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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
?Ç£When this pact was concluded Russia was meant in the first place.?Ç¥ After such a reply desiring to improve the impression produced Oshima tried to get out of the fix and said (quote the same exh. No 776a): ?Ç£The anti-comintern Pact as a whole was not directed specifically against Russia.?Ç¥ The Defense presented Ribbentrop?ÇÖs affidavit in which he admits that (quote exh. No. 2762): ?Ç£Of course, there was also a political weight against Soviet Russia that was more or less the background of the pact.?Ç¥ The frank admission of the fact that the anti-comintern pact was directed against the U.S.S.R. may be seen in that that the Japanese government presented an official protest to the German government on account of the conclusion of the non-aggression pact between Germany and the Soviet Union. THE Japanese government considered the actions of the German Government as contradicting the Secret agreement. (Exhibits No. No. 486m, 782). There is the following entry in the accused Kid