Inventory of the William Russell Philp collection

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Title: William Russell Philp collection
Date (inclusive): 1933-1952
Collection Number: 68007
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
Language of the Material: English and German
Physical Description: 8 manuscript boxes, 5 oversize boxes, 3 folios (11.1 linear feet)
Abstract: The William Russell Philp collection consists of intelligence reports, interrogation reports, maps, and photographs relating to Adolf Hitler, the German military structure, national socialism, various aspects of German society during and immediately after World War II, various military campaigns of World War II (particularly preparation for the invasion of Normandy), denazification, and post-war reconstruction in Germany.
Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
Collector: Philp, William Russell, 1892-1970

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], William Russell Philp collection, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

Acquisition Information

Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1968.

Accruals

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Biographical Note

1892 August 24 Born, Whitby, Ontario, Canada
1916 Graduated, University of Nebraska
1916-1917 Served on the Mexican border
1917 Commissioned Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery, Regular Army
1917-1919 Served in France during World War I with the 17th Field Artillery, Second U.S. Infantry Division
1919-1942 Served in various commissioned grades at various stations, including three years in Hawaii
1942 Appointed Colonel, U.S. Army
1943 Reported to U.S. Headquarters, London
1944 Assigned as Assistant Corps Artillery Officer, V Corps. Helped plan artillery support for D-Day landings on Omaha Beach, Normandy, and landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day with the V Corps.
1944-1945 Served with V Corps Headquarters through end of World War II.
1945-1952 Assigned to organize and command the European Command Intelligence Service Center at Oberursel, Germany. Completed two assignments for duty with the CIA and two with Army Intelligence.
1952 August 31 Retired
1970 January 9 Died, San Francisco, California
Colonel William Russell Philp was a career military officer, serving in the first and second world wars. Philp was largely responsible for recreating the counter-intelligence corps of the West German government after World War II. Awarded decorations include the U.S. Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Commendation Medal, French Legion of Honor, French Croix de Guerre with bronze star of World War I and Croix de Guerre with palm of World War II, Knights of Malta Cross of Merit, Knights of St. John Cross of Merit, and eight U.S. Campaign medals.

Scope and Content of Collection

The William Russell Philp collection includes a variety of materials, largely produced by the U.S. Army, that depict German society before, during, and immediately after World War II. Collection inlcudes interrogation reports produced by the Military Intelligence Service Center which document the July 1944 attempt on Hitler’s life. Additionally, there are reports on World War II military operations and post-war life in Germany, that cover such topics as denazification efforts, refugees, and prisoners of war. Related to the latter are two volumes of signatures and photographs of German individuals held in Allied custody for trial at Nuremberg.
The collection also contains a significant amount of material related to Philp’s involvement with planning the landings at Normandy, including aerial reconnaissance photos and an original annotated waterproof map of Normandy beaches showing the invasion strategy, as well as other maps and landing diagrams.
Also of note are albums depicting Hitler’s visit to Italy in May of 1938 and Joachim von Ribbentrop’s 1939 trip to Moscow that resulted in the signing of the Soviet-German non-aggression pact, as well as copies of Hitler’s marriage license and private and political testaments and photographs of Eva Braun and others at Hitler’s mountain retreat.
The original order, numbering, and naming of the items in the collection has been maintained.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Germany. Heer.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945
Nationalsozialistische deutsche Arbeiter-Partei.
Denazification.
Germany--History--1933-1945.
Germany.
National socialism.
Reconstruction (1939-1951)--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns.
World War, 1939-1945--Germany.
World War, 1939-1945.

Box 11

Item 1. Istituto Nazionale Luce, "Il viaggio del Führer in Italia," 1938 May 3-9

Scope and Contents note

Blue, leather-bound photograph album (oversize).
Box 12

Item 2. Presentation copy by the Governor of Rome, Piero Colonna, of an album of sketches of Rome

Scope and Contents note

Red, leather-bound album, with signature of Heinrich Himmler on flyleaf. The sketches show various monuments decorated with flags and banners in honor of Hitler's visit, as seen by an Italian artist.
Box 1

Item 3. Great Britain, Foreign Office, Germany: Basic Handbook, 1944

General note

Irregular paging.
Box 10, Box 13

Item 4. Two volumes of signatures (usually with attached photograph) of German personalities in Allied custody, 1945 July-December

