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[concern…] ing the emigration from Austria; and this is proven by Hagen's report of October 31, 1938 (CDLXXX-18). He went to Vienna to organize with representatives of the Ministry of the Economy the attribution of currency which was to permit the emigration of the Jews first from Austria and later also from the Reich. Hagen emphasized that he strongly insisted that the Zentralstelle be the sole agent handling these sums. This was to avoid the creation for this purpose of a Jewish economic organization.

The Zentralstelle turned over to the II-112 the documentary material confiscated from Jewish organizations. This material was immediately and carefully studied, as prove the reports of the "Kommando" formed for this purpose in the II-112. The collaborators of the II-112 sought among other things any traces of anti-Nazi activities on the part of the functionaries of the Jewish organizations. One of the people assigned to this work put in his report of June 17, 1938 (CDXXXVII-26), that he had discovered in a letter of 1936 from a member of the "Union of Austrian Jews" that the latter had been very active in the fight against National Socialism in Austria. The collaborator of the II-112 added:
"The original of the letter and copies of it were immediately sent off to U'Stuf. Hagen to see if the Krisshaber case was already known. If it was, an investigation was to be conducted at once by the section "Austria" or else an arrest was te [sic] be made." (48)
But the II-112 was more and more involved in matters of an executive nature. It acted in company with agents of the Gestapo. Thus Himmler gave an order which Heydrich apparently transferred to Six and Six to Hagen. Hagen stated in a note of November 2, 1938 (CDLXXX-22), that Eichmann had established contact with the Gauleiter "Lower Danube," Globocnik (he who was later to direct the extermination of the Polish Jews), concerning the execution of Himmler's order to concentrate all of the Austrian Jews in Vienna. It was understood that these Jews (approximately 10,000 people) would be invited by representatives of the SD, accompanied by members of the Gestapo, either to emigrate before December 15, 1938, the Zentralstelle furnishing them both papers and financial means, or to transfer before October 31 their residence to Vienna, where housing would be provided.

9. The Efforts of Hagen to Force Jewish Emigration in Various Countries

Parallel to this activity of the II-112 in the executive field, the intelligence activity also continued. The local and regional headquarters of the SD still had their confidence men and their informers and communicated information to the main office of the II-112. But Hagen personally took care of this work when it concerned confidence men and informers abroad. (49) He wrote in his report of December 7, 1937 (CDXXXVII-21):
    
   

 
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