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Parent OSHIMA's Affidavit November 19, 1947
Date 26 November 1947
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 6
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from November 1947
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
19 Nov. 1947 To:Mr. Frank S. Tavenner From: Lt. Kurt Steiner Subject: OSHIMA's AFFIDAVIT The following documents may be of interest in connection with OSHIMA's cross-examination on the portions of his affidavit indicated. x l) Page 11 - Connection between Anti-Comintern Pact and Tri¬partite Alliance. (IPS Document 4065 - Item ll) In a conversation with GAUS, OSHIMA suggests that the Anti-Comintern Pact be prolonged without the secret protocol which is now "replaced "by the Tripartite Alliance" (Page 4 of my memorandum dated 13 November 1947). x 2) Page 12 - General FALKENHAUSEN's participation in Japanese peace negotiations with China: a)IPS Document 1269 - Frame 145808 - Telegram from TRAUTMANN 10 January 1938. FALKENHAUSEN informed him that he always advocated to the Chinese that it is better to conclude some sort of an acceptable peace rather than prolong the war. b)IPS Document 1269 - Item 3 - A telegram from MAKENSEN, Berlin, 5 January 1938, containing among other points approval of a statement to he made by FALKENHAUSEN through the Chinese describing the results of a continuation of the war. (Processed but not used) c)IPS Document 1271 - Item 3 - Telegram from TRAUTMANN 13 January 1938, stating that FALKENHAUSEN had a two-hour talk with General CHANGCHUN in which he emphatically explained to him the necessity of beginning negotiations with the Japanese. 3) Page 15 - OSHIMA's occupation with propaganda for a Mohammedan and Indian independent movement. a) IPS Document 4096 - In a conference with HITLER on 3 January 1942, OSHIMA suggested a joint German- Japanese declaration regarding India (HITLER had expressed his intention of helping the Arabian indepen¬dent movement).