Scope and Contents note

The two volumes are not totally identical. An identification of the prisoners' official positions is usually given. An additional folder of signatures (mostly military), Spring 1946, can be found in Box 13.
Box 1, Box 13

Item 5a. Two photograph albums of Joachim von Ribbentrop's trip to Moscow, 1939 August

Scope and Contents note

The photographs were taken by Gisela Pönzgen-Döhm and are of high quality. Includes shots of the signing of the Soviet-German non-aggression pact, as well as shots of Stalin, Molotov, Russian military personnel, Count von der Schulenburg (German ambassador), and Gustaf Hilger. Two negatives depicting the 1939 signing of the Soviet-German non-aggression pact by von Ribbentrop, Stalin, and Molotov can be found in Box 1.
Box 13

Item 5b. One photograph album of Joachim von Ribbentrop's activities in Berlin during the visit of the Japanese ambassador, Nobufumi Ito, 1938 February

Box 9

Item 6. Commemorative volume, presentation document of decoration (oak leaves for the Knight's Cross) to Paul Gildner, 1943 February

Scope and Contents note

Parchment with gold calligraphy and metal eagle on cover.
 

Item 7. Photostatic copies of Adolf Hitler's marriage license, private testament, and political testament, as well as of a handwritten cover note by Martin Borman (dated 29 April 1945) on transferring the documents to Admiral Doenitz in Flensburg, 1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes one set of mimeographed English translations.
Box 1

Item 8a. "Eye-witness Account of the 20th July 1944," 1945 March 29

Scope and Contents note

Report summarizes in English the account by a prisoner of war (Karpinsky) who was captured by Allied Forces on 6 March 1945.
Box 1

Item 8b. "Account of the Twentieth of July Putsch by One of the Minor Conspirators," 1945 April 11

Scope and Contents note

Report summarizes in English the account by a prisoner of war (Arntz) who was captured by Allied Forces on 19 March 1945.
Box 1

Item 8c. Berlin District Interrogation Center, Consolidated Interrogation Report, "The Political and Social Background of 20 July Incident," 1945 September 10

Box 1

Item 8d. Motekat, "Concerning 20 July 1944," undated

Scope and Contents note

"Reported from memory and based on testimony and the summarizing address at the trial before the People's Court."
Box 1

Item 8e. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Consolidated Interrogation Report No. 6, "Political Background of 20 July 1944," 1947 February 11

Scope and Contents note

Sources: Freiherr Rudolf von Gersdorff, Walter Hugo Gladisch, Helmuth Greiner, Dr. Karl M. Hettlage, Adolf Heusinger, Heinrich von Luettwitz, Ritter Wilhelm von Schramm, Freiherr Geyr von Schweppenburg, Graf Gerhard von Schwerin, Graf Lutz Schwerin von Krosigk, and Heribert von Strempel.
Box 1

Item 9a. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Special Report No. 36, "Adolf Hitler: A Composite Picture," 1947 March 12

Scope and Contents note

Sources: Dr. Hugo J. Blaschke, Dr. Karl Brandt, Wilhelm F. Brueckner, Karl von Eberstein, Erwin Giesing, Dr. Hans Karl von Hasselbach, Heusinger, Dr. Julius Lippert, Hans-Joachim Riecke, Dr. Paul O. Schmidt, Gerhard von Schwerin, and Lutz Schwerin von Krosigk.
Box 1

Item 9b. "Professor Morrell," undated

Scope and Contents note

Typescript manuscript about Dr. Theo Morrell, written by a German in faulty English.
Box 1

Item 9c. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Consolidated Interrogation Report No. 2, "Hitler as Seen by His Doctors," 1945 October 15

Scope and Contents note

Sources: Dr. Erwin Giesing, Dr. Hanskarl von Hasselbach, and Dr. Karl Brandt. Includes declassified records returned to file after December 2015.
Box 1

Item 9d. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Consolidated Interrogation Report No. 4, "Hitler as Seen by His Doctors," 1945 November 29

Scope and Contents note

Sources: Dr. Theo Morrell, Dr. Erwin Giesing, Dr. Walter Loehlein, Dr. Karl Weber, Dr. A. Nissle, and Dr. E. Brinkmann. Primarily based on an interview with Dr. Theo Morrell. Annexes include medical reports and X-ray pictures of Hitler's head taken in September 1944 (in separate folio) when he was treated for ear trouble, a possible result of the explosion of 20 July 1944. Includes declassified records returned to file after December 2015.
Box 1

