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signed by Blomberg, 2 May 1935.
ing treatment of Allied "Terror-
Directives of Reich Marshal Goer-
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ment of Eastern populations and
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2. RUDOLF HESS
A. POSITIONS HELD BY HESS.
(1) Between 1919 and 1941, Hess held the following positions: (a) Member of the Nazi Party, 1920-1941 (3191-PS). (6) Deputy to the Fuehrer, 21 April 1933 to 10 May 1941
(3196-PS). (c) Reich Minister without Portfolio, 1 December 1933—10
May 1941 (3178-PS). (d) Member of the Reichstag, 5 March 1933—10 May 1941
(3192-PS). (e) Member of the Council of Ministers for the Defense of
the Reich, 30 August 1930—10 May 1941 (2018-PS). (f) Member of the Secret Cabinet Council, 4 February 1938
-10 May 1941 (1377-PS). (g) Successor Designate to the Fuehrer, after Goering, 1
September 1939—10 May 1941 (3190-PS). (h) General in the SS (3198-PS). (i) Private Secretary and A. d. C. to Hitler, 1925-1932
(3192-PS). (1) Head of the Central Political Committee of the N.S.D.A.P.,
appointed 15 December 1932 (3132-PS). (k) Reichsleiter of the N.S.D.A.P. (Member of the Party Direc
torate) (3198-PS). (1) Member of the Reichs Defense Council (2261-PS).
B. PROMOTION OF THE NAZI CONSPIRATORS ACCESSION TO POWER.
The Nazi Party was the conspiracy's main instrument of control. As its directing head, Hess used this instrument vigorously to advance the purposes of the conspiracy. He thus played a decisive part in the preparation and execution of its criminal designs.
Hess began his conspiratorial activities immediately upon the termination of World War I by joining militaristic and nationalistic organizations. He became a member of the Thule Society and of the Free Corps Epp. In June 1920 he joined the Nazi Party, receiving membership card No. 16 (3191-PS; 3347-PS).
By 1923 Hess was an SA leader and head of the Nazi University Organization in Munich. He took part in the Nazi Putsch of 8-9 November 1923. As a result he was tried and convicted on a charge of high treason (3132-PS). He spent 712 months of his 18 months' sentence with Hitler at the Landsberg Fortress