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The narrative is pieced together in fragments, often very short. Allen served with the st Airborne Division of the United States Army as an interrogator of prisoners of war. As the war drew to a close in , the Counter-Intelligence Corps CIC , which was entering upon the task of rounding up former Nazi officials in German territory, was sorely in need of individuals who spoke German.
One of his colleagues in the detachment was Erich Albrecht, who was of half German parentage and spoke fluid German as well as French. The detachment had the task of finding and interrogating Nazis in the areas to which they were assigned. Allen arrived in Berchtesgaden on 5 May Over the next several months the Germans who were questioned by Allen and Albrecht included a number of figures from Hitler's immediate milieu, such as his sister, his half-sister, his chauffeur, one of his personal secretaries, and his personal physician. Among the various materials that came into the possession of the CIC detachment in Berchtesgaden were two stenographic notebooks found in Hitler's house, containing dictations of top Nazi officials, including Hitler himself.
On 7 May, just as Allen was taking up his duties in Berchtesgaden, he was brought two Germans who were said to have information of special interest. Their names were Gerhard Herrgesell and Hans Jonuschat, and they turned out to be former members of the Stenographic Service of Hitler's headquarters. From them, Allen learned about the existence of detailed records of Hitler's daily military conferences, which the Stenographic Service had been recording for Hitler since September Eventually Allen met the six colleagues of Herrgesell and Jonuschat, and then had at his disposal the entire eight-person team of stenographers who had been working for Hitler at the end of the war.
Hitler had created the Stenographic Service following a serious disagreement with one of his military leaders, Alfred Jodl; the service was given the mission of keeping careful minutes of his military conferences. The members of the service were highly qualified professionals, all of them with legal training; most of them had previously been stenographers for the German parliament, which had stopped meeting in April In addition there might be a third special conference.
Two stenographers covered each conference so that they could compare their notes; and three official typescript copies were created on the basis of the stenographic records. The primary copy, along with the original stenographic notes, was reserved for Hitler himself, and was kept at his current headquarters, moving around with him from place to place. At the time that Allen spoke to the stenographers, both the archive copy and Scherff's copy were presumed to have been destroyed.
Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker griechisch und deutsch
Hitler's set of the records had been flown out of Berlin to be stored in a garage facility in Hintersee, a small town outside of Berchtesgaden. Around the end of April or the beginning of May, those records were supposed to have been destroyed by the SS, on orders given by Scherff. Nevertheless, Allen went out to the site with several of the stenographers to investigate. In Hintersee, Allen found that the records had been dumped into a pit and burned.
Fragmente der Wirklichkeit / Fragment de la réalité – Litterae slovenicae
But the destruction was not complete. Sifting through the charred remains over the next several days, Allen and his colleague Albrecht were able to retrieve a significant number of viable fragments, amounting to about pages. The former stenographers of Hitler were given a work space at the CIC headquarters at Berchtesgaden, and they worked for two months or more on transcribing and reconstructing the fragments.
Before his military service, George Allen, who had graduated from Haverford College in , had worked in the family business, William H. Allen, Bookseller, dealing in specialized and rare books, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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George Allen's father, William Allen, had founded the bookstore in , in Temple, Pennsylvania, and had moved it to Philadelphia two years later. Following the death of William Allen in , his widow, George's mother, ran the business. After George Allen's discharge from military service in November , he returned to the firm and headed it until the end of his life. He died on 20 November An obituary in the Philadelphia Inquirer 25 November described Allen as "the dean of Philadelphia booksellers. Allen, who collected the materials, was a member of that CIC detachment.
Two categories of materials form the core of the collection: 1 transcriptions of interrogations and reports of the CIC in Berchtesgaden Series II ; and 2 transcriptions of fragmentary records of Hitler's military conferences Series IV. Allen cautions in his introductory essay: "In reading these interrogations the critic must remember that we did not make them for posterity, but only for our immediate information and reference. A number of the documents have handwritten emendations, and a few are signed. When originally received by the University of Pennsylvania in , these documents represented confidential material, since the interrogations were carried out by military personnel in Germany in the execution of their duties.
Included in Series II are also the transcriptions produced by the CIC detachment of excerpts from two stenographic notebooks containing dictations by high-level Nazi officials, including Hitler.