Item 9e. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Final Interrogation Report No. 31, "Hitler's Teeth," 1946 February 5

Scope and Contents note

Source: Dr. Hugo Johannes Blaschke. Includes declassified records returned to file after December 2015.
Box 2

Item 10. Eva Braun snapshots, undated

Scope and Contents note

Six photographs of Eva Braun, Adolf Hitler, and others at Hitler's mountain retreat. Additionally, there are enlargements of two of the photographs.
Box 2

Item 11. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, The German General Staff Series, 1945 December 28

 

The History of the German General Staff from 1806 to 1934 by Walter Warlimont, Gen. d.Art

 

The German General Staff Since World War I by Graf Gerhard von Schwerin, Gen. d.Pztr

 

The Character of the German General Staff from 1923 to 1945 by Karl Allmendinger, Gen. d.Inf

 

The Political Attitude of the German General Staff since 1920 by Walter Warlimont, Gen. d.Art

 

National Socialism and the German General Staff by Wilhelm Ritter von Schramm, Major d.R

 

The Political Attitude and Military Aptitude of the Younger Generation of General Staff Officers by Friedrich Berendsen, Oberst d.Kav, 1945 December 28

 

The Attitude of the General Staff Toward Technology by Adolf Heusinger, Gen. Lt.d.Inf

 

The German General Staff and Technical Developments by Wilhelm Petersen, Gen. Maj. d.Pi

 

The Decline in Unity and Influence of the German General Staff by Bogislaw von Bonin, Oberst d.Pztr

Box 2

Item 12. Cigaretten Bilderdienst, Deutschland erwacht: Werden, Kampf und Sieg der NSDAP, 1933

Scope and Contents note

Text by Wilfred Bade, photographs by Heinrich Hoffmann.
Box 9

Item 13. Heeresgruppe Nord, "Der Feldzug gegen die Sowjet-Union der Heeresgruppe Nord, Kriegsjahr 1943"

Scope and Contents note

Commemorative volume issued by the Oberkommando of the Wehrmacht containing detailed maps for the Russian campaign of Heeresgruppe (Army Group) Nord (copy 54).
Box 2

Item 14a. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Intermediate Interrogation Report No. 12, "Austria," 1945 October 3

Scope and Contents note

Source: Franz von Papen.
Box 2

Item 14b. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Final Interrogation Report No. 12, "Balancing the Accounts," 1945 October 27

Scope and Contents note

Source: Franz von Papen.
Box 2

Item 15a. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Re-Interrogation Report No. 9, "The Führer's Headquarters," 1945 October 24

Scope and Contents note

Source: Walter Warlimont.
Box 2

Item 15b. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Re-Interrogation Report No. 15, "A Summary of the Campaign in Russia 1941-1944," 1946 February 1

Scope and Contents note

Source: Adolf Heusinger.
Box 2

Item 15c. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Final Interrogation Report No. 3, "Haushofer and the Influence of His Geopolitical Theories," 1945 September 22

Scope and Contents note

Source: Karl Haushofer.
Box 2

Item 15d. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Final Interrogation Report No. 14, "Notes on World War II," 1945 November 1

Scope and Contents note

Source: Freiherr von Schweppenburg Geyr.
Box 2

Item 15e. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Final Interrogation Report No. 123, "Nazi Church Politics," 1947 January 9

Scope and Contents note

Source: Albert Hartl.
Box 3

Item 15f. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Intermediate Interrogation Report No. 29, "Critical Study of Experiences Gained in German Armored Operations," 1946 February 8

Scope and Contents note

Source: Fritz Bayerlein.
Box 3

Item 15g. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Scavenger Special Report No. 20, "Panzer Lehr Division," 1945 June 23

Scope and Contents note

Source: Fritz Bayerlein.
Box 3

Item 16. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, U Report No. 2, "Errors of the German Policy in the Ukraine (1941-1944)," 1947 June 12

Scope and Contents note

Sources: "Prominent German and Ukrainian personalities in the German occupation of the Ukraine" and "[n]umerous documents of the East Ministry (Ostministerium-Rosenberg), of military and civilian administrative offices, and of key Ukrainians."
Box 3

