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Parent Doc. No. 520 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence
Date 19 February 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 24
Folder Selected Analysis Document Evidence - No Order
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
International Prosecution Section Doc. No. 520 19 February 1946 Analysis of Attached Document. Description of Attached Document. Title and Nature: Photostat: Memorandum regarding a conference between Ribbentrop and OSHIMA. Date: 18 April 1943 Original ( ) Copy (x) Language: Ger. Has it been translated? Yes ( ) No (x) Has it been photostated? Yes ( ) No (x) Location of Original (also Witness if applicable) as of: International Military Tribunal, Nuremberg, Germany Source of Original: Persons implicated: OSHIMA, Hiroshi Crimes to which document applicable: Conspiracy for aggressive warfare. Summary of Relevant Points: The original of this document has been introduced in evidence as Exhibit USA - 159 at the session of 10 December 1945 of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, Germany. (see official transcript Doc. 518 p. 1249) OSHIMA expresses his thanks to Ribbentrop for cooperation in the matter of submarine plans. Ribbentrop stresses the fact that Japan has now a favorable opportunity to attack Russia and the need for coordination. OSHIMA agrees with this viewpoint. The rest of the conference dealt with the reported statement of the Japanese Ambassador SATO at Kuibyshev, assuring Russia of Japan’s continued neutrality and the general situation of the war. Analyst: 2d Lt. Steiner Doc. No. 520