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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Under the influence of Schleicher and Hindenburg, von Papen took over the state of Prussia, which had police power over Berlin and much of Germany, in order to prevent a coalition of Communists and the SPD from gaining control on July 20, Hindenburg took the loss of Papen very badly, and gave him a present of a picture of himself on which he had written some lines from a song that began with the line “Once I had a comrade”. The Story of Hitler’s SSpgs. Essays in Modern German and World History.

Essays in Modern German and World Historypg. Parvin Vin marked it as to-read Dec 19, No explanation seems to have been preovided what actually happened in the momentous times in the early thirties which got Hitler the reins of power. Formac Publishing Company, pages Franz von Papen Memoirs.


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Milos added it Mar 26, University of Chicago, Press page Addison-Wesley,page The communists gained 23 seats. Another associate, Erich Klausener, was also shot dead at his desk at the Ministry of Transport.

If he succeeds, he bursts with pleasure; if he fails, he exits with a memojrs.

He was probably chosen by Schleicher because he was acceptable to the military and the Vatican, and would serve as a puppet of Schleicher and Hindenburg. I found this book enlightening. This speech is the swan song of a bad loser”. Addison-Wesley, page 8. Bryan marked it as to-read Mar 03, As a result, some sixteen months into the European War he was expelled from the United States for complicity in the planning of acts of sabotagesuch as the Vanceboro international bridge bombing to destroy US rail lines.

Even so, he still expressed the desire that some understanding might yet be arrived at.


Papen himself was placed under house arrest at his villa with his telephone line cut. Papen argues he had ordered the Reichstag dissolved before the vote, so it was invalid. Papen was captured along with his son Franz Jr. Ketteler memoird urged that Hitler be assassinated, a plan Papen rejected.

The relations between Frwnz and Austria had been bad, and Papen was known to have been a personal friend of Dollfuss, the Austrian Chancellor, and to have urged Hitler to withdraw some hostile legislation he had enacted.

I feared the worst. On 23 January Schleicher admitted to Hindenburg that he had been unable to prevent a vote of no-confidence from the Reichstag when it was due to convene on 31 January, and asked the president to declare a state of emergency.


He says that he learnt later that only Goering stood between him and execution – but why that was is not at all clear.

He was the leader of a conservative party, and continued to serve in the German government well into World War 2. Want to Memoits saving…. Emily Currie marked it as to-read Jul 09, He then gives a detailed personal account of the Night of the Long Knives June 30,or Roehm Putsch, including the murders of his friends and aides von Bose and Edgar Jung, and his own temporary confinement by one Nazi faction that probably prevented his murder by another faction.

Many more were arrested and imprisoned in concentration camps where Jung, Papen’s speech writer, amongst others, was shot a few days later. On 22 August Papen’s battalion took heavy losses while successfully resisting a British attack on the river Somme that earned him praise for his courage under fire from his commanders.

But “a conciliatory attitude in Church problems would earn him invaluable support.