Item 17a. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, U Project Report No. 1, "German Experiences in the Seizure of Agricultural Products and the Struggle Against the Black Market in the Ukraine in the Years 1941-1944," 1947 May 15

Scope and Contents note

Source: "German documents and records, reports of undercover agents and of former German agricultural and economic experts." Includes declassified records returned to file after December 2015.
Box 3

Item 17b. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Intermediate Interrogation Report No. 36, "Agricultural Technology and the RKTL," 1946 September 5

Scope and Contents note

Source: Hans Joachim Ernst Riecke.
Box 3

Item 17c. American report on German agriculture, undated

Box 3

Item 18. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Final Interrogation Report No. 137, report on Communist agent Günter Heinz Manfred Tuttas, 1947 March 27

Box 3

Item 19. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Special Report No. 29, "The Mental Attitude of German Prisoners of War," 1947 February 20

Scope and Contents note

Source: Hans-Gottfried von Watzdorf.
Box 3

Item 20. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Special Report No. 32, "Operations and Experiences of Frontaufklärung (FA) III Ost During the Eastern Campaign," 1947 January 27

Scope and Contents note

Source: former chief of the German Abwehr Leitstelle III Ost (formerly Walli III) and one of his former assistants.
Box 3

Item 21. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Reinterrogation Report No. 2, "Origin and Growth of National Socialism and National Socialism and the German People," 1945 September 1

Scope and Contents note

Source: Graf Lutz Schwerin von Krosigk.
Box 3

Item 22. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Special Report No. 42, "The Counterintelligence Organization 'SMERSH' of the Red Army," 1947 March 24

Scope and Contents note

Source: member of the German Abwehr's Leitsetelle III Ost.
Box 3

Item 23a. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Special Interrogation Report No. 26, Annex II, "GZI," 1947 February 26

Scope and Contents note

Glowny Zarzad Informacji Wojska Polskiego (Central Office of the Information Services of the Polish Army). Also known as the Informacji. Source: Sergius Naumovich Perling. Photocopy.
Box 3

Item 23b. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Special Interrogation Report No. 26, Annex III, "The Serov Group," 1947 April 12

Scope and Contents note

Photocopy.
Box 3

Item 24. Detailed Interrogation Report, "A Study of the Rise of Naziism," 1945 June 23

Scope and Contents note

Source: Graf Gerhard von Schwerin.
Box 3

Item 25. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Special Report No. 28, interrogation of Dimitri Tivin, NKVD agent, 1946 December 23

Box 4

Item 26. Headquarters, 12th Army Group, Interrogation Center, Intermediate Interrogation Report, interrogation of Ernst Kaltenbrunner, chief of the RHSA, 1945 June 28

Box 4

Item 27. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Reinterrogation Report No. 7, "Goering's Views on Certain Aspects of German Foreign Policy," 1945 October 24

Scope and Contents note

Source: Hermann Goering.
 

Item 28. CLOSED

Box 4

Item 29a. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Preliminary Interrogation Report No. 35, interrogation of Heribert Hugo von Strempel, Secretary in the Foreign Office, 1945 December 14

Box 4

Item 29b. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Intermediate Interrogation Report No. 37, interrogation of Kurt Henschel, employee of the German Foreign Service, 1945 December 18

Box 4

Item 30. "Report on the Further Development in the Eastern Zone," 1946 September

Scope and Contents note

Report by Christian Geiger-Helbe with cover letters and documentary annexes on conditions in the Soviet zone of occupation. Includes declassified records returned to file after December 2015.
Box 4

Item 31. Office of the United States High Commissioner for Germany, Office of the Land Commissioner for Hesse, Intelligence Division, "Periodic Intelligence Report for the Week Ending 2400 Hours, January 2, 1950 (Summary No. 178)," 1950 January 4

Box 4

Item 32. Report on border traffic between the border refugee Camp Hof-Moschendorf (U.S. Zone) and the Soviet Zone, with report on morale, circa 1947 January

Box 4

Item 33a. "Resolve of the Politburo of the WKPB [All-Russian Committee of the Party of Bolsheviks]," 1934-1935

Scope and Contents note

Typescript drafts with handwritten annotations from Mr. Silver to Col. Philp dated 10 November 1934, 14 November 1934, 23 November 1934, 26 November 1934, 7 January 1935, and 5 February 1935.
Box 4

