8 Schmidt, Hitler's Interpreter; also Ribbentrop, Memoirs. The statement variously attributed to Ribbentrop that he had felt in the Kremlin 'as though he were among old party comrades' is denied by him and ascribed to Forster, the Gauleiter of Danzig. But see Rosenberg, Politisches Tagebuch; also Weizsacker, 'Memoirs'. It is worth noting that Ribbentrop, in his description of Stalin's merits and important qualities, automatically falls into a vocabulary not unlike that which he employs in his worship of Hitler.
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