Franz von Papen indicates that he is still a conservative monarchist at the time his Memoirs are written. He was from a well-off, but not aristocratic, family who. Franz von Papen was Chancellor of Germany in and Vice-Chancellor under Adolf Hitler from to Results 1 – 30 of 47 Memoirs by Von Papen, Franz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Papen continued negotiations with Goering and Hitler on January He says that he learnt later that only Goering stood between him and execution – but why that was is not at all clear. Papen had offered him the Vice-Chancellorship, or to have some Nazis appointed to papem posts. It was Schleicher, vvon Papen, who selected the new cabinet, in which he also became Defence Minister. Random House, page He also arranged to buy and store war materials so they could not be shipped to England and France.

The Nazi Secret Service. He did not have a problem with their original alliance with the Social Democrats to restore order, given the threat from communists, but he recounts several situations where he later tried vranz push them to the right and out of that alliance. Brandeis University Press, page 4.

Franz von Papen

Hitler declared Catholicism and Lutheranism “the most essential factors upholding the life of the nation. German Army in Politics, — New York: Sees Catholicism as supreme over government, favors monarchy but says Marxists over-emphasize the role of government.


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His position in the Prussian Diet, and within the Zentrum, was based on his ability to hold the more conservative, rural members. He denies that he plotted against Schleicher in revenge for Schleicher having secured his dismissal in December and he claims that his approaches to Hitler in January had as their aim to get Hitler to accept office under Schleicher, and that only when that failed, and at the behest of Hindenburg, did he agree to the deal which made Hitler Chancellor and himself Vice-Chancellor.

Papen says that he expected to be arrested himself, but instead he was offered the post of ambassador to Turkey, which he twice refused in and early before – without any convincing explanation – accepting it in April that year.

I have the confidence of Hindenburg. Retrieved from ” https: I picked this one with a lot of expectations.

Papen belonged to a wing of the Zentrum that was opposed to his party’s role as part of the Weimar Coalitionmaking him very much an outsider in his party. He was still in Mexico when World War I broke out.

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Wikiquote has quotations related to: Dams, Carsten, and Michael Stolle. It furthers emmoirs University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Many of the stories associated with von Papen, many of the crimes attributed to him, many- even- of the achievements with which he has been credited, he sidesteps. Routledge, page Oxford University Press,p.


Schacht, to the “oblivious chagrin of each other”, both produced affidavits saying that they would have served as foreign minister had the putsch attempt of 20 July succeeded. This speech is the swan song of a bad loser”.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. It was able to stay independent until October Justice Jackson, to justify preventing political speeches by the defendants, “If we should have a prolonged controversy over whether Germany invaded Norway a few jumps ahead of a British invasion of Norway, or whether France in declaring war was the real aggressor, this trial can do infinite harm for those countries with the people of the United States.

Papen then sent to the Western front, date not given.

Greenwood Publishing, page frnz Papen entered politics and joined the Centre Partybetter known as the Zentrumin which the monarchist Papen formed part of the conservative wing. Purchase Subscription prices and ordering Short-term Access To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.