Item 33b. "Some Remarks on 'Sources of Soviet Conduct' by Mr. X," E. Mylkevich, 1947

Scope and Contents note

Includes cover letter by Mylkevich to Col. Philp, dated 18 September 1947 [though this would seem to be incorrect, given that the letter mentions an editorial of 10 October 1947].
Box 4

Item 33c. "Political Notes on the USSR and US" [E. Mylkevich], 1947 August

Box 4

Item 33d. "Comments on Mr. John Fischer's Articles on Soviet Life [New York Herald Tribune], Nov. 6-10, 1946," E. Mylkevitch, 1946 December 10

Scope and Contents note

Includes original articles.
Box 4

Item 33d. Letter from E. Mylkevich to Walter Lippmann re Soviet Union, 1946 December 1

Scope and Contents note

Lippmann was the political correspondent for the New York Herald Tribune.
Box 4

Item 34. Documents from Raymond Jadin, Prosecuting Justice, Military Tribunal of Strasbourg, 1946-1947

Scope and Contents note

Includes cover letter dated 21 December 1947 indicating enclosures of two examinations of ex-Gauleiter [Robert] Wagner (5 February and 11 March 1946), the examination of Magistrate [Friedrich Karl] Simon (28 January 1946), the examination of Marshall [Wilhelm] Keitel (12 April 1946), and letters of congratulations to Jadin from his military chiefs (dated 14 May 15 November 1946).
Box 4

Item 35a. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, "United State, Federal State, Confederacy," Lutz Schwerin von Korsigk, Minister of Finance, circa 1947

Scope and Contents note

Includes cover memorandum dated 31 January 1947, "Report on German Political History," indicating that the report was originaly written in German.
Box 4

Item 35b. "Proposals for Denazification," undated

Box 4

Item 35c. Extract from "Disease of Persecution," Dr. W. Stapel, undated

Box 4

Item 35d. "Characteristics of the German Officials," undated

Box 4

Item 35e. "The Difficulties of the Church in Germany," undated

Box 4

Item 35f. "Law Suits Against War-Criminals," undated

Scope and Contents note

Also includes a typescript about an encounter with a Russian woman on a train.
Box 4

Item 35g. "Reparations," undated

Box 4

Item 36a. Collection Section, United States Forces in the European Theater, 7707 European Command Intelligence Center, "Interrogation of Illegal Border Crossers," 1952 July 22

Box 4

Item 36b. "Exploitation of PW Returnees and Illegal Border Crossers, Progress Report for June 1952," 1952 July 10

Box 4

Item 36c. United States Forces in the European Theater, 7707 European Command Intelligence Center, "Effectiveness and Value of an IBC Exploitation Program," 1952 February 14

Box 4

Item 36d. "Report on Conditions Found in Straubing and Nuremberg (Camp Valka) as They Affect the Scientific and Technical Intelligence Collection Effort by Mr. J. L. Boughal, Mr. J. A. Fuhrken, and Mr. J. C. Pallenberg," 1951 November 5

Scope and Contents note

There is a handwritten date on the front of 4 February 1952.
Box 4

Item 36e. "Conditions Affecting the Exploitation of German IBCs for Scientific and Technical Intelligence," 1952 February 4

Box 4

Item 37. Office of Military Government for Germany (U.S.), Office of the Military Governor, "Law for Liberation from National Socialism and Militarism," 1946 April 29

Box 4

Item 38. Allied Control Authority, Coordinating Committee, Directive No. 38, "Arrest and Punishment of War Criminals, Nazis and Militarists and the Internment, Control, and Surveillance of Politically Dangerous Germans," 1946 October 14

Box 4

Item 39. Office of Military Government for Germany (U.S.), Information Services Division, Opinion Surveys Branch, Report No. 160, "Germans Consider the Withdrawal of the Occupying Powers," 1949 February 23

Box 4

Item 40. Annex No. 1 to Corps Artillery Intelligence Report No. 156, "Special Report: The Odyssey of Goetz von Berlichingen," 1944

Scope and Contents note

Report from memory of a staff officer of the 17th SS Pz. Gren. Division.
Box 4

Item 41. "Die Familien Katastrophe der Internierten: Eine 1000 Mann Umfrage," circa 1947

