Note 014
by Joachim C. Fest

At Nuremberg Ribbentrop himself incidentally made no secret of his opportunism, possibly because it was linked with his attempt to dissociate himself from National Socialism. Thus he not only made it clear that he had been close to the German People's Party until 1931-2, but also remarked revealingly to G. M. Gilbert,

'You know, I was not an ideological fanatic like Rosenberg or Streicher or Goebbels. I was an international businessman who merely wanted to have industrial problems solved and national wealth properly preserved and used. If Communism could do it — all right. If National Socialism could do it — all right too'. (Nuremberg Diary.)
From Chapter 14, Joachim von Ribbentrop , Part 3 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest -- See further Notes

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