Black Marks: Hitler's Bribery of His Senior Officers during World War II*

  title={Black Marks: Hitler's Bribery of His Senior Officers during World War II*},
  author={Norman J. W. Goda},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={413 - 452}
Though scholars have paid little attention to Adolf Hitler’s bribery of his senior military officers during World War II, the fact that large secret cash payments existed is not news. German officers in the two highest ranks received monthly tax-exempt supplements to their salaries, which more than doubled their salary total, from 1940 until the end of the war. In 1941 and 1942, certain top-ranking officers also received tax-exempt checks of 250,000 Reichsmark (RM) for milestone birthdays… Expand
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On Citadel see Ernst Klink, Das Gesetz des Handelns: Die Operation "Zitadelle
  • 1943
138 Trials of War Criminals before the Nuremberg Military Tribunals under Control Council Law No
    A list of the larger cash gifts to Nazi Party and government officials follows: Wilhelm Frick (Reichsminister of the Interior), RM 250,000 for his sixty-fifth birthday
    • BA, R 43 II/985a
    BA, R 43 II/1092a; SA-Obergruppenführer and SA Chief of Staff Wilhelm Schepmann, RM 100,000 for his fiftieth birthday
    • RM 250,000 as retirement gift on von Ribbentrop's request
    BA, R 43 II/1092b
    • Von Leeb to Lammers
    BA, R 43 II/1092b; SS-Obergruppenführer Kurt Daluege
    • 1087a; SS-Obergruppenführer and Gauleiter Joachim Eggeling, RM 100,000 for his sixtieth birthday
    BA, R 43 II/985a
    • Von Rundstedt to Lammers
    Denkmal Manstein: Psychogram eines Befehlshabers
      For Göring's opinions and those of Goebbels on the need to sack Keitel