Scope and Contents note

Related to Camp 74 at Ludwigsburg. Includes English translation ("Internees' Family Troubles: An Enquiry Amongst 1000 Internees").
Box 4

Item 42. Fragment of a report on German youth, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes sections on: school youth, working youth and returned soldiers, and young women; education (schools and their difficulties, denazification, teachers today and tomorrow); factors affecting youth (the home, the church, political parties, youth organizations); the occupation ("Demokratie," the American soldier, press and radio); and an epilogue.
Box 4

Item 43a. "Von Versailles bis Moskau," Baron Kurt von Lersner, former president of the German peace delegation, undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes English translation ("From Versailles to Moscow").
Box 4

Item 43b. "Territorial questions," Baron Kurt von Lersner, 1947

Box 5

Item 44a. "Mein politischer Werdegang" [Graf Lutz Schwerin von Krosigk], 1946 September 14

Scope and Contents note

Includes English translation ("My Political Career").
Box 5

Item 44b. "Vereinigte Staaten von Mitteleuropa" [Graf Lutz Schwerin von Krosigk], [1947]

Scope and Contents note

Includes English translation ("The United States of Central Europe").
Box 5

Item 45a. "Internment Camps," undated

Box 5

Item 45b. "The Munich Agreement," undated

General note

See also: Item 46d.
Box 5

Item 45c. "The Tragedy of Democracy in Germany" [Graf Lutz Schwerin von Krosigk], circa 1947

Box 5

Item 45d. "Expelled to Death: Poland and the Potsdam Agreement" [Graf Lutz Schwerin von Krosigk], [1947]

Box 5

Item 45e. "Einige Beobachtungen über gewisse Methoden in der Behandlung der Bevölkerung im russisch besetzten Gebiet," undated

Scope and Contents note

Includes English translation ("Notes on Current Methods of Treatment of the Inhabitants of the Russian Zone of Occupation").
Box 5

Item 45f. English translation of a report by a German national on treatment by the CIC [American Counter Intelligence], undated

Box 5

Item 45g. "Nuernberg," undated

Scope and Contents note

Account of treatment of witnesses and accused at Nuremberg.
Box 5

Item 45h. "The Sentence of Nuernberg," undated

Box 5

Item 45j. Unsigned account by a prisoner of his interrogations at Nuermberg, undated

Box 5

Item 46a. "Contributions to an Economic Plan for Germany," undated

Box 5

Item 46b. "Taxes and Monetary Reform," undated

Box 5

Item 46c. "Why Does Democracy Make No Progress in Germany?," undated

Box 5

Item 46d. "The Munich Agreement" [Graf Lutz Schwerin von Krosigk], undated

General note

See also: Item 45b.
Box 5

Item 46e. "Die Zerstörung der Familie," 1947

Scope and Contents note

Includes English translation ("Desintegration [sic] of Families").
Box 5

Item 46f. "The United States of Europe," undated

Box 5

Item 47a. Problems with the denazification procedure, Eugen Kogon, 1947 June 26

Box 5

Item 47b. "Operations of the 3rd Mtz Div[ision] (from October 1944 to 13 April 1945)," Werner Paul Abramovsky, former Major, undated

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript translated from Russian, then from German.
Box 5

Item 47c. "Combat Operations Against the US Army (from 2 January to 9 May 1945)," Otmar Richard Elwanger, former Hauptmann, undated

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript translated from Russian, then from German.
Box 5

Item 47d. "Operations Against American Army Troops (from 5 June to Approximately 30 June 1944)," E. Mauer, former Lieutenant Colonel, undated

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript translated from Russian, then from German (5 September 1946).
Box 5

Item 47e. "Defensive Battles Against the Americans and British [from 6 September to 1 November 1944]," Joseph Alois Rauch, former Generalmajor, undated

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript translated from Russian, then from German.
Box 5

Item 47f. "Operations Against American Troops in France," Schmidt, former Generalmajor, undated

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript translated from German and/or Russian.
Box 5

Item 48a. Correspondence re the Spanish Blue Division, 1951

Scope and Contents note

Includes a letter from Dr. R. Schneider to Col. Philp, 2 March 1951; a letter in German, along with an English translation, from Merker to Col. Philp, 9 March 1951; and a letter from Merker to Col. Philp, 20 July 1951. The Spanish Blue Division fought with the Germans in a Russian campaign in 1943.
Box 5

