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Parent Transferring materials concerning The Tripartite Pact and The Anti-Comintern Pact
Date 19 September 1947
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 5
Folder General Memoranda and Reports from September 1947
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Ribbentrop said that ?Ç£Russia after Molotov?ÇÖs visit during which entry into the Tripartite Pact was offered to her, made conditions to Germany which were not acceptable. Concerned here were the abandonment of German interests in Finland, the granting of bases in the Dardanelles and a strong exertion of influence on conditions in the Balkans, especially in Bulgaria. The Fuehrer did no tgo into this because he was of the opinion that Germany could not agree to such a Russian policy in the long run?Ç¥. Excerpts from this document were introduced by us (as Exhibit N 783) and by the American prosecution (as Exhibit N 578). However, this particular excerpt was not introduced, as it is not favourable for the prosecution. Conseuqently, the Defense cannot yet use it formally, if they do not present it themselves. 3) The conversation between Ribbentrop and Matsuoka on March 29, 1941: With regard to Russia joining the Tripartite Pact as had been suggested to him, Molotov, by Germany, the