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»My Mission to London 1912–1914« by Prince Karl Max von Lichnowsky. In 1916, the former ambassador to the United Kingdom had circulated the text among German decision makers and public persons. In March 1918, an unauthorized publication of the text appeared in neutral Sweden. The Allies’ war propaganda gratefully in­ strumentalized the pamphlet, which showed the author’s critical stance with regard to the German position during the July crisis of 1914. Based on documents from the German Federal Archives, this article analyses the sensitive content of the


After the war, NS-statistics were put to manifold uses. Indeed, the industrial census of 1936 served both as a benchmark for the restrictions on German production imposed by the allied powers and as an indispensable input for the introduction of the planned economy in East Germany. In addition the NS-statisticians involved were also considered indispensable for interpreting and implementing these statistics.

In order to assess the economic effects of allied bombing during the war, John Kenneth Galbraith oversaw the Overall Economic Effects Division of the United States Strategic Bombing Survey. Wagenführ and other German statisticians were interrogated in order to elucidate the statistical files of Speer’s Planning Office (Planungsamt), the command centre of the German war economy. As the chief statistician in Speer’s Ministry for Armaments, Wagenführ had been in charge of the statistical information system for running the war economy.

The article focuses on a recently detected file on the kidnapping of Rolf Wagenführ by US-officers from Berlin to Bad Homburg in the summer of 1945. At that time, Wagenführ was working for the central command of the Soviet military administration of Germany. I found the report on the kidnapping and the ensuing interrogation which Wagenführ wrote for his Soviet command officer. It is part of the archival files of the German Democratic Republic hosted by the German Federal Archive (Bundesarchiv) in Berlin-Lichterfelde.

The article here concludes with both a brief presentation of those German production statistics (Statistische Schnellberichte) which had been compiled on a monthly basis for the inner political circle around Hitler during the war, and with some results from the USSBS.

abbrEV iat ions AEC Atomic Energy Commission AGM- UH Archiv des Instituts für Geschichte der Medizin, Universität Heidelberg (Archives of the Institute for the History of Medicine, University of Heidelberg) ARF Rockefeller Foundation Archives BA Koblenz Bundesarchiv Koblenz (German Federal Archives Koblenz) BLUC Bancroft Library, University of California Caltech Archive Archive of the California Institute of Technology DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation) KWG Kaiser- Wilhelm Gesellschaft (Kaiser Wilhelm Society) LAPS Library of the


ABBREVIATIONS bda bomb damage assessment BArch Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archives) cia Central Intelligence Agency cacta Combat Air Activities DRV Demo cratic Republic of Vietnam FRG Federal Republic of Germany GDR German Demo cratic Republic LoC lines of communication nara National Archives and Rec ords Administration napa Nghệ An Provincial Archives npl Nixon Presidential Library RVN Republic of Vietnam sed Socialist Unity Party (GDR) seadab Southeast Asia Database USSR Soviet Union sapmo Stiftung Archiv der Parteien und Massenorganisationen der

Archives, Kew, Richmond British Telecom Archives, London Cambridge University Library, Royal Greenwich Observatory Archives, Cambridge German Federal Archives, Berlin League of Nations Archives, Geneva Library of Congress Manuscript Division, Rec ords of the World Calendar Association, Washington, DC National Archives of Namibia, Windhoek National Library of Scotland, Charles Murray Archives, Edinburgh Royal Mail Archives, London Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History Archives, Washington, DC Tanzania National Archives, Dar es Salaam Archives and

351 P R I M A RY S O U R C E S Archival Federal Bureau of Investigation: Kurt Ludwig File, Fritz Duquesne Spy Ring Federal Commissioner for the Records of the State Security Service of the former German Democratic Republic (BStU) France: Caen Archives, National Archives, Academy of Sciences Archive German Federal Archives, Berlin German Federal Military Archives, Freiburg Harvard University Archives, Theodore W. Richards, Arthur B. Lamb National Cryptological Museum, David Kahn Papers Oregon State University Special Collections, Linus Pauling Archive United


The Persecution and Murder of the Jews, 1933−1945 The Persecution and Murder of the European Jews by Nazi Germany, 1933–1945 Series edited on behalf of the German Federal Archives, the Institute for Contemporary History Munich-Berlin, and the Chair for Modern History at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg In cooperation with Yad Vashem Volume 2 edited by Götz Aly, Susanne Heim, Ulrich Herbert, Hans-Dieter Kreikamp, Horst Möller, Dieter Pohl, and Hartmut Weber English edition also edited by Michael Hollmann, Sybille Steinbacher, Simone Walther-von Jena, and


, and which role terror, state calculations, and the indifference of very many Germans played. THE PERSECUTION AND MURDER OF THE EUROPEAN JEWS BY NAZI GERMANY, 1933–1945 VOLUME 1 Edited on behalf of the German Federal Archives, the Institute of Contemporary History Munich-Berlin, and the Chair for Modern History at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg In cooperation with Yad Vashem