Item 48b. "Bericht," Agnes von Heyden Gräfin von Cartlow, 1947 May

Scope and Contents note

Includes English translation ("Report"). Details her personal experience with the war, particularly after the arrival of Russian troops in 1945.
Box 5

Item 48c. English translation of a report on Austria's political parties, their background, and their development, Otto A. A. Baron von Bolschwing, 1949 September 1

Box 5

Item 48d. "Gedanken zur derzeitigen Denazifizierungspolitik," Hans Jacobs, 1946 November 24

Scope and Contents note

Includes cover letter of 26 November 1946, as well as an English translation of the cover letter and report ("Notes on the Present Denazification Policy").
Box 5

Item 49. Intelligence report on Dr. Josef Müller, State Minister of Justice and Deputy Minister President of Bavaria, 1950 May 23

Box 5

Item 50a. "The Alpine Passes" [Adolph Heusinger], [1949]

Scope and Contents note

General Project No. J-214. Study (with annexes) written at the request of Col. Philp.
Box 5

Item 50b. "Comments on the Study 'The German Army High Command (OKH) Within the Framework of the High Command of the Armed Forces,'" Heinz Guderian, 1948 June

Box 5-6

Item 51. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, "Economics: A German View," 1946 January 11

Scope and Contents note

Includes introduction and description of methods ("The German View: Second Investigation"), as well as a short report, "Some Germans Talk," with observations and opinions from Graf Schwerin (General der Panzer Truppen), J. Riecke (Undersecretary for Agriculture under Hitler), Dr. Karl Hettlage (financial expert of the Speer Ministry), and Dr. Helmut Fischer (Reference III C-1 of the Sicherheits Dienst).
Box 6

Item 52. "Allgemeine Lagebetrachtung," 1946 August

Scope and Contents note

Includes an English translation ("General Survey of the Situation") and three extensive annexes.
 

Item 53. CLOSED

Box 6

Item 54a. "Description of Milita[r]y Operations Against American Army (Period from 6 June 1944 to 11 May 1946 [sic])," Dr. Georg Hermann Haselbach, former Oberstleutnant, 1946

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript translated from Russian, then from German (1 September 1946).
Box 6

Item 54b. "Military Operations Against American Troops in Africa," Hause, former Generalleutnant, undated

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript translated from Russian, then from German (19 September 1946).
Box 6

Item 54c. "Military Operations in Italy [from 22 January 1944 to May 1945]," Wilhelm Johann Hecht, former Major, undated

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript translated from Russian, then from German (2 September 1946).
Box 6

Item 54d. "Operations Against the American Army in Italy," Klatt, former Generalleutnant, undated

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript translated from Russian, then from German (10 September 1946).
Box 6

Item 54e. "Military Operations Against Anglo-American Troops on the Italian Front," Knappe, former Major, undated

Scope and Contents note

Manuscript translated from Russian, then from German.
Box 6

Item 55. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, "German Finance and Tax Policy: A Report on Operation Meeting Place," 1946 January 12

Box 6

Item 56. Headquarters, United States Air Force, Air P/W Interrogation Detachment, Military Intelligence Service, "A Crack German Panzer Division and What Allied Air Power Did to It Between D-Day and V-Day," 1945 May 29

Box 6

Item 57. Office of Military Government for Germany (U.S.), Office of the Director of Intelligence, Field Information Agency - Technical, "Report on the Connections with Speer's Plots Against Leading Nazis of Dietrich Stahl, Head of the Main Committee for Munitions in the Speer Ministry," 1945 November 10

Scope and Contents note

Includes cover letter dated 15 November 1945.
Box 6

Item 58. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, Intermediate Interrogation Report No. 59, "The Ostro Intelligence Source in England," 1947 March 5

Scope and Contents note

Source: Paul Fidrmuc, alias Ostro. Photocopy.
Box 6

Item 59. "Estimate of a Possible Soviet Plan for Strategic Concentration and Attack in Central Europe," 1949 April

