17 Dec. 45

The Organization Book of the NSDAP also provides, and I quote from Page 3, Paragraph 4, of the same document:

"The political leader is inseparably tied to the ideology and the organization of the NSDAP. His oath only ends with his death or with his expulsion from the National Socialist community."
Appointment of political leaders:

With respect to the appointment of the political leaders constituting the Leadership Corps of the Party, I quote from Page 4 of the Organization Book, which is Document 1893-PS:

"1. The Führer appoints the following political leaders:

"a) Reichsleiter and all political leaders within the Reichsleitung" — Reich Party Directorate — " including women's leaders;
b) Gauleiter, including the political leaders holding offices in the Gauleitung" — Gau Party Directorate — " including Gau women's leaders; c) Kreisleiter....

"2. The Gauleiter appoints:

"a) The political leaders and women's leaders within the Gau Party Directorate ... b) the political leaders and the directors of women's leagues in the Kreis Party Directorate; c) Ortsgruppenleiter.

"3. The Kreisleiter appoints the political leaders and the directors of the women's leagues of the Ortsgruppen including the block and cell leaders ... "
The power of Hoheitsträger to call upon other Party formations:

The Hoheitsträger among the Leadership Corps were entitled to call upon and utilize the various Party formations as necessary for the execution of the Nazi Party policies.

The Party manual provides, with respect to the power and authority of the Hoheitsträger to requisition the services of the SA — and I quote from Page 11 of this same Document 1893-PS:

"The Hoheitsträger is responsible for the entire political appearance of the Movement within this zone. The SA leader of that zone is tied to the directives of the Hoheitsträger in that respect .... The Hoheitsträger is the ranking representative of the Party to include all organizations within his zone. He may requisition the SA located within his zone from the, respective SA leader if they are needed for the execution of a political mission. The Hoheitsträger will then assign the mission to the SA .... Should the Hoheitsträger need more SA for the execution of a political mission than is locally available, he then applies to the next higher office of sovereignty which, in turn, requests the SA from the SA office in his sector."