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Parent Exhibit 2230
Date 9 October 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 3
Folder General Reports and Memoranda October 1946
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
9 October 1947 MEMORANDUM TO: Mr. Frank S. Tavenner FROM: Lt. K. Steiner SUBJECT: Exhibit 2230 1.IPS Doc. 4043, item 21 (item J on p. 3 of my memorandum dated 6 October 1947), is identical with telegram #213 referred to in Prosecution Exh. 2230, p. 15991. 2.In regard to examination of ITAGAKI by OSHIMA’s Japanese Counsel, SHIMAMOUCHI (p. 30336): According to Exh. 2230, the information about ITAGAKI’s telegram to OSHIMA was given to Ribbentrop by OSHIMA himself. 3.SHIMAMOUCHI attempted to diminish the probative value of German documents by pointing out that Exh. 2230 speaks of a War Minister by the name of MAJIRI and that there never existed a War Minister by that name (p. 15993). IPS Doc. 4043, item 21, referred to in Exh. 2230, as telegram 213, makes it clear that MACHIJIRI delivered to Ott a declaration under instructions from War Minister ITAGAKI. 4.Examination of Exh. 2230 showed that it has been mistranslated and that a correct translation of the first sentence reads “The formal communication made to you by General MAJIRI at the request of War Minister that . . .” 5.I have requested the Language Division to undertake the necessary steps to correct the erroneous translation. [signed K. Steiner] K. Steiner cc: Mr. D. Carr