Scope and Contents note

Includes maps.
Box 6, Box 10

Item 60. Miscellaneous material, 1943-1948, undated

Scope and Contents note

  1. Der Europäische Raum [map], 1943
  2. "Keep It Covered If You Want to Save It! Camouflage" [flyer], reproduced by 654th Engineers, U.S. Army, 1944
  3. "What You've Got, How Much You've Got, Where You've Got It: What the Enemy Wants to Know. Camouflage" [flyer], reproduced by 654th Engineers, U.S. Army, 1945
  4. Headquarters, United States Forces in the European Theater, Military Intelligence Service Center, "The German Church View," 1946 February 28
  5. "On the Nazi Gallows," translation of an excerpt from the Neuer Mainzer Anzeiger of 17 October 1946
  6. Handwritten letter, in German, 1946 October 18
  7. Two memoranda regarding a "Yugoslav patriot," Mr. Bozic, 1947 May 20
  8. Summary sent to Col. Philp regarding the Deutscher Orden, 1948 September 26
  9. Annex No. 1 to Periodic Report No. 111, "The Long Range German Rocket," undated
  10. Propaganda leaflets aimed at German soldiers, undated
  11. Poster, NSDAP Gau Köln-Aachen Öffentliche Versammlung, undated
  12. "Identity papers Issued by the German Army" [flyer], undated
  13. Photograph depicting Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Benito Mussolini, and others during maneuvers of the Wehrmacht in 1937 [in box 10]
Boxes 6-8

Item 61. Military orders, maps, and photographs relating to the 6 June 1944 invasion of the Normandy coast, 1944-1945, 1948

Scope and Contents note

  1. Memoranda, reports, and charts regarding personnel, organization, orders, ammunition and supplies, intelligence, and communications, circa 1944
  2. "Operation Neptune: Force 'O' Intelligence Briefing Notes," circa 1944
  3. "List of Papers" [operations memoranda and maps], 1944 May
  4. "Movement Order, Command Alternate Command Groups," 1944 May 31
  5. Operations plans, memoranda, charts, and maps related to Operation Neptune, 1944 June
  6. "Personal Message from the C-in-C," 21 Army Group, signed by General B. L. Montgomery, 1944 June 10
  7. Periodic Unit Report No. 1, V Corps Artillery, 1944 June 12
  8. Periodic Unit Report No. 2, V Corps Artillery, 1944 June 13
  9. "Recommended Artillery Paragraph," V Corps Artillery, 1944 June 13
  10. "Conference at 2100 Hours," present: General Bradly, General Corlett, Major General L. T. Gerow, 1944 June 14
  11. "Restriction on Ammunition Expenditures," 1944 June 14
  12. "Excerpts from Bn orders," translation, 1944 July 8
  13. Field Order No. 21 [advance in France], 1944 August
  14. "Further Extracts from the Telephone Journal of Seventh German Army," 1944 August 6
  15. "Further Extracts from the Telephone Journal of Seventh German Army," 1944 August 7
  16. "Roster of Officers and Warrant Officers, by Sections, as of 15 August 1944," 1944 August 16
  17. Message from Headquarters, First U.S. Army, Office of the Artillery Officer," circa 1944 August 24
  18. Telegram from Corps Artillery, circa 1944 August 25
  19. "Movement of Balance of Forward Echelon," 1944 August 26
  20. "Extracts from Telephone Journal of Seventh Army," circa 1944 September 9
  21. "Ammunition Expenditures," 1945 January 12
  22. "Roster of Officers and Warrant Officers, by Sections and Units Attached to Headquarters, as of 15 January 1945," 1945 January 16
  23. "Roster of Officers and Warrant Officers, by Sections and Units Attached to Headquarters, as of 15 February 1945," 1945 February 16
  24. "Roster of Officers and Warrant Officers, by Sections and Units Attached to Headquarters, as of 15 March 1945," 1945 March 16
  25. "Ammunition Statistics," 1945 May 13
  26. Special Orders No. 27, "Individual Service Award of the Bronze Service Arrowhead," 1945 May 29
  27. Roster of officers, enlisted personnel, and civilians [includes addresses in Germany], 1948 December 10
  28. Rosters, undated
  29. Telegram from Dye to Artillery Commander, undated
  30. Maps (of France, specifically Normandy and its beaches, including an annotated waterproof map showing the invasion strategy) and landing diagrams, circa 1944
  31. Military aerial reconnaissance photos of the Normandy coast prior to the D-Day invasion, 1943-1944