Note 032
by Joachim C. Fest

32 See Kordt, Nicht aus den Akten. Weizsacker, Memoirs, believes that there was method in sending the heads of mission

'on an enforced holiday' in times of crisis. Hitler kept 'the leading officials of our service away from the focal points out of fear that they might try to resolve the desired crisis along peaceful lines'.
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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