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was taken over by Governor-General SA Obergruppenfuehrer Dr. Frank." (3216-PS)
An affidavit of Walter Schellenberg, bureau chief in the RSHA, reads as follows:
66* * From the beginning of 1944 on the SA also participated in many of the functions which had previously been entrusted only to the SS, SIPO and Army, for instance the guarding of concentration camps, the guarding of prisoner of war camps, the supervision over forced laborers in Germany and occupied areas. This cooperation of the SA was planned and arranged for by high officials in Berlin as early as the middle of 1943 *" (3232-PS)
E. Special Responsibility of Goering for the SA Program.
Hermann Goering participated in the conspiracy in his capacity as an SA member and leader. In 1923, Goering became Commander of the entire SA. A few months later Goering participated in the so-called Munich Putsch. SA troops participated with him in this action.
Goering's intention to employ the SA as a terroristic force to destroy political opponents is shown by a speech made by him on 3 March, 1933, at a Nazi demonstration in Frankfurt Am Main (1856-PS). Goering spoke as follows:
"Certainly, I shall use the power of the State and the police to the utmost, my dear Communists! So you won't draw any false conclusions by the struggle to the death in which my fist will grasp your necks, I shall lead with those down there. Those are the Brown Shirts." (1856-PS)
The importance of the SA under Goering in the early stages of the Nazi movement is shown by a letter written to Goering by Hitler (3259-PS):
"My dear Goering:
"When in November 1923 the Party tried for the first time to conquer the power of the State, you as Commander of the SA created within an extraordinarily short time that instrument with which I could bear that struggle. Highest necessity had forced us to act, but a wise providence at that time denied the success. After receiving a grave wound you again entered the ranks as soon as circumstances permitted as my most loyal comrade in the battle for power. You contributed essentially to creating the basis for the 30th of January. Therefore, at the end of a year of the National Socialist Revolution, I desire to thank you wholeheartedly,
my dear Party Comrade Goering, for the great values which you have for the National Socialist Revolution and consequently for the German people.
"In cordial friendship and grateful appreciation.
"(s) Adolf Hitler!" (3259-PS)
Although Goering did not retain command of the SA, he at all times maintained a close affiliation with the organization. This is shown by the photographs of Goering participating in SA activities which have been mentioned previously. In 1937, Goering became Commander of the Feldherrnhalle Regiment of the SA This was the Regiment which was employed in the occupation of the Sudetenland. (3214-PS)
LEGAL REFERENCES AND LIST OF DOCUMENTS
the document, is the official exhibit
Official NSDAP circular entitled
Memorandum to Hitler from Pub-
Confidential report of SA Brigade-
Decree enforcing law for securing
depicting the history, work, aim
Ordinance for execution of decree
Order concerning the Roehm purge
the SA of the NSDAP, published
Memorandum from Supreme SA
Extract from book entitled "Con-
Affidavit of Gottlob Berger on the
evidence upheld.) (USA 102)..... V