Allen mentions in his introductory essay that he "confiscated [the notebooks] from an AP reporter who had found them in Hitler's house on the Obersalzberg. Not all of the individuals found and detained by the CIC in Berchtesgaden were interrogated with a stenographer present. In the case of "top-ranking men" such as Robert Ley, Fritz Sauckel, and General Frank Ritter von Epp, Allen explains that, "not being sufficiently well briefed," he and his colleagues found that the subjects were able to answer all questions evasively, with a view to clearing themselves, and that it was therefore felt that such interrogations would not yield any useful information.
Lower-ranking subjects who were interrogated had various reasons for being willing to give their stories, and gave them voluntarily, "or as volunteerily [sic] as information is given when it is asked by the victor of the vanquished. The fact that a subject was interrogated by Allen's CIC detachment did not necessarily mean that he or she was being arrested. In his introductory essay, Allen mentions, for instance, that Hitler's sister Paula was simply let go, and makes some remarks concerning the question of arrests in other cases. He refers to the decision about whom to arrest as one of his primary responsibilities and indicates that the guidelines provided by the Army handbook were impossible to fulfill: "In my area I had neither the German-speaking personnel to process nor the means to evacuate the several hundred persons eligible for arrest in this handbook.
English translations of selected interrogations that were made by George Allen for Army records are found in Series III, along with a memorandum dictated by him, dated 4 January , in which he claims authorship of the translations his name is not indicated on the typescripts themselves , and also makes some other remarks about extant copies of interrogations.
The second main category of materials, found in Series IV, comprises transcriptions of fragmentary records of Hitler's military conferences from December to March , which were fortuitously salvaged by George Allen and his colleague Erich Albrecht from the charred remains of one set of Hitler's official record that had been stored at Hintersee, a small town outside of Berchtesgaden.
Allen was led to the site by former members of Hitler's Stenographic Service, who were among the people whom he questioned in Berchtesgaden. The former stenographers of Hitler transcribed the fragments of the record at the CIC headquarters in Berchtesgaden in May to June Series IV comprises a full set of the documents that were produced by the team of stenographers at Berchtesgaden, in the form of typescript carbons with occasional handwritten emendations.
This set was one of a total of six copies that were produced.
It was one of the two copies given to the Military Intelligence Service, and was retained by Allen. The reconstructed records of Hitler's military conferences in Series IV represent only a small fraction of the total record.
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The surviving fragments amounted to about pages out of an estimated , pages that constituted the full record. They are in the form of typescripts with handwritten emendations; two of them are signed. Two of the essays are expressly formulated as introductions to, respectively, the records of the CIC interrogations Series II and the transcribed fragments of the minutes of Hitler's military conferences Series IV. A few newspaper clippings can be found at the end of the collection Series V , all dating from approximately to These news articles contain reports about the information that was being learned at that time by American military intelligence in Germany.
Heiber Stuttgart: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, , Military Conferences The latter edition includes an English edition introduction by Gerhard L. Weinberg; and David M. Glantz is credited as the Editorial Advisor English Edition. Gerhard Weinberg published a further conference transcript in ; and other newly discovered material was published by the German magazine Der Spiegel in Copyright restrictions may exist.
For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. This series is comprised mainly of three manuscripts produced by Allen. The first two of these manuscripts, "Introduction to Berchtesgaden Interrogations" folder 1 and "Introduction to Hitler's 'Lagebesprechungen'" folder 2 provide background information about, respectively, the records of interrogations contained in Series II, and the transcribed fragments of Hitler's military conferences contained in Series III.
The third document, bearing the title "The Legend of Hitler," is a more subjective interpretation by Allen of the materials that he and his colleagues were able to gather at Berchtesgaden, especially with regard to the bearing of these materials on a historical understanding of Hitler.
Also included in folder 2 are two miscellaneous items: a proposal author uncertain concerning a book based on the reconstructed records of the military conferences; and a memorandum from an unidentified writer requesting copies of some of the records. In the opening paragraphs, Allen relates how he and his colleagues, including Erich Albrecht, came to Berchtesgaden, and were charged with finding Nazis in the area.
He then tells of his encounter with Gerhard Herrgesell and Heinz Jonuschat, former members of Hitler's Stenographic Service, and their leading him to the remains of the records of Hitler's military conferences.
Other 'informants' who provided information to Allen and his colleagues are also mentioned.