Ambassador Frederic Sackett and the Collapse of the Weimar by Bernard V. Burke

By Bernard V. Burke

This e-book information the makes an attempt of yankee Ambassador Frederic Sackett to save lots of the Weimar Republic, in achieving German nationalist ambitions, and thwart Adolf Hitler's force to strength. Very early in his tenure in Berlin, Sackett observed Hitler and the Nazis as a significant hazard to the Weimar Republic and to peace in Europe. even supposing at the beginning the yankee idea that misrule by way of incompetent and inefficient Nazis may pave the way in which for a communist country, in time he got here to determine Hitler because the genuine possibility to democracy in Germany.

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56 Friedrich von Prittwitz und Gaffron, German ambassador to the United States, to the German Foreign Ministry, 10 November 1932, Akten zur deutschen auswdrtigen Politik, 1918-1945, 21: 315; hereafter cited ADAP. " 57 See Sackett to Mrs. Hazard, 31 December 1929, Sackett Papers; New York Times, 6 February 1930. Sackett purchased for the United States the Bliicher Palace close by the Brandenburg Gate on Unter den Linden, but before it could be occupied, it was destroyed by fire, Jesse H. Stiller, George S.

Harrison, 3 December 1927; Castle to Schurman, 11 January 1928 reprimands Schurman for taking the German side in a controversy with Parker Gilbert, Poole to Castle, 6 June 1929, all Castle Papers Germany, HHPL; Stimson, Memorandum of a Conversation with Ambassador Friedrich von Prittwitz und Gaffron, 11 July 1929, Henry L. Stimson Papers, Microfilm Reel 162: Frame 406; hereafter cited by reel and frame. 31 George S. Messersmith, notes for memoirs, George S. Messersmith Papers; hereafter cited Messersmith, notes for memoirs.

78 It was the first major loan of more than a hundred made to German governments at all levels and to private enterprises by American bankers from 1924 to 1931. The United States now became an important economic factor in European, and especially German, affairs, but without any political or military involvement. 79 American loans to Germany were the start of the economic revival of the defeated nation. They also became a third element in the cycle of war debt and reparation payments. American money eased German payment of reparations, which made it easier for Britain, France, and the other nations to pay their war debts to the United States.

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