The historian A. J. P. Taylor wrote that the Hossbach memorandum does not prove Germany’s guilt for the war. The meeting on 5. of November basicly. The Hossbach memorandum – a summary of a meeting between Hitler, ministers and military commanders, where war plans were discussed. Consideration of the Hossbach Memorandum has played a significant role in deciding the question of Hitler’s intention to wage war in Europe.

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To the handful of men who would have to direct it there could no longer by any doubt. Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account. The first move would be to absorb Austria and Czechoslovakia into the Reich. We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such hossbxch signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.

An attack by France without British support, and with the prospect of the offensive hossbavh brought to a standstill on our western fortifications, was hardly probable.

But Memoradnum was going to be confronted with internal political difficulties.

French concessions would probably take a similar line. The ratio of the population of the Empire to that of the motherland of 9: The memorandum’s suggestion that certain types of autarky were not possible can thus be considered to be reasons for regarding the war as something of a necessity.

Poland -with Russia at her rear will have little inclination to engage in war against a victorious Germany. If, territorially speaking, there existed no political result corresponding to this German racial core, that was a consequence of centuries of historical development, and in the continuance of these political conditions lay the hossbach danger to the hosssbach of the German race at its hossbacg peak.

Hitler believed that France would eventually fall into internal turmoil, at which point a move against the Czechs would be advisable.

The Hossbach memorandum was not a decision for war

Hossbach made notes during the conference and used them to compile the memorandum. This is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. The history of all ages- the Roman Empire and the British Empire- had proved that expansion could only be carried out by breaking down resistance and taking risks; setbacks were inevitable. Once again it was emphasized that Germany must have living space in Central Europe. However, that did not necessarily mean that Hitler laid down his plans for the domination of Europe, as there was no active decision to start a war made in the memorandum, only a decision about when war would be practical.


He clearly believed that Germany would need to act before around orbut that was six years ahead at the earliest. It would of course be necessary to maintain a strong defense [eine Abriegelung] on our western frontier during the prosecution of our attack on the Czechs and Austria.

Count Friedrich Hossbach was a member of the Wehrmacht i. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. France’s position was more memoranum than that of Britain.

In the event of German setbacks a Polish action against East Prussia, and possibly mmeorandum Pomerania and Silesia as well, had to be reckoned with. Actually, the Fuehrer believed that almost certainly Britain, and probably France as well, had already tacitly written off the Czechs and were reconciled to the fact that this question could be cleared up in due course by Germany.

The degree of surprise and the swiftness of our action were decisive factors for Poland’s attitude. Mejorandum emphasis on the British Crown as the symbol of the unity of the Empire was already an admission that, in the long run, the Empire could not maintain its position by power politics. It was therefore a question of space.

The boom in world economy caused by the economic effects of rearmament could never form the basis of a hossbacn economy over memorwndum long period, and the latter was obstructed above all also memlrandum the economic disturbances resulting from Bolshevism.

In a nation’s life about 10 percent of its span is taken up by parliamentary forms of government and about 90 percent by authoritarian forms.

The French Empire was better placed territorially; the inhabitants of her colonial possessions represented a supplement to her military strength. Also, Hitler did not review the minutes of the meeting, instead and insisted, as he nossbach did, that he was too busy to bother with such small details. Friedrich Hossbach died in at the age of The question for Germany ran: Hossbach was also close to Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, head of military intelligence, and General Ziehlberg, both of whom were also executed for their roles in the assassination plot.

It was only the disintegrating effect of Christianity, and the symptoms of age which appear in every country, which caused ancient Rome to succumb to the onslaught of the Germans.

The Nazis’ Hossbach Memorandum Document of 1937

In the light of past experience, the Fuehrer did not see any early end to the hostilities in Spain. Koch, a Lecturer at memorandumm University of York Englandfurther dismantled the legend in a article which concluded that the infamous protocol would be “inadmissible in any other court except the Nuremberg tribunal.


If one considered the length of time which Franco’s offensives had taken up till now, it was fully possible that the war would continue another 3 years. However, functionalist historians such as Timothy MasonHans Mommsen and Ian Kershaw argue that the document shows no such plans but the memorandum was an improvised ad hoc response by Hitler to the growing crisis in the German economy in the late s.

The desire to join in the war would, however, increase among the Czechs in proportion to any weakening on our part and then her participation could clearly take the form of an attack toward Silesia, toward the north or toward the west.

The necessity for action before would arise in cases 2 and 3. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. Raeder was replaced as Navy Commander in January Contrary to what the Hossbach protocol suggests, Hitler called the conference of 5 November partially to reconcile the squabbling heads of the military branches and partially to revive the German rearmament program. The Fuehrer pictured the military strategy for Italy thus: There was a pronounced military weakness in those states which depended for their existence on foreign trade.

As our foreign trade was carried on over the sea routes dominated by Britain, it was more a question of security of transport than one of foreign exchange, which revealed, in time of war, the full weakness of our food situation. One thing only was certain, that we could not wait longer.

Events preceding the war in Europe History of interwar Czechoslovakia: Shirerbelieved that Blomberg, Fritsch and Neurath were removed because of their opposition to the plans expressed in the Hossbach memorandum. In fact, Schacht soon resigned in protest at the pre-eminence of rearmament in Nazi economics. If the Czechs were overthrown and a common German-Hungarian frontier achieved, a neutral attitude on the part of Poland could be the more certainly counted on in the event of a Franco-German conflict.

To the Foreign Minister’s objection that an Anglo-French-Italian conflict was not yet within such a measurable distance as the Fuehrer Seemed to assume, the Fuehrer put the summer of as the date which seemed to him possible for this.

However, in a supplementary “Second Thoughts” added to later editions, the renowned British historian admitted that he had initially been “taken in” by the “legend” of the document.