol. III, Pg. 173

*123-PS;  Confidential letter from Bormann to Minister of
Education, 23 June 1939, in reply to memorandum of 6 April
1939 (122-PS) reporting the Party's decision to order the
suppression of numerous Divinity Schools. (USA 686). Vol.
III, Pg. 175

*131-PS;  Bormann letter to Rosenberg, 12 December 1939,
agreeing with suggestion that the University Chairs
belonging to the Divinity School in the University of Munich
be used for instructors at the Nazi Academy (Hohe Schule).
(USA 687). Vol. III, Pg. 184

205-PS;  Bormann Circular, 5 May 1943, containing detailed
directions as to the treatment of foreign workers employed
within the Reich. Vol. III, Pg. 218

*228-PS;  Bormann Circular, 25 November 1943, demanding
harsher treatment of Prisoners of War and the fuller
utilization of their manpower. (USA 695). Vol. III, Pg. 225

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*232-PS;  Bormann Order of 13 September 1944 establishing
Party jurisdiction over the use of Prisoners of War for
forced labor. (USA 693). Vol. III, Pg. 229

*327-PS;  Letter of Rosenberg to Bormann, 17 October 1944,
concerning liquidation of property in Eastern Occupied
Territories. (USA 338). Vol. III, Pg. 257

*654-PS;  Thierack's notes, 18 September 1942, on discussion
with Himmler concerning delivery of Jews to Himmler for
extermination through work. (USA 218). Vol. III, Pg. 467

*656-PS;  Letter, undated, from Bormann to Political
leaders, enclosing Order of Supreme Command of the
Wehrmacht, 29 January 1943, relating to self-defense against
prisoners of war. (USA 339). Vol. III, Pg. 470

705-PS;  Secret conference, 12 January 1943, of the SS-
Committee for General Labor in the German Zone. Vol. III,
Pg. 511

*735-PS;  Minutes of meeting, 6 June 1944, to fix the cases
in which the application of Lynch Law against Allied airmen
would be justified. (GB 151). Vol. III, Pg. 533

*838-PS;  Letter from Hess' office signed Bormann, 6 June
1939, referring to Hitler's Decree of 6 March 1939 which
precluded Christian Scientists from joining the Party. (USA
684). Vol. III, Pg. 605

*840-PS;  Party Directive, 14 July 1939, making clergy and
theology students ineligible for Party membership. (USA
355). Vol. III, Pg. 606

841-PS;  Secret Order of Goering, 28 December 1938,
concerning Jewish problem. Vol. III, Pg. 606

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*1395-PS;  Law to insure the unity of Party and State, 1
December 1933. 1933 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 1016. (GB
252). Vol. III, Pg. 978

1409-PS;  Order concerning utilization of Jewish property, 3
December 1938. 1938 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 1709. Vol.
IV, Pg. 1

1422-PS;  Thirteenth regulation under Reich Citizenship Law,
1 July 1943. 1943 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 372. Vol.
IV, Pg. 14

*1520-PS;  Memorandum of conference, 8 May 1942 between
Hitler, Rosenberg, Lammers, Bormann. (GB 156) . Vol. IV, Pg.
65

*1600-PS;  Bormann correspondence, 1940-1941, concerning
confiscation of religious art treasures. (USA 690) . Vol.
IV, Pg. 128

*1723-PS;  Order concerning cooperation of Party offices
with the Secret State Police, 25 January 1938, published in
Decrees, Regulations, Announcements, 1937, Vol. II, pp. 430-
439. (USA 206) . Vol. IV, Pg. 219

*1815-PS;  Documents on RSHA meeting concerning the study
and treatment of church politics. (USA 510) . Vol. IV, Pg.
415

*1816-PS;  Stenographic report of the meeting on The Jewish
Question, under the Chairmanship of Fieldmarshal Goering, 12
November 1938. (USA 261) . Vol. IV, Pg. 425

(1950-PS;  Secret letter from Lammers to defendant von
Schirach, 3 December 1940, concerning deportation of Jews.
(USA 681) . Vol. IV, Pg. 592

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2001-PS;  Law to Remove the Distress of People and State, 24
March 1933. 1933 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 141. Vol. IV,
Pg. 638

2099-PS;  Fuehrer decree relating to Chief of Party
Chancellery of 29 May 1941. 1941 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I,
Pg. 295. Vol. IV, Pg. 725

2100-PS;  Decree on position of leader of Party Chancellery,
24 January  1942. 1942 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 35.
Vol. IV, Pg. 726

2559-PS;  Military Commission Order No. 2, Headquarters
Fifteenth U. S. Army, 25 June 1945, concerning trial of
German civilian by U. S. Military Commission. . Vol. V, Pg.
294

2560-PS; Military Commission Order No. 5, Headquarters Third
U. S. Army and Eastern Military District, 18 October 1945,
concerning trial of German national by U. S. Military
Commission. . Vol. V, Pg. 296

2561-PS;  Military Commission Order No. 3, Headquarters
Third U. S. Army, 4 October 1945, concerning trial of four
German nationals by U. S. Military Commission. Vol. V, Pg.
296

