Accession Number : ADA438198


Title :   SS versus Wehrmacht (1933-1945)


Descriptive Note : Historical rept.


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Groppe, Theodor


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA438198


Report Date : 1945


Pagination or Media Count : 50


Abstract : This document presents the transcript of a post-World War II interview with German Army Lt. General Theodor Groppe. The interview focuses on his many political clashes with the Nazi party and the doctrine of the Schultzstaffel (SS), or secret police. These conflicts eventually lead to his discharge from the Wehrmacht. Of particular consideration is how his Catholic faith lead him to oppose Nazi ideology, and made him highly unpopular with the Nazi Party. Lt. General Groppe had protested against Himmler's order Dated 28 Jan 1939 to conceive children out of marriage, in view of the upcoming war losses. This was the reason why he was dismissed and imprisoned.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY HISTORY , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY COMMANDERS , *GERMANY(EAST AND WEST) , *SECOND WORLD WAR , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , ARMY PERSONNEL , INTERVIEWING , MILITARY POLICE , INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , RELIGION , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , POLITICAL PARTIES , CONFLICT.


Subject Categories : GOVERNMENT AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
      HUMANITIES AND HISTORY
      MILITARY FORCES AND ORGANIZATIONS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE