23 Nov. 45

This particular need for foreign exchange was reduced in part by the virtue of the espionage and propaganda services rendered free of charge to the Nazi State by some leading German industrial concerns.

I hold in my hand a document bearing the number D-206. It is dated at Essen the 12th day of October 1935. It was found in the files of the Krupp Company by representatives of the United States and the British armies. I shall not read all of it unless Your Honors require it, but I'll start at the beginning by way of establishing its purpose and the information contained therein. It is entitled "Memorandum." There is a subheading: "Concerns: Distribution of official propaganda literature abroad with the help of our foreign connections." It goes on to say that:

"On the morning of October 11 the district representative of Ribbentrop's private foreign office (Dienststelle Ribbentrop) made an appointment for a conference by telephone."-and that-"A Mr. Lackmann arrived at the appointed time . . .

"In answer to my question with whom I was dealing, and which official bureau he represented, he informed me that he was not himself the district representative of Ribbentrop's private foreign office, that a Mr. Landrat Bollmann was such, and that he himself had come at Mr. Bollmann's order."

The next paragraph states:
". . . that there exists a great mixup in the field of foreign propaganda, and that Ribbentrop's private foreign office wants to create a tighter organization for foreign propaganda. For this purpose the support of our firm and above all an index of addresses . . . were needed."

In the next sentence, of the third paragraph, I would like to read:
"I informed Mr. L that our firm had put itself years ago at the disposal of official bureaus for purposes of foreign propaganda, and that we had supported all requests addressed to us to the utmost."

I now hold in my hand the document bearing the number D-167, which is also a copy of a document found in the files of the Krupp Company by representatives of the American and the British Armies. It is dated the 14th day of October 1937, and states that it is a memorandum of Herr Sonnenberg on the meeting at Essen on the 12th day of October 1937 and it indicates that one Menzel representing the intelligence of the Combined Services Ministry, his department coming under the Defense Office, asked for intelligence on foreign armaments, but not including matters published in newspapers, intelligence received by Krupp from their agents abroad