29 Nov. 45

"Göring: 'Yes.'

"Dombrowski: 'Yes.'

"Göring: 'That's right, and then also Fischböck.'

And about 20 minutes later, at 5:26 p.m., Göring was faced with the news that Miklas, the President, was refusing to appoint Seyss-Inquart as Chancellor, and he issued instructions as to the ultimatum that was to be delivered to Miklas. I quote from the telephone conversation between Göring and Seyss-Inquart, in Part E of the folder, the part marked with capital R, Pages 1 and 2:

"Göring: 'Now remember the following: You go immediately, together with Lieutenant General Muff, and tell the Federal President that if the conditions which are known to you are not accepted immediately, the troops who are already stationed at and advancing to the frontier, will march in tonight along the whole line, and Austria will cease to exist. Lieutenant General Muff should go with you and demand to be admitted for conference immediately. Please inform us immediately about Miklas' position. Tell him there is no time now for any joke. Just through the false report we received before, action was delayed, but now the situation is such that l tonight the invasion will begin from all the corners of Austria. The invasion will be stopped and the troops will be held at the border only if we are informed by 7:30 that Miklas has entrusted you with the Federal Chancellorship.'" --There follows in the transcript a sentence which is broken up.--" 'M." '-I suppose that means Lieutenant General Muff.--"'does not matter whatever it might be, the immediate` restoration of the Party with all its organizations."' --There is again an interruption in the transcript.--"'And then call out all the National Socialists all over the country. They should now be in the streets; so remember, report must be given by 7:30. Lieutenant General Muff is supposed to come along with you. I shall inform him immediately. If Miklas could not understand it in 4 hours, we shall make him understand it now in 4 minutes.' "

An hour later, at 6:28 p.m., Göring had an extensively interrupted telephone conversation with Keppler and Muff and Seyss-Inquart. When he told Keppler that Miklas had refused to appoint Seyss-Inquart, Göring said--I read from Part H, about a third of the way down on the page:

"Göring: 'Well, then Seyss-Inquart has to dismiss him. Just go upstairs again and just tell him plainly that S. I.' " --Seyss-Inquart--"'shall call on the National Socialist