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Partial translation of document 3563-PS
Excerpts from German Publications Concerning Defendant Funk’s Positions and Activities. With respect to the positions and activities which are listed on Document 3533-PS, but to which Defendant Funk refused to stipulate, statements from relevant German publications are submitted below, with a request that the Tribunal take judicial notice of those publications: "(b) Personal Economic Adviser of Hitler” (1) A book published in 1932 by Edgar v. Schmidt-Pauli entitled “The Men around Hitler” [Die-Maenner um Hitler] devotes a chapter to Funk (pp. 92-96) under the heading "Walther Funk--the Adviser on Economic Policy". [Walther Funk Wirtschaftspolitischer Berater]. It is stated on page 92 of this book: "Walther Funk, today the personal adviser of Hitler on Economic Policy, the man, foremost, who establishes personal contacts between the Fuehrer of the NSDAP and the economic leaders in the Reich". (2) In the German “Who’s Who” [Wer Ist's] published in 1935, the chapter on Defendant Funk (at p. 463) contains the following statement: "Since 1931, Economic Adviser to Fuehrer of NSDAP". (3) In the German Fuehrer Who’s Who, 1934/35 [Das Deutsche Fuehrerlexikon, 1934/35] published in 1934, it is stated with respect to defendant Funk (at p. 139): "1 July 1916, editor of the “Berliner Beorsenzeitung"; 1922, editor-in-chief till end of 1930; since then economic adviser to the Fuehrer of the NSDAP;” The title page of that book states: "No objections are raised by the NSDAP to the publication of this book; Munich, 15 June 1934". Moreover, the book’s preface, which was signed by the publisher and the editors, states (at p. 12): "It would have been impossible for us to perform the task which we set ourselves if we would not have gone about the publication of the book by co-operating with the competent official authorities". (4) In a book by Paul Oestreich, entitled “Walther Funk, a Life for the Economy” [Walther Funk, Ein Leben fuer die Wirtschaft], 1941 (Document 3605-PS), published by the Central Publishing House of the Nazi Party, the following statement appears (at p. 80): "The Fuehrer had made up his mind already, immediately after Funk’s connection with the Boersen Zeitung on 31 December 1930 was severed, he appointed him a member of the Reich leadership of the party and chose him as his personal economic adviser. This was proof of his greatest confidence.” "(e) Deputy Chairman of the Reich Economic Council of the NSDAP.” (1) The German Fuehrer Who’s Who 1934/35 [Das Deutsche Fuehrerlexikon, 1934/35], states (at p. 139): "1 July 1916, editor of the “Berliner Boersenzeitung"; 1922, editor-in-chief till end of 1930; since then economic adviser to the Fuehrer of the NSDAP; main department leadership in Munich and chairman of the Commission for Economic Policy as well as deputy chairman of the Council for Reich Economy of the NSDAP". (2) The official National-Socialist Yearbook [Nationalsozialistisches Jahrbuch] 1933, published in cooperation with Reich leadership of the NSDAP, contains a description of the Reich Economic Council of the NSDAP, and states (at p. 350): "Second Chairman of the Reich Economic Council: Walther Funk". "(j) Vice-President of the Reich Senate for Culture” The “Reichsband", the official encyclopedic reference work listing all offices of the Party, of the Government, and of the professional organizations, 3rd edition, 1941/42, states on page 9 of [Page 253] its chapter or “Berufsorganisationen” (professional organizations): "Member of the Reich Senate for Culture Vice-Presidents: Reichsminister Walther Funk and Under- Secretary Karl Hanke".