2981-PS;  Biographical information on Martin Bormann,
published in The Greater German Reichstag, 1943, p.167. Vol.
V, Pg. 686

3018-PS;  Hitler decree of 18 October 1944 in Voelkischer
Beobachter, South German Edition, 20 October 1944, p. 1.
Vol. V, Pg. 736

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3085-PS;  Himmler's ordinance of 3 July 1943 charging
Gestapo with execution of Thirteenth Ordinance under Reich
Citizen Law. 1943 Ministerial Gazette of Reich and Prussian
Ministry of Interior, p. 1085. Vol. V, Pg. 892

3180-PS;  Decree providing for the participation of the
Fuehrer's Deputy in appointment of officials, 24 September
1935. 1935 Reichsgesetzblatt, Part I, p. 1203. Vol. V, Pg.
918

3234-PS;  Promotions in the SS, published in The Archive,
July 1940, p. 399.

3235-PS;  Every Party Region Becomes a Reich Defense
District, from The Archive, December 1942, p. 805. Vol. V,
Pg. 938

3236-PS;  Biographical material on Martin Bormann, published
in The German Reichstag, 1936, p. 113. Vol. V, Pg. 939

3237-PS;  Bormann Order of 14 February 1935, demanding that
all Party officers assist the SD in its work, published in
Decrees of the Deputy of the Fuehrer. Vol. V, Pg. 939

3239-PS;  Bormann Order of 3 September 1935 calling on Party
agencies to hand persons who criticize the Nazi Party or
institutions over to Gestapo, published in Decrees of the
Deputy of the Fuehrer. Vol. V, Pg. 940

3240-PS;  Bormann Order of 8 January 1937 concerning refusal
of financial assistance to patients who consult Jewish
Doctors, published in Decrees of the Fuehrer's Deputy. Vol.
V, Pg. 941

3242-PS;  The Reich Offices of the NSDAP, published in
National Socialist Yearbook, 1944, pp. 181-182. Vol. V, Pg.
941

3243-PS;  Food Supply of the Jews, published in Decrees,
Orders, Announcements, Vol. II, pp. 147-150. Vol. V, Pg. 944

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3244-PS;  Preparatory Measures for the Solution of the
Jewish Problem in Europe, published in Decrees, Regulations,
Announcements, Vol. 2, pp. 131-132. Vol. V, Pg. 945

3246-PS;  Bormann Order of 7 January 1936, published in
Decrees of the Deputy of the Fuehrer. Vol. V, Pg. 948

*3249-PS;  Affidavit of Dr. Franz Blaha, 24 November 1945.
(USA 663) . Vol. V, Pg. 949

*3355-PS;  Affidavit of -Robert M. W. Kempner, 8 December
1945. (USA 682) . Vol. VI, Pg. 85

3569-PS;  Private will and testament and political will of
Adolf Hitler, 29 April 1945. Vol. VI, Pg. 258

3734-PS;  Summary of Interrogation of Hanna Reitsch, 8
October 1945. Vol. VI, Pg. 551

3735-PS;  Testimony of Erich Kempka on the last days of
Hitler. Vol. VI, Pg. 571

*D-75;  SD Inspector Bierkamp's letter, 12 December 1941, to
RSHA enclosing copy of secret decree signed by Bormann,
entitled Relationship -of National Socialism and
Christianity. (USA 348) . Vol. VI, Pg. 1035

*D-138;  Decree of 27 July 1934, providing for participation
of Fuehrer's deputy in the drafting of all legislation. (USA
403) . Vol. VI, Pg. 1055

*D-163;  Bormann instructions, 5 November 1941, prohibiting
burials with religious ceremonies for Russian Prisoners of
War. (USA 694) . Vol. VI, Pg. 1067

*D-226;  Speer circular of 10 November 1944, distributing
Himmler's decree for ensuring the discipline and output of
foreign workers. (SA 697) . Vol. VI, Pg. 1088

*D-753-A;  Letter from Lammers to Bormann, 1 January 1945.
(GB 823) . Vol. VII, Pg. 214

*D-753-B;  Letter from Bormann to Lammers, 5 January 1945.
(GB 323) . Vol. VII, Pg. 219

*L-172;  "The Strategic Position at the Beginning of the 5th
Year of War", a lecture delivered by Jodl on 7 November 1943
at Munich to Reich and Gauleiters. (USA 34) . Vol. VII, Pg.
920

*L-221;  Bormann report on conference of 16 July 1941,
concerning treatment of Eastern populations and territories.
(USA 317) . Vol. VII, Pg. 1086

*R-36;  Memorandum to Rosenberg, 19 August 1942, concerning
Bormann letter of 23 July 1942, prepared by an official in
the Rosenberg Ministry. (USA 699) . Vol. VIII, Pg. 52

R-139;  Correspondence between Hess' office and the Ministry
of Justice concerning civil law in Eastern Territories. Vol.
VIII, Pg. 209

*Chart No. 1;  National Socialist German Workers' Party.
(2903-PS; USA 2) . Vol. VIII, Pg. 770