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Partial translation of document 3318-PS

VISIT OF VON PAPEN AS CHANCELLOR IN MUNICH,
11October 1932. Commentary of "Frankfurter
Zeitung", partly based on Bavarian sources such as
the news service of the Bavarian People's Party,
12 October 1932, Page 1.

Von Papen claimed that it has been his aim from
the very beginning to build a new Reich for and
with the various states [Laender].  The Reich
government is taking a definite federalist
attitude.  Its slogan is not a dreary centralism
or unitarianism.

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Whenever one did hear von Papen express himself in
public, one did hear a chancellor who took special
care to be regarded as an unconditional
federalist.