No. 108-2: Messages between Forster and Hitler on Danzig
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ww2dbase----- The British War Bluebook No. 108 -----
From: Albert Forster, Nazi Party Gauleiter and State President of the Free City of Danzig
Sent: Friday, 1 Sep 1939
To: Adolf Hitler, F├╝hrer of Germany
My F├╝hrer, I have just signed the following constitutional law concerning the reunion of Danzig with the Reich, and I have put it into force:-
Article 1. The Constitution of the Free City of Danzig is cancelled with immediate effect.
Art. 2. All legislative and executive power is in the hands of the head of the State.
Art. 3. The Free City of Danzig with its territory and population shall immediately form part of the territory of the German Reich.
Art. 4. Until the F├╝hrer makes a definite decision about the introduction of German Reich law, all legal provisions of the Constitution remain in force as they are at the moment of the issue of this constitutional law.
I ask you, my F├╝hrer, in the name of Danzig and its population, to agree to this constitutional law and to carry out the re-incorporation of Danzig by a law of the German Reich. The eternal gratitude and everlasting faith of Danzig is devotedly pledged to you, my F├╝hrer.
----- The British War Bluebook No. 108 -----
From: Adolf Hitler, F├╝hrer of Germany
Sent: Friday, 1 Sep 1939
To: Albert Forster, Nazi Party Gauleiter and State President of the Free City of Danzig
I accept the proclamation of the Free State of Danzig concerning the return to the German Reich.
I thank you, Gauleiter Forster, and all Danzig men and women for the resolute loyalty which you and they have preserved for so many years. Greater Germany greets you with overflowing heart. The law for reunion is ratified forthwith. I appoint you herewith as head of the civil administration of Danzig.
The British War Bluebook; courtesy of Yale Law School Avalon Project
C. Peter Chen
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