Note 018
by Joachim C. Fest

18 See Paul Kluke, 'Der Fall Potempa', VJHfZ, 1957, No. 3. Papen himself had incidentally also seen the difference between conservatism and National Socialism as a matter of tactics.

'It is no accident,' he declared on 17th March 1933 in a speech in Breslau, 'that not only the sensibilities and aims of National Socialism headed in the same direction, but that these conservative trains of thought also played a decisive part in National Socialist circles. The difference between the conservative revolutionary and the Nationalist Socialist movement was clearly one of tactics' (Appell).
From Chapter 12, Franz von Papen , Part 3 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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