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Einsatzgruppen but the establishment of these mobile organizational units for activities within the operational area of the Army.
DR. NELTE: In other words, this concerned tasks within the sphere of the Army?
DR. NELTE: You testified that the written agreement was concluded between the RSHA on the one hand and the OKW and OKH on the other. Are you familiar with the difference in authority between the OKW and the OKH?
DR. NELTE: Who was present from the OKW at these conferences?
OHLENDORF: I cannot mention any one name because I personally was not present at these conferences, but these conferences were conducted by Heydrich on the one hand and by his deputy, Schellenberg, on the other.
DR. NELTE: Schellenberg also spoke on this question in an affidavit presented here, but he mentioned Quartermaster General Wagner as the official with whom he had to deal. Can you remember now whether this was also the case at the conferences to which you are referring?
OHLENDORF: At any rate the name of Quartermaster General Wagner is one of the few names mentioned which I remember in connection with these conferences.
DR. NELTE: Is it known to you that Quartermaster General Wagner had nothing to do with the OKW as an institution?
DR. NELTE: I take it that you cannot therefore name any personality who might be regarded as representative of the OKW?
OHLENDORF: No, I cannot. I merely said that I remembered that is, I still have in my mind's eye the letterhead OKW-OKH. I took this double heading to mean that essential negotiations with Canaris were probably being carried out, that arrangements with Canaris were therefore included in this agreement, and that this accounted for the letterhead OKH plus OKW, which, to me as well, had appeared unusual, since the OKH, per se, was naturally in charge of all movement and supply.
DR. NELTE: A joint letterhead OKW-OKH, as such, did not, of course, exist. In your case then it could have been only a typewritten copy?
OHLENDORF: I can still visualize a mimeographed sheet.
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