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articles signed by Six but drafted by Hagen. Works such as "World Jewry: Its Organization, Its Power, Its Policies" and "The Freemasons," published by the Nazi Party under the pseudonym of Dieter Schwartz, were written by Six in collaboration with Hagen. Hagen's predecessors in his post of command against the Jews, von Mildenstein and Schröder, had recruited a nucleus of fanatical Jew-haters. Hagen's subordinates included Dieter Wisliceny, the future liquidator of Hungarian and Czech Jews; Theodor Dannecker, future liquidator of French, Bulgarian, and Italian Jews; and Adolf Eichmann, the future chief executive for the Final Solution of the Jewish Problem.

Hagen followed Six's teachings, and succeeded in bureaucratizing the ideological nature of anti-Semitic operations. It is, therefore, not surprising that the S.D. men were later found to have been more efficient enemies of the Jewish people than the Gestapo, which did not see the problem on the same global scale.

During his trial in Jerusalem, Eichmann was to describe Hagen as follows: "Hagen was a sensible man, broadminded, sophisticated. He could easily grasp the essence of a problem and reduce it to a summary or an article. He was a personal friend of Six, who made Hagen his editor."

As an editor, Hagen was undeniably gifted. Every week he would edit the long reports of II-112 activities and make them remarkably clear and yet detailed. He perfected innumerable memorandums on all aspects of the Jewish problem in Germany and abroad.

I am practically the only person to have consulted those memorandums because of a rather unusual chain of events. In the CDJC in Paris there was a carton full of Hagen's personal records, which had been forgotten since the liberation of Paris and located only after the Eichmann trial. I got research fever again. I checked with Hessel, the librarian: no historian had ever asked to read those pages, on which was written a large part of the preparations for genocide. Hagen was a master spy on the world of Jewry, which he had reduced to index cards. He was a master indoctrinator of anti-Jewish racism. He was the top S.D. lecturer on the Nazi attitude toward Jews to help people and organizations better to fulfill their duties according to Hitler's desires.

For example, during the first half of 1938, Section II-112 conducted twenty-three seminars. Eichmann spoke once on "The Goals and Methods of Solving the Jewish Problem"; Dannecker,
    
   
 
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